Wash-up of a wet and windy Sail Melbourne - AUS
Bob Schahinger won every race in the Liberties at Sail Melbourne
In a week of extreme weather conditions at Sandringham, the SKUD 18 and Liberty competition has concluded in the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne.
Daytime temperatures were in the high 30s earlier in the week, then plummeted to the low teens in recent days. Light to moderate winds from a variety of directions turned to strong and gusty with rainstorms. A shortened program of 7 races was completed for both classes.
In the SKUD 18s, Duncan MacGregor and Liesl Tesch (AUS) finished strongly with four straight wins to take a three point win over Jovin Tan and Desiree Lim (SIN) who led after the first day. Ame Barnbrook and Brett Pearce (AUS) were third.
In the all Australian Liberty field, Bob Schahinger made a clean sweep of the results table to finish with a perfect score. Fellow South Australian Jocelyn Nuemueller was second, 2.5 points ahead of New South Wales sailor and recent Liberty convert Lachlan Clear.
See the links below……..
SKUD 18s and Liberties now sailing at Sail Melbourne
Jovin Tan and Desiree Lim (SIN) lead the SKUD 18s after the first day at Sail Melbourne
Day one of Sail Melbourne dawned bright and hot, with a strong hot northerly wind of around 18-24 knots blowing. The Liberties and SKUD18’s sailed the afternoon session on the prime ‘Stadium’ courses – right off the breakwater outside the Sandringham Yacht Club.
Competitors from both fleets had issues with their boats, with Victorian SKUD team Russell Phillips and Sally Wilkinson retiring from the first race with electrical issues, and Rob Eadie and Sonja Gilmore withdrawing with hardware problems in the Hansa Liberty field.
In the Liberty fleet, several competitors were competing in their first regatta, alongside some more seasoned competitors. South Australia’s Bob Schahinger leads the field at the end of day one with 2 bullets from the two races today, with fellow South Australian Jocelyn Neumueller in second place. Queensland’s Barry Coates holds onto third place from NSW’s Lachlan Clear with Liberty newcomer Stewart Cathie from Wodonga in fifth.
In the two races today for the SKUD18’s, Australian pair, Duncan McGregor and Liesl Tesch shared the honours with Singapore team Jovin Tan and Desiree Lim with the new Aussie pairings of Ame Barnbrook and Brett Pearce and also Ross Manning and Kim Ballantyne battling it out for the minor placings.
This year at Sail Melbourne, the SKUD18’s are one of the fleets that have been issued with live tracking devices, so you can follow the races live at the Sail Melbourne website – www.sailmelbourne.com.au
During the second races for the fleets, the wind swung 180 degrees to become a powerful southerly, so races in progress were shortened and all the fleets headed for the marina.
Temperatures and winds are both expected to drop tomorrow when we expect some more close racing.
Full results for all fleets available at : http://sailmelbourne.com.au/website/results.html
Jovin Tan & Desiree Lim (SIN) lead after day one of the IFDS Worlds in Singapore
Bob Schahinger (AUS/SA) at the 2011 Sail Melbourne International Regatta
North American SKUD 18 Championships - CAN
The Inaugural North American SKUD 18 Championships will be conducted by Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax in August next year.
Scheduled in the week before the IFDS Combined World Championships, the SKUD 18 regatta will provide teams with the opportunity to prepare for the first nations qualifier for the Rio Paralympic Games.
Up to 12 races are scheduled over the three days. The event is being sailed in J3 configuration – Open Two Person Centerline Seats without the IFDS classification and gender requirements.
A preliminary NOR has now been published. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.
SKUD 18 Update November 2013
Hello all SKUD 18 Owners, Sailors, Coaches and others interested in the class.
The SKUD 18 Committee has met a number of times recently to discuss changes to the class rules as a result of feedback following the IFDS Worlds in Kinsale, and to review the process for approving applications for additional equipment.
Minutes of the meetings are posted on www.skud.org or click here.
SKUD 18 Class Rules
In order to provide certainty for national teams preparing for the 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition in Rio, IFDS have required that class rules for the Paralympic equipment (including the SKUD 18) be effectively “locked down” from the end of 2013. A number of changes have been proposed following discussion after the IFDS Worlds and a draft of the proposed revised SKUD 18 Class Rules is attached for your information. The draft is also being considered by IFDS during its meetings in Oman as part of the ISAF Conference.
