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– Founder’s Day Academy Regatta

Sunday 10th September

  • Sail Past 1000hrs

  • Blessing of the Fleet 1045hrs

  • First Race of F24 Regatta 1400hrs

  • Presentation & Spit Roast in the Clubhouse 1700hrs

An invitation is extended to NCYC Sailing Academy graduates to enter the Inaugural Force 24 Founders Day Academy Regatta 2017.

Founder’s Day is a big day of celebration for our Club, where we come together to enjoy all that NCYC now has to offer its members and guests as a result of its foundation back in 1994. We celebrate the Clubs history and participate in some maritime traditions, such as the Sail Past and the Blessing of the Fleet.

This new Founders Day Force 24 regatta is planned to become an annual event to help our emerging Sailing Academy graduates make the transition into racing. We aim to create connections, friendships and comradery to ensure all participants sailing experiences at the NCYC are rewarding.

Six crews of 4 or 5 sailors will be formed to sail with an experienced Mentor/Skipper, allocated by the Club, in a regatta of up to six (6) fun filled races in the club’s fleet of Force 24 keelboats.  We will form crews from individual entries or you can form your own crew and nominate as a group – grab some of the people you met on your course and sail together!

As part of your Force 24 crew, you will participate in the “Sail Past” where all boats of the NCYC fleet sail/motor in procession from Horseshoe Beach down past The Brewery at Queens Wharf. Here the “Blessing of Fleet” will take place by a Newcastle dignitary. It is tradition during a Sail Past to decorate your boat with maritime flags and regalia!

Following the Sail Past, Force 24 crews can watch the start of the offshore yacht fleet out the front of Scratchley’s Restaurant, then proceed to The Basin with the Laser fleet for your racing series.

After all the on-water action is over, everyone will return to the Club for a celebration BBQ and presentation. A great way to round out a day of sailing, friendship and fun!

So if you have been a part of our Sailing Academy, whether it be from Women’s Friday Sailing, Start Crewing, Start Helming or Spinnakers courses, as a Discover Sailing Experience participant, a Corporate Sailing guest, School Sailing participant or a member of our Youth Performance Program . . . . come and join in a wonderful day of celebration and fun!

Download Founders Day 2017 NOTICE OF RACE