Please select your home edition
Edition
Sail World NZ Lone Wolf

Newcastle Cruising YC to hold Santa Clause Race on Friday

by Richard Howard on 5 Dec 2012
NCYC Logo hi res . .
The Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club will kick off the Christmas season by hosting the inaugural Santa Clause Laser race on basin part of the Newcastle Harbour this coming Friday. Sailors are required to suit up their Santa outfit and embellish their Laser boats with Christmas decorations in a night full of fun and surprises.

Newcastle Harbour will take on a distinctly Christmas flavour this Friday evening when the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club’s Laser fleet holds its inaugural Santa Claus race.

The sailors will wear Santa costumes and dress their boats up with Christmas decorations. There’ll be prizes for the best dressed boat, best sailing Santa and best swimming Santa (for the Santa that gets a bit hot under the collar and decides he needs to cool off…!).

Club CEO Richard Howard says the race is a great way for NCYC’s fledgling Laser fleet to celebrate a successful first year.

'This is the first year we’ve formally raced Lasers at the club and we’ve had a huge interest in the class with around 30 people registering to come racing with us now or in the future. Lasers are a fun boat and a great way to get into sailing. It is a relatively cheap ‘off the shelf’ dinghy which can be sailed by beginners through to Olympians and is designed with different rigs for varying weights which is one of the reasons the Laser Class is the largest and most versatile dinghy classes in the world'

'We’ve established a strong group of Laser sailors who take their racing seriously but also like having a laugh at themselves and each other on the water. NCYC’s Santa Sails a Laser Race this is a fun way to wrap up the year and will be quite a spectacle in the Basin part of Newcastle Harbour on Friday evening from 5.30pm.'

Lasers sail from NCYC on the Hunter River on Friday evenings while daylight savings is in force. More information regarding Laser sailing at NCYC is available at http://www.ncyc.net.au/sailing/laser-sailing/

If you’d like to get pictures of the fleet or require further information please contact Richard Howard on 4940 8188 or richard.howard@ncyc.net.au
Pittwater to Paradise 2018 660x82PredictWind.comSail Exchange 660x82 1

Related Articles

First set of sailors book Medal Race places at World Cup Series Japan
The day got off to an all too familiar start, for this week, with the wind once again largely absent. For both the Men's and Women's Windsurfer (RS:X) and Men's and Women's Skiffs (49er/49erFX) fleets, today was the last opportunity to book their slots in Saturday's Medal Races.
Posted today at 1:39 pm
Japanese sailing legacy born at World Cup Series
Itakura's partner Chika Hatae expressed her delight at elite sailing competitions arriving in their home country The wind has remained fickle since the series arrived in Japan, for the first time. The coastal city with a population of over 80,000 people is currently experiencing an extended period of uncharacteristically bad weather.
Posted on 19 Oct
Canberra ready for an influx of Optis for ACT Optimist Championship
With fleets of 80 boats expected, fantastic racing and close competition are not the only features of this regatta. As their first away event, kids can really start to see where the sport can take them, and Parents can be involved with the racing right from the beautiful greens of the Canberra Yacht Club.
Posted on 19 Oct
AST and Olympic medallists confirmed for Sail Melbourne
Australian Sailing Team, including its Olympic medallists, will head to Melbourne at end of November for 2017 edition The Australian Sailing Team, including its Olympic medallists, will head to Melbourne at the end of November for the 2017 edition of the Sail Melbourne International Regatta. This year, the event will be hosted out of the newly renovated Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 27 November to 3 December 2017.
Posted on 19 Oct
Hey Charger takes out 12ft Skiff Upper Harbour Championship
The 12ft Skiffs lined up for the first Interclub of season on Saturday with a healthy fleet of 20 facing the starters The 12ft Skiffs lined up for the first Interclub of the season on Saturday with a healthy fleet of 20 facing the starters. The Hey Charger crew of Ben Austin and Oscar Wilsons won the 12ft Skiff Parramatta River Championship in tricky 10 – 15 knots South Easterly conditions. Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club hosted event.
Posted on 18 Oct
World Sailing look to leading influencers to Balance the Boat
There have been some good initiatives within sailing to date, but more work needs to be done to level the playing field. At World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference, four of sports leading influencers will spark discussion and debate at a special forum titled, Balancing the Boat: growing female participation and developing pathways in competitive sailing.
Posted on 18 Oct
World champions come to the forefront at Sailing World Cup Series
Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Gliszczynska finished tenth at the Rio 2016 but their decision to compete in Gamagori Challenged by a 5-6 knot breeze over the first two days of the World Cup Series event, the champions have used all their experience to position themselves at the top of the pack or firmly in medal contention.
Posted on 18 Oct
Warming up for SB20 Worlds in Hobart
In four races sailed this summer, there have been eight different placegetters, with seconds separating the top boats. In the four races sailed so far this summer, there have been eight different placegetters, with seconds separating the top boats.
Posted on 18 Oct
Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan
Burton and Thompson got off to the best start in the 50-boat Laser fleet sharing the top two places. Burton and Thompson got off to the best start in the 50-boat Laser fleet sharing the top two places with Kontides following in seventh.
Posted on 17 Oct
Discover sailing day at Albert Park Lake
This is a free introduction to dinghy sailing for people of all ages at Melbourne's safest and convenient place to sail Come out for a sail on a dinghy class sailboat, chat to a club member, go for a walk around Albert Park Lake, and relax at the lunchtime BBQ on the club's upstairs decking. New style RS Quest and RS Feva sailboats will be among the boats used.
Posted on 14 Oct