Flying Eleven Newsletter July 2009


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David Price, Sunday, 12 July 2009

2010 Nationals Spirit of Australia bookings and transport info, container info and accommodation updates and more...........



Flying Eleven Newsletter July 2009


JULY 2009
In this issue:
  • F11 Sailors Dominate the 2009 CHS
  • Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals Accommodation Update @ July09
  • Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals Boat Charter Information
  • Editors Ramble



 Congratulations 2009 CHS Champions Sammy Nugent & Josh McKnight 



The Flying 11 class once again out-numbered the other classes by over two-to-one with a fleet of thirty one Flying 11 crews competing during the week of  April 14-18 on Lake Macquarie, once more hosted by the Belmont 16ftSC. The 29er and Cherub classes were the next largest in fleet sizes with 12 and 13 boats respectively, most of which were crewed by this season's Flying 11 sailors traditionally trialing up a class as is the norm for this social end of season event.

Sammy Nugent sailing with Josh McKnight on the wire of a 13ft skiff won the CHS Regatta outright this year in a super performance dominating nearly every race on yardstick. Flying 11s' didn't stop there, with second place overall going to Olivia Price and Alex McFadyen sailing a 29er and third place overall going to Scott Cotton and crew sailing a 16ft skiff.

Click on  Flying Eleven Sailors Dominate the 2009 CHS Regatta to read the CHS report.


Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals Accommodation Update @ July09

The Flying 11s have been able to obtain a special events rate and an extra Day Sailing day for those of our fleet who wish to travel to and from the 2010 Flying Eleven National Championships at Tamar Yacht Club, Beauty Point, Tasmania 10th - 16th January.
The Spirit of Tasmania have provided us with our own Flying 11 BOOKING FORM and Flying 11 FARES.  If you would like to consider traveling via the Spirit Line, you can click on these links to go directly to these documents where you will deal directly with the Spirit of Tasmania to arrange your trip to and from Tasmania if intending to go by boat. These fares are provided to us at a special event rate and are dependent upon a certain number of our fleet making the required number of bookings. Any further information can be obtained by contacting the Spirit directly and mentioning your involvement with the Flying 11 Association and these championships. If you are transporting your boat on the roof of your car, you will need to advise the Spirit of Tasmania when booking so they can allocate the location of your vehicle on the ships.
We have also been working on the option of delivering boats to the regatta by way of containers from Sydney directly to Tamar Yacht Club, and return. As yet, the price has not been able to be confirmed, but it will be in the vicinity of $500 approximately per boat, ex-insurance for the round trip. The containers will be packed from a couple of locations here in Sydney. The dates are also yet to be confirmed however we expect the containers will leave around New Year and be returning immediately after the regatta. The cost of transporting our boats by container has been heavily discounted and we hope to have a more definite costing in the next few weeks. You should be aware that your normal insurance policy most likely will not cover transport by container, and will be an optional extra when considering transporting your F11 in the containers. In the past, we have obtained insurance for this at approximately $100 per boat. These costs are based on a total of 3 x 40ft containers only; we can pack twelve F11s into each container.
The Australian Maritime College has confirmed that accommodation will be available at their Endeavour Hall facility, which is within walking distance from the yacht club. The facilities are available at $350-$450 per single room for the week. Refer to the UTAS website for details – - from this page, select “Beauty Point”, and this will give you details on the residential college, Endeavour Hall.
There are also a couple of other residential colleges in Launceston, which has a much wider choice of accomodation available.The contact person is Tania Harvey - phone 03 6324 3910 and email

Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals Boat Charter Information

 For those wishing to hire/charter a vessel when down in Tasmania for the Nationals, Richard Scarr has provided a contact below.

Hughie Lewis Marine in Hobart (near the airport) is happy to assist with support boats.
He has many used boats of many different sizes (not any ribs at this point) in his yard; he is happy to help where he can.
It is a 3hr drive from there to Beauty point.
Closer to the time, what ever boats he has in his yard he is happy to charter them to you. They would need to be towed to the venue and back (all on trailers). He has a truck that takes boats up and down and it costs about $280 per boat one way.
Richard may be able to help tow a few boats up as he has a 4WD.
Please go direct to Hughie to arrange
Phone  (03) 6234 7266 
Fax (03) 6234 1251
AH Phone Hughie Lewis  0418 120 207

 Editors Ramble

 I hope you are all enjoying the winter break and looking forward to the new season looming up quite quickly. Many of you have been sailing at one of the winter training days each month in various locals, and I'm happy to say the new venue at Drummoyne Sailing Club has been well attended.
We have already had 19 new boats ordered for next season which is just a terrific sign of strength for the Flying Eleven class; it confirms we are in for a very big season to come.
Take a moment to look at the new season's calendar which now shows where all the 2009 -2010 F11 regattas are being held. There is quite a bit of "river" sailing involved in the new season, so I would suggest the early regattas like the NSW F11 Sprints and Upper Habour Champs would be a great opportunity to hone your skills in time for the first round of the States and Nationals. Not only are these regattas great fun and very social at the start of the season, last year it paid off for those that did venture out if you look back at all the results from last season; interesting ............. 
If you're hanging out for a winter regatta, the last two rounds (3 races each) of the RPAYC Ice Breakers Series is on the 26th July and 23rd August. Casual entries are welcome @ $18 per day and is open to a number of junior and youth classes.
Don't forget to send in your SAILOR PROFILE (see About F11s menu) as I will be progressively putting them onto the web during winter when our sailing news is a little light. 


 see our News item below for more......  


NSW AGM Report
It was Lionel McFadyen's last hurrah as President of NSW and the attendees showed their appreciation for his six year's of involvement......

2009 Tasmanian Flying 11 Championship Report
Rhys & Warwick sailed consistently well, particularly in lighter conditions to take the title from Clare Cromarty & Natalie Maslin in Beyond the Edge (1307), who took out the Handicap Title.....

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