Happy hump day! I hope you’re doing well with whatever lockdowns or restrictions you’re currently living under.
It seems not everyone is sad about the restrictions, with a sailing couple currently stuck in Tasmania reportedly quite happy with their predicament.
Some more sad news of cancelled races including the previously delayed Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. On a brighter note, the PIC Coastal Classic in New Zealand is (at the moment) still going full steam ahead.
Over the last week I’ve been able to get in a fair bit of sailing skills development from home, completing both the ORCV Intermediate Navigation course and the theory component of my Safety and Sea Survival recertification from Above & Beyond Boating. If you’re looking to improve your skills, there are a couple of courses linked below or email us for information on other courses from our partners.
Until next week, happy sailing,
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Cancelled
The 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 384-nautical-mile challenge due to commence on Saturday 3 October, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From MySail News | Read full article.
Rogue Waves: Freaks of Nature Studied with Maths and Lasers
During Columbus’ third voyage to the Americas, as his six-ship fleet sailed around the southern tip of Trinidad, an island just off the coast of Venezuela, they encountered a freak wave taller than the ship’s mast. The wave hoisted the ships up to its peak before dropping them down into a huge trough. Columbus would later name the passageway Boca del Serpiente – Mouth of the Serpent – for the ferocity of its waters.
From mysailing.com.au | Read full article.
Luffing Rules Before the Start
Luffing before the starting signal is often mis-understood. Sailors should know that the rule makers give a lot of defensive and offensive powers to leeward boat on the starting line. That power comes from the following rules and definitions.
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.
PIC Coastal Classic: Race Director says “keep going”
The NZ Multihull Yacht Club, Organizers of NZ’s iconic PIC Coastal Classic yacht race are continuing to hold their course in planning this years’ race, despite the uncertainty presented by the global pandemic.
From Live Sail Die | Read full article.
Refocussing on 2021, as this Season’s 44Cup is Cancelled
The owners and Organising Authority of the 44Cup have today made the final decision to cancel the remaining two events of the 2020 season. This is due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic which this year has brought much of the sporting world to a standstill.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
Sailors Stranded in Tasmania due to Coronavirus Happy with their Predicament
When Carina Juhhova and Christophe Mora first hit land in Tasmania in December, they were very ready to settle on dry ground.
From ABC News | Read full article.
Making Waves Foundation Raffle – Win a Lexus!
The Making Waves Foundation has launched an incredible raffle and they need your help to spread the word! As an organisation that exists to bring about positive change in the lives of people with disabilities and disadvantage, they are asking for your support in promoting the raffle so they can raise much needed funds to continue their work.
Three terrific prizes are on offer including a Lexus CT200 hybrid car, Sydney-Hobart passage on a 50 footer, and a 7-night stay in the Glass House at MacMasters Beach. Tickets are $20 each, or $50 for 3 tickets, $100 for 6 tickets, $200 for 12 tickets. The raffle closes on the International Day of People with Disabilities, 3rd December 2020, with the draw taking place the following day.
You’ve got to be in it to WIN IT!
From the Making Waves Foundation | View full details.