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Measurement for sails and foils will be held at Blairgowrie YS on the 15/1 at 12.

Sabre Calendar 2010/11

Please find the latest calendar for the coming season.

Sabre Vic Calendar

Sabre Training Weekend 9/10

Please find attached the Start time and agenda for the weekend. Training Weekend

VIC AGM - Sunday 10th October 9.30am

The victorian AGM will be held at BRYC on the 10th at 9.30am. This will be held prior to the commencement of training activities. Please feel free to attend even if your not attending the training weekend to see whats happening in our class.

Sabre Training Weekend 9/10 October

Its on again, the annual sabre training weekend at BRYC. For all those who would like register please click the below link. Key topics inlcude:- Boat setup, starting, boat handling, physical training, a champions view and much more. http://tinyurl.com/sabre-training

Each participant will also be teamed up with a 

mentor for the season to continue the coaching journey after the weekend.

Winter Series 2010

Congratulations to Chris Dance on winning the winter series with consistence performances across all races. Close behind was Nick Mouat and Gary McLennan in second and third respectively who traded places with Chris over a number of races.

Sail at Cairn Curran

With the lakes all starting to fill in Victporia, a reggata is on at Cairn Curran on the 6 & 7th of November. Also includes a big swim event, triathlon and canoe/kayak racing. 2010_Cairn_Curran_Classic

Sabre Nationals 2011/12

While some time away, it has been annouced that the next Vic sponsored Nationals will be held at Blairgowrie YS. More details to follow in the future.

Sail Mordi August

The Sail Mordi regatta is on again this year. Date is the 28-29th August. Please refer to the below notice of race for more details or the MSC website.


Upcoming Events

Annual Training Weekend, Team Racing, Go for Gold Regatta. Stay tuned for dates.

Winter Series Calendar

Attached below is the calendar for the winter series.

Sabre Winter Series 2010

Vic State Title Results 2010

Congratulations to Chris Dance in retaining the Victorian state titles this year. Racing was held across 6 races for the weekend, and little seperated the top 5 places with Chris taking the silverware on the last race. Full details attached below.

State Titles 2010 Results

Sabre 2009 Teams Racing  & Measurment Session at Mordiallic Sailing Club - 28th & 29th November

Teams racing is on at Mordiallic late November. The challenge is on to see if anyone can take the trophy away from Black Rock. This is a good chance to get some larger fleet action in preperation for National or States, as well as catch up with old friends. Measurment will be held on the Saturday morning starting at 10.30

2009 Victorian Dinghy Championship 14th & 15th November - Mordiallic Sailing Club

2009 Victorian Dinghy Championships will be held on November 14th & 15th 2009 inclusive. Organised by Yachting Victoria and conducted by Mordialloc Sailing Club Inc. For more information refer to the Mordiallic website. www.mordiallocsc.yachting.org.au/

Sail Sandy 17 & 18th October

For all those who want to blow out th cobwebs for the season in Victoria, Sail Sandy is on mid October. It is expected a number of the Nationals top ten will be sailing in the regatta. Refer to www.syc.com.au for more info.

Sail Mordiallic Regatta

Mordiallic is holding a regatta on the 29th & 30th of August. The regatta can be used for training, and people are encourgaed to bring there own coach. Refer attached NOR or the club website for more details.


** Note - Updated as at 20th June

Victorian Winter Series Calendar 2009

The series has been developed for 2009. This year 3 drops are allowed for the series. Please check all start times with the club prior to racing. Normal club race entry fees apply to all members racing during series.


Winter Club Membership

Albert Sailing Club has the option for Sabre members to join for winter membership, and if available club storage. Please refer to website for more details.

