F11 Newsletter - September 2009


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David Price, Falls Creek, Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Here comes a big season ahead. Enjoy........................

In this BIG issue:
  • 2009 Nick Scali NSW F11 Sprint Championships - ON SOON! 
  • Containers to Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals - REGISTER NOW
  • Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals Accommodation Update @ Aug09
  • Spirit Of Tasmania Bookings - FORMS NOW AVAILABLE
  • F11 Sailors Success News Over Winter 2009
  • 2009 YNSW Youth Championships
  • New On-Line Entry System
  • Latest F11 Sailor Profiles
  • Editors Ramble


2009 Nick Scali NSW F11 Sprint Championships - Saturady 26th September 

     HURRY !!!!  -  The NSW Flying Eleven Sprint Championships is on in a couple of weeks!
Come and join in the fun to kick-start the season and test the waters where you will be sailing the 1st round of the NSW State Championships in December.

Where else could you get up to 8 sprint style races to brush off the cobwebs, run in the new crews and catch up after the long winter with all your sailing friends from 7 dinghy and skiff classes!

Follow the links to visit either the F11 Calandar or YA Events menus OR for full details click this link for the 2009 NICK SCALI FURNITURE SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS, incorporating the 2009 NSW Flying 11 Sprint Championships.

Click on the link below to go straight to the Online Entry.


 Click here to enter NOW 


 Containers to Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals


We have for some time now (a long-winded exercise) been dealing with up to 6 different companies in order to arrange three 40ft containers – 36 boats maximum - for some of the Flying 11 fleet from Sydney to Tamar YC and return. The initial exercise was over $1.2k per boat as mentioned in a previous newsletter. After tallying up all the various charges quoted by these 6 companies, we have arrived at an approximation of what the eventual total costs would be if we chose to go ahead with this deal, based on 36 boats in containers to Tassie and back.


The approximate cost per boat @ 36 boats utilising the container transport option, including *insurance, fuel surcharge and GST would be $750, (*the special insurance is optional per boat @ $140 - your normal insurance does not cover container transportation. The fuel surcharge also fluctuates and will be set at time of departure). This price may be reduced by approximately $100 per boat, and we are awaiting confirmation of this discount at the time of publication.


As we only have 36 spots available, it is obviously not a deal for the whole fleet. The cost is dependant on all 36 spots being taken up.


The National Executive needs to ascertain the total number of boats wishing to take up the container option. The best case cost scenario is resultant upon all 36 spots utilised, otherwise the cost does escalate due to reduced numbers.


To register your interest in the container transport option, you need to inform us of your intention to take up a spot in the containers by return email to flying.elevens@gmail.com as soon as possible. We will advise of your confirmation within the next two weeks. A $500 deposit will then be required to secure your container place accordingly. We shall keep you informed once the absolute figure is established.


   IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER FOR A CONTAINER SPOT AND OR/NOR INSURANCE OPTION, send us an email please NOW at  flying.elevens@gmail.com



Tasmania 2010 F11 Nationals Accommodation Update @ Aug09

We have been offered some low cost accommodation at Carnacoo, a scout camp between Gravelly Beach and Deviot, about 20-25 min from Beauty Point. The address is 127 Paper Beach Rd, Paper Beach.

It is in a rural setting, the usual dormitory style, self catering, shared facilities  you would expect in a scout camp. It will sleep 40 in dorms. There is no shop nearby, and it is not on the main road. There is a large, very visible Woolworths at Legana, a northern satellite suburb on the West Tamar Highway, that you would drive past coming from Launceston.

Cost is usually $12 per person per night, but they would probably charge $40 per night for a family of four for the duration of this event.

It is also available for campervans (approx $12 per night per van), and for camping.($8 per night).

At this stage they have made it available for the Flying 11 Nationals, but if there is no interest by end of October, they will let it go.

The contact for booking is Rose Tanner, who runs the local  Scout Shop in Launceston at anyone interested should contact her directly rose.tanner@bigpond.com  

Other Accommodation per previous Newsletters

Refer to the UTAS website for details – www.utas.edu.au/accommodation/holiday/index.htm

From this page, select "Beauty Point", and this will give you details on the residential college, Endeavour Hall.


