10/10/2019 Starting Date for 2019 2020 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2019-2020 Season will start on Saturday 14th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner races. A draft programme for the entire club is available here.

08/08/2019 2019 AGM

Club AGM Well it is that time of the year for PHSSC Members to once again come together for the Club's Annual General Meeting to elect the new Committee for the upcoming sailing season 2019-2020. If you are unable to attend please contact one of the current Committee members to put your nominations forward. PORT HUNTER 16FT SAILING SKIFF CLUB INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MONDAY 12TH AUGUST 2019 1900HRS AT THE CLUBHOUSE Hopefully we will see all Members there on the night.

31/03/2019 2019 Sailfest Regatta Results

2019 Cock of The Harbour Results 27 boats lined up for this year's Cock O'Harbour race but a powerful Nor-Westerly wind decimated the fleet with only 2 boats reaching the finish line. The 16ft Skiff crew of Rob Flanagan, Anthony Johnson and Graham Roberson put on a masterful display to get "Kilos" around the course to win both the scratch and yardstick results. The only other boat to finish was the MG14 "Scurvy Rascal" sailed by Arran Gore and Daniel Flood who finished about a minut
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21/03/2019 Newcastle Trophy is Back

Newcastle Trophy 31/3/2019 As part of the SailFest Regatta, organised in conjunction with the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Port Hunter will be rejuvenating the "Newcastle Trophy" race on Sunday 31st March 2019. This will follow the annual Cock Of The Harbour Race on Saturday. All of-the-beach sailing boats are invited to participate in both events. Entries can be made online through the link on the NCYC website or on the day(s) at the Club. See you then :)

15/02/2019 No Senior Sailing Saturday 16 02 2019

Afternoon Sailing Cancelled on 16th Februaru 2019 There will be no organised sailing at the Club this Saturday afternoon with the Skiffs going to Myall Lakes and the MG14s going to the State Titles at Cronulla. The catamarans are going for an informal sail if it's a nice day and all are welcome to join them. Flying Ants are sailing as per usual in the morning See you all next weekend :)

13/01/2019 MG14 Australian Championships Final Results

MG14 Australian Championships 2018-2019 Results AQUA PEST sailed by Drew Van Ryn and Joss Dal Vera from Cronulla Sailing Club are the 2018-2019 MG14 National Champions. AQUA PEST won a week-long tussle with St George boat PEGASUS, sailed by Gary Reeves and Ross Pollhill, for top spot. The Cronulla boat had the edge in the predominantly lighter winds that the series was sailed in. Third was another St George boat 3 KINGS sailed by David Aylward and Charlotte Holliday who also had a close battle,
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04/01/2019 MG14 Australian Championships

MG14 Nationals The battle for MG14 supremecy looms, with competitors from NSW and Queensland to fight it out on Newcastle Harbour beginning on Monday January 7th and culminating on Saturday January 12th. See you there

21/11/2018 No Sailing Saturday 24 11 2018

Sailing Cancelled on 24th November 2018 The Supercars and a poor forecast have combined to end all hope of a Club sail on 24th November 2018. See you all next weekend :)

21/11/2018 State Titles Begin For 3 Classes

State Titles Begin On Harbour Last weekend saw the opening heats of the NSW State Championships for three different sailing classes. Flying Ant, 13ft Skiff and 16ft Skiff sailors from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Gosford, Sydney and the Illawarra (around the state?) converged on the Port Hunter 16ft Sailing Skiff Club at Stockton to compete against each other and the elements. On the confined courses on Newcastle Harbour the large fleets were constantly coming together, ducking and weaving to avoi
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08/11/2018 Port of Newcastle Solar

PORT OF NEWCASTLE 2018 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM We are very pleased to announce that our Clubhouse will soon be powered by the sun, thanks to a grant to install solar panels on our roof provided by the Port of Newcastle SUN + WIND = HAPPY SAILORS

16/08/2018 Starting Date for 2018 2019 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2018-2019 Season will start on Saturday 15th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner races. A draft programme for the entire club is available here.

16/08/2018 MG14 Nationals are Back

The MG14 Australian Championship are at Port Hunter! After a gap of 14 years, the MG14 Austrailian Titles will return to Port Hunter in 2018-2019.The event starts on January 7 and completes on January 12.More information to come...

