World Team Racing Championship 2015 – Australian Qualification

The newly formed Australian Team Racing Association is calling for Expressions of Interest from teams interested in representing Australia at the 2015 ISAF Team Racing World Championship to be held in Rutland, Great Britain on the 19th – 24th July 2015. Please click here for the latest newsletter for this event.

The places and categories available for Australia at the Worlds are;

Open                     – 2 teams

Under 19             – 1 team

Under 17             – 1 team

The number of expressions of interest will determine the need for a qualifying process. To lodge an EOI or for more information please contact; Murray Jones President Australian Team Sailing Association  or 0419 368844

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2014 Team Racing Nationals – Notice of Race

Notice of Race for 2014 Team Racing Nationals can be downloaded here.

NOR – ATR Championships 2014 V2

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New Zealand Keelboat Team Racing

Want to team racing in a keelboat?

NZTSA are hosting a keelboat team racing event on 26 & 27 April at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

2014 NZ Keeler Team Sailing Regatta NOR D1

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2014 Team Racing Nationals

2014 Team Racing Nationals will be held on 7 & 8 June in Melbourne.

Venue – Albert Park Lake

Host Clubs – Albert Sailing Club & Albert Park Yacht Club in conjunction with Yachting Victoria

For those who have attended Albert Park YC’s Melbourne Midwinters you will know what a great place the Lake is for team racing and what fantastic hosts APYC and ASC are.

Details for the event can be downloaded here

Flyer ATR Championships 2014 (2)

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Darwin Team Racing

Fancy a weekend in sunny Darwin?

Conor Bryne and Darwin Sailing Club are running a team racing event on Sunday, 8th June (a Queen’s Birthday Weekend).

It promises to be fun in the sun. With a high calibre of teams there will be some good team racing and some socialising.


or contact Conor.

Yes, it does clash with the Team Racing Nationals in Melbourne but Conor has had DSC date in the dairy since December last.

Imperial Poona will be attending this event.

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An amalgamation of two of Australia’s top sailing teams has scooped this year’s edition of the now-classic team racing regatta held on Melbourne’s iconic Albert Park Lake. The Lake is the centre of the Melbourne’s Formula 1 track backdropped by the spectacular Melbourne cityscape. It is truly one of the world’s best team racing locations, rivalling the West Kirby marine lake, Dun Laogharie Harbour, and Califorina’s Newport Harbour. Imperial Gladiators Lads Club, the six-member ex-patriot Irish and English team made from Imperial Poona YC and Gladiators, were undefeated in the 12 races they sailed in the 42-race Melbourne Mid-Winter Team Racing Championship organised by Albert Park Yacht Club with the assistance of the Imperial Poona Yacht Club. But the IGLC’s scoreline failed to reflect the quality of the competition and Imperial Gladiators were pushed to the line in each race, rarely getting the upper hand until the last beat of the “old school” type square course. No digital N’s in this regatta! “Yeah Barry”/Mosely Sailing Club on nine wins finished in second place and La Trobe University with six wins rounded off the podium of the seven-entry event. Umpires were on the ball and no sailor was safe from their many red flags – with several breaches of aggressive tacking and sculling recorded in the one-day event sailed in 3.8m doublehanded Pacer dinghies loaned from Yachting Victoria’s The Boatshed. There were no finals due to club racing on the lake and a general agreement between competitors to award the title after two round robins were sailed. Or was it because the umpires had retired to the bar to warm up? The highly tuned Albert Park YC race management team finished all scheduled races in heavily shifting and fluctuating winds before 2.30pm on Saturday, August 10. A novel “reversed” start and finish line – with the committee boat in the middle of the two lines, acting as the “pin end” of the start line to its starboard side and with the finish line to its port side – worked a treat as there were no clashes between starters and finishers. And this also cut down on resources and people needed to run the racing. In a radical departure from Midwinters tradition some prizes were awarded to the winning team as the umpires weren’t around to collect their well deserved bottles of wine. Thanks must go to Albert Park Yacht Club, its committee and members who did a spectacular job of running Australia’s biggest non school’s regatta. Thanks also to The Boatshed and Yachting Victoria as without their support the event would have no boats. To the umpires and all the onshore assistance. Finally, to the Imperial Poona YC who are the mysterious gentlemen behind this event. Paddy Oliver of the Imperial Poona YC, the organiser in chief, didn’t sail as he was competing in some strange cyclocross event. Imperial Gladiators Lads Club were: Chris Kameen (Imperial Poona YC, West Kirby SC, and Manly 16ft Skiff Club), captain Helen Kerr (Oxford and Cambridge Sailing Society), Aidan McLaverty (University College Dublin and Kinsale YC), Lucy Fitzgerald (Kinsale YC and University of Limerick SC), Conor Byrne (Darwin SC, Skerries SC and University of Limerick SC) and Hamish Fleetwood (Sorrento Couta Boat & Sailing Club).9483828140_4937c7632b_h 9483819458_cb504986e4_h 9483817900_ce68dae1b4_b IMG_5825

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Team Racing Nationals Cancelled

The 2013 Team Racing Nationals has been cancelled. The event was to be held at RFBYC in Perth.

Was it the $900 entry fee or the the $500 damage deposit up front or the travel to the West which made teams decide not to enter? There is no doubt the Freshy would have run a great regatta but sometime soon the clubs that are organising team racing events will have to think seriously about their pricing. Costs plus doesn’t work. Put the price of beer up 10% instead.

It is a pity for the 3 or 4 seriously good WA teams who won’t now get a regatta.

There is a rumour that the 2014 Nationals will be held in Victoria. Hopefully the formation of a Team Racing Class Association instead of the Team Racing Sub Committee will allow for more flexibility around event criteria at an Open level. In other words, ditch the Team Racing Technical Regulations. As the Team Racing Nationals will no longer be the Yachting Australia Team Racing Nationals (yes, it is important to some) the Technical Regulations don’t need to be used. What will that mean? Hopefully, it will strip out lots of the costs of running the event, for example, flying in inter state umpires, a YA technical delegate, the use of a swiss league and all its associated costs, TR Sub Ctte advising clubs how to run events.


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Midwinters Online Entry

Online entry via YV website


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Midwinters 2013

The webpage for the Midwinters has been updated – it is this one – Midwinters 2013

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Team Racing Nationals 2013 – Perth 14&15 September

The 2013 Team Racing Nationals are scheduled for Royal Freshwater Bay YC, Perth on 14 & 15 September.

NOR can be downloaded here.

Don’t get me started on how expensive the entry fee is – $900. And why does the club want the damage deposit up front 2 months in advance?

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