(Note there are also a couple of residential colleges in Launceston, but Launceston has a much wider choice of accomodation.)

The contact person is Tania Harvey- Phone 03 6324 3910, and email Tania.Harvey@utas.edu.au.



The Spirit of Tasmania administration has drawn up a booking form and fare sheet specific to our Flying Eleven Associations for our 2010 National Championships.
Click for these documents-

It is up to participants to complete it and forward it to special.events@spiritoftasmania.com.au  to process a booking.  As travel is likely to be over a spread of days, bookings will be subject to availability at the time of receiving the forms.


The day sailings that have been scheduled so far include January 3rd, 4th and 10th January and there will be a day sailing from Devonport to Melbourne on 17th Jan 2010.



Further Information from the Spirit of Tasmania


****Ocean View Recliners are allocated airline style seats****

*****A Day Ticket is a non-allocated seat that allows passengers to make use of all public facilities on board*****

*Pension fares apply to holders of Australian Pension Cards.  Limited availability and appropriate ID required.

*Children prices available upon application

*Senior fares apply to passengers 60 years and over.  Appropriate ID required.

*Sole Use charge is for passengers travelling alone who wish to have a cabin to themselves, and is in addition to the twin cabin fare.

NB: All fares given in this quotation are GST inclusive, are also subject to alteration without notice and do not include meals.


When dealing with events of this size, The Spirit of Tasmania have created a special Booking Form and Fare sheet especially designed for this event.  When delegates are ready to confirm a reservation, they can then complete this form and send directly to special.events@spiritoftasmania.com.au  together with a deposit of $40.00.  They will then confirm all details and advise when final payment is due.   

Cancellation of bookings within 30 days prior to departure will incur a $20.00 each way, per booking cancellation fee.

Please note that Tasmania has a pest and disease free status, which it must maintain.  Your groups' vehicles (as with every other vehicle) will be checked upon arrival into Tasmania.  Prior to boarding the Spirit of Tasmania in Melbourne each vehicle driver must ensure the following: a) that the vehicle is clean of any soil and b) no fruit and vegetables are being held in the vehicle or in any luggage at all.

Vehicle and Trailer Guide

NB: Vehicles towing trailers (under 2m wide): 7.1 – 8m (combined length of vehicle and trailer)                              $383.00 each way. Each additional metre $  77.00 each way.


F11 Sailors Success News Over Winter 2009 

What have they all been up to over winter.

Well, our Flyers have all been rather busy either competing, training, purchasing new boats - we have knocked up 20 new boats for the new season - or training and competing in other sailing classes and competitions.

Chappo, a previous National F11 Champion has been very busy conducting his Winter Training Programmes in conjunction with the F11, MJ, Cherub, 29er and Sabot fleets, and Baz has been doing the same thing for his Manly fold, despite some serious shoulder surgery which would normally force a man to be restricted to home convalecence. Chappo has had regular fleet numbers of 18 boats at Avalon, including Hornsby's fleet, 12 at the Drummoyne JSC, 12 at Belmont and a few cameo appearances down in the shire at Cronulla (who plan to step up this opportunity next winter). Baz has had his hands full with 15-20 boats from Manly and Middle Harbour too.

Scott Cotton and the Crawford brothers have been playing 470's with Olympic coach Victor Kovalenko and his AST group of sailors, as well as some coaching from Larry Cargill and Eric in support.

Tom Koerner has teamed up with Byron White training in the 29ers. Alex McFadyen and Josh McKnight have been busy juggling the Interschools snowsports race programme with their move into the 13fter class; Alex stearing with James Dargaville and Josh crewing with Matt Stenta.

Congratulations to Gemma Rasdall and her crew Jess Angus winning the Ice Breaker Series on Pittwater over winter in their Flying 11 - 1349 Outrageous.  Their well deserved win did not go un-noticed.

