2020/21 MG Events/Season update
Hi MG14 Members, sailors and supporters,
While COVID-19 is still with us, the situation is constantly changing around the world, and we are learning to adapt as best we can in our everyday lives - there is GREAT NEWS around the restrictions on sporting activities.
As of Sept 26th, these have all been lifted and allow normal club racing and Association events to be held this season! There are still social distancing, limits on gathering and social events, and mandatory contact tracing, but nothing that will stop us getting on the water and competing.
2019-20 NSW State Championship RE-RUN - Sat 17 - Sun 18 October at Teralba ASC (Lake Macquarie).
To help with arrangements and planning, please
(NO PAYMENT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME - JUST YOUR INDICATION OF ATTENDANCE)
The National Titles are still being planned as notified, but at present the QLD border situation is a daily evolving restriction. We have no way of predicting what may happen here, but will leave any decisions as late as we can to try and have it all happen as planned - watch this space!
2020-21 Australian Championship - Mon 28 December to Sat 2 January at Darling Point SS (Brisbane).
The nearby Royal Qld Yacht Squadron offers camping on site, and the below link from their website lists many other accommodation options.
2020-21 NSW State Championship - provisionally March 13/14 at Georges River SC (hosted and conducted by St George SC).
Venue and dates are provisional.
In addition, we are working on an "MG14 day" or similar at Northbridge SC early in the season - to help the club establish / grow its MG14 fleet.
2019/20 MG14 Australian Championships
Lake Illawarra YC
The 29th MG14 Australian Championships at Illawarra Yacht Club was completed over the Australia Day long weekend in a huge variety of windy conditions and with as always very competitive racing.
Congratulations to Bryce Edwards and Josh Tasker sailing 446 - Pink Gin on winning the 2019/20 MG14 Australian Titles!
Final Championship Podium:
Pink Gin - Bryce Edwards and Josh Tasker - Cronulla
Ella - Greg Junk and Ari Hume - St George
Carbon Neutral - Hugh Tait and Max Morrow - Northbridge
Final Handicap Podium:
Chill'n - Mark Murray & Ryan Watt - Gosford
Bottoms Up - Jessica Parker and Emily Junk - Cronulla
Hullabaloo - Bezi Saunders and Lauren Jamieson - Northbridge
NEW Alloy masts now available
The MG14 Association, in conjunction with the NS14 Assoc and Keeley Marine, have secured the supply of new Aluminium masts.
These have been made to an improved design, making them slightly stiffer sideways and more durable. Weight and external appearance is very simliar to the 'Flightspar-style' we have all been familiar with over the past few decades.
To differentiate these new masts (and make them look really trick!), they are now available anodised BLACK. Cost is $660 inc GST.
(Unanodised are also available ex-factory from Keeley Marine @$480).
Stock of the sections is available in Sydney via Barracouta Sails (02 9525 7626) at Caringbah, or complete rigged masts from Bryce at Infinity Rigging (02 9531 4900) at Taren Point. Anyone interested in purchasing a mast, please first contact the MG Association. Payment will be to the Association, and you will need to make your own arrangements for collection or delivery from Barracouta or Infinity Rigging. Sections are also available for purchase from the Keeley Marine factory in Melbourne (03 9555 4622)
Infinity Rigging also have stock of top and bottom plugs, halyard locks, rotator arms and gooseneck fittings to fit the new section.
MG conversion guide
A photoblog documenting how to convert an NS14 to a dual-registerable MG is available on the FaceBook albums of Rohan Nosworthy.
2019/20 Association Membership Due - Now Online!
Annual Boat rego and membership fees are now due for this season. Please support the Association by joining up early and allow us to plan a great range of prizes and fun for the seasons events!
2019/2020 MG Association Committee
The newly elected Committee is:
President - David Aylward
Vice President - Katelyn Parker
Secretary - Gary Reeves
Treasurer - Neil Tasker
Race Secretary - Ross Polhill
Publicity Officer - John Caley
Measurer/Registrar - Rohan Nosworthy
Port Hunter Club Delegate - Arran Gore
Thanks to all continuing, outgoing and incoming Committee members.