At the wharf,   Stuart St., Longueville.

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2018-19  Membership and Learn to Sail
The 2018-19 season membership registrations are now available from the Membership link in the Main Menu at the left.


Learn To Sail courses dates & registrations including the Junior Better Sailing Camp are now available from the
Learn To Sail link in the Main Menu at the left.           10-08-18

First Aid Courses Sunday 26 August and Sunday 11 November 2018
We have arranged for medilife logo, a Commonwealth Government Registered Training Organisation, to run two First Aid Courses for us. The trainer is the same as we’ve had for a few years, has a wealth of experience and is able to deliver the course in an interesting and informative manner.

When:    Sunday 26 August and Sunday 11 November, 9am to 5pm.
Where:   At the Club
Cost:       $120
Course Details:     HLTAID003 Provide First Aid - Fastrack / Refresher
    This includes three units:
•    Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
•    Provide Emergency Life Support
•    Provide First Aid
On successful completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for these units, the First Aid is valid for 3 years.

Apart from making your club a safer environment for everyone, why should you do the course?
•    The course complies with most workplace requirements for first aid
•    If you wish to become a YA Instructor you will need this or a similar course
•    It may one day save your life or the life of a loved one/mate

We are limited to 14 places in each course so don’t miss out,
Sunday 26 August

Sunday 11 November

Need more information?  Contact Jack Winning:  or  9427 4408;   0404 166 857.

Pre-Season Working Bee
  11 August 2018   -  8:30am to 5pm
  12 August 2018   -  1pm to 5pm
Major jobs include:
•    Construction of balustrade on the walkway to the George Eden Room
•    Removal and cleaning of the deck shade cloth; painting of fascia to          clubhouse and the metal and timber frames
•    Reorganising of racking in the Western Shed
•    Low tide work on the club rigging platforms and launching ramps
In addition there is a myriad of small painting, cleaning and maintenance jobs to be completed in the Clubhouse, Western Shed and at Woodford Bay, please try to give us a few hours sometime over the weekend to help make the season run smoothly.
If you can bring tools, most items will help but we will need: Belt sanders; orbital sanders; detail sanders.   Contact Jack Winning.
 NOTE dates in eNews 03-08-2018  eNews are not correct.
   29-07-18, 04 & 07-08-18

2018 / 2019 Committee Details
are available in eNews 09-06-2018  12-06-18

Centenary Celebrations
During 1896/97 the Club conducted races for yachts, boats over 15 feet and boats under 15 feet. In 1915 a restricted area 12ft Skiff was introduced at the Cremorne Sailing Club and three years later, in 1918, the Lane Cove Club took 12ft skiffs as its main sailing class. Upon the demise of the Cremorne Club at the end of the Great War, 100 years ago, Lane Cove became the home of 12ft racing in Australia.

Sailors, family and supporters - you are part of the history
There will be stories to tell and characters to toast. Bring along your photos, memorabilia and yarns as we toast the Club's 100 year anniversary as a the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club.

We hope to be joined by our Life members and others who have so significantly contributed to our longevity. And we'll share with you our plans to ensure another 100 years of skiff sailing from our magnificent location on the Lane Cove River.


Date:   Friday 15 June 2018
Cost:   $50 per person includes: Finger food paella, tapas and Churros dessert and drinks (sparkling, white and red wines by Backvintage, beers and softdrinks)

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Over the coming months the CLUB WEBSITE will be undergoing a number of changes to give us a more stable and usable environment.  These changes will be mostly in the background and will, hopefully for the most part, be seamless to you, the user. 

Our email system is now hosted by Gmail and is active. Email addresses shown on pages within this website or this seasons Sailing Progamme are valid. Alias addresses eg. firstname.surname@lc12ftssc... have been withdrawn so no longer valid and should be deleted from your address list.

If you have any issues, please email the webmaster     05, 11, 19 & 27-05-18  

Annual Report 2017-2018
AnnualReport2017-18 The club's 100th Annual Report has been published and snail mailed to all club members.  It is packed with the highlights of the season including great photos, class wrap-ups and items on all the people and things that make up our great club.

If you expected to receive a copy and didn't get one you can pick one up next time you at the club or email the Secretary to request the report be posted to you.

You can also click on the cover image at the left for an electronic version of the report. This report and previous season reports are available on the History page.

Lane Cove Council work next to Club
Lane Cove Council will commence stabilisation work on the rock face behind the Club on Wednesday, May 16. 2018. The contractor will close off part of the carpark between the amenities block and Stuart Street. The works will include stabilisation of the rock face and removal of some trees. The walkway at the rear of the Club maybe restricted at times during the project with contractors scaffolding and equipment.        11-05-18

2017-18 Season Presentation Night
The Annual Trophy Presentation night will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018, from 6:30pm at the club.
Family (2 adults + 2 under 21)  $95
Adult (21 and over)                  $35
Youth (15 - 20 years old)         $25
Junior (5 - 14 years old)           $20
Seats limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Less than 100 40 places now available as at 30 April 4 May and going fast - GONE! 
See menu details here

     04-04-18 & 01, 04  & 10-05-18

2018 CHS Results
Check out how our sailors fared here and the CHS Facebook site for some photos and video   20-04-18

Sabot Southern Zone Championships 24/25 Mar 2018 Results
Hosted by Lane Cove the results are available HERE.  24-03-18

VALE Warwick Thomson
Warwick_Thomson_20080720It is with a very heavy heart that I wish to inform you that Warwick Thomson, a member since the 50s, passed away early Friday morning (9/3/18) from pancreatic cancer.

Warwick was known to many of you as one of life’s absolute gentlemen. He sailed in a number of the Club’s classes including VJs, 12s and in more recent times Lasers.

Warwick was a shipwright and marine surveyor who worked on the commissioning and maintenance of a number of Australia’s famous frigates and destroyers. In recent times he has been working as the Australian National Maritime Museum’s surveyor, project managing the restoration of one of Australia’s most famous WW11 ships, the Krait. Fortunately the work on the Krait was finished last week and Warwick was able to review pictures of the completion of his project, with the Krait back in the water.
Warwick has also worked as a volunteer at the NSW Rural Fire Service, Dural and was recognised for 40 years of service in 2017.

The rebuilding of the slips in 2000 and 2005 where we rig our boats each Saturday was project managed by Warwick.

We have lost a great friend and supporter.    

    10,11 & 13-3-18

10 March 2018 - Another change to Sailing Programme
Following the changes of last week to a scratch start, we will have another go at a HANDICAP START for Saturday March 10. ‘Limit’ boats for F11, Laser and Cherub classes signal at 2.00pm. For 12ft Skiffs the ‘limit’ boat signal will be at 2.35pm.  Contact your Class Secretary if you need more information.         8-3-18  

3 March 2018 - Change to Sailing Programme
Due to the Gold Cup Rowing Event being held on the river on Saturday the programmed handicap events have been cancelled. ALL STARTS will be SCRATCH and ON-WATER from the club launch 'Clyde' in the vicinity of Woodford Bay.  A change to the SI will be posted on Saturday in accordance with the club rules. Contact your Class Secretary if you need more information.         28-2-18  

Start Powerboating / Powerboat Handling Course
Do you want to get your boat licence ?  The Start Powerboating / Powerboat Handling course will introduce practical skills including boat launching, engines and fuel, types of craft, navigation and driving skills, trip planning, boat maintenance, safety equipment and dealing with emergency situations.

You will have the opportunity to experience all of the LC12ftSSC response boats, in a range of conditions.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a Start Powerboating / Powerboat Handling certificate that is recognised for licensing purposes by Roads and Maritime Services.

No experience is required however participants must be 12 years or older to apply for a licence in NSW.
Participants will be required to successfully complete the RMS online General Boat Knowledge Quiz prior to the start of the course.

For more details and to register click this link
  01 & 08-02-18

SABOT 182nd Australia Day Regatta at Lane Cove  RESULTS
Are now available from the AUS DAY Regatta  link in the menu at the left of this page


2018 Australian Championships & 12s Interdominion Results
Below are links to the classes sailing at Lane Cove.....


SABOT 182nd Australia Day Regatta at Lane Cove
Lane Cove is hosting the SABOT Australia Day Regatta on, of course, 26 Jan 2018.  

