Skiff Sailing, Bars, Bistro and Functions on Middle Harbour
Windsurfer 2013 NSW State Champions
Last weekend the Club hosted the Windsurfer 2013 NSW State Championship for original and one design boards.
Despite not getting a race in on Saturday due to lack of breeze, Sunday saw 4 races completed which was sufficient to constitute a series.
Congratulations go to Hugh Richardson and Carina Flodin, (MH16's members and junior parents), who won their respective divisions in the Original Board class.
A great weekend was had by all and we look forward to hosting the Windsurfer Association in the future.
The AGM of the Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club was held on the 17th November 2012 . A Board of Directors was elected with seven existing board members being re-elected and one new directors being elected.
The 2012/2013 Board of Directors is as follows;
• John Oliver
• Phil West
• Damien Bassett – Treasurer
• Dan Watterson – Commodore
• Geoff Piper
• Alex Deakin
• Peter Tinworth
• Mitch Miller
Trustees: Ken Crossman & Peter Milham
Phil Jenkins has stood down from the board, we would like to thank Phil for his contributions to the Club over the past 2 years.
Middle Harbour Juniors
Over the weekend of October 20th and 21st October, the Middle Harbour Juniors attended a regatta at Port Kembla. Below are some great photos, stay tuned for the story to follow...
Middle Harbour Junior Sailors now competing at International Level
Youth 29er Achievement
Our congratulations need to go to two of our Youth sailors! Harry Price and Nathan Edwards sailing their 29er "Crunchie" finished 3rd overall in the QLD Winter Youth Championships which wrapped up last weekend at Royal Queensland Yatch Squadron at Wynnum-Manly. The fleet comprised Australia's representatives heading to Germany later this month for the 29er World Championships so a 3rd place was no mean feat! Harry and Nathan are attending the Worlds so this regatta was a great lead in and, with expectations of 270 entries in Germany, Middle Harbour 16's will be represented well by these two young sailors. In addition, Harry's sister Olivia (also a member of the Club) is also overseas as Australia's skipper in the Women's Match Racing competition at the London Games. The Club extends it's best wishes to Olivia and her crew in the campaign to return with Gold!
Wine Appreciation Dinner
A great night was had by all on the first Wine Appreciation Dinner held at the Club on 2nd May. Superb wines complimented a first class menu. Our guest speaker Jane Ferrari was witty and informative, providing an amazing insight in the heritage of Yalumba and the winemaking industry.
Jane has written a fantastic blog which can be found on yalumbastories.wordpress.com for 3/5/12 titled "Skiffies, The Spit and the Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club".
"Congratulations on the fantastic wine appreciation dinner the club hosted. The food was 5 star quality & the wines matched accordingly. A big thank you to Yalumba (Jane was a scream) and chef Jeremy, Joan, Josh, Pete, Pete, Wally & any of the other Zest team I may have missed. We have been to a number of these dinners in the past and this one wins hands down. Once again congratulations to you all - can't wait for the next one.
Regards, Murray & Jill Binney"
Stay tuned to our website as plans are in place for another dinner later in the year.
Final round of Flying Eleven States throws up some surprises for MH16’s sailors
Last weekend saw the final qualifying heats and Championship races for the Flying 11, 2011-2012, NSW State Championship conducted at Cronulla Sailing Club.
The Club was represented by 8 boats in this all important regatta.
Information for members and their guests.