12 ft Skiffs - GARDE Sydney Harbour Series - WSC


Sydney, AUS
The Garde 12ft Skiff Sydney Harbour Series

Woollahra Sailing Club

28th February 2010


Multiple short course races - First race 2.00pm

Skiffs will be in the park from 12.30pm.

Ferry will depart from Rose Bay Wharf at 1.30pm. Tickets $10, available from the club on the day (limited number available).

Watch 12ft skiff racing from close proximity.

All races are short course format, making for easy viewing.

Races are based around the ferry and spectators viewing. Spectators will not miss a thing.

Food and drink available on board.

Woollahra Sailing Club, Vicory Street, Rose Bay






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Super Anarchist
Some days I hate that I work Sundays. At least the pay is good.

Have fun and good luck everyone. I wish I could head out on the Ferry to watch as it is always a great day and good sailing!



New member
who is going at the moment? from what i have heard, the fleet is going to be pretty big which should make for some interesting mark roundings ;)

Ill be there on Maersk Line



New member
Think this is close to the list of boats. Should be good fun!

1. Dimension Polyant

2. Garde

3. Gemmell Sails

4. Andrew Short Marine

5. Lincoln Crowne

6. Cunning Stunts

7. Hey Charger

8. Foxy

9. Maersk

10. Clewy & hanno

11. CST

12. Gizmo

13. Dipolar

14. Thistle Hill

15. Panadol

16. Geotherm

17. Skiff.org

18. Vantage

19. Datacall

20. Dodgy Dave

21. Barking Mad


Bill E Goat

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Commentating - so people will find out that you used to be a professional pole dancer and your skipper used to be in Al Quaeda



Sydney, AUS
Garde Wins Name Sake Event


Garde broke a 5 year hoodoo on their sponsors name sake event, winning the sprint series regatta on a count back after a tie for first place with Lincoln Crowne.

Lane Cove Framing had a stellar day out, winning the handicap.

The day had all the makings of a great event, a sold out ferry, with plenty of food and drinks, a nice big rig breeze and 21 top class skiffs. There were some teething problems with rounding marks drifting which caused a delayed of start and only two races run instead of the scheduled three. The race committee did a fantastic job under the testing circumstances, and also had to deal with a shifting East South East breeze.

Garde bolted out of the blocks in the first race to lead at the first mark. Panadol Rapid also had a great first work to round 2nd, followed by Maersk Line in 3rd.

Garde extended their lead down the first kite run in fresh air, and went on to record a victory in the Zhik sponsored race. Lincoln Crowne came thru to pick up 2nd and Gemmell Sails third.

Lane Cove Framing won the handicap, with Geotherm 2nd.

Race 2 got underway after the breeze came and went a few times. This time it was Andrew Short Marine’s turn to bolt from the start, Lincoln Crown didn’t have to fight there way thru the fleet on this occasion, pulling into second place right away.

The leading 2 increased the gap away from the rest of the fleet, which was crowded at the mark roundings.

The breeze died right out down the spinnaker run, ASM showing great poise to stay ahead of Lincoln, and go on to win the Deckhardware/Allwood sails heat. Garde picked up 3rd.

This meant that Garde and Lincoln finished equal 1st on 4 points. Garde having won heat 1 takes the victory on a count back.

The results at this stage are provisional, pending a protest involving ASM.

Thistle Hill wines won the handicap for heat 2, with Datacall 2nd.

Lane Cove Framing picked up 4th in the heat, enough to seal them the handicap victory.

Special thanks to the event sponsor, Garde and the heat sponsors, Zhik, Gemmell Sails, Deckhardware and Allwood Sails. Also to the race committee David and Leasa Speck, Garry and Christine Hobson. Thanks to the helpers of the ferry organization and food preparation.



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