15/04/2018 2018 Cock O Harbour Results

2018 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Results A very light breeze slightly delayed the start and encouraged a shorter course but as the boats hit the water a nice seabreeze filled in for a beautiful day on the water. A massed downwind start in front of the club had some close calls (and one or two that were too close) but the fleet settled into a fine upwind battle after rounding the first mark, with the bigger cats and skiffs all vying for the lead. However, it wasn't long before the outstan
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27/08/2017 Starting Date and Draft Programme for 2017 2018 season

Draft Sailing Programme Available The new season will start on Saturday 9th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. A draft programme for the entire club is available here.

15/04/2017 2017 Cock O Harbour Results

2017 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Results Another light breeze helped keep the skiffs in the race for fastest boat on the harbour. They were a bit faster downwind but they couldn't match the overall pace of F18 catamaran "Musto", sailed by Dean Nissen & Dave Culip, who pulled away upwind for a convincing win. Runner-up was again the 16ft Skiff "Kilos", sailed two-up by Anthony Johnson & Grahame Roberson. "Kilos" also won the yardstick from two fully-crewed 16ft Skiffs: "ECP" saile
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02/09/2016 Draft Programme for 2016 2017 season

Draft Sailing Programme Available The new season will start on Saturday 10th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. A draft programme for the entire club is available here.

31/08/2016 Starting Date for 2016 2017 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2016-2017 Season will start on Saturday 10th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. We'll be having a tidy up beforehand - please get there early and lend a hand!

03/04/2016 2016 Cock O Harbour Results

2016 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Results A light Nor-Westerly became a light Sou-Easterly just as the crews were being briefed - "No worries, the marks are in the right place, just go round the other way". The Nacra 5.8 "Business Time" sailed one-up by Dave Cullip pulled away in the condition to an easy win from a trio of F18s led by Nicholas Hord's "751" and the Nissens on board "Albert". The light conditions helped the monohulls in the yardstick results taking the top 3 placings, w
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29/02/2016 2016 Cock O Harbour Saturday 2nd April

2016 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Season to finish with traditional race Port Hunter has held an annual Cock Of The Harbour Regatta on the last day of each season for as long as anyone can remember and it is on again this year on Saturday 2nd April. All classes of sailing boats are welcome, with the title going to first over the line but with prizes also on yardstick. Previous Cocks include A Class, Taipan and Nacra catamarans and 18ft Skiff and 49er monohulls. Yardstick winners have
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09/09/2015 Starting Date for 2015 2016 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2015-2016 Season will start on Saturday 12th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. We'll be having a tidy up beforehand - please get there early and lend a hand!

29/03/2014 Old Salts Day 2013 2014

Old Salts Day 29th March 2014 13:30 All members, past and present, are invited to a reunion. Be part of the last race of our Club Championships without the usual aches, pains, injuries, sore heads and disappointments the following day :)

15/08/2013 Starting Date for 2013 2014 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2013-2014 Season will start on Saturday 14th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints for all classes. Pointscore races will begin the following Saturday. The Season Programme now available - here. Would officials from all divisions please check to make sure that the details are OK so that a final version can be available from the club once the season begins. And as a
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15/08/2013 PreSeason Working Bee

Working Bee set down for week before racing starts As you already know, the 2013-2014 Season will start on Saturday 14th September. In preparation we need to give the Club a bit of a tidy up. Be there on Saturday 7th September from 8am. Thanks.

25/05/2013 2013 Annual General Meeting

2013 Annual General Meeting The 2013 Annual General Meeting for the Club will be held in the main hall on Monday 22nd July at 7pm. Each division will hold their AGMs prior to this meeting - contact your division president for details. The following divisions will hold their AGMs beforehand: Flying Ants at 6pm MG14s at 6:30pm Come along and support your club.

12/04/2013 2013 Cock O Harbour Results

2013 Cock of the Harbour Regatta Results Placings: Fastest 1st: Mid Life Crisis (Nacra 5.8) Shane & Kimberley Russell 2nd: RT Signs (16ft Skiff) Arran & Auto 3rd: Kilos (16ft Skiff) Johnno & Robbo Yardstick 1st: Troy Botting Shipwright (VS) Col Gillespie, Adam Kelly & Troy Botting 2nd: SFC Computers (VS) Tim, Jason & Hugh 3rd: Mid Life Crisis (Nacra 5.8) Shane & Kimberley Russell Full results:
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28/02/2013 2013 Cock O Harbour Date Change

Change of date for 2013 Cock O'Harbour Regatta NEW DATE - 23rd March Port Hunter has held an annual Cock Of The Harbour Regatta on the last day of each season for as long as anyone can remember. All classes of sailing boats are welcome, with the title going to first over the line but with prizes also on yardstick. Previous Cocks include A Class, Taipan and Nacra catamarans and 18ft Skiff and 49er monohulls. Yardstick winners have included everything from Hobie 14s and 16s to Ska
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13/09/2012 Starting Date for 2012 2013 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2012-2013 Season will start on Saturday 15th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints for all classes. Pointscore races will begin the following Saturday. The Season Programme now available - here.