Victorian championships prove popular

The 09 Vic champs took place at Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club at Paynesville across the Moomba long weekend. A great fleet of 51 took part which was superb given the 300km drive for the Melbourne based competitors. Five races out of 6 were completed - with the breeze arriving a little too late on the Monday to get the fleet away. Saturday saw a nice 15 knot breeze, with Sunday having 5-10 knots. Many competitors took their families down given the 3 day format and the renowned beauty of the Gippsland Lakes. With it having been a 15 year time lag since we last held a championship at Gippsland, we were certainly given a very warm welcome by the locals, and the regatta was also well supported with 10 local boats. One highlight of the regatta was the inaugral use of the 'Switchblade' junior sail by 13 yr old Jack Felsethal on the Saturday. Realising that the sail could not be used to officially gain finishing points in the series, Jack swapped over to a normal sail on the Sunday and pulled a 2nd and a 4th. ! That allowed the sail to be used by someone even younger - enter Luke Martin, who at 10 years old is surely the youngest ever Sabre sailor to race in a state championship.

There was great racing at the front of the fleet, with ultimate victory going to Chris Dance from Black Rock, with Blairgowrie sailors Alan Riley and Callum Burns in 2nd and 3rd.



Click here to download our Spring 08 Vic Association newsletter. Nine pages of news, coming events, sailing tips and photos. Click here

Congratulations to Chris Dance from BRYC for taking out the 2008 Sabre Winterseries. With a new boat just launched, he has to be one to put your money on for the upcoming Nationals series.

Results to the end of August click here.

Following the decision of John Dixon to stand down as Victorian Measurer after a spell lasting a decade, we would like to welcome Frank Landy as our new measurer. Frank sails at Sugarloaf in Melbourne's outer NE suburbs. His contact details are:

Phone: 9434 3559
Email: frank_landy@hotmail.com
Measuring site: Sugarloaf Sialing club, gate 11, Ridge Road.

Winter series races commence at start of May at BRYC, then lead on to Albert Park, Sugarloaf, Lysterfield, Geelong and Mordialloc. There is no charge for the Sabre Association but the conditions of the host club must be met ie paying winter membership, or a casual race fee. The drops for the series are as follows:-

> 8 races sailed 4 drops
8 races sailed 3 drops
6 or 7 races sailed 2 drops
5 races sailed 1 drop
< 4 races sailed 0 drops
Refer to Victorian Calendar page

To obtain a copy of the great photos taken by Russell and Peter Bates over the weekend, please refer to the following attachment.  Vic 08 Title Photos

State Titlte Article. Vic States 2008

The state titles were held at Elwood Sailing Club on the weekend of the 23rd & 24th February.

The wind for the series was on the very strong side, and with four races to the series saw some tired bodies after the event.

Congratulations go to Wayne Bates for successfully defending his title against strong opposition and some very close racing. Full results of the event can be viewed below.  

Sabre State Titles 2007-08

The state titles will be held at Elwood Sailing Club on the weekend of the 23rd & 24th February. Dont forget to check the calendar to get your sails and foils measured ready for the event. The Notice of Race and entry form may be downloaded here NOR 2008

Note - If you have a new boat and its not measuered, you will have to do so prior to the event. Please contact John Dixon Vic Measurer to book in your time well in advance (refer contact info page for phone number).

The training weekend will be held at Black Rock YC on the weekend of the 13th / 14th October. Free for members and includes snags and bread for lunch. Note trainnig will cater for all levels so please come along. An entry form will be sent to members early Septemeber.

If you would like to join to take advantage of the trainnig and are not a member, please register via the Australian Home page via the "Update Membership Details" link.

The Vic AGM will be held on SUNDAY 14th October at 9.00 am.  All members are encouraged to attend to voice there views in regards to the association &/or volunteer to help out.

Congratulations to Chris Dance for his win in the 2007 winter series.

While this year was noted for its lack of water at a number of venues keeping races and entrants down, we still had over 20 boats compete in the series.

Winter Series 07 Final Results

Thanks to a drop or two of rain (finally), both Sugarloaf and Albert Park are back in action. Get back on the water to blow out the cobwebs for summer.

Please note - due to drought racing at Sugarloaf is cancelled. At this stage the winter series will recommence at MSC (August). We will update members if water levels change to allow us to go back to Albert Park or Sugarloaf.

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