S&S 34 once again in Sydney Hobart race

This year Azzurro (formerly Shenandoah) is flying the S&S 34 flag in the Sydney Hobart race.  Newly refurbished and campaigned by seasoned offshore racer Shane Kearns and a highly experienced crew, she will be one to watch if the conditions favour smaller boats.  For a link to the Sydney Hobart website click here and for further details on Azzurro please click here

All those in the S&S 34 Association and supporters worldwide wish them good luck and the right weather, we will all be watching and cheering you on.

S&S 34 wins the Bunbury & Return race outright on IRC!

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s premier ocean race the Bunbury & Return was run for the 66th year last weekend, with a fleet of 26 of Western Australia’s most competitive ocean racers.  It was won by Blondie by a margin of an hour on IRC over the next boat, a new Sydney 47 named Endorphin.  Also in the fleet were a new Ker39, an Archambault 40 and the usual Beneteau Firsts, custom IRC racers etc.

So S&S 34s are still out there being competitive and winning major races against brand new boats!  We are hoping this will encourage more to get out and compete.

All welcome to S&S 34 Association Xmas twilight RPYC Thurs 19/12/13

Hi Everybody, 

It is that time of year again with Xmas approaching and so it’s time for the S&S34 Association Xmas Twilight at Royal Perth Yacht Club on Thursday 19th December.

As always everybody is welcome and I am sure we will have enough S&S34’s to go around. Could all those interested; especially those that are willing to supply boats please let me know and we will get it organised. 

Start time for Division A (which includes the S&S34’s) is 1840.  So I think the best time to meet is in front of the club house on the river side between 1730-1800 and we will allocate people to boats. 

Again, please let me know your intentions and especially if you can supply a boat – and we can ensure there are enough tables booked for the association. 

Current Attendees:

  • Blondie – Simon & Rosemary Torvaldsen (will attend even if Blondie is unable to come up from Fremantle)
  • Swagman – Andrew & Vera Waldby
  • Huckleberry – Phil Somerville-Ryan
  • Dick Newnham (no Sulphur)
  • Soon (newly acquired by Michael Thorpe and in the process of transferring from Busselton to RPYC)
  • Phil & Carol Michelides (no Miss Cath as in refit)
  • Morning Melody – Bruce Collins
  • Perie Banou III – Colin & Eleanor Sanders
  • Jim & Margaret Putt (no Morning Tide)
  • Steve & Jame Laws (Life Members)
  • Connor & Elizabeth Moran (no Roma II)

 Thanks very much and I hope to see you soon, and if not before Xmas – have a safe and merry Xmas and New Year. 
Andrew Waldby
S&S34 Association President

Fifty Sixth Cockburn Sound Regatta

Fifty Sixth Cockburn Sound Regatta

This season sees the Fifty Sixth Cockburn Sound Regatta taking place from the 26th of December to the 30th December 2013.  Planning is well under way with Chairperson Alan Campbell putting together a team to ensure that, ‘Serious Sailors having Serious Fun’ remains our key catchcry.  This year we are planning to have two race courses particularly with the idea of catering for ‘Off the Beach’ yachts.  A step in the right direction for us and of course aimed at increasing the yachting fleet for 2013. There will still be opportunities for Associations to work with Alan and the committee to have their state or national titles managed during the regatta.

Trevor Milton will once again be Principal Race Officer and along with his very capable team ensure that on water management is of the highest order. The club is increasing the number of moorings this year and for those keen enough there will be opportunities to enjoy the New Year celebrations at the club and Palm Beach.

The CSR Website is up and running and being kept up to date. It now has a place for skippers looking for crew or yachties who want to crew, check it out.  The CSR webmaster is doing a great job and encouraging the committee to keep information flowing. CSR is also on Facebook and regular updates are appearing there. Comments and feedback are always welcome.

The Notice of Race (NOR) is published on the website and nominations are OPEN!

We are very pleased to have Kwinana Industries Council as our major partner and sponsor of the CSR along with The City of Rockingham Council. This support has been so vital in helping with resources and establishing infrastructure for the growth of the regatta. DhuWest Inflatables have once again been very generous by providing a RIB that we are using to encourage early registration. All entries received and paid by 30th of November go into the draw for the Dhuwest RIB

Planning for on shore activities is well under way. A new prestigious rum sponsor Cubaney Rum is on board and we are sure that their offerings will add to the atmosphere of the regatta. Along with themed evening meals and entertainment we will be having a pig on a spit which should satisfy the most ravenous yachties.

We are delighted to have many of our original sponsors on board who may be sponsoring a day’s sailing or providing yachting based equipment for yachties to win or gain in prizes.  So check out the CSR web site cockburnsoundregatta.com.au and Facebook page.

See you all in December.

Cockburn Sound Regatta Committee – Serious Sailors having Serious Fun