04/04/2012 2012 Cock O Harbour Results

2012 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Results The result of the 2012 Cock Of The Harbour Regatta held on the 31st March in a very light South-Easterly looked in no doubt from the opening leg when the A Class catamarans "Sea Frog" sailed by Steve Breaden and "Barracuda" sailed by John Cootes leapt off the starting line and established a commanding lead at the first windward mark. A group of boats rounded that mark some time later that included Nacra 5.8s, F18s, an F16 and also a couple of 16ft Ski
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10/10/2011 1st Heat 16s Club Championship Postponed

16ft Skiffs - 1st Heat Club Championship Postponed Several of the top skiffs were to be missing a crew member on the date set down for the first heat so the other crews agreed to postpone the race for two weeks - the new date is 22nd October.

29/08/2011 Starting Date for 2011 2012 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2011-2012 Season will start on Saturday 10th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints for all classes. Pointscore races will begin the following Saturday. A draft of the Season Programme is available here. Would officials from all divisions please check to make sure that the details are OK so that a final version can be available from the club once the season begins. And a
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15/08/2010 Starting Date for 2010 2011 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2010-2011 Season will start on Saturday 11th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints for all classes. The Season Programme will be available at the Club then.. Pointscore races will begin the following Saturday.

20/03/2010 2010 Cock O Harbour Change of Date

2010 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Season to finish with traditional race Port Hunter has held an annual Cock Of The Harbour Regatta on the last day of each season for as long as anyone can remember and it is on again this year on the 27th March (not 3rd April as originally programmed). All classes of sailing boats are welcome, with the title going to first over the line but with prizes also on yardstick. Previous Cocks include A Class, Taipan and Nacra catamarans and 18ft Skiff, 49er
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12/08/2009 Starting Date for 2009 2010 Season

Starting Date for Season The 2009-2010 Season will start on Saturday 12th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints for all classes. Pointscore races will begin the following Saturday. The Season Programme is available here. Make sure you're ready - get all those maintenance jobs done before it's too late!

22/04/2009 2008 2009 Skiff Pointscores

2008-2009 Skiff Season Pointscores Pointscores for the skiffs are available here.

12/03/2009 2009 Cock O Harbour

2009 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Season to finish with traditional race Port Hunter has held an annual Cock Of The Harbour Regatta on the last day of each season for as long as anyone can remember and it is on again this year on the 4th April. All classes of sailing boats are welcome, with the title going to first over the line but with prizes also on yardstick. Previous Cocks include A Class, Taipan and Nacra catamarans and 18ft Skiff and 49er monohulls. Yardstick winners have inclu
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01/10/2008 16ft Skiff State Titles

16ft Skiff State Titles 2008-2009 Heats 1 and 2 at Port Hunter Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2008 Good Prizes on Offer Saturday Night: Free Pizza and Live Entertainment Sunday Morning: BBQ Breakfast Accommodation Free Camping At Club Boat Rowers Hotel - (02) 4928 2823 Riverview Gardens Bed & Breakfast - (02) 4928 3048 or see our Nearby Accommodation page.

05/08/2008 Draft Programme for 2008 2009 season

Draft Sailing Programme Available The 2008-2009 Season will start on Saturday 13th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. A draft Programme for the entire club is available here.

19/04/2008 2008 Cock O Harbour Results

2008 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Results The result of the 2008 Cock Of The Harbour Regatta held on the 12th April went right down to the wire with the Super Taipan "Monkey Boy" sailed by Greg Lynch and Steve "Combat" Yarrington just pipping the local 16ft Skiff "Oi" sailed by Anthony "Johnno" Johnson and Graham "Robbo" Roberson The final difference was only 12 seconds after 100 minutes of racing. This was the third time in as many years that the "super-cat" has won the regatta and this
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04/04/2008 2008 Cock O Harbour

2008 Cock O'Harbour Regatta Season to finish with traditional race Port Hunter has held an annual Cock Of The Harbour Regatta on the last day of each season for as long as anyone can remember and it is on again this year on the 12th April. All classes of sailing boats are welcome, with the title going to first over the line but with prizes also on yardstick. Previous Cocks include A Class, Taipan and Nacra catamarans and 18ft Skiff and 49er monohulls. Yardstick winners have incl
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05/02/2008 Nacra Super Series

Nacra Super Series and Open Cat Regatta The annual Nacra Super Series and Open Cat Regatta will be held over the weekend of 16th and 17th February 2008. A notice of race is available here.

