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 will be released shortly!


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


Georgia is up for sale – Price Reduction!

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….

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.

AWKR - 26th Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta
3rd Day Races
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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…


2016 AWKR

Some great racing at the 2016 Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta! Six S80s competing in true Melbourne winter conditions. Go to www.awkr.com.au for all details and results.

The AWKR now offering a custom made boom cover for the boat owner of the winning S80

For the second year the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta AWKR is recognising and promoting S80’s as a great class of boat and ideal for the regatta. This year, as well as winning the Class Trophy, the winning S80 will also win a custom made boom cover for the boat, valued at approximately $700, generously been…

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AWKR 2016

S80 Division available!

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Club Marine Series 2015/16

Intrusion pulled off the “3 Peaks” by winning the season long Club Marine Series (S80 Scratch Results) to add to the earlier State Championships and Festival of Sails wins. Once again it was consistancy that made the difference with Luke and team winning 5 of the 9 races and coming close in the remainder. It…


Sad News

The S80 Association of Victoria committee, members and S80 sailors would like to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of Phillip Royal, a regular sailing on San Rafael out of Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Phillip suffered a suspected medical condition while racing on Saturday and passed away that night. Phillip competed in…


Club Marine GPS tracks – Race 7 & 8

Race 7 – 27th February Race 8 – 18th March

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SOLD – Genie is up for sale!

1981 Swarbrick & Swarbrick S80 Genie was built for the Melbourne Boat show 1981 and has a plaque showing that it was a winner for this show. She is quite unique and well fitted out. She is still in very good condition and has been well loved. She handles very well and is quite fast…

S80 State Championships 2016, RGYC, Greg Sinclair, "Tubbsy"

A newbie at the States

Having owned Espresso, an S80 for all of 4 months I eagerly ventured forth to sunny Geelong to pit my whits and skills against 16 other skippers at the state championships. My daughter had asked what competition I had entered, so with swagger and poise I responded saying that it was the S80 State Championships…

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S80 GIRLS repeat act in Sydney Harbour Regatta

The 11th Sydney Harbour Regatta was held under blue skies and a constant North East breeze last weekend.  The PHS Division 2 was hotly contested.  Here is our report from Ruth Lawrence from Alcamy, our favourite Sydney s80. Alcamy’s team, included myself (Ruth Lawrence) on helm, Bridget Canham, Siobhan Spoljaric, and Tash Miller. Sydney harbour…


Club Marine Series update

The results up to Race 7 have now been calculated and its going to be a close thing this year with two races to go. 2015_2016 Club Marine Results GPS tracks available at www.tacktracker.com.au    


S80s – Where are you?

To keep a record of the location of S80s in Australia and to develop the S80 community, the S80 Assocations of Victoria and WA are creating a database. So, if you know the location of a S80, in the first instance send an email to Roger Byrne (rogerbyrne2@bigpond.com) or call 0419 509 873. Looking forward…


Winning Tips – Race 7 Replay

Winning tips – so, what does Instrusion do that you don’t? Well, you can find out on Thursday 25th Feb at SYC (Olympic Room) at 6.30pm. We are going to replay Race 7 of the State Championships, simulcasting the GPS tracker and video taken onboard Intrusion during the race, along with commentary from Luke. To…


Western Australian State Championships

The Notice of Race for the Western Australian State Championships has been released. Dates are March 5/6/7 in 2016. 2016 States NoR – Final 03022015  


S80s @ Festival of Sails

A bumper fleet of 13 are competing in the 5 race series on Corio Bay over the Australia Day long weekend. The Corio Passage race was a great success with plenty of close finishes and 10 yachts wanting to go around the same mark at the same time!…


“INTRUSION” all class in the S80, one class, State Championship.

Congratulations to Luke Reineher and his crew; Michael Keusgen, Michael Reineher, Aaron Cole and Cameron Way. They showed consistent and dominant form to take out the 2016 S80 State Championship. A fleet of 17 began the State Championship last Friday at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. Competition across the fleet was very tight, with places…


Championships GPS Leg Summaries

Here are the links to the Leg Summary reports from the 2016 State Championships. Legs_Summary_States_Race_1 Legs_Summary_States_Race_2 Legs_Summary_States_Race_3 Legs_Summary_States_Race_4 Legs_Summary_States_Race_5 Legs_Summary_States_Race_6 Legs_Summary_States_Race_7


2016 Championships GPS Tracks

Here is the link to the GPS TackTracker of the Regatta. Some interesting ways to get around the course! http://tacktracker.com/cloud/regattas/show/27222595/2


2016 Results

Results will be published on the Royal Geelong Yacht Club website at the following page http://www.rgyc.com.au/results/s80states/s80states/series.htm


State Championships Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions for the 2016 State Championships have been released. These are also available on the Royal Geelong Yacht Club website. …


Club Marine GPS Leg Summaries

Here are the links to the detailed leg summaries – a wealth of information in conjunction with the GPS replays Information includes distance traveled to the mark, time taken, VMG, average knots, max and min speed. Club Marine Race 1 Club Marine Race 2 Club Marine Race 3 Club Marine Race 4 Club Marine Race…

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Club Marine Series Race 3

Club Marine Series Race 3 trackers. Click on title to access the race replay.

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Imagine a Day…

A day where you win both races. Well, Imaginer did just that in style. Conditions were somewhat bumpy but the wind eased during the afternoon. Those with less than 5 crew (Merak and Instrusion) were at a disadvantage to those who could stack the rails. In the first race, Recycled Recreation did a huge job…