Big River Annual Regatta

The Big River Sailing Club is holding their Annual Regatta on the weekend of the 6/7th of March.  (On the Clarence river, near Yamba, under two hours drive from Fingal.)

We’d like as many Corsairs as possible to enter, as we’d like to hold a Corsair Nationals during that event.

Registrations are now open.

Skippers, would you please let Craig know that you’re coming and what crew you need?

For people looking for a great weekend experience, the weekend involves free camping on site from Friday afternoon with a long race on Saturday and three short races on Sunday.  Lunches, Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast are provided (for a fee) by the club.  (There’s no caravan power, hot showers are available.)

As per their last event, registrations are limited to seventy boats.

Whether you have experience or not, if you do not have a crew spot, but would like to crew (and have the stamina for the full weekend!) then please call Craig on 0413 052 898.  He’ll see if he can line you up with a skipper.

Other classes are welcome too.

See you there!

Rescheduled Day 2 coming up this Sunday

Racing is on this coming Sunday, the 17th of January
Briefing at midday, race start at 1pm (NSW Time).

This is the rescheduled day 2 for NS14 Class Champs and Handicap Racing.  If you already registered for this event in the past, then there’s nothing to do.  You can confirm your listing on the registration page.

Full details and all registration links are on the event page on our website.

All skippers, please register and pay online before the day
Covid registration is now a check in, done on the day, not before.  Our website has a check in option in the top menu.  Please check in when you arrive on Sunday.

For skippers looking for crew, the event page has a section for you to leave your contact details.  There’s also a new page for people who would like to sail, to leave their contact details for potential skippers to contact them.

Again, all of the forms/registrations mentioned are linked from the event page.

If crews can help setup and packup on the day, then that would be appreciated.

People looking to crew:
If you do not have a boat organised but would like to crew, whether you have experience or not, one option is to fill in your contact details here.  Skippers will be able to see the information and perhaps get in touch to arrange a spot before the day.  If you are not a member, then you will need to pay for a sail pass for the day.  ($4.  Which can be deducted from your membership in the future.)

See you Sunday.

Racing is on this Sunday, NS14 Champs and Short Races

Racing is on this coming Sunday, the 10th of January
Briefing at midday, race start at 1pm (NSW Time).

There’s still two postponed races to be held in the coming weeks, but this race was already scheduled.

Three Handicap Races and NS14 Class Championship Day 3?  (Day 2 will come later – existing registrations for that will stay.)

Full details and all registration links are on the event page on our website.

All skippers, please register and pay online before the day
Covid registration is now a check in, done on the day, not before.  Our website has a check in option in the top menu.  Please check in when you arrive on Sunday.

For skippers looking for crew, the event page has a section for you to leave your contact details.  There’s also a new page for people who would like to sail, to leave their contact details for potential skippers to contact them.

Again, all of the forms/registrations mentioned are linked from the event page.

If crews can help setup and packup on the day, then that would be appreciated.

People looking to crew:
If you do not have a boat organised but would like to crew, whether you have experience or not, one option is to fill in your contact details here.  Skippers will be able to see the information and perhaps get in touch to arrange a spot before the day.  If you are not a member, then you will need to pay for a sail pass for the day.  ($4.  Which can be deducted from your membership in the future.)

See you Sunday.

Juniors Holiday Program

TVSC Juniors Team

We’re running a Juniors sailing program over six days in the next two weeks of school holidays.

Wednesday the 6th of January to Friday the 8th
Wednesday the 13th of January to Friday the 15th

Registration is open to anyone between the age of 8 to 18 with any level of experience.  You may attend a few days or all days.

For insurance purposes, you must either be a member or buy a sail pass for each day (Which is a temporary membership).  Full membership and sail passes can be bought online from our Membership Page.

We want to limit each day to a maximum of twenty juniors.

Each day, the session will run from 11am to 4pm.  (NSW time)

The cost per day is $20 or $100 for all six sessions.

Book sessions here.  (Because of the requirement for membership or sail passes, you must log in as the person attending first, to be able to book the session.  For example a parent cannot use their own login, to book in for a junior – if you see no option to book a session, then it might be because you haven’t arranged the membership.  You can find your username by using the ‘lost password’ option – sorry, we know it’s a bit convoluted, but it’s what Australian Sailing provide as the system to use.)

