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Top performances at Sail Port Stephens

Top performances at Sail Port Stephens | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

The ninth Sail Port Stephens finished yesterday, Sunday April 17, in some of the best winds of the week-long regatta and close to 100 crews luckily escaped the powerful thunderstorms that stalled a few miles to the south of the competition arenas.

A leisurely Commodore’s Cup series on the Monday to Wednesday in 12-15 knot sou’easters and brilliant sunshine for the first two days turned into light nor’easters for the first two days of the Pantaenius Port Stephens Trophy, Friday and Saturday, incorporating the NSW IRC Championship.

“These regattas tend to go well if the weather behaves and we had good wind and great weather all week, even on the final day when we could see things turning pear-shaped just to the south.  For a small club and community, Corlette Point Sailing Club put on a great event, they really work hard. We hope to see as many competitors and class fleets as possible for next year’s anniversary event.”

A final thanks to this year’s supporters: Destination NSW, Pantaenius Insurance, Gill Australia, d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay, Port Stephens Council, Newcastle Airport, Hunter Parking, 222 Offshore and Port Stephens Strata.

Next year marks the 10th anniversary regatta of the event, April 17 – 23, 2017 and organisers are already making plans to commemorate the milestone.

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Sailors prepare for light weather Port Stephens Trophy and IRC state title 

Sailors prepare for light weather Port Stephens Trophy and IRC state title  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Close to 1,000 sailors are resting on the layday and tinkering on boats ticking off the last of the job list in preparation for a light and tricky Port Stephens Trophy, the top gear second half of the annual week-long regatta.

 

The light weather boats and sailors are expected to fare well, the forecast indicating 7-13 knot winds ENE to NE tomorrow, Friday April 15, 2016, and 5-11 knots of NNW to NE breeze on Saturday before a southerly change moves on to the track, north of Newcastle. Sunday is where the weather models diverge, one showing light winds below 10 knots and another predicting 20 knots plus.

 

“We should have good racing, though in lighter conditions than the first two days of the week,” said race officer Denis Thompson. “We always have light weather this time of year; the yachties don’t expect otherwise. The light weather boats and sailors should do well.”

 



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Commodore’s Cup Day one at Sail Port Stephens proves idyllic shakedown

Commodore’s Cup Day one at Sail Port Stephens proves idyllic shakedown | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Two divisions lined up for the islands course that began off Nelson Bay marina break wall, creating a spectacular sight for diners at the many foreshore seafood eateries, then out around three uninhabited islands in choppy conditions and more breeze than anticipated and back to the finish against the ripping tide.

 

Division two handicap honours went to Robert Carr and Kerry Burke’s Northshore 370 MortgageChoice Rumba from Middle Harbour Yacht Club. “We had amazing conditions… up to 20 knots around the figure of eight islands course,” said Burke. “We did everything right; first across the line, we picked the angle around the islands and managed the twist in the breeze around Flying Fish Point and had great boat speed to the line. It’s our first time at Sail Port Stephens with the boat and we are really enjoying the hospitality.”

 

The Commodore’s Cup series, from Monday April 11 to Wednesday 13, marks the start of fun and semi-serious competition leading into the second half Pantaenius Port Stephens Trophy, from April 15-17, incorporating the NSW IRC Championship, NSW Super 11 Championship, Performance Racing and Cruising series, McConaghy 38 One Design series and Sports Boats series.

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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race entry open

Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race entry open | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

The 384 nautical mile race also signifies the start of the CYCA’s challenging Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS) and is the dawning of Queensland’s circuit of warm-water races and regattas.

Justine Kirkjian, the CYCA’s Sailing Manager, estimates 60 plus yachts will be on the start. Among them, and raring to go, is reigning champion Shane Kearns with his newly rebadged Komatsu Azzurro. The 1981 launched S&S 34 won last year’s race as Quikpoint Azzurro, and beat her much larger contemporaries, Chinese Whisper and Black Jack, to the overall win.

