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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

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…

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…

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…

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 ( 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!

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…

Club Marine Series Race 3

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

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…

Club Marine Series Race 1 Report and Tracks

A great way to start the 2015/2016 Club Marine Series! Nice conditions and some variable conditions meant it was a game of snakes and ladders – just ask Moonraker. The GPS tracks are now loaded with the all tracks (apart from Mood Indigo). Club_Marine_Series_Race_1 Leg Summary

Lipton Cup Regatta 2015

15th & 16th November. A fun and affordable weekend’s racing that caters for all sailing enthusiasts! RYCV alwyas on a great regatta, both on and off the water. With the 4 races series only costing $85, why wouldn’t you want to enter??…

2016 State Championships Enter/View Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 State Championships. This is a two part process. Firstly, you must register with RGYC. Then fill out the S80 Association form and direct debit the regatta fees. You can also view current entries….

2016 State Championships Notice of Race

The Notice of Race for the 2016 State Championships has now been released. This is available on the RGYC website or you…

Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM of the S80 Association of Victoria will be held on Wednesday 23rd September. This will be at RMYS, starting at 6.30pm followed by dinner at the club. The Notice of the AGM can be downloaded here

Brass Monkey Race 9

Brass Monkey Race 9 including the Diamonds. Missing track for Up n Go due to tracker failure Click Here to download a leg summary  

Brass Monkey Race 8 Tracker

Brass Monkey Race 8 including the Diamonds. Click Here to download a leg summary (Intrusion is the same as Mystery, trying to fix this)  

Brass Monkey Race 7 Tracker

Click on the Post header to open up the TackTracker player for this race.

July Newsletter

The July newsletter is now available by opening up this post and then clinking on the link. It has news about the 2016 venue for the State Champs plus boat movements and exciting news about Tack Trackers. Enjoy! S80 News July 2015

AWKR Video

A great video from the Northern Territory crew aboard Outlaw during the recent Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta! Enjoy!

Take One – New Owner!

Take One has a new owner – Kellie Knowles from Mornington. Kellie, despite being relatively new to sailing has competed in several Australian Womens Keelboat Regattas and is looking forward to the joys of yacht ownership. The intention is to keep Take One at RMYS. See you out on the water soon Kellie and crew!

Afloat Magazine

Afloat Magazine is a great read at a great price – Free! This month included an article about a S80 called the Rainbow Connection. Here is a link to the article if you haven’t picked up the magazine. Afloat _ AFLOAT June 2015, Page 30

AWKR 2015 S80 Trophy Results

A great fleet of 8 yachts competed in June for the Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta S80 Trophy. Crews from around Australia and NZ hoped on borrowed S80s to compete. Pictured is winner Recycled Reputation. Full results available now by following the link AWKR S80 Trophy 2015 Results

AWKR 2015

A great fleet of 8 S80s will compete in this years Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta. Entrants are Outlaw Jensmic Recycled Reputation Mood Indigo Rock n Roll Up n Go Take One Imaginer Go to for all of the details of this fantastic regatta!

Brass Monkey Time!

The 2015 edition of the Brass Monkey series starts this Saturday. Run by HBYC, the S80s share a start with the Diamonds and alternate between a long course and a 3 loop course. Always great to get out on the water for a few hours during winter! 5 S80s entered already and interstate visitors always…