Come one, come all to the biggest, friendliest and most fun Minnow States ever!
Being held at Safety Beach Sailing Club this year we will have something for everyone:
Nice gentle races around an easy close to shore course for the novice fleet.
Challenging courses for the open fleet
Great facilities so the parents can enjoy spectating and even a fun minnow race for the parents so the kids can shout "encouragement" for a change!
Even if you are new to the class it is a great opportunity to get some sailing and tuning tips to get you up to speed.
We will be having a family BBQ dinner on the Saturday night at the club so make a weekend out of it!
Notice of Race coming soon....
Here is a link to some great photos from the National titles held at Rockingham WA.
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New website is coming soon!
Development Squad Calendar
Bookings for the Development Squad can be made here: http://www.trybooking.com/90587
The Lidgett Trophy at Daveys Bay Yacht Club would have to rate as one of the most special events on the sailing calendar for Juniors – a must do event not to be missed. Its more an experience rather than another weekend sailing regatta.
Like the search for the perfect wave, the adventure begins with the drive down the steep, rough track through the trees to discover an amazing secluded little cove tucked beneath the cliffs of Mt Eliza. The tide then needs to be negotiated with the drive across the beach to reach the boat drop off point at the yacht club – a real hidden gem.
But its not just the amazing setting that makes the Lidgett trophy so special, the whole weekend is arguably one of the best organised and run events on the sailing calendar, both on and off the water.
For the 13 Minnows, day one consisted of light winds, coaching in the morning and 5 races in the afternoon. Just before the evening BBQ, the kids were privileged to have a special talk from World Youth 420 champion and ISAF Australian Female Sailor of the year, Carrie Smith.
Day 2 brought strong winds and exciting racing with plenty of big wave surfing, capsizes and thrills and spills. At lunchtime, the 150 Opti, Minnow and Sabot kids competed in the traditional wall sit and planking competition. Following the afternoon racing session, the kids were treated to an inspiring talk from legendary Victor Kovalenko, the world’s ‘greatest ever sailing coach’.
The trophy presentation concluded the event with James Hackett winning the advanced division from Ethan O'Brien on a countback. Liam O'Brien sailed a great regatta, winning a heat and placing third overall.
There were also great performances from Pippa Danks, Tori Campbell and Jade Telford, all winning trophies in the intermediates, along with Sally Danks and Jarvis Harrop in the novices.
A magical hidden place, fantastic organisation and a friendly family club all made for an experience to be remembered. Make sure you go next year!