“Next week the crew will be together for Sail Port Stephens, which will be a tune-up for the race to the Gold Coast. It’s the same bunch from John Walker’s Impeccable that I put together at John’s funeral in 2014,” Kearns said. “We really look forward to the race, it’s one of the few major events we do in the lead up to the Hobart, so we’ll be doing our best.”

The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race will start on 30 July at 1300 hours from the start line off Nielsen Park at Vaucluse. The fleet will exit Sydney Harbour and turn left at the Heads. The finish is marked by a large buoy at Main Beach, Southport. Between the start and finish, yachts will pass landmarks such as Newcastle, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Cape Byron.   

 

 

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Newton continues golden run on course

Newton continues golden run on course | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Eight ladies played last Thursday, three only played nine holes.

 

It was a stableford event and of course the winner was Sandy Newton with 46 points. Well done Sandy but if you keep it up you will have to be "swabbed" for burning the course up two weeks in a row!

 

 

NTP on the 13th was Sandy Newton and NTP on the 7th was Linda Coombes. The Newsagency Award went to Ellen Pratt because it’s a long while since Ellen has walked the 18 holes.

 

Out on the course Marilyn Broughan didn't hit "molly" this week but Marilyn was playing with Marlene Skeers and Marlene didn't like Marilyn's advice on which clubs to hit with. So, Marlene hit the next drive off the toe of the club and the ball just missed Marilyn!

 

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Sydney Harbour clubs combine for winter racing series 

Sydney Harbour clubs combine for winter racing series  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Yacht owners and their crews who enjoy racing year round, or just during the quieter winter months will have a vastly greater opportunity to enjoy their sport on Saturday afternoons this winter on Sydney Harbour.

 

Three of Sydney’s major Harbour based Clubs, RANSA, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, with the involvement also of a Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, will collaborate in running a Combined Clubs Winter Series each Saturday.

 

The exciting new series will start on May 7, with racing each Saturday starting at 12.30pm and will continue through to August 20, providing unprecedented interclub and individual winter competition on the Harbour.



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Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay win Flying 15 WA State Championship 

Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay win Flying 15 WA State Championship  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

It is not often that a defending class champion can score three firsts and two thirds in a seven race championship regatta and still miss out on a podium position, but that was the stark reality for Nick and Janet Jerwood in the Flying Fifteen WA State Championship.  The key of course, was the one drop rule.  The poison in the chalice was a U flag disqualification in race 1, followed by an OCS in race 4, forcing them to carry a 32 in their net score.

 

Take nothing away from the fine performance of Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay. The former world champions now have twelve State titles to their credit. Scores of first, second and first in the final three races simply underscore their talent. They kept their noses clean, dropping a 16th place in a very light race 3.

 

Best of the country crews were David Swan and Matt Elliott from Esperance.  They finished a creditable sixth and their club is well prepared to host the Nationals come January 2017.

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Midnight Rambler breaks spell to claim Ocean Pointscore trophy 

Midnight Rambler breaks spell to claim Ocean Pointscore trophy  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Ed Psaltis and his Midnight Rambler crew have broken the spell cast by defending champion, Julian Farren-Price (About Time), beating him by one point to claim the major trophy in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia hosted Ocean Pointscore series – as Psaltis and his fellow owners bid farewell to sailing, selling Midnight Rambler to a Pittwater consortium.

 

About Time was trailing Midnight Rambler, the Ker 40 owned by Psaltis, Michael Bencsik and Bob Thomas by three points going into the final race of the series, from Sydney to Wollongong on Saturday. And although Farren-Price sailed his Cookson 12 to overall victory in that race, Midnight Rambler’s third place behind Noel Cornish’s St Jude, gave him the series by one point, once two race-drops were applied.



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QLD golf celebrates state award winners 

QLD golf celebrates state award winners  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

More than 400 guests gathered at Jupiters Gold Coast on Thursday night to recognise the outstanding achievements of the Queensland golf industry at the annual industry awards last night. 

 

The evening recognised the achievements of those from the PGA of Australia (Queensland Division), Golf Managers Association Queensland (GMAQ), Golf Queensland as well as the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Queensland (GCSAQ). 

