Hello BensTue, Jan 4 2011
We've been strapping the GoPRO HD Video cameras onto some of the boats this week, and yesterday Ben Deguine and Ben Roulant from France made the most of the opportunity to ham it up for the camera!
Monday January 3 - Racing Day 3Mon, Jan 3 2011
This says it all..........Weather SituationA slow-moving high pressure system southeast of the Bight is extending a ridge to New South Wales north coast. A trough of low pressure will develop over the northern Tasman Sea on Monday and then it will move slowly southeast through the week.Forecast for Monday until midnightWinds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1 metre.Forecast
Great Racing on Day 2Mon, Jan 3 2011
Despite grey sky’s sailors were treated with some "tactical southerly" winds.This provided some close racing with the leaders in the various classes moving around.(see results)All in all, it was a great day on Jervis Bay. WA's Gavin Colby and Sasha Marks at "A" mark.......racing Day 2.......
Sailing Underway!Fri, Dec 31 2010
Warm sunny skies and a light seabreeze on day one of the 2010 Hobie Cat National Titles.Results later today......
Light Winds Greet SailorsThu, Dec 30 2010
During yesterdays practice session sailors were greeted with a very light 20-25 knot seabreeze.The Royal Vinnie YC apologies for the light winds.Race Director John Hooper was heard saying; "yes, I'm disappointed that the seabreeze did not kick in as anyone can sail in 25 knots......"
International Sailors Arrive!Wed, Dec 29 2010
Today's Sun and Wind welcomes more of the International Teams.Current Hobie Cat 16 World Champion Skipper Jerome Le Gal and crew.......Hobie Wild Cat crew from Thailand, Skipper Gary Bagley and Tom Savage.
The First Competitors Arrive!Sat, Dec 25 2010
Daniel and Nicolaj Christensen from Denmark have arrived in Vincentia and are the first competitors here training for the 2011 Hobie Nationals. The boys are out on the water today enjoying a beautiful nor-east seabreeze.
Youth qualifyingTue, Dec 7 2010
The 2011 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship will be held from the 6-10 January 2011 at the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club, and provides the stepping stone for qualification to the ISAF World Youth Championships to be held in Zadar Croatia in July next year. This year we will be using the Hobie Class nationals and the Youth Championship as selection events, and with over 130 entries
Must read info!Mon, Dec 6 2010
Only one month to go!Yes, the countdown is on. With only a month before the kickoff of what is shaping up to be a BIG Hobie Nationals on the beautiful waters of Vincentia, it is a good time to make sure you've got all the essentials in place.Who's coming - who is missing?OK, so we know you're already booked in as an entrant in the > fleet - but who is missing? Check out the ENTRY LIST and see
Nationals Accommodation - Yes there are still places available!Mon, Nov 29 2010
Mick checked out a couple of real estates today and both have choices left available for the nationals week Harcourts have 3 houses Phone: 0244415747www.jervisbay.hrcourts.com.au 11 Caroline St sleeps 8-10 $303052 Murray St sleeps 12 $2530 Can be split downstairs sleeps 4 $1030 , upstairs sleeps 8 $203036 Niger St sleeps 3
Nationals AccommodationSun, Oct 31 2010
I checked out a couple of real estates on Friday and both have choices left available for the nationals week Harcourts 0244415747 www.jervisbay.hrcourts.com.au 2 albion st 2 bedrooms (sleeps4) $1000 1/149 elizabeth dr 1 bedroom (sleeps 4) $800 Wiseberry 0244416400 www.stayjervisbay.com.au
Enter the WILDCAT!Thu, Oct 28 2010
South Australian Hobie icon, Bob Schahinger is the first Hobie Wildcat to enter an Australian Hobie Class Championships. The first shipment of the much anticipated Wildcat have only just landed at Hobie Aus and the boats are already on the water. Steve Fields from Hobiecat said there will be a Wildcat class at this year's nationals - Who will be the lucky ones in the fast lane to join Bob?
The beer economyFri, Oct 22 2010
Nationals entry goes up by $50 after NOV 1 . Things you could do with 50 bucks : enter 2 kids in the wave challenge buy slab of crownies , corona etc buy dinner first night in Vincentia You get the idea Pass this on to a mate
Ron McDonald #1Fri, Oct 8 2010
Victorian Hobie 17 Sailor Ron McDonald has already got a couple of firsts in the 2011 Hobie Nationals with out a race even sailed! Ron was not only the first Hobie 17 to enter, but was also the first boat to enter the Vincentia Hobie Nationals. There had been some concern that the 17s might not get a class, so Ron got on the front foot and put the challenge out to the 17 fleet. Ron reckons he won't