For full details and how to book, click on the  AUS DAY Regatta  link in the menu at the left of this page

A great night was had by all, and our thanks to the Social Committee and everyone else who pitched in to make it a great night. The set up, the lights, table deco's & food was all tremendous … Santa, Mrs Claus and Rudolph were a hit, the gift baskets were great, and big thanks to Fiona and David Wilson for the photography (which is now available for you to collect prints of at the club), the drinks fridge was full and the tree was perfect and beautifully decorated.         20-12-17

Yes, Xmas comes early this year at Lane Cove.

There will be a delicious Xmas Dinner , Santa has been asked to get his suit cleaned early and Xmas hampers to be won.


Boxes are placed near the Canteen to collect donations that the Social Committee will magically turn into hampers. We are hoping to have enough to create both kids and adult hampers, so please be generous. It could be drinks, chocolates, toys, books, sailing gear, DVD's games … it's totally up to you
!        01-12-17    


Friday 3rd November at the 2017 Australian Sailing Awards and Hall of Fame, Jack Winning was awarded the National Volunteer of the Year. While already recognised as a local hero, the recognition by peers within our peak body governing sailing in Australia is an outstanding achievement.
A huge congratulations to Jack and Annette.

The organisers also invited a few others along to help Jack celebrate including Finn Alexander (ex-LC Junior) who was awarded Youth Sailor of the Year.

As well as Sir Jim Hardy and John Bertrand who were keen to get in on the act.

Then they invited the whole crew and team from Australia 2.

Jack is a popular guy!        05-11-17    

On November 3, Australian Sailing will annoint their Volunteer of the Year. Jack has been recognised for his outstanding volunteer service along with two other finalists Matt Carter (SA) and Maree Pickett (WA).

We appreciate Jack's efforts and it's fantastic to see recognition for volunteer activity at this level as Australian Sailing is the peak body governing sailing in Australia. To read the full story on Jack's commitment to the Club over the years see the story from 'In The Cove' here.     21-10-17


Bob Kornman Sadly long-time club member Bob Kornman passed away in early October at the age of 94.

Bob's involvement in the Club began with the sabots, when son Richard started crewing on a Sunday, and also coincided with the major extension of the Clubhouse, to which he contributed his skills & effort.
He subsequently followed Richard through the F11s, Lasers & 12s, and in total contributed 23 years as one of the starters.  He was on the Committee for a number of years, and Club Treasurer in 1987-88, during which time he brought 'The Book' back from a 5-figure deficit!

He was a regular at working bees and often took on projects outside of working bees to keep the club in shape, a good volunteer.  He was always interested in sportsmanship, and set up his namesake trophy to honour the Laser sailor that makes the biggest contribution to the Club each season.
In recent years he and Mildred have been regular canteen volunteers and he was a fixture in Longueville Reserve on a Saturday afternoon, watching the various classes finish, with Mildred by his side.

Bob will be sadly missed by all.  

More details here.

The family is holding an afternoon tea at the Club in mid-November to celebrate his life, and past & current members that knew Bob are encouraged to attend.  Please contact Richard or Vicki for details


Important Safety Message
If you rig anywhere other than the Clubhouse it is important that we know you are back safe so IF YOU DON’T CROSS THE FINISHING LINE please advise the PRO as soon as possible, then our Support Boats will stop looking for you.

You can advise the PRO by calling the Club on 9428 2276 or phoning or texting on our new mobile number 0467 015 336 (PRO calls only please).

This information applies to visitors also.

F11 Club dinner 20171014
Book your ticket now to help the Flyers with numbers for catering.

Graham Lucas Colless (Curly to us all) developed into Legend status in the sailing community, and especially in the 12 footers, with his performances on the water and his gentlemanly manner on land. Curly had the benefit of attracting some of the best crews to help him along over the years. In later years, he took on the role of developing and mentoring young crews, many of whom have gone on to make great sailors, based on that experience.
On best available information (as you would know he was always loath to admit his age), Graham commenced sailing 12s in 1947 and had a continuous run for 67 years of skippering, finishing his career in 2011. This is testament to his fitness, stamina and determination to keep doing what he loved and enjoyed.
Graham sailed at a number of clubs over the years, being Vaucluse, Balmain, Sydney Flying Squadron and finally at Lane Cove. Over that time, he won the NSW State Championship in 1960/61 and the Australian Championship famously twice in 1957/58 and 1984/85. He also competed in 22 Interdominions, starting from 1961, after having been involved in the organising of the first one in 1957.
At Lane Cove, he won the club championship twice, the pointscore 7 times, including in his last season and the fastest time pointscore once.
Part of his standing in the class was from his willingness to help anyone with setting up their boat and dispensed an understanding of the intricacies of sailing the tricky 12 footer. He was renowned for providing sails and gear from his Aladdin cave of a garage that seemed to house an endless supply of the highest quality.

Curly will be missed and few of his ilk will pass this way again.

Words courtesy of Glenn Farquhar - the last of his crews.

Club Canteen HELP needed....
The Club’s Canteen does a lot to make the Club a fun place to be and helps make Lane Cove such a great place to sail.  But for the canteen to operate we need volunteers.  It is a fun place to work and you do not need any experience to help out.
We are trialling a new online Canteen Roster system and a new way of organising the staffing of the canteen.  The times of the canteen shifts have been modified to make it easier for sailors to help out after their race is over.  The new Evening Shift which runs from 5:00pm through to 7:00pm allows you time to get off the water, unrig, change and then help out in the canteen.
The new rostering system is online and makes it easy to pick shift dates and times that suit you.  If every sailor were to volunteer for one Evening Shift and if each non-sailing supporter were to volunteer for one or two shifts over the season we will have the roster filled in no time.  That will allow us to have a fully functioning and  effective canteen.
Please nominate your preferred canteen dates and shifts here.        15-09-17

Change to Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instruction have been updated. A full explaination of the changes and the updated Sailing Instructions are available from the Sailing Instructions page       08-09-17

Better Sailing Course
For the upcoming holidays we are introducing a new course Better Sailing in the first week of September/October school holidays.  This course is for junior sailors that have their own sabot or Laser 4.7, or are seriously considering purchasing a boat to join the Saturday afternoon racing for the 2017-18 season.  These sailors will have done at least one Learn to Sail, and joined in with the Learn to Race.  These sailors can sail in light to moderate winds, and are keen to give sailing 1-up in a boat a go … if they are not already doing it.  The Better Sailing Camp will be a great way for junior sailors to brush up their skills after a long break over winter.  It will be giving sailors a kick-start to the season so they feel more confident out on the water.

We are always weather dependant and will be covering better boat handling skills, working out start line bias, race committee flags & what they mean, approaching mark roundings, rules on the water and so on while adventuring around the river.  For our more experienced sailors who are planing regattas such as States or Nationals we will look at building a plan to prepare for these events.  We are also incorporating the Junior sleepover on Thursday 28 Sept.  Cost for the week is $300.  To sign up for the Better Sailing week:  
Mon 25 Sept 2017 to Fri 29 Sept 2017
      Book here      04-09-17

Rules Night (Tuesday 26th September at 8pm)
We are pleased to offer an evening with Mike Leigh on the Sailing Rules for all the senior classes.
This is your chance to ask all those difficult questions on right-of-way at marks, when overtaking, or when you get to the start line too early for the gun!
Mike is a two-time Canadian Olympian - Beijing 2008 (Laser) and London 2012 (470s) - and now coaches a range of teams & individuals in Australia.
Date: Tuesday 26th September at the Club. Start 8pm sharp.
$5 per head to cover costs - Book here   25-08-17

2017-18 Season registration now open
A message from the Commodore......

This is an important and exciting year for the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club community as we celebrate 100 years of sailing from our current location.  While the Club takes as its origin a program for the Lane Cove Sailing Club for the 1896/97 season, in 1918 the Club took on 12ft Skiff racing as its main racing class. Upon the demise of the Cremorne Club at the end of the Great War, Lane Cove became the home of 12ft skiff racing in Australia. This year we will celebrate and I want you to be part of that celebration.

I invite you to renew your membership prior to September 28, 2017 to maximise the opportunity for pointscore opportunities!

I would also encourage those who may not actively sail at the Club but make use of the facilities to register as Associate Members.  Others who would like to show their support can register as a Supporter – a donation of $50 as a Supporter will also make sure your receive regular enews and be listed in the Annual Report in this historic year.

Please be sure to have your Boat Licence and RSA numbers handy to include in your registration – and also include how you can assist with the running the of the Club by volunteering in some capacity.