 

"I feel the industry is in a great shape at the moment here in Queensland and I am lucky enough to be working with a large amount of up and coming talent which will no doubt be the future face of our game over the coming years." The evening also saw 20 PGA Trainees graduate to Full Vocational Members and were recognised for their dedication in achieving their goal of becoming the next generation of PGA Professionals. Trainee Captain and 2015 QLD Trainee of the Year Winner Rick Coleman captured the thoughts of all of those who received their graduation certificates. 

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State sailing champions crowned in Busselton

State sailing champions crowned in Busselton | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

THE 2016 state laser sailing championships, hosted by Geographe Bay Yacht Club, have finished with a number of champions crowned.

 

The three day event saw some excellent sailing from the next generation of the sport. Good fortune followed Alistair Young throughout the event as he took a comfortable win in the open and youth under 21 standard titles.

 

Craig Hughes took the masters crown in the standards and WA Laser Association president Bruce Utting was pleased to take the combined GM and GGM title. The apprentice masters title was taken by Julian Bolleter.

 

Conor Nicholas confirmed his place at the top of the tree in both the open laser radials and the youth under 19’s with Zac Littlewood only two points behind him in both classes.

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Roger That wins Melges 24 East Coast Championship with perfect score 

Roger That wins Melges 24 East Coast Championship with perfect score  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

 The one thing all Australian Melges 24 sailors love is big breeze and flat water, and that is what they had for two days of racing at Lake Macquarie during the East Coast Championships over the weekend on March 5-6. The early races of the day started in 15 knots and by the time the last race was completed it was blowing 20 to 25 knots.

Cameron Miles sailing John Bacons boat Roger That revealed in these conditions to win six races straight. With his crew of Craig Pocklington, Ian Mckillop, and Alby Pratt putting together an impressive boat handling display in the lead up to the Australian Championships starting later in the week at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club.

Cameron Miles won't find it as easy during next week's Melges 24 Australian Championships with top Adelaide contenders Robin Deussen (Redmist) and Dan O'Connell / Dave Alexander (Kowabunga) making the trip east. A big challenge will come from current Australian Melges 24 Australian Champion Chris Links who seems to fly under the radar until there is a championship to be won. Miles and Links have done a lot of time sailing together in Solings and Etchells and that has created a bit of friendly rivalry over the years.  



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Triple treat for Nine Dragons in Short Ocean Race

Triple treat for Nine Dragons in Short Ocean Race | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Bob Cox’s DK46, Nine Dragons, came out on top of the pile in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s windward/leeward short ocean race on late Saturday afternoon, taking line, PHS and IRC honours, never putting a foot wrong all day.


Decided under PHS, Race 8 of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race Series started at midday near Shark Island on Sydney Harbour. The fleet sailed under sunny skies in a light breeze that flicked between 90 and 100 degrees at 9 to 12 knots with the odd gust to 13 knots.


Nine Dragons maintained her performance to cross the Watsons Bay finish line some distance ahead of her rivals and scored big wins in PHS and IRC. The Sydney 36 Stormaway, owned by Jack Stening and Colin Gunn, was Nine Dragon’s nearest rival under PHS, but 16 minutes in arrears overall, with Imagination third.


“We’ve been finding our way, tuning the boat during the last few months, and I think we are getting close. This is important coming into the weekend’s regatta and looking ahead to other regattas. We’re looking forward to next weekend,” he said of the Sydney Harbour Regatta, which is hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, where Nine Dragons and Khaleesi live.


The Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race series wraps up with Race 9 on 12 March, starting at midday.




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Woollahra Sailing Club young gun John Cooley wins top award

Woollahra Sailing Club young gun John Cooley wins top award | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

SAILING prodigy John Cooley has won the Wentworth Couriers Junior Sports Star award for 2015.


The Woollahra Sailing Club member, 15, was handed the award at a gala ceremony at Waterview Bicentennial Park.


He was joined by fellow Courier winner Connor Wilson, 11, who won the Young Sporting Spirit award.


