By Admin, Aug 29 2016 10:26AM

Everyone's favourite weekend is fast approaching!

The dates are Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.

For Saturday's race, the start times are as per normal with Division 5 warning signal not before 10.25am, Division 3 not before10.35am and Division 1 not before 10.45am. Saturday's briefing is at 9am as usual.

Sunday's race starts 1 hour earlier: Division 5 warning signal not before 9.25am, Division 3 not before 9.35am and Division 1 not before 9.45am. A briefing will be held at Karragarra Island on Sunday morning.

The courses are on page 17 to 21 of the Courses document on this website (see the 'Competitor Info/Documents' page).

Meals have been organized by Karragarra Island Yacht Club at a cost of $35 per head, which includes dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. Please book by sending the number of meals your require along with your boat name to David Rose (, make the appropriate payment by the 5th September to the following account...

Manly Combined Clubs

BSB 064 001

Account number 11623895

(Use your boat's name as reference)

... and send the payment receipt to David Rose as evidence of payment.


Note that there has been a change to the Sailing Instructions - Rule 5.15.1 has now been amended for a cut off time of 1630 hours for passage races instead of 1600 hours.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the water and at Karragarra Island!

By Admin, Jul 11 2016 11:34AM

The BIG Lap was won by Corum with Electra finishing second - congratulations to those two as they were the only two boats to finish in a frustrating light wind race.The 50+ boats which took part in the charity event on Saturday got off to a reasonable start but the wind died with the majority of the fleet behing Peel Island. As the day wore on, some boats manage to drift slightly more quickly than others and made good gains. The wind seemed to come back after an hour or more of drifting and meant that most of the fleet could get round to the north of Peel Island and head for the shortened course finish at Hope Banks. However the wind was not to cooperate and despite the race cut off time being put back by half an hour no boats were to cross the line in time after Corum and Electra.

The Big Lap prizegiving and dinner at MBTBC on the Saturday night was a great success with the club catering for its largest ever function! Gerald Edmunds of the Brain Foundation addressed the crowd and paid tribute to the late Peter Baird who was the original inspiration for the Big Lap event, now in its 4th year.

The Manly Weekend was rounded out with a race on Sunday which saw light conditions once again, but this time there was enough breeze to get everyone to the finish line in plenty of time. A free sausage sizzle back at MBTBC while waiting for the results was a welcome bonus.

Many thanks to the Big Lap and Manly Weekend committee, the sponsors and of course all of you who entered and competed - we hope to see you all again next year!

Meanwhile you can purchase fantastic Big Lap photos from Jules Geldard of VidPicPro who generously donated her time for the charity event. Jules is providing special package deals (for example, just $100 for all of the images of your boat) but you'll need to be in quick as the offer is only good for 2 weeks. Visit Jules' website for all of the pricing details and info on how to purchase your happy snaps!

See you in 2017!


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