Down at the CYCA in the Youth Sailing Academy, we had quite a number of Flyers participating in the Match Racing Programmes, including our Flying Eleven nominees to the YSA Scholarship awards - Josh McKnight, Sam Ellis and Lachlan Alexander - Dawson. Also participating in the YSA this winter in the Womens Programme, the Advanced Squad et al were, Tim Forbes-Smith, Nat Greentree, Olivia Price, Brie Whitton, Declan Rohr, Alex paton, Keats Thompson, James Bloomfield, Oliver Hartas and Sam Nugent to name just a few. It seems the F11 crews well out-number any other class during the winter months at the CYC and certainly shine when competing at the various Inter-Club Regattas throughout the colder months both here in Sydney and in New Zealand.

And a big congratulations to now retired Flying 11 sailor Olivia Price crewing with past F11 sailors Nicky Souter and Katie Spithill who have been representing Australia in Europe and the UK over our winter in the Womens Match Racing World Cup circuit, and Lisa Darmanin crewing with her cousin Jason Waterhouse sailing their Hobie in Brazil at the Youth Worlds. Olivia was runner up in the World Cup at Kiel, won the Swedish Match Cup and placed 5th at the World Championships on her first European tour - now ISAF ranked 4th. Lisa has gone from strength to strength sailing with Jason winning in convincing fashion the Hobie 16 Division of the Youth World Championships in Brazil this winter. Most of us will miss these two young sailors amongst out fleet - some will be relieved too, but we all wish them the best for the future in the sport of sailing.



2009 YNSW Youth Championships

 The 2009 OAMPS Yachting NSW Youth Championships is on the October Long-Weekend 3rd to 5th October at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club.

  • We out-numbered all the other classes last year!
  • We won the Intermediate Double Handed Division last year!
  • Let's do it again - bigger and better

Full details and the Notice of Race can be found at the YNSW Website

New On-Line Entry System


This season you will find we have adopted a new online system of entry to our various regattas, one designed and managed by Yachting Australia. This new system has just been introduced by YA and allows for a number of added benefits to the F11 Association and our sailors, such as a secure online credit card payment facility, pre-payment and booking of Presentation Tickets, merchandising, added competition categories and many more options available to help us move into the future. We anticipate it will deliver ease and simplicity, and save time for our regatta administrators and our sailors alike. 

As we experiment with the system, we hope to provide more and more benefits to our fleet in the future.

The 2009 Nick Scali Furniture NSW Flying 11 Sprint Championships will be our first trial - fingers crossed it will be a winner!

 Latest F11 Sailor Profiles  


Have a look at all the new F11 SAILOR PROFILES published over the last few months on the front page of our website.

If your name does not appear there, you are not famous yet!

Want to be famous?  Then click on the main menu About F11s and then click on Sailor Profile - Submit  to join up like the others.

You'll be so glad you did!

 Editors Ramble

 Well, our new season is upon us. Some clubs have already started, and others start this weekend.

A number of you - up to 20 of you - have a new boat to play with courtesy of Mark Thorpe, who has worked his B off this winter. What a great success story for the Flying Elevens in a time when you would assume there would be little activity in this area with the GFC and all. It just goes to show how popular and energetic our class has become. You are part of the biggest growth in Australian sailing at present (we don't count the Opti pop-outs made in China as sailing).

Although a little bit delayed, all the details are now on our website for the Nick Scali Furniture NSW F11 SPRINTS on in a couple of weeks - Saturday 26th September at Hunters Hill. It is always a great success, especially handy for new crews to get up to 8 sprint races in against your competitors. AND, you get to sail on the waters of the 1st round of the NSW States coming later this year.

In fact, just have a look at where all the major regattas will be held this season. It was not designed this way, but you will find that "river sailing" will be prominent in this year's activities - the Sprints at Hunters Hill SC, the Upper Harbour Champs at Lane Cove 12ftSSC, Round 1 of the NSW States at HHSC and Round 2 at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club, and our National Titles at Tamar Yacht Club, Beauty Point in Tasmania. All river sailing venues!!!!!! 

Surely you would want as much river sailing experience as you could get to demonstrate your full potential during this season's feast of events. 

Lap it up friends.......... Here comes a big season ahead. Enjoy........................ 

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......  






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