John, from Rose Bay, had a breakout year in 2015 after placing second at the Australian 29er Nationals, coming second at the European Cup and sixth in the world championships.


And he has made an impressive start to 2016 after winning the Australian 29er Championship, putting he and Simon Hoffman in the running for a spot on the national team heading to the world championships later this year.


Connor grew up in a rugby league household, but fell in love with Aussie rules at an Auskick camp four years ago. After working hard at training and in his spare time, Connor earned a spot in the Swans Academy in 2015.

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Double points for M32 Series Bermuda final weekend

Double points for M32 Series Bermuda final weekend | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

The final stage of the 2016-17 M32 Series Bermuda takes place this weekend in Bermuda’s idyllic Great Sound with double points up for grabs at the fourth and final event of the series.

 

With teams weathering some tough Bermuda winter conditions at previous events with high wind and periods of heavy rain, the 5 boat strong fleet is reaping the rewards of a beautiful Bermuda spring and some perfect sailing conditions. The forecast is shaping up to be great for the weekend, which should allow for 15 hotly contested races, determining the event winner, as well as the overall series title.

 

Competing in his 4th winter series event, Don Wilson and his Convexity team are looking to bookend the series with another victory and secure the overall win. With limited training time, Wilson has done a fantastic job of jumping on the helm and flying on his signature blue and white M32, and will be pushing it hard to ensure those chasing him in the standings do not have any room for opportunity. “Racing in Bermuda has been fantastic this winter, and we are excited to see the best of Bermuda’s conditions this weekend. Racing M32s in this venue…it doesn't get much better. We will have to sail at our best to stay atop the standings,” commented Convexity tactician Keith Swinton.

 

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Sailing in the middle of the Australian desert 

Sailing in the middle of the Australian desert  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Driving hundreds of miles through the Australian Outback with a boat in tow to a regatta in the desert is not an adventure for the faint hearted. But that was exactly the challenge taken up by the 20 rugged yachting crews who competed in this month’s Outback Spirit Lake Eyre Yacht Club Regatta.

 

Club Commodore Bob Backway said just getting to the site of the regatta on the Warburton River and Poondulanna Lake near

Mungerannie in Outback South Australia was a challenge in itself.

 

“We only found this lake two weeks ago,” he said. “We had weather up to 37 degrees (Celcius) and not a lot of shade so you have to come prepared.”

 

Mungerannie is about 800km north of Adelaide, the South Australian capital, and is on the famous Birdsville Track. It is about 200km east of Lake Eyre, Australia’s biggest and the world’s 13th largest lake when full, which it hasn’t been since 1974.

 

 

For this year’s four-day regatta, 45 members packed their vehicles and 20 boats and travelled from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia.

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Close finish in Sail Port Stephens feeder race 

Close finish in Sail Port Stephens feeder race  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

With marinas full, drinks iced and Hawaiian shirts pressed, the scene is set for the biggest ever number of entries to participate in the 9th annual Sail Port Stephens regatta from tomorrow and through to Sunday (April 11-17).

 

In a taste of what’s to come, around 35 yachts completed the Newcastle-Port Stephens feeder race today in perfect autumn conditions. Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) perfectly timed the start in Stockton Bite with a six-knot sou-westerly which gradually clocked to the east and settled at around eight knots.

 

The Lake Macquarie 36-footer Toy Story (Tom Woods) picked the shift to perfection and took line honours off Port Stephens Heads by 500 metres from the Farr 400 Ignition, just half a boat length ahead of the TP52 Frantic.


Starting tomorrow, the tempo for the first three days of Sail Port Stephens will be as relaxed as a Jimmy Buffett ballad as 51 pleasure yachts enjoy a leisurely sail in the Commodores Cup cruising series.

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Junior pelicans head to the state championships

Junior pelicans head to the state championships | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

GEOGRAPHE Bay Yacht Club junior sailing coach Kevin Rose has taught children in WA how to sail for the past 30 years.

 

Rose has been at the Geographe Bay Yacht Club for 17 years and will take his latest group of junior sailors to Geraldton this week to compete in the state championships.

