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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…



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



December E News

The December issue of the Newsletter is now available. Click on Read More to get the link S80 ENews December 2014…



Club Marine Series Update

Here are the standings after 3 races in the Club Marine Series. Close racing as always and Intrusion not winning every race! For full results, click here S80 Series Results Place Yacht Name Sail No Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total 1 INTRUSION SM288 Luke Reinehr 2 1 2 5 2 RECYCLED REPUTATION…



Geelong Festival of Sails

The S80 Class will have their own series at Geelong in February! Its a great event and combines a long passage race with tight racing on Corio Bay. Details and entry at www.festivalofsails.com.au



Backstay Flags

The Association has purchased backstay flags for use when racing S80 One Design or just to make your S80 look great! Here is the Commodore of Newhaven Yacht Squadron, Peter Buitenhuis, onboard Genie, proudly flying his new S80 flag at Westen Port.



WA S80 in the news

An appropriate name for the yacht!  Open the post and then click on the title for full story. Click through to full story  



Brass Monkey Series

The 2014 Brass Monkey Series has begun. However, the first race was abandoned so its not too late to get into the action. Hosted by HBYC, its on every fortnight and alternates between a long course and a loop course – all good fun! Here is Gary and his crew holding the famous Brass Monkey…



NSW News: All Girl Alcamy Crew Clean Up Sydney Harbour

Some news from our northern sister aboard Alcamy: Last weekend (8-9 March) was the Sydney Harbour Regatta running for the 9th year in a row, with 170 entries racing on Sydney Harbour in perfect sunny conditions on Saturday and Sunday. ‘Alcamy’, an s80, owned and skippered by Ruth Lawrence, featured an all-girl crew in PHS Div 2.  Donned in…



Some Videos from Bas & the Merak Crew

Glad to see more video footage of the rough and tumble adventures of heavy weather sailing, this time from the crew of Merak. Nice to see you keeping your gunnels clean. Keep the videos coming guys!



For those that missed it….

For those that missed the chaos of last Saturday’s range race ClubMarine have pulled together some telling photos of the day which we’ve attached below. Unfortunately there’s no shots of any us (probably because we were all going too fast) but they certainly show what 25knots of wind and 10ft seas can do to an…



2013 AGM

Please find attached the mintues of the 2013 AGM, held at SYC on the 19th September 2013 AGM Minutes 2013 Presidents Report The Annual General Meeting of the S80 Association will be held at SYC on Thursday 19th September 2013, starting at 6.30pm. Stay for dinner afterwards and enjoy the S80 banter. 2014 State Championships…



SMH – Seamanship lesson brought up where Race Lady went down

THE ”rules of the road” for ships and boats declare that when the courses of two sailing vessels converge, the vessel on port tack must give way to a vessel on starboard tack. Racing with the Cruising Yacht Club on Sydney Harbour on a Sunday is no exception. Racy Lady, an eight-metre S80 class yacht…



2010 – Audi Victoria Race Week

Third Successive S80 title for Flying Circus David Collins and his Flying Circus crew from Geelong clinched their third successive S80 win at Audi Victoria Week today by the skin of their teeth after finishing the series on equal 13 points with Keith Chatto’s Mood Indigo from Melbourne.  A change to the Sailing Instructions meant…