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Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club runs a Learn to Sail
Program for juniors
During the first week of the
school holidays, Australian Sailing
ran the Tackers 1 Learn to Sail
course at Lake Jindabyne Sailing
Club assisted by several recently
accredited club members. Club
member Alistair Cross organised
the course and liaised with
Australian Sailing to ensure a
smooth event for all participants.
Twenty four local seven to 13
year olds enjoyed four intensive
sessions from Monday 18th
to Thursday 21st December.
Participants enjoyed sailing six
Optimist class dinghies and one
They enjoyed leaning and
improving their sailing skills in
a safe environment on Lake
The kids learned how to tack,
gybe, round marks and right
their boats after capsizing. The
course ended with a presentation
of certificates on Thursday 21st
The club may organise a
Tackers 2 course next season
and possibly a Learn to Sail
Course for older kids or adults
Expressions of interest can
be emailed to: learntosail@
The last race for 2017, heat
eight of the 2017/18 Twilight
series, was held at Lake
Jindabyne Sailing Club on
Wednesday 20th December.
Twenty boats competed in two
divisions with 25 sailors enjoying
a summer evening sail on Lake
Jindabyne. John Byrne, ably
assisted by Carl from Australian
Sailing, set a course start at the
Club mark while Gote Vikstrom
manned the rescue boat. The
seven catamarans started first
with a mixture of boats starting on
Starboard and Port tack.
The cats all converged on the
Bay mark for the first time and set
off towards the far off Mountain
mark. The variable 15 to 17 knot
south westerly breeze made for
some thrilling fast rides to the
Michael Fearnside and Louise
slipped to the lead followed
closely by Barney Davis. Then
came Barry Dennis, Andrew and
Jake Kennedy, Martin Bannister
and Jason, Ian Foster and Tim
The 13 mono-hulls started
five minutes after the cats and
set off on a triangle lap using the
Peninsular mark. As usual many
races within the mono-hull race
John and Carl shortened the
race to one triangle lap plus one
sausage lap and finished the race
at the Bay mark. In the cats’ race,
Fearnie and Louise finished first
followed by Barney.
After sailing through the rest
of the fleet, Tim finished next, 13
seconds ahead of Barry. Then
came Ian, Andrew and Martin.
Fearnie and Louise took their
first handicap corrected times
win from Barney, Barry, Tim, Ian,
Andrew and Martin.
During the mono-hull race
Suzie Green suffered a head
wound from her Laser’s boom
and returned to the clubhouse.
Barney Davis provided first aid
after completing his race. Peter
Baker, Nathan and Tayla Gorringe
also returned to the beach early.
Jason Abbott led the mono-hull
fleet to the finish line followed by
Phil Daly and Nick Kirshner seven
seconds in front of Sam Bishop.
Then Martin Van Weel another
eight seconds behind. Kerry
McGaw and Steve Osborne
finished next 10 seconds apart.
Rod Baillie finished next followed
by Ian MCLuggage and Jacqui
Van Weel, Hamish Greenwood
and Ross Lawley.
Steve took his first handicap
corrected time win of the season,
Kerry second, Jason third and
Martin and Phil and Nick tied for
The races were followed by
a barbecue dinner with dessert
as the sailors and their families
celebrated Christmas and the
completion of a successful 2017.
The next races at Lake Jindabyne
Sailing Club will be race one of
the three race Foundation Cup on
Wednesday 3rd January and race
one of the three race Sir William
Hudson series on Saturday 6th
Story by Tim Symons, photos by Carl from Australian Sailing
Capsize recovery practise.
Learning to sail on the X3 dinghy.
Learning to sail Optimists at Lake Jindabyne.
Steve Osborne sailing his Laser Radial.
Learning to sail on Lake Jindabyne.
Hamish Greenwood sailing a club Laser Radial.
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