     This link will take you to the renewal form >  REGISTER NOW
Full details and explanations are on the Membership page    

Pre-Season Working Bee - Sat 5-6 August 2017
The Club appreciates and sincerely thanks all those who helped out at the Working Bee over the weekend.  

We would appreciate any assistance on the extensive list of jobs.  If you have any battery operated drills etc. please bring them to the working bee.  We have a job for every skill level so join us at the Club between 8:30 & 16:00 on either Saturday or Sunday for just a few hours or the day and you will be helping get the Club ready for a great season.  Morning tea and lunch will be provided on both days.

If you have any queries please contact John Hayward 0408165541. More here   25-7-17

FIRST AID TRAINING - 27 August 2017  9am to 5pm
 2nd COURSE now available on 24 SEPTEMBER 2017
Register NOW!
Where: At the Club
Cost: $120
Course Details: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid - Fastrack / Refresher. 
This includes three units:
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Provide Emergency Life Support
  • Provide First Aid
Full details of the course are available by clicking the Volunteering/Training (left menu) then the Upcoming Training link at the top of that page.  
 27-06-17, 14-07-17

Annual Report 2016-2017
The club's 99th Annual Report has been published and snail mailed to all club members.  It is packed with the highlights of the season including great photos, class wrap-ups and items on all the people and things that make up our great club.

If you expected to receive a copy and didn't get one you can pick one up next time you at the club or email the Secretary to request the report be posted to you.

You can also click on the cover image at the left for an electronic version of the report. This report and previous season reports are available on the History page.

Working Bee Sat/Sun 6/7 May 2017
A Working Bee will be held to get the clubhouse and facilities up to scratch for the coming season. More in the eNews 03-05-2017.  03-05-17

2017 CHS Results
Check out how our sailors fared here and the CHS Facebook site for some photos and video   24-04-17

2017 Twelves Australian Titles won by Lane Cove
SydneySailmakers_Vita_Williams.jpgIn a very successful regatta hosted by the club, Nick Press & Andrew Hay sailing Sydney Sailmakers have been crowned the 12ft Sailing Skiff Champions for 2017. And another Lane Cove skiff Handful sailed by John Mulquiney and Robbie Polec won on handicap.  Not to be out done, Gael & James Glassock sailed their Cherub Cunning Ham in the open regatta to be the best skiff in the Junior division. Gael was the only girl sailing in the regatta. 
AustHcp2017The Colin Clark Memorial Trophy for handicap winners Robbie Polec (crew left) and John Mulquiney (skipper right).      (Photo above by Vita Williams  & left by Peter Polec.)

Full results on the Australians page and read more in the PRESS RELEASE


Twelves Australian Titles
SkiffsUnder way for the next four days be part of the action as a sailor, supporter, spectator or social butterfly - JUST BE THERE.  Full details on the Australians pages (click link in left menu).    14-04-17  

Less than 1 week until we’ll be hosting the titles, all the race and social details are now on the special Australians home page (click link in left menu) and everyone entering has a chance to win one of the two jibs in the handicap pointscore, so
enter NOW    19-03 & 7-04-17  

Two Brand new Jibs up for Grabs at Australian Titles...
Great news our two great local sailmakers have each put up a new jib for a prize.
Sydney Sailmakers will be for the best placed 12ft Skiff in the overall handicap pointscore while Chapman High Performance Sailing will be for the best Cherub in the overall handicap pointscore.

Entries are now open, don’t miss out on being in the program, enter NOW

An exclusive event on the evening of Tuesday 21st March
You're invited to a wine tasting & the launch of 3 new Reserve Range BackVintage wines....
Where    Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club
              The Wharf, Stuart St, Longueville
When     6:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday 21st March 2016
Cost       FREE – the wine and canapés are on us!
Tasting   The entire range of BackVintage wines
Numbers ARE limited....  First in, best dressed.  An RSVP via email will be much appreciated. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. More info...     15-03-17  

The Kitchen Maker 82nd Australian Open 12ft Sailing Skiff Championship...
... now has it own home page on the Lane Cove website -  click on the link near the top of the menu at the left. Visit Australian Open 12ft Sailing Skiff Championship page for the lastest news, information and race results.    17-02-17  

Lane Cove to host 12s Nationals at Easter
Planning is well underway for the 82nd Australian Open 12ft Sailing Skiff Championship proudly sponsored by The Kitchen Maker.
The regatta is open to all 12ft Skiffs and Cherubs and will be sailed from Friday 14 to Monday 17 April 2017.
Lane Cove last hosted this regatta in 2008 with some close racing and a packed social calendar. Whether you can race, lend a hand (on or off the water), want to see some close racing (the Interdominion just completed saw three winners going into the 9th and last heat and had to go to the second level of tie-break to get an outcome), or just enjoy the socialising keep the dates free, the Club will be buzzing from Thursday afternoon through till Sunday night.
The last heat (Monday) will have a ferry following at a moderate cost thanks to the support of Your Move Conveyancing.
The Notice of Race and Entry Forms are available at and soon the Lane Cove website will be providing information and links to results.
More detail soon as to how you can enjoy, volunteer or support the regatta    5-02-17  

Last RUST for 2016
Again taking advantage of the 0.12m Low Tide on Thursday 15 Dec 2016 from 2pm to 5pm to do futher work on the ends of the slips. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.     13-12-16  

Special RUST / Working Bee
                                    Your Help Urgently Needed ! ! ! ! !

Due to the VERY LOW TIDES this week - 14 to 17 Nov - we need to take the opportunity to do some maintenance at the bottom of the slipways.

For full details read the Special eNews 13-11-2016 then, please contact Jack Winning if you can assist. Your help will be very much 

achieved .... Many thanks to those that were able to help out. See eNews 17-11-2016 for more...
   14 & 17-11-16

Change to Club's Aquatic Licence
We must all take note that an additional condition was included by RMS in our Aquatic Licence that states:

the event is not to interfere with or impede the movement of seagoing ships and commercial vessels including ferries.”  
RMS have advised that ALL ferries including Rivercats have right of way over all sailing craft in an approved race. 

Flying 11’s - Octoberfest Club Dinner - 15 October

Yes, the first of our Club dinners is already getting ready to roll. And it’s an Octoberfest from them so get out the lederhosen and book now using this link -

You know it will be more than good!

Change to SI for Laser West Wind Course
The Race Committee have approved a change to the Laser Course 4 - West Wind. Go to the Sailing Instructions page for the details. The Change to SI 2016-3 link describes the change that has been made. There is an updated Coloured Course Card on the Laser page. Contact the Laser class secretary if you need further information.    9-09-16

2016-17 Membership
For the 2016-17 season LC12’SSC will be using an online system to register or renew your membership.  This process is designed to save valuable time for both you and LC12’SSC and requires all individuals to supply accurate information for Membership and Insurance compliance. 
The online system offers flexible options enabling payment via direct debit, cheque or credit card.  If a member opts to pay using a credit card, then that individual incurs additional credit card handling fees at the time of payment.
It is possible to register multiple members, and families as part of the one transaction.
Go to the Membership page for the full details.  It is recommended that you read all the information, including all the linked documents before starting the registration process.          5-9-16

We have just two places left in the course which will be run on Sunday 11 September from 9am to 5pm.
The course meets the requirements of First Aid in the Workplace for nearly all workplaces but more important than that is that it may save the life of a sailing buddy, friend or loved one.
It also meets the requirements of Australian Sailing for their Dinghy Instructor Course. The cost is just $120
Make our club a safer environment - book now with Jack Winning 9427 4408 or
If this date doesn’t suit we are looking at a second course on Sunday 16 October but we will need at least 8 participants. 

Learn to Sail courses in September 2016
Our very popular September school holidays Learn to Sail courses are now booking and filling fast. Book now to ensure your place!

Changes for the 2016-17 Sailing Season
For the 12ft Skiff, Cherub, Laser and Flying Eleven classes, changes have been introduced to the club sailing courses for the coming season. Marks have been re-numbered, some have new names and even moved to new locations, while a couple for Laser and F11 have been removed altogether. All the changes are described in various links on the Sailing Instructions page (start with the Change to SI 2016-2 link). Contact your class secretary if you need further information.

Available on
your class page, are new coloured course sheets ready for you to download, print, laminate and then fix to your boat   21-07-16

Annual Report 2015-2016
The club's 98th Annual Report has been published and snail mailed to all club members.  It is packed with the highlights of the season including great photos, class wrap-ups and items on all the people and things that make up our great club.