21/10/2007 PH Regatta 20071020 results

Result Sheet for Port Hunter Regatta 2007/2008

25/09/2007 Web Site Problems Again

Hard drive died. Was very sad and my last backup is from April.Never trust a programmer to look after computers... If you do notice anything not working can you please let us know. PS - Lost the Season Programme as well. Will put it backup when available.

29/09/2006 Updated Sailing Programme

Updated Sailing Programme An updated Season Programme for entire club is available here. Class-specific programmes have been removed until further notice. Old versions (dated prior to 29/9/2006) should be discarded..

27/08/2006 Starting Date for 2006 2007 season

Starting Date for Season The 2006-2007 Season will start on Saturday 16th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. Some crews are already out there practicing, so don't get left behind - get all those maintenance jobs done before it's too late! Season Programme is available here.

06/08/2006 2006 2007 Committee

The AGM held in July elected the following officers for the 2006-2007 Season: PresidentTodd Anderson Vice PresidentPeter Kershaw SecretaryCathy Holmes TreasurerDean Castle CommodoreJeff Riley Vice CommodoreGeoff Benson Club CaptainDoug Bennett Sailing SecretaryArran Gore
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17/04/2006 Upcoming Regattas

Upcoming Regattas There isn't any left. Sorry, you missed out! We've now had the Flying Ant State heats, the Hobie Cat Regatta and the 5.8 Super Series races, the Annual 16ft Skiff regatta and we ended the season with the 2005-2006 Cock O' Harbour Regatta. All Done!

17/04/2006 Presentation Night

Presentation Night Presentation Night for seniors this year is to be held on Saturday 29th April from 6:30pm at a cost of just $15. Juniors Presentation Night is to be held on Saturday 22nd April from 4pm and will be free for junior members and a minimal $5 for everyone else. Food will be provided at both with drinks available at the bar.

31/03/2006 Club Champions 2005 2006

Club Champions Now Decided The 16ft Skiffs, MG14s and Flying Ants have all now completed all Club Championship races for the Season, with the following (provisional) results: Sibling crews dominated in the Flying Ant division, with Bill & Ned Nissen winning in the bright orange boat "Newcastle Rigging and Chandlery" (previously called "The Hunter"), from the only other crew to take a heat Zac & Kaine Mills sailing "Venom".
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09/01/2006 Working Bee Sunday 22nd January

A working bee has been scheduled for Sunday 22nd January at 10am. Several things require urgent attention including: Coating the new doors to protect them from the elements Getting the rescue boat trailer ready for Mungo Finishing the handrails on the deck
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09/01/2006 Duty Roster

A new duty roster has been drawn up for the 2nd half of the season: DateRescue BoatDuty Officer 7/1/2006SkiffDean Castle 14/1/2006CatJeff Riley 21/1/2006MGDoug Bennett 28/1/2006SkiffPeter Kershaw 11/2/2006CatArran Gore 18/2/2006MGJohn Hayman
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09/01/2006 More Web Site Problems

Over the last 2 weeks you would have noticed that you couldn't get to this wonderful web site full of marvellous information and stunning pictures AGAIN. The router blew up this time. Sorry. ( Luckily didn't need a backup. Unluckily for other people the lightning strike also took out various TVs and Foxtels around Stockton )

09/12/2005 Web Site Problems

Over the last 2 weeks you would have noticed that you couldn't get to this wonderful web site full of marvellous information and stunning pictures. The computer blew up. Sorry. ( Luckily had a backup. ) If you do notice anything not working can you please let us know.
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04/12/2005 2005 2006 Club Championship

04/12/2005 3rd Heat Postponed until new year As the skipper of "AJ&W Plumbing" is off somewhere until Christmas, everyone decided to wait for him to come back rather than risk a replacement who would probably be better. We'll let you know when a date has been set (the crew of Flash is happy - they reckon the wind is lighter after christmas!). 19/11/2005 AJ&W makes it 2 from 2 The crew of "AJ&W Plumbing" have made it 2 wins from 2 h
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15/10/2005 2005 2006 Committee

