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MySail Sail Racing News - Sailing & Yachting News From Around The Web

Australian Sailing has just announced what seems to be a controversial change to Rule 46 regarding Crew Membership.

This states: “From 1 January 2021 the Australian Sailing prescription to the rule will require that all crew are members of an affiliated club and registered with Australian Sailing- regardless of the number of races they have competed in.”

There has been a lot of backlash on their facebook page, but whether this is a knee jerk reaction or the true sentiment of the sailing community is yet to be seen. You can read more about this in the article below and I’ll run a poll next week so you can have your say.

Finally, in case you missed it, last week we shared a short (2 question) survey around media coverage of sailing’s ‘Formula 1’ type events, such as SailGP. I, for one, love seeing sailing in the limelight, but do you think this helps to increase participation, or not? Click here to have your say.

Happy sailing,
Deb (MySail Founder)

Sailing News from Around the Web

Anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta open for business

In 2020, Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s longstanding Sydney Harbour Regatta celebrates 15 years as Sydney’s premier keelboat series across the weekend of March 7-8.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Changes to Rule 46 and Crew Membership

At present rule 46 has a prescription that after three races all crew of any race shall also be a club member; and that Australian Sailing was reviewing the requirement.

From Australian Sailing | Read full article.

Entries are open for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

Within two hours of the Notice of Race for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 being posted, the first entry had been lodged. And, for the second consecutive year, the yacht with that honour was David Bell’s Bavaria 39, Four Bells, out of Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

From Live Sail Die | Read full article.

Servicing your lifejackets

Keeping on top of the various servicing intervals of equipment and systems on your boat can be complicated, and regularly servicing your lifejackets can cause regular confusion as to when and what is required!

From Above & Beyond Boating | Read full article.

The popularity of double-handed sailing is on the rise, with a number of new races on offer in Australia this year

Two handed sailing has a strong pedigree and a big following in the northern hemisphere but with the notable exception of the Melbourne Osaka Race it hasn’t attracted sustained mainstream interest here.

From Sails | Read full article.

Tasmanians dominate SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Southern Qualifier

Tasmania dominated the SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Southern Qualifier, the state’s two heavyweight teams making the four-boat final and finishing first and second after a thrilling last race that broke a four-way deadlock.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Upcoming Events

Sydney Harbour Regatta

Race Organiser: Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Start Location: Mosman, NSW Australia
Date: 7 – 8 March 2020

180 keelboats will race across 25 divisions over 8 course areas, throughout Sydney Harbour as well as offshore near Sydney Heads.

Register interest or find crew: