The 2018 Gosford team,

Welcome everyone, seven boats and a great team. This J24 regatta is held at Gosford Sailing Club GSC on beautiful Brisbane Waters

Our objective is to get you excited about racing and hopefully get you to work less and sail more. I am delighted that you are able to join my favourite weekend on our sailing calendar. Many of last years group have either joined the Club or are regularly crewing,  I hope that I get to see you sailing on a regular basis as well.

Regardless of what stage you are up to in your sailing courses , this regatta is not as serious as the States or Nationals. It is just great fun and a great introduction to racing.

Regards Terry Wise

Gear to bring

Sailing

Wet weather jacket, soft soled shoes, Gloves (available $45 in our office)

Knee pads are available at Sturrock’s – next door for around $50 to $80

Bags

Soft Bags are Ideal.

If you are helping in the delivery on Friday, we can take your bags in the vehicle. Leave your bag at our PSS office at 0700 hours on Friday and collect at the GSC.

Ashore

Dancing shoes

Accommodation

We try to match up crews and all you need to bring is your linen sheets and pillow slip or sleeping bag and bath towel, if you are a couple you are likely in a queen size bed, or if single person in a single bed.

The  accommodation address in Avoca, will be available at around 1800 on Friday at GSC.

Meals and Party Plans

Friday evening we have booked a restaurant at 1930 in Avoca.  It is only BYOG and the cost is $30 per person.  A BWS and an ATM are nearby.

Saturday evening is free evening, but worthwhile to go to the hotel nearby.

After racing the Club usually  offers a sausage sizzle and presentation

Sunday evening.  Join me for dinner and barbecue around 1830 to celebrate the weekend. I will arrange the food, just ask you to BYOG.

Communication

We use Whats App. This is a group chat with Terry.

National J24 Association Registration 

All crews should be at GSC by 1030 on Saturday morning,  please have available $50  (no ATM, bring cash) for the J24 membership registration .  This allows you to race in any J24 regatta in Australia. You will be given temporary guest membership at GSC for the duration of the regatta.

Transport

Club to Avoca and return – Transport should be arranged by calling the local taxi and share cost with a mini bus to Avoca.

Not on Delivery Sail – Train to Gosford Station – about 1.5 hours and the station is about 3 kilometres to GSC. We hope to leave GSC for Avoca by 1815 hours.  If you are coming later,  Terry will have the restaurant address on What’s App, meet us here after 1700 and then take your luggage to your accommodation.

Race Days

Racing starts around 1200 hours. Plan to be at the Club/boat by 1000 hours each day.  Bring a sandwich, PSS will supply water and snakes. Usually 3 races per day of around 40 minutes each.

Delivery 

This is on a volunteer basis and not part of the costing for the weekend.  You are invited to crew and help sail the boats to Gosford and return to Sydney.  We will only do this if the conditions are favourable. It is a great opportunity to get on the helm and enjoy our fantastic coastline and inland waterways.  Please bring appropriate wet weather gear , sunscreen and food for the day. We will have water on board. In the event that the weather is not suitable we will trailer the boats.

Meet at PSS office CYCA –  0700 Friday 28th September for a 0730 departure.  Bring your own lunch, wet weather gear. PSS will supply water. We will have a stop at Box Head where we can go ashore and use toilet facilities.  Arrival at GSC is usually around 1600 hours.  We like to leave Gosford on Monday around 0800 hours.

Checklist

Please reply today – and if any changes let us know ASAP on Whats App.

  • Yes – I’d like to help with deliveries
    • Sydney to Gosford
    • Gosford to Sydney
  • Friday night dinner
  • Sunday Party
  • T shirt size
  • Crew weight approximately in Kg
    • International J24 racing is sailed as a class – a class of the same boat and everybody in the regatta  sails with a boat and the crew the same weight and measurements.  The crew weight is a maximum of 400kg which is normally 5 crew.

Please confirm by What’s App or email to info@pacificsailingschool.com.au – today.