The AGM held on 10th July elected the following officers for the 2005-2006 Season: PresidentTodd Anderson Vice PresidentPeter Kershaw SecretaryCathy Holmes TreasurerDean Castle * CommodoreDoug Bennett Vice CommodoreJeff Riley Club CaptainLeo Payne Sailing SecretaryArran Gor
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18/09/2005 Cobweb Cleaner Cancelled - Wild Westerly Wind Wipeout

Westerly Wind Wipes Cobweb Cleaners Very Crowded Under The Bed (Smythey Not Happy) 30 knot westerly wind keeps all but the bravest (i.e. 2 young kids) ashore on the opening day of the season! With a forecast of 40+ knots the sailors decided to put the grand opening back one week and content themselves with f
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13/09/2005 New Boats for New Season

New Boats and Old Crews The season starts on Saturday with some old crews in new boats. First to appear was not so old Bill and Ned Nissen in their brand new shiny Flying Ant "The Hunter". Other Flying Ants have changed hands in the off season, including State Champion "Conditions Apply" and top performer "Venom". Next was Combat in his Nacra 5.8 catamaran
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07/08/2005 Starting Date for 2005 2006 season

Starting Date for Season The 2005 2006 Season will start a little later this year, beginning on Saturday 17th September with the annual Cobweb Cleaner Sprints. Some crews are already out there practicing, so don't get left behind - get all those maintenance jobs done before it's too late!

10/06/2005 2005 Annual General Meeting

2005 Annual General Meeting The 2005 Annual General Meeting for the Club will be held in the Club hall on Sunday 10th July at 11am. The following divisions will hold their AGMs beforehand: Flying Ants at 10am 16ft Skiffs at 10:30am MG14s at 10:45am The Catamaran division will hold its AGM on Sunday 19th June at 10:30am in the Club hall. Come along and support your club.
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18/04/2005 More Historical Photos

More Historical Photos Now Available The family of the late Life Member Neville de Glorian have provided us with his collection of photos and articles from the late 1920s thru to the late 1930s (when all small craft were taken up the river because of the war). The photos are available here. Please excuse the way that some of them look like they were scanned from old newspaper clippings, because that is exac
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18/04/2005 2004 2005 Presentation Night

Presentation Night Presentation Night for seniors this year is to be held on Saturday 30th April from 6:30pm at a cost of just $10. Juniors Presentation Night is to be held on Saturday 23th April from 4pm and will be free for junior members and a minimal $5 for everyone else. Food will be provided at both with drinks available at the bar.

10/04/2005 Trans Tasman Masters Games

The Club hosted the Trans Tasman Masters Games (TTMG) on Saturday 9th April and Sunday 10th April 2005. Lots of photos here. The overall results were as follows: Overview Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
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09/04/2005 Club Champions 2004 2005

Club Champions Now Decided The 16ft Skiffs, MG14s and Flying Ants have all now completed all pointscore races for the Season, with the following results: In the Flying Ant division Morgan York and Jimmy Hayman added to their State Championships by winning the Club Championships in "Conditions Apply". The pair have dominated the racing, only losing one race after a miscount of the number of laps. The other heat winner "Veno
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03/02/2005 Locals Dominate Flying Ant State Titles

Morgan and Jimmy Win, Bill and Ned Get Top 10 Placing Port Hunter Flying Ant "Conditions Apply", sailed by Morgan York and Jimmy Hayman have wrapped up the NSW Championship after the final heats on Botany Bay. The pair have been in command of the series since winning the first heats at Toronto back in October and have earned praise from all corners of the Flying Ant and broader sailing community. The other Port Hunter boat in the State Title serie
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14/01/2005 2004 2005 MG14 Nationals

NEWS: 2004 MG14 and SportSkiff National Titles 27-31 December Port Hunter 16ft Sailing Skiff Club recently conducted the 2004 MG14 and SportSkiff National titles. There were 20 entries for the MG14 title and 5 for the SportSkiff. MG14 The fleets were hammered by strong southerlys and south-westerlys on days 2, 3 and 4 of the 5 day events, causing broken masts, sails and hulls. The first race was sailed in a gusty north-westerly, with Sydney father and son crew of Tim & Nick Harr
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