Keelboat sailing

Link to experimental race timing. General information, resultsreportsdates and sailing instructions, skippers essentials.   

Dates for the remainder of this season (from March) are here.

As a rule, keelboat racing happens every Saturday in summer and on a few Sundays in winter.  The fleet includes Couta boats, small to medium keelboats and a couple of 40 foot ocean racing yachts.  Members’ vessels are moored either in pens within the Queenscliff marina or off the Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club – on swing moorings or in pile moorings.  A good summer race could include up to 8 boats of various sizes plus our Committee boat “Swan”.  For planned race dates, see the link above and check for updates under “ Calendar of events”.  And skippers who might wish to race please register your vessel (once to cover the whole year) as follows.

Registration of vessels intending to race.

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Race registration

You will need a completed category 5 or category 7 safety declaration, a copy of your vessel’s insurance certificate, and your login information for Australian Sailing. Then click this link for the online registration form. ->

Practice in the Racing Rules and in interpreting navigation lights

can be found in the form of quiz or practice in the links page.

Silva Nexus wind instrument repair

To comply with quote in the “Sailing Anarchy” forum, our experience in repairing the Siva Nexus NX2 wind transducer (reported in “Keelboats General Information /  Some instrument repairs”) is also linked  here.

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