The 2019 Gosford team,

Welcome everyone, five boats what 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


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


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.


Dancing shoes


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,  $40 per person. Terry will bring some wine and beer as this is not licenced.

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

After racing the Club usually  offers a sausage sizzle.

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


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.


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.


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 4th October 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.


Please reply today yes or no  – and if any changes let us know ASAP on Whats App.

  • I’d like to help with deliveries
    • Sydney to Gosford   (Yes  – No)
    • Gosford to Sydney (Yes – No)
  • Friday night dinner (Yes – No)
  • Sunday Party (yes – No)
  • Your Crew weight approximately in Kg
    • International J24 racing is sailed as a class – a class is 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.

I hope you have  a great weekend.

Please confirm by What’s App or email to – today.