 

Assisted by Riley Nail, Rose has coached the juniors three days a week in the lead up to the state championships.

 

Busselton will enter nine pelicans in the regatta with a combined total of 18 sailors making up the biggest fleet in the state wide competition.

 

Rose said watching the children develop and improve their sailing has kept him coaching for the past three decades.


“I’ll keep doing it for a while,” he said.

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Wild westerlies cut Barnes Bay Regatta fleet as Tasmanian season winds up 

Wild westerlies cut Barnes Bay Regatta fleet as Tasmanian season winds up  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

The sheltered waters within Barnes Bay on Bruny Island proved more hospitable than the windswept open waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel yesterday afternoon for yachts contesting the Barnes Bay Regatta which winds up the summer sailing season in southern Tasmania.

With westerly winds gusts to 35 knots plus in the Channel, race officer Nick Corkhill wisely set a short course within the bay, but less than half the entered yachts elected not to race in the still difficult sailing conditions.

Division 1 winner of the Tassal Barnes Bay Regatta race, John Mills’ Nexedge revelled in the strong to near galeforce winds as she did when, as Micropay Cuckoos Nest, she won the 1993 Sydney Hobart Race in which only 38 boats out of 104 starters finished.

 

On corrected times, second place went to the Radford 36 RAD, skippered by Brent McKay from Kettering Yacht Club, third to BYC entrant TasPaints (Ian Stewart) with the Muir brothers Trevassa, sailing as a non-spinnaker entrant, placing fourth on corrected time.

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Son and father finish top two at Australian 12ft Skiff Championship 

Son and father finish top two at Australian 12ft Skiff Championship  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

With five straight bullets, the Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press and Andrew Hay has decisively collected the 12 Foot Skiff Australian Championship title, sponsored by Captain Morgan and sailed on Sydney Harbour over the Easter weekend in light and variable conditions.

Defending champion skipper, Brett Hobson, was ashore awaiting the birth of his second child, so left Geotherm in the capable hands of James Francis and Hobson’s usual crew, Billy Lusty, who sailed Geotherm to fifth overall. It left the path somewhat clear for Press/Hay, as the two crews are highly competitive and push each other to the limit.

 

The winners of the Sydney Flying Squadron hosted Australian Championship will now have their names engraved on the Norman Booth Trophy, while the handicap winners’ names will be added to the Colin Clark Memorial Trophy.


 

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Sailing club offers free sessions for families

Sailing club offers free sessions for families | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Starting at 10am on May 21, 2016 at Highcliffe Sailing Club, there will be a whole host of activities taking place including free taster sailing sessions, RS demo boats Aero and Quest, a tour of our facilities and the chance to meet the members.

 

Sailing dinghies will also be on display with the club gallery open and serving tea and cakes.

 

Highcliffe Sailing Club commodore, Dominic Rogers, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the RYA Push the Boat Out. We are inviting the local community to come down to Highcliffe Sailing Club, have a go at sailing, see what the club has to offer and get involved.

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Gstaad Yacht Clubs wins back ski yachting trophy after 13 years 

Gstaad Yacht Clubs wins back ski yachting trophy after 13 years  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

In a thrilling final race against the long-time participating club, Royal Swedish Yacht Club who made its way up all the way from the Repachage, the GYC- One team with Ben Worbs, Philippe Jann and Timothy Müller had a home-run and after 13 years won back the prestigious Interclub Ski Yachting event in Gstaad.

 

The 2016 edition, which was held in the world famous mountain resort, brought together teams representing yacht clubs and sailing teams from all over the world. Past winners include the Royal Yacht Squadron, Société de Genève, Bayerischer Yacht Club and Yacht Club de Monaco.

 

The by invitation only event, which consists of giant slalom Friday night ski races, followed by match racing with remote control carbon fibre yachts in Gstaad's semi-Olympic indoor pool, powered by state-of-the-art wind machines on Saturday, welcomed again a huge number of 22 teams from all over the world.

