Smooth sailing by ‘Roughie’ brings long-awaited title

January 11, 2020By mrothfieldAnnouncement

Sutech Musto Racing is the new Australian 16ft skiff champion, winning by the narrowest margin in an enthralling game of snakes-and-ladders on the final day at Port Stephens NSW. The Manly skiff, helmed by Daniel Turner with Angus Williams and Matt Stenta, crossed fourth in the final and deciding race to finish on equal points … Read More

Presentation Night Coach Details

January 11, 2020By Nathan EdwardsAnnouncement

Bus details are as follows:   PORT STEPHENS COACHES -AFTER HOURS – 0400 822 947 OR DAY TIME 02 4982 2940   SAT. JAN 20 – BUS WILL HAVE ASSA LOGO – inside window – 16 seater bus used for these journeys   5:00 PM – 6:15PM BETWEEN BIG 4 CARAVAN PARK BUS STOP, THOU … Read More

Sutech Musto breezes back into lead on a good ol’ day

January 10, 2020By mrothfieldAnnouncement

With a contingent of snowy-haired ol’ boys watching intently from the club veranda, the young guns of the 16ft skiff class gave a sublime exhibition of power sailing in heat 8 of the 2020 Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships at Port Stephens today. Boats were regularly getting airborne as they clocked speeds of 20 … Read More

Twin wins put the wind up leading contenders

January 9, 2020By mrothfieldAnnouncement

A surprise ‘daily double’ by Newcastle Financial Planning Group (NFPG) has put the wind up the leading contenders in the 2020 Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships at Port Stephens, on a day where pressure was high but the breeze otherwise light and languid. The flawless performance by the Belmont 16s crew of Ben Bruniges, … Read More

TED lands a 1-2 punch to star on Day 3

January 7, 2020By mrothfieldAnnouncement

There were more ‘lefts’ and ‘rights’ thrown than in a pub stoush during the 2020 Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships at Port Stephens today, with the fleet going vastly separate ways in intriguing conditions during races 4 and 5. The day’s opening battle commenced after a 1-hour postponement, with the seabreeze deterred by a … Read More

Light and tight racing springs surprises on day 2

January 6, 2020By mrothfieldAnnouncement

“You should’ve been here last week” was the locals’ retort today as the wind gods took a rare holiday at the tourist town of Port Stephens, leaving the Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championship fleet to navigate their way through a vacillating east-sou’east breeze. With two races sailed, it paid dividends for crews with light … Read More

Whipped cream rises in nationals opener

January 5, 2020By mrothfieldAnnouncement

Although whipped by a southerly gusting to 25 knots, the cream nevertheless rose to the top during a challenging start to the 2020 Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships at Port Stephens NSW. Most of the fleet selected their small rig as the breeze built, and all were glad they did as Race Officer Hugh … Read More

QLD underdogs barking over NSW favouritism

December 18, 2019By mrothfieldAnnouncement, News

Talk of NSW entrants dominating the Australian 16ft Skiff Championships at Port Stephens from January 4 has a quietly confident Queensland contingent relishing the prospect of taking underdog status into the state-of-origin battle. Fresh from winning the recent Queensland State Championships aboard Fire Stopping, the crew of Trevor Koreman, Frazer Smith and Daniel Jack believe … Read More