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Aussie Sailors @ Rio Olympics

by Peter Brodie
Our Aussie Sailors at in Rio, preparing to compete in the Sailing Events.

Good luck to all the sailors who have spent four years preparing, and are expected to do well again after their successes in the London Olympics.

Team Member, Ashley Stoddart is one of five Queenslanders in the team, and has sailed our Maroochy River in a number of Regattas.more

2016-17 Draft Program; NOR and SIs

An early draft of the 2016-17 Sailing Program has been posted on our Program page.

Exact allocation of events has yet to be finalised - but this program will give members an overview of our Spring and Summer Seasons.

Links to the NOR and the SIs on the Notice Board

More shortly!!more

2015 - 16 Trophies and Awards

The Final Results for all 2015 - 16 Series have been published.

A summary of the Season Prizes has been also been published.

Finally there is a list of Awards presented on Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to all recipients!!

Check out the listings under Results/2015-16 Final Results and the Photo Gallery.more

2015 - 16 Presentations

After being delayed by wild weather, and other Club commitments, the 2015 -16 Award Presentations were held on Sunday 24 July.

Thanks, Tim, for pictures of the major Award winners - now displayed in the website Gallery.

Group Pic in more !!

Congratulations everyone for a great season of fellowship and sailing!

More details shortly!!

And now for the 2016 -17 season to start in late August.more
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Memberships 2016-17 Sailing Year

by Peter Brodie
Maroochy Sailing Club is now registering Memberships for the 2016-17 Sailing Year.
Full details are available on our Membership page, including links to the Sailing Australia on-line Registration and Payment page, or alternatively payment by Direct Debit Transfer.
Memberships have been held at the same level for the past 3 years.
Our Spring Season starts at the end of August --- Program soon.more
John Looking Forward

WINTER SAILING DATES

by Peter Brodie
For those suffering sailing withdrawal symptoms over winter, the following Sunday dates have been selected for some sailing activity - subject to weather.

* 31 July

* 14 August


Rigging from 11am, briefing at Noon and sailing concludes by 3pm

Dave Mansfield will be the Winter Sailing Co-ordinator. Thanks Dave.more

The Blue Book will be no more!!!!

by Peter Brodie
Competitive sailors will be familiar with the "Blue Book" - the Racing Rules of Sailing, traditionally published as the Blue Book - which sets out the rules of competition.
The RRS are revised every four years, generally in a minor way. The next revision will take effect from 1 January, 2017.
For the first time, they will not be published as a paper copy, but only on-line, and downloadable.more
Get in the Game

They're Back --GET STARTED VOUCHERS

Queensland Government "Get Started" Vouchers are available from 13 July for a limited period - Round 8.

Vouchers assist eligible Youth with Membership and Participation Costs in Registered Sporting Clubs to a maximum value of $150. Maroochy Sailing Club has been registered for several years.

Check out the details to find out if you are eligible, and apply promptly, as vouchers run out quickly.more

AUSTRALIAN SAILING (update)

by Peter Brodie
Sailing's National Body, Yachting Australia, has undergone a re-branding!!!
In future it will be known as Australian Sailing - a name change that better reflects the wider aspects of Sailing - from the traditional formats, to newer sports such as Radio-controlled Yachts, Windsurfing and Kite Boarding.
State bodies, for the moment will continue with their current brand - eg Yachting Queensland.more
Off for a Sail

WINTER RECESS

Maroochy Sailing Club is currently in Winter Recess, waiting for regular winds and warmer weather to return in August.

For further information contact Commodore Graeme or others listed on our Contact Page.

Some members find the wait till August too long, so some social sailing days are being organised to sedate the withdrawal symptoms (subject to suitable weather)more
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