If you expected to receive a copy and didn't get one you can pick one up next time you at the club or email the Secretary to request the report be posted to you.

You can also click on the cover image at the right for an electronic version of the report. This report and previous season reports are available on the History page.     25-5-16  

2015-16 Season Presentation Dinner
Save the date: 21 May. Starts 6.00pm  
The preparations are underway for the big event so please be sure to put the date in the diary. Shortly we will share the menu and the booking form so you can reserve your place.

This is a night for everyone - the kids, parents, sailors, Supporters. We are limited in terms of how many people we can accommodate. Booking is via TryBooking - - so be quick to avoid disapointment. Book's are filling fast - only 40 spots remain!!
  14 & 21-04-16, 11-05-16

2016 CHS Results
Check out how our sailors fared here and the CHS Facebook for some photos and video   21-04-16  

Closing Day - 9 April 2016 - Plus Afternoon Tea

11.00am   Club Opens for a coffee, a yarn or to check out some boats
1.00pm     12ft Skiff Sprints Challenge. Lane Cove & SFS 12s will be ready                     for Cherub, Laser, Flying Eleven sailors to get out and have fun
2.00 pm    Juniors start dressing up your boat for:
Best Dressed Boat competition
Backwards Race
Cheating Race
Capsize Race
Balloon Chase
4.00pm     Parents’ Race for The Something’s Fishy Trophy
6.00pm     Presentation   &   End of season afternoon tea

It would be appreciated if as many as possible bring a sweet or savoury plate of treats for the afternoon tea and leave them in the Canteen

Fine Art, Wine, Music, Canapés, Handcrafted Tea
... on the River
Tues 1 March 2016, 6.30 - 8.30pm
The Club has worked with BackVintage Wines to create what will be a great night:
ˇ    Wine tasting of their latest wines including the new BackVintage 2014 Reserve Cotes du Rhone Grenache Syrah
ˇ         Chef prepared canapés and nibbles
ˇ         Art exhibition from local artists Debra Mackinnon and Sandra Blackburne of
ˇ         Northbridge based specialty teas and tisanes Tea Journeys providing refreshing iced teas with a twist to enjoy after a glass of fine wine
ˇ         The Sydney Youth Orchestras - a quartet will add a unique classical touch

There is no charge to attend this event but please  RSVP with your name/ number of attendees   to:

Gift Basket raffle
         We are also looking to raffle gift baskets that fit with the wine and food theme. Donations can be placed in trays on top of the piano.

Learn To Sail Course 3 & 4
LTSJan16 LTS_Jan16
More photos of Course 4 snapped by Karyn Gojnich during the week.         25/01/16

LTS Course 3 2014LTS Course 1 2014
More photos of Course 3 snapped by Julian Moran during the week now available here.         22-12-15 & 16/01/16

Notice of Change to Sailing Instruction
A trial of a new course 1 - North East Wind will be done soon.  This affects all classes except Juniors.   A full explaination of the change is available from the Sailing Instructions page.  F11 & Laser sailors - See updated version re Mark 3A   15 & 19-01-16  

Vale Mal Lennon 
Mal LennonAs you may have read in the paper last week, Mal “Commander” Lennon, one of our previous Club Captains has been lost at sea while steering a yacht off Port Stephens.

Details of his association with the club are available in 'LC12ftSSC Newsletter 11 January 2016 - Mal Lennon'


12ft Skiffs 2016 Interdominion Championships 
The primary event for the 12 foot skiffs is the Interdominion Championships. This is an annual competition between skiffs from Australia and New Zealand. The 56th edition of this prestigious event is being held from 2nd January to  9th January in Auckland NZ.

Reports and Results can be found here

Update    Australia could only manage a 2nd place in the scratch results, but were victorious in the teams pointscore.        06-01-16 & 11-01-16 

Geotherm crowned 2015 NSW 12ft Skiff Champions...... but  
  Jack Winning and Brett Phillips are the Handicap winners
Handicap winners Jack Winning and Brett Phillips - photo Vita Williams

Geotherm is the 2015 scratch boat champion (Brett Hobson with our very own Billy Lusty (Lane Cove Learn to Sail graduate in September 2004) up the front) and the Captain Dodwell Trophy for the handicap winner is awarded to Jack and Brett in Chapman High Performance Sailing after a countback was required to break the first place dead lock with Geotherm. 

Read the full story on the 12ft Skiffs page

12ft Skiff Upper Harbour Championship
Lincoln Crowne (Jonathon Temple/Richard Jones) may have got the early jump at the start, but the Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press and Andrew ‘Noddy’ Hay dominated from there to win in the 12ft Skiff Upper Harbour Championship, hosted by the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club today....
Sydney Sailmakers
Read the full story on the 12ft Skiffs page.     17-10-15

Changes to Sailing Instruction 11 and 18
There have been changes to Sailing Instruction 11 for the 12s North East course and to Sailing Instruction 18 Time Limits, effective from 14-10-2015. A full explaination of the change and the updated Sailing Instructions are available from the Sailing Instructions page   13-10-15  

FIRST AID COURSE - 11 Oct  -  completed
FirstAid_Oct2015.jpg  This year 22  people have completed their First Aid course at the club, when added to 13 last year and 28 the year before the club has a sizable team of first aiders with current certificates all trained by Trish Kenney - Thank you!

Adele Phillips getting some expert advice.


Learn To Sail Course 1 & 2  2015-16

LTS Course 2 Oct 2015 LTS Course 2 Oct 2015
More photos of Course 2 by Lisa Moran snapped during the week are available by clicking on the Photo Gallery link in the blue menu left.       12-10-15

LTS Course 1 2015LTS Course 1 2015
More photos of Course 1 by Karyn Gojnich snapped during the week.       28-09-15

RSA Training Evening Wednesday 30-09-2015
from 7.00
pm to 9.30pm  - completed

The club needs Responsible Service of Alcohol trained volunteers to man the canteen on race days. If you received your certificate prior to 31 December 2009 your qualification is no longer valid. More on the Volunteering/Training page then click the Upcoming Training link at the top of  the page.       17-09-15

 2015-16 Sailing Programme now available

The 2015-16 Sailing Programme is now available by clicking on the link at the top of the righthand column. Keep an eye out for any updates throughout the season   04-9-15  

Change to Sailing Instructions for 2015/16

There have been a number of changes to Sailing Instructions for the 2015/16 season, effective from 1-9-2015. A full explaination of the change and the updated Sailing Instructions are available from the Sailing Instructions page   03-9-15  

2015-16 Membership Form now available

The 2015-2016 Membership Form is now available on the Membership page. To help you to complete the form please read all the instructions prior to clicking on the link to download the form .          29-8-15

FIRST AID COURSE - Second date - 11 Oct - wait list only

We are always keen to have qualified first aiders around the club, the more we have the safer the environment. Our first course on 23 August was fully booked and the second course on Sunday 11 October is fully booked however you can place your name on the wait list.

If you are interested please contact: or phone 9427 4408.

Details are...
Provider:   medilife logo (click logo for website)
Trainer:  Trish Kenney (Club Member)
Course:   Provide First Aid (Fastrack) – valid for 3 years – workplace approved
Course no.:   HLTAID003  (further detail on the Medilife website)
Venue:    Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club
Date:  To Be Advised
Time:   0830 - 1630 hrs  - Registration and coffee 0815 hrs
Cost:  $110 – (List price $170).
         18-7-15, 24/8/15, 20-9-15

Annual Report 2014-2015
The 97th Annual Report bursting with the highlights of the season in pictures and prose has been published and snail mailed to all club members.

If you expected to receive a copy and didn't get one you can pick one up next time you at the club or email the Secretary to request the report be posted to you.