The club provides life jackets – you just need to bring, a hat (tied on), long sleeved top, water, a change of clothes and footwear you don’t mind getting wet (not thongs) – wetsuit boots ideal, but old runners are fine too. If it’s cold, an old 100% wool jumper with a wind proof jacket is the best sailing outfit. No need to buy any special gear.

Food will not be provided by the club, due to covid regulations.

Everyone must check in, every day, using our online covid registration.

Parents are encouraged to stay and help setup and put away boats and equipment.  We are all volunteers using a combination of our own boats and club boats, so please keep that in mind.

Our Commodore, Bill Fenelon, will be running these sessions.  Please contact him on 0411 123 405 if you have any related questions.

Please contact Craig Foley on 0413052898 if you have any issues with booking or paying online.

Sailing Sunday 20th of December – Maybe

Hi Everyone,

We have a race scheduled for this coming Sunday the 20th, but we’ll hold off for the moment, while we wait to see if the river condition improves during this week.

For the moment, due to the recent rain, the river has broken its banks and has a lot of detritus, which makes our sailing impractical.

We will send out an update later in the week.

Last Sunday’s Postponed race Scheduled for this Sunday

Racing is on this coming Sunday, the 13th of December
Briefing at midday, race start at 1pm (NSW Time).

This is the postponed race from the 6th of December.

Please note that the current forecast is for extreme winds, so there’s a possibility that we may have to postpone the day again.

Three Handicap Races and NS14 Class Championship Day 2

Full details and all registration links are on the event page on our website.

Any existing registrations from the 6th of December have been carried over.

All skippers, please register and pay online before the day
Covid registration is now a check in, done on the day, not before.  Our website has a check in option in the top menu.  Please check in when you arrive on Sunday.

For skippers looking for crew, the event page has a section for you to leave your contact details.  There’s also a new page for people who would like to sail, to leave their contact details for potential skippers to contact them.

Again, all of the forms/registrations mentioned are linked from the event page.

If crews can help setup and packup on the day, then that would be appreciated.

People looking to crew:
If you do not have a boat organised but would like to crew, whether you have experience or not, one option is to fill in your contact details here.  Skippers will be able to see the information and perhaps get in touch to arrange a spot before the day.  If you are not a member, then you will need to pay for a sail pass for the day.  ($4.  Which can be deducted from your membership in the future.)

As a reminder, Memberships are due.

See you Sunday.

Summer Season 2020 – Race Day 5

Hi Everyone,

Racing is on this coming Sunday, the 6th of December
Briefing at midday, race start at 1pm (NSW Time).

Three Handicap Races and NS14 Class Championship Day 2

Full details and all registration links are on the event page on our website.

(Some crews will be away at the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club’s annual Monomasters.  We wish them well!)

All skippers, please register and pay online before the day
Covid registration is now a check in, done on the day, not before.  Our website has a check in option in the top menu.  Please check in when you arrive on Sunday.

For skippers looking for crew, the event page has a section for you to leave your contact details.  There’s also a new page for people who would like to sail, to leave their contact details for potential skippers to contact them.

Again, all of the forms/registrations mentioned are linked from the event page.

If crews can help setup and packup on the day, then that would be appreciated.

People looking to crew:
If you do not have a boat organised but would like to crew, whether you have experience or not, one option is to fill in your contact details here.  Skippers will be able to see the information and perhaps get in touch to arrange a spot before the day.  If you are not a member, then you will need to pay for a sail pass for the day.  ($4.  Which can be deducted from your membership in the future.)

As a reminder, Memberships are due.

See you Sunday.

Adults Training Sessions this Sunday

We’re running some Adults Try Sailing sessions this coming Sunday from 1:30pm NSW Time.

Places are limited and you must book online before the day.  The sessions can be booked here.

Please be early for your session and read the details on our website.

You will either need to be a member of the club or have a Sail Pass to attend this event.  Sail passes are available on our Membership page.  You will need to check in on the day, as per our Covid Safe Business plan.

SheSails Brushing up Skills

Mother Nature brought great winds on for SheSails Saturday- brushing up on the skills learnt recently – fabulous day out with bonus of Dave Chester giving us each a sail on his Hobie – exhilarating in up to 20 knot winds!

Thanks to Bryan and Maddie in safety boat and to Lex for volunteering his time once again to give great instruction.

Love sailing on the tweed river!