To publish an updated version of the rules in January 1, 2014, the approval of IFDS and also a vote in favour by the SKUD Owners is required. The proposed timeframe is as follows:
- November 11 – 24, 2013: Feedback on draft amendments sought from Owners, Sailors, Coaches and interested parties
- November 25 - December 1, 2013: SKUD 18 Committee final revision of Class Rules
- December 2 – 8, 2013: IFDS approval of Class Rules Revision
- December 9 – 16, 2013: Vote by Owners / Owners Representatives
- January 1, 2014: Revised Class Rules published
Your comments on the draft rules update are invited via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the google group, but please do not leave it until November 24. The earlier we have your comments, the better.
The current draft amendments to the class rules are available below.
Applications for Additional Equipment
Changes to the class rules have made a number of the 170+ equipment approvals unnecessary as most are now captured under the rules themselves. The Committee has been discussing the process for reviewing and approving additional equipment applications and has agreed to implement the following changes:
- Appointment of a SKUD 18 Technical Committee has been approved by the IHCA along with the Committee By-Laws. The Committee comprises:
Leo Sanchez ESP – Chairman
Brian Todd CAN
Steve Cranch NZL
The SKUD 18 Technical Committee By-Laws are posted on www.skud.org or click here.
- A new application form has been developed and will be implemented immediately. The application form is available from www.skud.org or click here.
- The SKUD 18 Technical Committee will be reviewing all past applications and advising which approvals will remain in force and which will be revoked. The majority of revoked approvals will be for equipment now captured under the class rules.
The SKUD 18 Committee looks forward to your input.
2013 Annual General Meeting held in October
2013 Annual General Meeting of the International Hansa Class Association has recently concluded. Held via email exchange, the meeting commenced on October 14 and concluded on October 27 and involved all 13 National Hansa Class Associations.
All committee positions were declared vacant and the following nominees were elected unopposed to comprise the 2013-14 IHCA Committee:
- President - Brendan Tourelle NZL
- Vice President Championships – Bernard Porte FRA
- Vice President Rules & Measurement – Bob Schahinger AUS
- Vice President Development – Vacant
- Hansa 2.3 Representative – Lindsay Burns GBR
- Hansa 303 Representative – Zoltan Pegan HUN
- Liberty Representative – Vera Voorbach NED
- SKUD 18 Representative (ratification) - Tim Dempsey NZL
- General Committee:
- John Figgures GBR
- Richard Smallwood GBR
- Kazuaki Kaido JPN
- Secretary - David Staley AUS
- Treasurer – Jackie Kay AUS
Reports were circulated and / or discussed for Championships & Events, Rules & Measurement including all class rules, National Hansa Class Association Reports, the Financial Report, and Development, Marketing & Communications.
Under general business, it was decided that a working group update the IHCA Race Management Guide to include requirements for on-shore and on-water support at World & Regional Championships, and also that past Vice-President Championships Zoltan Pegan would be appointed as Technical Delegate for the 2014 Combined World & International Championships in San Francisco.
Minutes and reports are available below.
Updated Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 and Liberty Class Rules Published
Following a lengthy review by the IHCA Technical Committee and ISAF, the amended Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 and Liberty Class Rules have now been approved and published. The new rules apply from September 1, 2013.
For information about the changes, a summary table of amendments is available below.
Sail Melbourne Entries Now Open for SKUD 18 & Liberty - AUS
Following last week’s launch of the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Olympic class entries, the Notice of Race is now online and entries are now being accepted for the Sail Melbourne Invited Classes. This combined event is the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series and will be organised by Yachting Victoria at Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne, from the 1st-8th December 2013.
The 2013 Sail Melbourne Invited Classes have been confirmed as; Laser Radial Men, Laser 4.7, Men and Women’s Kiteboard, Viper, 420, 29er, Optimist, OK dinghy, 2.4mR, SKUD 18, Liberty and International Cadet.
Event Director and Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull commented today ‘'Sail Melbourne has a proud history of supporting many youth and feeder classes to the Olympic and Paralympic fleets. Allowing competitors of all abilities the opportunity to race and socialise alongside their Olympic heroes at an ISAF Grade 1 event.”