You can also click on the cover image at the right for an electronic version of the report. This report and previous season reports are available on the History page.     15-5-15

2015 Presentation Night ... updated
Please set aside the night of Saturday 23th May 2015 for the club’s annual presentation night. The evening will include a sit down dinner and the presentation of awards. You should, ASAP, book and pay at this TryBooking link as numbers are strickly limited. More details in eNews 19-05-2015    17, 30-4-15

Henry Larkings - 2nd BYTE Nationals
Henry Larkings -2nd BYTE Nationals
Henry Larkings raced in the Australian National Byte C1 championships held at Woollahra Sailing Club 13th - 16th April 2015. Sailing 8 races in very light to heavy conditions Henry tied on points with the overall winner Jack Littlechild but ended up second on a count back
Results.   17-4-15

2015 CHS Regatta Results for Lane Cove sailors
This regatta has just been completed, so how did our sailors go?  
The full results with our Lane Cove sailors highlighted in green are available on the Race Results page.     17-4-15

Jack Winning – Life Membership to the Australian National Sabot Association
After the Club Championship races on 28/2/2015 David Swadling delighted us all by announcing that Jack Winning has been inducted as a Life Member of the Australian National Sabot Council. The very impressive citation prepared by Andrew Glassock and read to the assembled diners by four of our junior sailors, detailed Jack’s massive commitment to the development of junior sailing in the Lane Cove region through the Club’s Learn to Sail program. It was estimated that Jack has been directly involved in the introduction to sailing of well in excess of 2,000 children.

Some of Jack’s Learn to Sail Alumni can be seen in Europe sailing in 29er Worlds or F18 catamaran Worlds, an 18ft Skiff out of Double Bay or a 12ft skiff in an Inter-dominion against New Zealand’s best, taking part in World Match racing regattas in Elliott 7s, crewing for, among others, Jessica Watson in the Sydney to Hobart race or working on the maxi boats sailing out of Airlie Beach. Many of the balance went on to develop a love of sailing and can be found sailing somewhere, if not at Lane Cove in a 12ft skiff.

YA Powerboat Handling Course
Begins on 11th March - Go to the Volunteering/Training page then Upcoming Training link for all the details.    03-03-15

Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club - Heritage
Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club - Heritage
Click picture for the heritage slide show.     20-02-15  

Special Event - "Helen Molesworth" Boat Naming
14th February 2015
It is through the extraordinarily generous donation and direction from Helen Molesworth to the club to acquire the new boat. In fact her donation covered the acquisition price. Helen’s decision to donate was largely brought about by her understanding of the Club’s benefit to the community with the many local participants in the Learn to Sail programme and the high number of females who are actively involved in volunteering at the Club, specifically on Response Boats and coaching.
The name Helen Molesworth is a name very familiar to many of you as it was again through Helen’s generosity that the club was able to acquire the “Ted Griffith” in 2012. In recognition of Helen’s donation, the club initiated the “Helen Molesworth Medal” which is awarded annually for meritorious contributions to the Club by members.
The new Arvor will be christened the “Helen Molesworth” and will be officially named at a special social event straight after racing on 14th February 2015.  

Helen Molesworth
     16-01-15 & 12-02-15

Learn To Sail Course 4
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More photos of Course 4 by Karyn Gojnich snapped during the week of 19-23 Jan 2015.         301/15

Change to Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instruction 12 has been changed and is effective from Saturday 31-1-2015. A full explaination of the change and the updated Sailing Instructions are available from the Sailing Instructions page   29/1/15  

Boat Trim 101...    

So exactly what is wrong here?            Ken_in_Sabot           16-01-15

Learn To Sail Course 3
LTS Course 3 2014 LTS Course 1 2014
More photos of Course 3 by Karyn Gojnich snapped during the week.         23-12-14

12ft Skiffs 2015 Interdominion Championships 
       Interdominions Results and Reports

The primary event for the 12 foot skiffs is the Interdominion Championships. This is an annual competition between skiffs from Australia and New Zealand. The 55th addition of this prestigious event is being held from Friday 2nd January to Saturday 10th January.

To make this an even more memorable event it is being hosted at the 18 Footer League at Double Bay. This will provide great access to the main harbour courses which will add to the spectacular nature of this sailing regatta.

As history has shown, this is a very competitive event for both the winner, who takes home the outstanding Silasec Trophy, and for the dominion team competition for the John Brooke Team Trophy. The NZ team has boats from Auckland and Wellington and the Australian team has boats from Sydney and Brisbane.   55th 12ft Skiff Interdominion 2015 Programme
         22-12-14, 5-01-15

12ft Skiffs 2014 NSW State Champs - Round 2 - hosted by LC12ftSSC 
2014_12sStates_1_t.jpg For Heat 4 on Saturday 6 December the fleet were put on an Easterly course in 5-13 knot breezes with Sydney Sailmakers (Nick Press and Andrew Stevenson) getting the gun.  Heat 5 on Sunday 7 December initially delayed while the starter struggle with 45o wind shifs to settle on an Easterly course in an 8 knot breeze. 2014_12sStates_2_t.jpg  After trailing for most of the race Garde (Brett Hobson and Brad Phillips) finally prevailed over Sydney Sailmakers. The pressing issue was the all ready active storm and another approaching. Heat 6 was abandoned before the start and that was the series.  The Championship went to Sydney Sailmakers on 5 points with Garde 2nd on 6 points and Lincoln Crowne (Jonathon Temple and Richard Jones) 3rd on 14 points.    Results          9-12-14

2014 NSW Sabot State Champion Crowned

Henry Larkings - 2014 NSW State Champion
A full report of Round 2 sailed from Toronto Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie by Greg Larkings is available in the eNews 21-11-2014        21-11-14

Flying Elevens – NSW State Championships 8th and 9th November 2014 – Belmont 16ft Skiff Club
A report by Andrew Glassock is available in the eNews 14-11-2014        14-11-14

RSA Training Evening Wednesday 26-11-2014
from 6.30
pm to 9.30pm

The club needs Responsible Service of Alcohol trained volunteers to man the canteen on race days. If you received your certificate prior to 31 December 2008 your qualification is no longer valid. More on the Volunteering/Training page then click the Upcoming Training link at the top of  the page.       24-10-14

2014-15 LJHooker Flying 11 Upper Harbour Championships 
Supported by   Zhik

Results here   

Other items moved to the Flying 11 page.      28-10-14

2014/15 BENETEAU VICSAIL NSW State Sabot Sailing Championships (Round 1 hosted by LC12'SSC)

Results         Sail-World. com  REPORT   Day 1  ,  Day 2
Other items moved to the Sabot page
 2014_NSW_Sabot_States  2014_NSW_Sabot_States 
2014_NSW_Sabot_States  2014_NSW_Sabot_States

Many more
NSW 2014 Sabot State Championship Round 1  PHOTOS           20-10-14

Upper Harbour Championship 2014 - hosted by Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club 

              Results             4-10-14

Learn To Sail Courses 1 & 2
LTS Course 1 2014 LTS Course 1 2014
More photos of Course 1 by Karyn Gojnich snapped during the week.

LTSW22014_2.jpg LTSW22014_1.jpg
More photos of Course 2 by Karyn Gojnich snapped during the week.      4-10-14

F11 NSW Sprint Championships 2014
James Mcintyre and James Glassock getting the best out of Wilbur
James Mcintyre and James Glassock getting the best out of Wilbur

NSW Sprint Championship was held by HHSC on Sunday 28/10/14 with three Lane Cove boats taking part - Outrageous with Eve Peel joining sister Lily was best placed with Eve showing Lily the way to win Heat 3 and the girls followed up with two Thirds in the following heats finishing Fourth overall. Dynamite with Andrew Harrision crewing for Henry Larkings was 8th and James squared (Glassock & Macintyre) in Wilbur were 15th. The day started with light winds but built during the day so the 11s were flying in the last races. Full results here
 Wal and Catriona keeping a close eye on sisters Peel - hike Lily!
Wal and Catriona keeping a close eye on sisters Peel - hike Lily!      3-10-14

Opening  Day 2014-15

Our fleet of Flying Elevens, with 16 boats on the water, kicked off the new season being the first class of five to face the starter on the day. It was an excellent start with most boats up on the line and fighting for an advantage as they headed off on an Easterly course in an easy 5 to 8 knots.      19-9-14

Learn To Sail Courses 1 & 2
A few places have become available in our very popular Learn To Sail program.

* Course 1 -  Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
* Course 2 -  Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

All the information and contact details can be obtained by clicking the Learn To Sail link in the menu at the left.         7-9-14

2014-15 Membership Form now available
Dear Members and Supporters,

With opening day less than two weeks away it is membership renewal time and for new members we welcome you to the club. The membership application process is similar to last season with the membership PDF form to be completed and submitted electronically.  You will have to download the membership form from the Membership page (from menu at left). Please read and follow the instructions on the website carefully. If you have any problems just email and we will assist you.

