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David Price, Basin, Saturday, 29 September 2007

Information and on-line application form are now up and running for the 3 day Flying Eleven Training Camp...........


Here are some of the details of the F11 training camp organised for the Friday 12th through Sunday 14th October and you will need to complete the on-line Application and Indemnity Form and make payment by Tuesday 9th October so we can arrange for the appropriate support personnel and boats, and most importantly arrange and purchase enough food to feed you all whilst camping at the Basin.

This camp is a live-in camp, where you will need to provide your own camping equipment. The Association will cater for you all and cook your meals (BBQs of course) but you will need to bring such things as plates and utensils. Most of you will have camped before so you will have an idea of what to bring. If in doubt, contact us pricey@aapt.net.au or 0409 884 380.

BUT, just to help you with the idea, here are some suggestions;

  • don't bring everything you own but it is very important that you have some warm dry clothes to get into after training each day - tracksuits are pretty handy.
  • small tent for you to share with your crew or with your like gendered friend/parent etc. If any problems, email us and and we will find a solution.
  • sleeping bags are the go, not donas!
  • notebooks and pencils/pens
  • bring a towel
  • torches
  • shoes for walking and play
  • maybe a frisbee or ball (coordinate with others)

The cost of the whole shebang is only $105, which will include your camping fees, your food - breakfast, lunch, dinner and marshmallows for night-time fire gazing - your training fees and an entry fee to the Avalon Sailing Club's Sunday Race. This whole package is pretty cheap so don't expect Duck a l'Orange and Truffles, but decent, healthy fare will be provided.

You are not marooned - there is a ferry that goes back and forth to Palm Beach (see timetable and costs), but all departures will be at a need to make basis and will require some supervision as we are responsible for you whilst you are on this camp. Don't expect the support vessels to be your ferry. 

There will be other activities run by our coaches - not just sail training as we hope to have a bit of fun as well as some hard work. The coaching will include quite a bit of strategic and tactical analysis so bring some notebooks and pencils/pens to take notes.


Coaches will expect to have you at Clareville Beach by 9am. Rig up asap and we will arrange to take your cradles, camping gear and clothes etc over via our support vessels and tenders. Parents are asked to assist where possible to help with the loading process whilst the crews rig their boats. We want you over at the Basin by 10am to start training by 10:30am if possible so there is not much time to much around.

The coaching is coordinated by Joe Turner and includes David O'Connor and Paul MacKenzie, all F11 gurus and reports will be made on each of the crews participating. There will be activities other than sailing during the camp, with an emphasis being placed on strategy and tactics during your training sessions.

The Avalon Sailing Club this year has 20odd boats sailing each Sunday and they have invited all boats doing this camp to join in the race on the Sunday 14th Oct. Avalon Sailing Club has adopted the HOST CLUB responsibility for this camp and will be providing much of the support on and off the water. Some parents will be supervising the live-in arrangements whilst you are camping at the Basin, so no shenanigans are expected or to any extent tolerated - get it!

We expect all crews to be fine examples of the Association whilst there, and we know you will have a ball.

Parents are encouraged to camp at the Basin during this training event. In order for this programme to work, we require some parents Friday and Saturday night to camp over and help in the role of supervising our kids. Let us know what you can do as the Association mob have a lot on their plate already and we want this to work first time up without making it a burden on anyone. 

Have fun and see you there,


      Further information provided by the NSW National Park & Wildlife Service

The Basin campground


Location: Near West Head, on Pittwater.


Getting there: Choose from one of the following options:

1. Take the ferry which departs regularly from Palm Beach Wharf.

2. Hire a water taxi

3. If you own a boat, anchor in the sheltered bay opposite the picnic and camping area.

4. Drive or ride your mountain bike through the park to West Head, then walk or cycle along the 2.8km Basin Track to

The Basin. Note that vehicle entry fees apply for cars. Roads are paved.


Campsites are suitable for: people who want to camp a long way from their car.


Facilities: Drinking water, flush toilets, amenities block, cold showers, picnic tables, electric/gas barbecues, wood barbecues


Things to do: This is the only place you can camp in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It can accommodate 400 people, and

has a public telephone and drink vending machine. This is a great spot for swimming, bushwalking, mountain biking,

birdwatching and simply relaxing. See more photos from The Basin.


Fees: $10.00 per adult per night, $5.00 per child per night. If you've booked a campsite, and will be arriving at The Basin

by water, you won't need to pay a landing fee - it's covered in the cost of your campsite booking.




The Basin Camp link:


Click on the text to view   Basin Map    and   Basin Ferry Timetable


Complete the Basin Training Camp on-line Application & Indemnity Form below to join up for the fun. Also, make sure you make your payment before Tuesday 9th October confirming your attendance as we must make provisions for your food and camping arrangements.

If paying via a Bank Deposit (internet or manual) your BOAT NAME & NUMBER must be included, otherwise we will not know who has paid it - DUHHH!

This form, once you press submit, will automatically send you a confirmation of the information you have provided via email. NB: the first "email address" box should have the boat owners email which may differ from the skippers email detail further down. All boxes with * must be completed.

E-mail Address: *
Your Boats Name & No. *
Skippers Name *
Skippers Address *
Skippers Telephones *
Skippers EMERGENCY CONTACT Details *
Skippers Email
Crews Name *
Crews Address *
Crews Telephones *
Crews Email *
INDEMNITY- I hereby indemnify the Flying Eleven Sailing Association of NSW inc, coaches & clubs involved, any representatives thereof from any claim/demand I may or deem to have on my behalf arising from any loss, injury or claim that may occur on or arising out of the training program/activities. *
Parent/Guardian Agreement - Skipper
Parent/Guardian Agreement - Crew
Skippers Parents/Guardians Name *
Crews Parents/Guardians Name *
Payment of $105 includes Training & Camping Fees, all meals supplied. Please check METHOD of payment
Via Cheque to: Mrs Kerrie Cotton - F11 NSW Treasurer - 27A Bakers Road, Church Point, NSW, 2105.
Via Bank Deposit: *MUST include boat NAME & Number* to A/c: Flying Eleven Sailing Association of NSW Inc BSB: 062-108 A/c no: 1001 7926
Do you have any question we might be able to answer or comments regarding this camp?

* Required


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