“This year, in response to feedback from many sailors, we have compressed some of the invited class programs, allowing more people to get involved at this busy time in the school and pre-Christmas period. We are looking forward to welcoming sailors from around Australia and the Oceanic region to Melbourne to enjoy some great sailing on the Port Phillip waters alongside the Olympic class sailors from around the world as they step up their campaigns for Rio 2016”.
Download the Notice of Race or enter online at the event website www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com
Australasian Hansa Class Events 2013-14 - AUS/NZL
There is a large calendar of events during the upcoming Australasian summer. With some final details still to be confirmed, we wanted to give you some dates for your diary so you can start to plan your summer of sailing.
Australian Masters Games – October 5th -12th - Royal Geelong Yacht Club. 303, Liberty & SKUD 18 fleets – age restrictions apply – Minimum age for helm is 35 years, and for crew it is 30 years. http://australianmastersgames.com.au
Sail Melbourne – December 1st – 8th - Sandringham Yacht Club. Liberty & SKUD18 fleets. NOR and online entry currently available for SKUD fleet. SKUD18 fleet is open to Paralympic and open entries (sailing two centreline seats) and Liberties are also invited for a 5 day sailing program. More details to follow. http://sailmelbourne.com.au/website/home.html
Sail Sydney – December 12th – 15th – Rushcutters Bay/ Woollahra Yacht Club. SKUD 18 (Other classes TBC). NOR now available online. http://sailsydney.org.au
Sail Auckland (incorporating the New Zealand SKUD18 Championship) – February 1st to 4th - Royal Akarana Yacht Club. Classes sailed will be the 303, Liberty and SKUD 18. Notice of Race and online entry are now available. http://www.sailauckland.org.nz
NSW Hansa Class Championships – February 8th & 9th - Illawarra Yacht Club. 2.3 Singles and Doubles and 303 Singles and Doubles. (Due to depth issues, the Liberty and SKUD18 fleets cannot compete here, but we will have further details of where they will be competing shortly).
WA Argonaut Mini Series – February 8th & 9th - Royal Perth Yacht Club. As part of the Argonaut Mini Series, 2.3, 303 and Liberty fleets can compete in this event. More information to follow.
Victorian Hansa Class Championship (incorporating the Australian SKUD18 Championship) – February 15th & 16th - Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Fleets sailed will be 2.3, 303, Liberty and SKUD18. This event will also include in the SKUD18 Nationals, due to depth issues at the S.A. National’s venue. Royal Yacht Club of Victoria will be the venue for the 2015 IFDS World Championships for the SKUD’s so it is a great opportunity for them to check out the facilities.
Tasmanian Hansa Class Championship – Sunday 2nd March - Derwent Sailing Squadron, Hobart. Fleets sailed will be 2.3 and 303. More details to come.
New Zealand Hansa Class Championships - 22nd & 23rd March - Waitara Boating Club, Taranaki, with the support of Sailability Taranaki. Fleets sailed will be the 2.3, 303 & Liberty. More details to come.
Australian Hansa Class National Championships (incorporating the inaugural South Australian Hansa Class Championship) – April 17th – 21st - Goolwa Regatta Sailing Club.
Organisers are looking for expressions of interest for this event to help with planning the regatta. Could you please click on the link to the expression of interest form – payment of fees is not required at this stage. As part of this link you will find a comprehensive list of accommodation. Book early to avoid disappointment - particularly if you are looking for accessible accommodation. /default.asp?Page=31134
2014 Queensland Hansa Class Championships
We are also pleased to announce that we are in the early stages of planning a Queensland Hansa Class State Championship tentatively scheduled for around September/October 2014.
2014 Australian Championships to be held at Goolwa, South Australia - AUS
The Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club are asking sailors to pre-book their entries for the 2014 Australian Hansa Class Championships by returning the Expression of Interest Form available below. This will enable the Club to better plan the event. Expressions of Interest should be forwarded attention Ben to email@example.com. Payment of fees is not required at this stage.
It is also strongly recommended that competitors book accommodation early. See the link below for accommodation information.
Please note that the SKUD 18 class is not be racing as part of this event.
The Championship Program runs from April 17-21 next year.
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club - Host for the 2014 Australian Championships
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club - Host for the 2014 Australian Championships
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club - Host for the 2014 Australian Championships