We apologise for not making payment of fees available earlier and advise that as a result we have extended the deadline for payment without loss of trophies or points until Thursday 9 October. That is all fees must be received by the club before heat 1 of the club championship on 11 October.

I’m looking forward to another great season at Lane Cove and seeing you all down at the club.

Bob Paton
Commodore.       2-9-14

Pre-Season Working Bee - Sat 6 September 2014
Following the success of our June Working Bee we will be having another to get the clubhouse and facilities up to scratch. More on the Diary Dates page.   31-8-14

Season Programme
The 2014-15 Season Programme is now available from the link at the top right. The printed version will out shortly.       31-8-14

History Project
Our resident club history buff, Rolf Lunsmann, has been beavering away over the off season on the club’s Championship Honour Roll.  You can find the details of boat, crew and date for all International, National, State, Club trophy winners as far back as 1920 for all classes sailed at LC12ftSSC.  The Championship Honour Roll can be found via a link on the History page.  Check it out...

If you have something to add please contact Rolf on (02) 9418 6094, or  send an e-mail to       31-8-14

Special General Meeting

At the Special General Meeting all three proposals put to the members vote were passed on a show of hands.  The club now has a modern and much more workable version of the constitution and rules thanks to the long hours put in by the members of the Constitutional Review Sub Committee, with special thanks to Chris Kelly for initiating the process with his attention to the legal side while ably assisted by Jack Winning and Rolf Lunsmann
.    27-8-14

On Monday 25 August at 8:00pm  the Club will be holding a Special General Meeting of members to consider some proposed changes to the Club’s Constitution.   The proposals have been developed following a detailed review of our existing Constitution.  They aim to:
- Align the Constitution with changes to the NSW Associations Incorporations Act.
-  Simplify membership renewals.
-  Simplify the processes for amending Sailing Instructions.
-  Improve the governance of the Club.

The details of the proposals, together with the reasons behind their development, may be obtained by emailing Rolf Lunsmann who was a member of the Constitutional Review Sub Committee. 

The proposals will not change the way that the Club operates on a day to day basis, and they will not change the Sailing Instructions for our racing.

At the meeting, all Life Members, “A” Class Members, Senior Members and Youth members over the age of 15, are entitled to vote. So I would urge you to attend the meeting and vote on this important initiative. 

Bob Paton
Commodore.    3-8-14

Lane Cove hosts Sabot Training
Sabot Training @ Lane Cove      Sabot Training @ Lane Cove 
On Sunday 27/7/14 Lane Cove hosted Sabot training for the NSW Southern Zone Sabot Association. After another week of dismal winter weather, 23 boats including two 2-ups were treated to bright sunshine in a near couldless sky. Although the wind was a bit fickle at times there was enough to allow the sailors to hone their sailing skills. After the morning theory and on-water session they were treated to an excellent BBQ lunch then there was another theory and on-water session.     27-7-14

Solo Laser Training...
Rob Drury This photo shows Laser sailor Rob Drury out on the river in misty rain and a very cool 14oC.  This outing was at least his third training sail of maybe the coldest week so far this year. So are there any others this keen?      21-7-14  

Lane Cove sailors at Queensland Youth Week 2014
Greg Larkins Reports...
Lane Cove Sailors have had a successful week at the Australian Mid Winter Championships held at RQYS in Brisbane during the July school holidays. 10 Lane Cove kids sailed at the regatta in a variety of classes including Sabots, Flying 11's and 29er's.

Henry Larkings clinched 2nd place in the tightly contested Sabot class. Other successful Sabot sailors were Andy Harrison 15th, Thomas Larkings 16th, Kiera Vickery 29th and India Vickery 31st. 2 up's Eve Peel and Lola Vickery sailing their 1st regatta finished 3rd in the junior fleet.

The Lane Cove Sabot sailors were welcomed to 2 days of pre-regatta training by the South Queensland Sabot Association and a big thanks must go out to the very hospitable Queenslanders.

Lily Peel and Jill Haertsch raced in the Flying 11's and Emma Harrison skippered a 29er with Eric Sparkes.

 QLD Youth Week 2014 QLD Youth Week 2014 QLD Youth Week 2014

Race Results can be found here.     16-7-14

July Happenings at the Club
Assistant Instructors Course - 9/7/14
Jnr Instructors CourseKaryn Gojnich reports...
The Assistant Instructors course went very well with all students receiving their accreditation.   There were 14 sailors in total with 7 from Lane Cove.  Other Clubs represented were Hunters Hill, Drummoyne, Narrabeen Lake, Northbridge and Woollahra. A big thank you to Jane and Julian Moran for keeping everyone fed and watered, and for Billy Moran making his Laser available for the afternoon on-water session.  Thank you also to LC12'SSC for making the club RIB's, Sabots and Club house available to run the course.  Once again Lane Cove shone with its hospitality and we now have seven more instructors better prepared for next season's Learn to Sail and Learn to Race programs. 
 Jnr Instructors Course Jnr Instructors Course Jnr Instructors Course

Rust - 9/7/14
The weather is decidedly cool but the RUST members continue the beaver away a couple of the many many tasks on the RUST Job List.  Ken adds the final epoxy paint coat to the front door and windows, while others were given a photo opportunity when Karyn Gojnich came by with her camera.        16-7-14  
RUST 9/7/14
RUST 9/7/14

Lane Cove sailor wins "Oceania de Volie in New Caledonia"
The CYCA team of Sam Ellis, Matt Stenta and Cam Gundy (LC12’SSC) have won the Match racing class at Oceania of Sailing defeating RNZYS’ George Brassel 3-0. Read more in eNews 16-06-2014 which also has invitation and details for a Night with Brett Bayer at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron this Wednesday night (18-06-14).   16-6-14

Working Bee Sat/Sun 21/21 June 2014
A Working Bee will be held to get the clubhouse and facilities up to scratch for the coming season. More on the Diary Dates page and in eNews 13-06-2014.  14-6-14 

New Committee Members
Your club has elected and welcomes two new members on to the management committee that will add the voice of youth to the mix.  Emma May has taken on the role of Honarary Secretary and Kat Wootherspoon has taken on the role of Honorary Treasurer. Both Emma and Kat are well known to most of you as they have come from Sabots to Flying Elevens to Cherubs and have taken charge of various LTS and LTR groups over the last few seasons. We welcome their input to the club management and wish them well in their new roles.

Emma May       Kat Wootherspoon

Presentation Night  Photos
A selection of 2013-14 Presentation Night Photos by Alan Clarke are now available in the Photo Gallery.     27-5-14  

Annual Report 2013-2014
2103 Presentation

The 2013 - 2014 Annual Report bursting with the highlights of the season in pictures and prose has been published and snail mailed to all club members. If you expected to receive a copy and didn't get one you can pick one up next time you at the club or email the Secretary to request the report be posted to you.

You can also click on the cover image at the right for an electronic version of the report. This report and previous season reports are available on the History page.     23-5-14

Presentation Night  24 May 2014
2103 PresentationPut Saturday 24 May 2014 in your diaries for the 2013/2014 LC12ftSSC Presentation Night. The format will be familiar to most of you; dinner followed by the presentation of awards. We have secured the services of a new caterer and Kristin Verge will be providing her usual excellent pre-dinner nibbles.
Please join us to receive your award and celebrate a great season with friends, colleagues and fellow sailor and supporters. Email Cathy Lunsmann to book. See eNews 09-05-2014 for the latest up date.    28-3-14, 9/5/14

"What Happens Next?" Night - Friday 2nd May
The "What Happens Next?" Night is for those sailors from the Learn to Sail and Learn to Race who want to continue their sailing journey and for current sailors who are looking to step up a class. The club will be holding an evening where the pathways within the club are mapped out and there is opportunity of buying and selling of boats as well as sorting out crew combinations for the next season.   The evening is on Friday 2nd May (the first Friday of Term 2) begining at 6pm with a sausage sizzle and will wrap up by 8pm. Contact and for details.    17-4-14

CHS Regatta Results for Lane Cove sailors
This regatta has just been completed, so how did our sailors go?  
The full results with our Lane Cove sailors highlighted in green are available on the Race Results page.     17-4-14

YA Powerboat Handling Course
Begins on 19th March - Go to the Volunteering/Training page then Upcoming Training link for all the details.    25-2-14  and   11-3-14

2014 Laser Metros at Lane Cove
2012-13 Laser Standard Rig Club Club Champion Andrew Wilson on Scuggabugga             Update 11th March
Links to the results and photos by Corinna Hartas are now available on the Laser Metros page.    11-3-14

Lane Cove 12’ Sailing Skiff Club in conjunction with the NSW and ACT District Laser Association will be hosting the NSW Metropolitan Championship over the weekend of 8-9 March. It will commence with our famous DASH for CASH on the Saturday and is open to ALL Laser sailors. All the details including rigging locations, Entry, NoR and SI are available on the Laser Metros page.    26-2-14 to 4-3-14

2013-14 Learn To Sail (LTS) Courses
LTS Jan14The fourth and final LTS for the 2013-14 season was run from the 20th to 24th January 2014 and twenty six children successfully completed their introduction to the delights of sailing. That means over 100 new sailors for this season. Thanks to all the Cherub, Flying 11 and Sabot sailors who help instruct and nurture the students over the week long program. As usually the week ended with a sail to Woodford Bay for lunch and a swim then back to the club where the students showed off their new skills to parents followed by dinner and the presentation of achievement certificates. Next step is the Learn to Race Program on Friday evenings from 4.15 pm.

