2018 State Championships Photos

If you would like high resolution copies, please contact the President

GPS Leg Summaries

Here are the individual leg summaries for each of the legs, obtained from the GPS trackers. Note that in some races, the GPS trackers were not functioning for some yachts so the data won’t appear. 2018 Legs Summary for_ Race 1 2018 Legs Summary for_ Race 2 2018 Legs Summary for_ Race 3 2018 Legs…

Skipjack wins back to back titles

In a series that came down to the last leg of the last race, Skipjack just edged out past Champion Intrusion.   In the seven race series over three days, the Melbourne weather certainly made things interesting! Full results 2018 S80 Victorian Championship – Results to Race  

GPS Tracks – 2018 States

Here is the link to the Tack Tracker GPS tracks for the regatta https://tacktracker.com/cloud/regattas/show/558053202 


Results for the 2018 Championships are posted at http://hbyc.org.au/results/2017/club/s80vicchampion/series.htm

General Information – 2018 State Championships

GENERAL INFORMATION 2018 S80 Class Victorian Championships Arriving at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club Please notify the club on when you intend of arriving at the club. Marina berths are limited so some rafting up will be required. Locations will depend on wind directions but Ferguson Street Pier has plenty of space as well as the…

Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions for the 2018 State Championships have been posted on the HBYC website and are available by this link http://hbyc.org.au/racing/s80-victorian-championship.html

2018 Championships Entry and Competitor List

Entry is now open for the 2018 State Championships. This is via this Top Yacht link https://www.topyacht.com.au/db/aus/series_select.php?EventID=857 No payment is required at this stage – a payment form will be emailed. To see a list of current entries, click on this link https://www.topyacht.com.au/db/aus/entrants_display.php?EventID=857

2018 Notice of Race

The Notice of Race for the 2018 championships are available by clicking this link S80-NOR-2018-V1.0 Note that the entry fee has not increased this year plus the Saturday Night function will be cheaper 🙂

Croatia Crusin’ by Steve (Espresso)

July, 2017 Armed with my newly acquired ICC certification I was able to book a week of cruising in the islands of Croatia. Dragging my family along we arrived in Trogir on Saturday at about 4pm which is a town about 30 minutes’ drive north of Split. These two are the newest cruising Mecca cities…


At this years Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta, there will be 11 S80s competing, representing all parts of Australia. Go to awkr.com.au for details and results. Have fun!

The S80 Crew Bum Saver 2000®

You’ve all seen the toilet roll ads “Love Your Bum” well Thommo’s Creations Inc. proudly introduces the (drum roll) Crew Bum Saver 2000 system. The patented* design utilises the contoured hose pipe and a foam pad of the same height that tapers to the deck to create a comfortable surface that moulds to the contours…

Chainplates Check

All S80 owners are highly recommended to regularly check the conditions of their chainplates. There has been a few cases of them cracking and eventually breaking. For the safety of your rig, check them now! This from a West Australian S80 owner: Speaking as a mechanical engineer of 55 years of experience with the last…

The S80 2017 Hat competition – entries

We have received some very worthwhile entries in the 2017 Hat Competition. Let see where the S80 hats can end up during the year!   Sandy McManus (Recycled Reputation), at Leigh Creek which is almost 7 hours inland from Adelaide – very remote!                 Tim Campbell (Recycled Reputation),…

2017 State Championships Photos

Many thanks to James Walshe for his photography efforts on a windy Day 2 of the Championships. You can get out all of the photos on the Flickr webpage. Link to photos If you want to get a high resolution copy (for a small donation to James charity), send a message to the President.

Festival of Sails 2017 – Moonraker wins!

The 2017 Festival of Sails was held over three days with the Passage Race followed by two races on each of the following days. The 11 yacht competing were blessed with calmer conditions than the previous weekends State Championships with. In the passage race, the S80s benefitted with the South Easterly filling in with Skipjack…

SOLD! Georgia is up for sale

1986 Lead Keel built by Cavalier Yachts Well maintained, with everything required to go racing.  A good record in club racing and an attractive AMS handicap. Doyle Stratis Main,  No1, 2 and 3, all in very good condition.  Hooper Spinnaker – hardly used. Standing and running rigging all in good condition.  Yamaha 8 hp outboard….

Skipjack takes out the 2017 Champs

After the 3 days of close and tough sailing, Skipjack won the 2017 State Championships after a close tussle with defending Champion “Intrusion”. The fleet had to contend with a big variety of conditions with Friday going from 5 knots to 25 knots. Saturday was steady 20 to 25 knots for the 2 W/L and…

GPS Tracks

To view  the tracks of the races so far, open this post and then go to this link http://tacktracker.com/cloud/regattas/show/984426163  

2017 Championships Results Page

For the 2017 State Championships, open this post and then click on the following link. http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/rycv/2016/summer/S802017/series.htm

Sailing Instructions V1.1 – update 13/01/2017

Here is the link to the 2017 S80 State Championships Sailing Instructions V1.1 You will need to open this post to access the link. NOTE: Long Course 8 is missing the word ” – Finish” after Mark 19A Please amend your copy accordingly. S80 2017 SI Version 1.1

2018 Championships General Information

2018 S80 Victorian Championship Hobsons Bay Yacht Club GENERAL INFORMATION Arriving at HBYC. Your marina berth will be allocated by HBYC. Contact the club before arrival to discuss where to go. Most yachts will go on the northern side of the marina close to the slip. There will be good availability if you wish to…

2017 State Champs Entry List

2017 S80 State Championships Provisional Performance Handicaps Boat Sail Number Skipper  S80 Rating Bon Viviant Sm355 Russell Keays  0.863 Escape R888 Anthony Beck  0.938 Espresso S947 Steve Thompson  0.890 Flying Circus G571 Kim Clarke  0.941 Good Question Sm801 John Robertson  0.929 Gravitas R2781 Paul Larcher  0.912 Imaginer Sm1104 Chris Byrne  0.966 Intrusion Sm288 Luke Reinehr…

2017 State Championships

The 2017 State Championships will be held at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, from the 13th-15th January. The Notice of Race and Entry form are available below. The entry form also allows you to purchase tickets to the Saturday night function to be held in the RYCV clubhouse. If you are short on crew, let…

In the Wind article

Click on the link to read a great article about Karen’s experiences at the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta. Hopefully she will be back next year! in-the-wind-awkr

Seen the video? Want to know more?

The S80 Association of Victoria has members at all of the keelboat sailing clubs in the Bay. If you are interested in crewing, going for a test sail or maybe buying an S80, contact the President, David Judge on 0417 526 438 or davidjudge1999@hotmail.com. We would love to help you become part of one of…

S80 Class Video

“S80 Class” Sailing Video from S80 Associaton on Vimeo.

2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 AGM for the S80 Association of Victoria will be held as follows Date: Thursday 15th September 2016 Time: 7.30pm (Dinner available from 6pm) Venue: Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS)   Nominations for Committee positions will be available Agenda and RSVP information to follow.        

Merak Debrief – 18th August @ RMYS

Owners and crew of S80s are advised to attend this talk at RMYS. Start time is at 7.30pm until 9pm. Bas will provide information about what happened, how to stop if from happening and what you should do now. Dinner is available at RMYS but you must advised the Association if you are coming.

The Take One AWKR Experience

AWKR 2016 in Take One ….Race 5 …we were having a brilliant race …spinnaker up ,lets gybe it …whoops can’t get the pole back onto the mast -huge gust of wind and we were over so fast i don’t think we could have done anything to stop it… then one crew girl dropped onto the…