 

Given that one of the club's objectives is to promote youth sailing, an identical event was organized also for the under 16, which was won by team Optimist Thunersee with Anja von Allmen, Linus Leibundgut and Laurent Stadler.

 

The prize giving ceremony for the Interclubs was held with over 120 guests in the beautiful clubhouse, during which Karin Jaggi, female world speed-record holder with 66.31 knots in wind surfing gave a short, but very inspirational presentation of her speed-record activities and has been nominated Honorary member of the GYC.



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Bertrand, Browne and Newman on top again at the 2016 Victorian Etchells Championships 

Bertrand, Browne and Newman on top again at the 2016 Victorian Etchells Championships  | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Bertrand and crew did not need to sail the final race, but neither did they have it all their way.

 

Two races were sailed on Saturday to kick of the Championships. Under overcast skies, 20 Etchells crews were challenged by an oscillating southerly that gradually increased from light to moderate as the afternoon progressed.  There were plenty of position changes throughout the races and some tight finishes.

At the end of day one, John Warlow, Ben Lamb and Curtis Skinner on Land Rat held a 5 point break on Triad (John Bertrand, Bill Browne and Jake Newman) and 2016 Australian Champion Graeme Taylor sailing with James Mayo and Richie Allanson on Magpie. Triad and Magpie were then equal on 8 points.

 

Competitors praised the Melbourne Etchells Fleet and Royal Brighton Yacht Club volunteers for their efforts in organising and delivering another great regatta.



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Aussies atop global golf mountain

Aussies atop global golf mountain | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

Aussies rule the golf world – you just can’t argue with the numbers.

 

Adam Scott's second US PGA Tour triumph in as many weeks has made it nine wins for Australians on four different continents in the past seven months. Jason Day, the most recent player before Scott on the PGA Tour to win back-to-back, kicked off an incredible run of Australian success, capturing a first major with victory in the US PGA Championship and in his next event he lifted the Barclays Championship trophy.

 

Veteran Scott Hend won the Asian Tour’s Macao Open in October to keep the ball rolling. Then US-based Matt Jones returned home to deny World No.1 Jordan Spieth a repeat Emirates Australian Open success in an emotional triumph at his home course, The Australian Golf Club.

 

Marc Leishman won on the European Tour for the first time in his career at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa almost straight after Nathan Holman won the co-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines in Queensland.

 

Last month, Marcus Fraser won for a third time on the European Tour in capturing the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.

And now Scott has tasted success for a second week running to make it nine wins for Australian players on golf's biggest world stages.

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Yachts chase pot of gold in Around Rottnest race

Yachts chase pot of gold in Around Rottnest race | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

A SIGNIFICANT event in the WA offshore sailing calendar each year is the Around Rottnest race for the Pot of Gold organised by Hillarys Yacht Club (HYC). 

 

While the bigger, faster and technologically advanced racing machines coped with very light winds last Saturday to race around the iconic island and up to HYC, their smaller cousins in the associated Dash for Cash event struggled.

 

Dominating the double-handed division in the Rottnest race were local Hillarys sailors Ryan Binedell skippering Low Flying Duck into first place withKraken (Todd Giraudo) fourth and Dart Vader (Wayne Pitcher) sixth.

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Mornington Yacht Club sails into its 70th

Mornington Yacht Club sails into its 70th | Local Clubs | Scoop.it

MORNINGTON Yacht Club has come a long way since 11 interested residents met to discuss forming a sailing club in February 1946.


Members of the founding group wanted to sail their assorted collection of boats off Shire Hall beach. In May that year Mornington Council leased the group an ex-Army hut close to the pier. This served as the catalyst for development of competitive sailing in the district.


For many years the Sabot fleet was the largest in the state and Mornington members won six state titles and two Australian championships.

In the past 10 years or so the Sabot has been replaced by the Optimist with similar success.

In 1964 the club had 156 members, a number which increased rapidly following a grant of reclaimed land near the pier on which a new clubhouse was built.

New classes were introduced, including the Gwen 12, Cherub, Fireball and Mirror dinghy as a family class.


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