Here is a link to some photos by Karyn Gojnich taken during the week.    27-1-14

2014 Flying Eleven National Championship at Port Stephens - updated 21:25 18/1/14 - final
F11 Nationals Fleet 2014

The championships are hosted by the Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club  with a good fleet of 83 competing boats. The winds have been from a light 8 knots to a testing 20+. With the seven qualifying races, (1 drop) completed the boats are then ranked into Gold and Silver fleets for the final 5 races.
Read the full report on the Flying 11 page.      17 to 18-1-14

54th 12ft Skiff Interdominion Championships in Wellington NZ - updated 22:56 11/1/14 - final
After Friday's 4 race high wind torture test, the RO demanded more pleasure and pain - the pleasure for the RO and the pain for the sailors - by dishing up two more races to complete the series. Gemmell Sails pushed hard in both races but had to be satisfied with 2nd place in each race. Although the points margins had closed, in the final wash up they were 7 points shy of first place, 3 off second and 1 off third, holding onto 4th place for the regatta. Skoll and Vantage maintained their respective 8th and 9th places. More stories will no doubt be told on the deck of knowledge at the club when the weary sailors return to the calmer waters of the Lane Cove River. Well done guys.

Updated 17:44 10/1/14
With racing abandoned yesterday, the RO made everyone work today completing four races.  Although only one race is scheduled for Saturday it remains to be seen if they will try and fit two races into the last day.  After 8 races and two drops Gemmell SailsNick Press and Tim Barraclough are in 4th place, with Skoll, Peter Polec and James McCrudden in 8th and Vantage, Murray Press and Brett Phillips in 9th position overall.

updated 9/1/14
Gemmell Sails pre-start R5Well there have been thrills and spills as is the case with any 12' skiff event held across the ditch.  Vantage RE - Murray and BrettThe Kiwis are out in force and Ozies are looking a bit like an English cricket team but we are out numbered by almost 3:1. Gemmell Sails, Nick Press and Tim Barraclough, are showing they can mix it with a photo finish in race 4, just being edged out into second place. Race 5 was abandond due to winds over 30 knots.   For all the details check out the many links on the 12ft Skiffs page (at left).       9 to 11-1-14

51st Cherub Nationals under way in Bunbury WA - updated 5/1/14
51st Cherub Nationals
In the final wrap up both crews slipped another place to be 11th and 15th overall but both our female skippers held their places in the womens division so Claire holds on to her title as Womens' Champion Cherub Skipper with Nicole taking out third place in her first Nationals.  Nicole and Jeremy won the Cadet division. So congratulations all round!!

updated 3/1/14
Our two boats have not faired well in the short races 7 & 8 with Alchemy slipping back two places to 10th and Enough Rope back by 1 to 14th place.  However the placings in the women's championship remain unchanged, so good news there. The regatta wraps up on the Sat 4/1/14 with a long race programmed to start about 16:00 AEDT so maybe there is an opportunity to move up the ladder. We will see...     

updated 21:40 2/1/14
For the Championship racing with the results now posted up to race 6 (no drops), has Claire Lunsmann & Steve Vance in Alchemy as our best placed boat continuing in 8th position with Nicole Barnes & Jeremy Jones in Enough Rope not far behind and coming up a place to 13th position but the points are tight.   Claire is holding on to the lead in the women's championship and Nicole is in 3rd place.  

There's still a lot of racing ahead ...  Photos are available on the Koombana Bay Sailing Club website and here for the Full Results.     2 to 5-1-14

50th Sabot Nationals at Drummoyne - updated  4/1/14
Sabot 1-Ups R5
The 50th Sabot National Championship in the 1-Ups has been run and won convincingly by Tasmanian boat Red Herring with a total, after drops, of just 10 points. Henry Larkings in Viper made up a place to be 9th and Miles Davey in Freestyler held on to 11th place in fleet of 76 boats. These are excellent results at this level of sailing. Congratulations guys!!

In the 2-Ups we have a couple of winners... For Tom Larkins and Eve Peel in Tommy Gun with four bullets and a couple of second places, the only scary moment came in race 8 where Tom got just a little too keen and scored an OCS. But with their points buffer was more than enough to see them wrap up the 2-Up title by 9 points. Congratulations Tom and Eve - a start of things to come...

The Sabot Week regatta has also wrapped up and there are some stories to be told ...  In the 1-Ups tension was showing between Think 'n Pink from S Qld, who had held the lead ahead of Jamison Bennetts in Lucky to race 8, had an OCS in race 9 while Jamieson remained focused for a bullet. This set up the final race between Think 'n Pink and Lucky with Think 'n Pink finishing 23rd holding out Lucky into 27th place.  However, Jamieson Bennetts in Lucky with 21 points is the 1-Up Sabot Week champion for 2013/14 by a single point. Well done Jamieson!!

Meanwhile in the 2-Up Sabot Week there is a big shock...  Ultranza who, according the results to race 8, had been leading the fleet convincingly, has been rescored for all races as RAF except for races 5 & 6 which were DNCs. We will have to wait for this story... This was due to age limit being exceeded.

Full details are available on the Sabot page.

Not converted... yet...
Peter_&_Jack-Secret_Mens_Business There was a bit of secret men’s business going on on Peter's laser in Saturday's race but with comments like 'my back hurts' and 'how could you just sit here for a couple of hours every week'  we think it will take a lot more encouragement by the Laser members before they will claim Jack in a boat with a single sail. Mind you, Jack has sailed a Sabot from Clifton Gardens to the club so there is still a whiff of  a chance!  Photo by Corinna.    8-12-13

Lincoln Crowne & Company 12ft Skiff  NSW State Championship at Lane Cove for Round 2
Heat and Series Results and links are on the 12ft Skiffs page. A big thank you to all to helped to make the weekend a great success.
2013 Champions Brett Hobson & Brad Phillips with Glenn Farquhar
2013 Lincoln Crowne & Co 12ft Skiff NSW State Champions (L-R) Brett Hobson & Brad Phillips with Association Class Secretary Glenn Farquhar.     3-12-13

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Lincoln Crowne & Company 12ft Skiff  NSW State Championship at Lane Cove for Round 2
Last weekend the Twelves had Round One of the State Championships on the Harbour out of Woollahra Sailing Club. There was some close racing and although Garde (Brett Hobson & Brad Phillips) showed the way, Gemmell Sails (Murray Press & Scott Lanham) won heat 3. Race 1, 2, 3 reports.
This coming weekend (30 November and 1 December) Lane Cove will be hosting the final Round of the 12ft Skiff State Championship.
On Saturday this is in addition to our regular Club racing for all classes, there will be just one heat for the Twelves with a 3pm Start outside the River and finish at the Clubhouse. After the race there will be Sausage Sandwiches available for purchase.
On Sunday it will just be the Twelves. There will be two back to back races scheduled on short courses both starting and finishing outside the river. The first race is due to start at 2pm.
We have arranged for a number of private boats to follow the racing (Sunday only), so if you would like to view from the water you should be at the Clubhouse by 1pm and make enquiries at the Canteen.
After the race, probably by 6pm, the Club will be providing a FREE Barbecue dinner for competitors and club members followed by the Presentation and you are all very welcome to come and be part of it.
All the skiffs will be rigging up at the Clubhouse or at Griffith Park at the foot of Wilson Lane in Longueville.     26-11-13
If you lost it – we may have it - but not for long….
Lost Property items’ are from head to toe including hats, sunglasses, tops, jackets, wetsuits, swimmers, pants, thongs, boots and are on display upstairs at the club.  If not claimed this weekend - 23/11/13 - it will have a new home at a charity shop next week.  BE QUICK or it’s gone…      21-11-13

NSW Masters at Port Stephens 16-17/11/2013
There were 5 Lane Cove reps – David Rosenthall, 11th in the Std Rig Grand Masters division, Rob Drury 5th in the Great Grand Master division, James Stewart 8th in the Radial Rig Grand Masters division. Julian Moran and John Hunt.  Excellent work - Congratulations guys!

A very wet & cold weekend with an hour sitting around before Race one on Saturday before being sent ashore again with lightning potential. Then back out again after an hour and a late finish just before 7 pm.... read the full story with photos on the Laser page.     21-11-13

World Laser Championships in Oman
Laser sailors David Rosenthall, John Hayward, John Hunt, Kim Stewart, Bruce Wymond (and past member Geoff Lucas) will sail their last club race on Saturday 23/11/13 before departing in the following week for Oman to compete in the 2013 Laser Masters World Championships.
We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to seeing some medals or just hearing the tall stories of the near misses and just how close they came to glory.     11-11-13

Membership Renewals

Sailing at Lane Cove?  Financial Member?  If not, you can avoid being recorded as a non finisher (and loosing points) by paying your membership renewal before Saturday 15/11/13. Go to the Membership page NOW, follow the instructions to complete the form and make your payment.     11-11-13

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Lincoln Crowne & Company 12ft Skiff  NSW State Championship at Lane Cove

12' SkiffFull course race on Saturday 30th November starting at 3.00pm. This will involve a start out on the main harbour, in the vicinity of Cockatoo Island, with all the thrills and spills best viewed from Clarke’s Point, and the finish at the Club. This will provide a great viewing spot for the finish of what is expected to be a close race amongst a number of quality Lane Cove boats – featuring Lincoln Crowne, Gemmell Sailmakers, Skoll, The Bird and Hey Charger. On the second day of racing, Sunday 1st December, there will be 2 short course races held out on the harbour. These will be held over the courses we all so well remember were used for the 2011 Interdominion that the club hosted.

After the racing has been completed and the results have been tabulated, there will be a dinner and presentation hosted by Lane Cove for all the competitors, visitors and interested club members.  More...     11-11-13

New Life Member Rolf Lunsmann A selection of Tour de Rolf celebration photos are now in the Photo Gallery       2-11-13


Website Update
  • A new feature, the “LC12SSC Trading Spot”, has been introduced for members and supporters. Available from the main menu, Trading Spot is where you can advertise your boating related bits for sale, list a wanted item, or something lost or found.  All the details are on the Trading Spot’s main page with links to the ad request forms. And it’s a free.
  • The '2011 Interdominion' link on the main menu has been moved to the History page.
  • I am looking for someone with a working knowledge of WordPress. If you can help please forward your contact details via the webmaster link at the bottom of the main menu and I will be in touch.
web logoDid you know that clicking on this image on any page will take you back to the website home page?       3-10-13

RSA Training Day 20-10-2013 -  limited places still available
The club needs Responsible Service of Alcohol trained volunteers to man the canteen on race days. If you received your certificate prior to 31 December 2006 your qualification is no longer valid. More on the Volunteering/Training page.       28-09-13
LTS sabots refit
            Riley Yatch Fittings              Chapman High Performance Sailing
Riley Yacht Fittings and Chapman High Performance Sailing have helped us keep the club LTS sabots in tip-top condition ready for the new season. Keep them in mind when you need something for your boat and don't forget to mention you sail at LC12SSC.       22-09-13

Opening Day 2013
     The 12s Start 14-09-2013
The 12s get away with a clean start to begin their season on Opening Day 2013. There are more Opening Day photos in the Photo Gallery.       15-9-13
RSA Training Day 20-10-2013
The club needs Responsible Service of Alcohol trained volunteers to man the canteen on race days. If you received your certificate prior to 31 December 2006 your qualification is no longer valid. More on the Volunteering/Training page.       4-9-13

Season Programme
The 2013-14 Season Programme is now available from the link at the top right. The printed version will out shortly.       2-9-13
How fast is that...
Congratulations to Brian McConaghy for being the first in with the new Membership Form.
The Form was sent out at 6:25pm on Sunday 1 September, Brian got his back at 6:40pm, don’t know what took him so long!
Brian sailed Lasers for a number of years and then decided to add some excitement to his life and sailed 12s for many more and like so many others continues to support the club. Brian’s children also sailed at the club and the next generation has already enrolled for Learn to Sail in 2014/15.       2-9-13

Lane Cove at Lake Eyre Regatta 2013
Actually held at Lake Hope - where the hell is that!  
             Lake Eyre Regatta 2013 at Lake Hope
Veteran Laser sailor and Lane Cove member Warwick Thomson attended this iconic event and sent us his report...   19-8-13
Lane Cove wins Bronze Medal at World Masters Games !!!
In Kim Stewart's words "WOW WOW WOW !!!". Kim was competing in the Laser Grand Master Standard (+55) division and missed the Silver Medal by just 3 points. Congratulation Kim!!  Final Results. See eNews 8-8-13 for the background story.    12-8-13
                             Kim Stewart a winner in Turin, Italy  

  Working Bee Sat/Sun 7/8 September 2013
Following the success of our end of season Working Bee we will be having another to get the clubhouse and facilities up to scratch.
More on the Diary Dates page.   9-5-13 
RSA Training (date TBA)
The club needs Responsible Service of Alcohol trained volunteers to man the canteen on race days. If you received your certificate prior to 31 December 2006 your qualification is no longer valid. More on the Volunteering/Training page.   9-8-13
Season Racing Programme
The class secretaries are currently putting together the season’s programme of racing. If you haven’t been contacted to donate a trophy then please contact the relevant class secretary. Visit the class page from the menu at left for the contact details.   8-8-13
Some Season Highlights
Season Opening Day Saturday 14 September 2013
The date for the start of racing has been set and racing is programmed for all classes on the regular club courses. This season the 12s, Lasers and Cherubs will be holding pointscore races on Opening Day so don’t get caught napping. The Sabots and Flying 11s will be holding handicap evaluation races.

12ft Skiff State Titles at Lane Cove 30 November / 1 December 2013
The final weekend of racing for the
12ft Skiff State Titles will be hosted by Lane Cove with a Presentation Dinner to follow the last heat on Sunday. This promises to see some exciting sailing and we are hoping that there will be a number of spectator craft available to take people out to watch Sunday’s heats.

Laser Zone Championship at Lane Cove 8/9 March 2014
This will be the largest Laser event ever staged at Lane Cove when we expect between 60 – 80 boats to face the starter. All other club racing has been cancelled
Membership Renewals and other Subscriptions
In an effort to hopefully reduce the complication of the membership and renewal process a small committee has been looking at re-inventing the form. More on the Membership page
.   8-8-13

Fees for 2013/14

Despite an increase of almost 15% in the calculation of the club’s per capita affiliation fee with Yachting NSW, the Management Committee has decided to keep your fees the same as last year. More on the Membership page.   8-8-13
First Aid Course 1 on 4/8/2013  

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Griff and Charlie get in some practice with willing patients Andrew and Diana. Instructor Trish Kenney.  Course 2 is fully booked but another maybe organised so register your interest with Bob.   5-8-13
New Volunteering/Training menu item... Check out what you can do for the club and what training is available. If there is some other training you think the club could offer then register your interest with Bob or Jack from that page.   5-8-13 

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Coming Up...

26 Aug 2018
First Aid Course 1

~ All details in main column.  Contact Jack Winning. ~

15 Sep 2018
Opening Day

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2-5 Oct 2018
Junior Better Sailing Camp 

~ All details are on the Learn To Sail page.  Contact Karyn ~

8-12 Oct 2018
LTS Course 1

~ All details are on the Learn To Sail page.  Contact Karyn ~

11 Nov 2018
First Aid Course 2

~ All details in main column.  Contact Jack Winning. ~

17-21 Dec 2018
LTS Course 2

~ All details are on the Learn To Sail page.  Contact Karyn ~