Results for the JBSC Club races


See the Great Photos Taken by Peter Eslick on 12 March 2022 in the Gallery

The Championship and Sprints races on Saturday 14 May were sailed a steady, NE to NNE wind winds averaging 6-8 knots with gusts to 13 knots. Though there we shifts the overall direction remained steady throughout the day for the Championship and one Sprint sailed on the day. The volunteer race officers, John Anderson and Warren Cash set a 900 m leg-length course, which provided a race length of 45 to 60 minutes for the Championship and 45 minutes for the Sprint. The seven competitors including Guest Andy Wharton enjoyed wonderful close racing throughout with Andy (Laser Full), Damien Bates (Finn) and David Ginty (RS Aero 7) having a great tussle for line honours in the races. After yardsticks were applied, the winning club member was David Ginty (RS Aero 7), followed by Greg Thornton (Laser Radial), Merve Lotze (Spiral), Damien Bates (Finn), Richard Pryor (Laser Radial and Jacob Bates (Spiral). The Sprint Race was won by Merve Lotze Spiral) with Damien Bates (Finn) in second place (First across the line), followed by David Ginty (RS Aero 7), with Greg Thornton (Laser Radial) in fourth place.

Merv Lotze (Spiral) leads the Overall Club Championship (75% of races) with Damien Bates (Finn) in second place, and Mike Wootten (Spiral), in Third place. Merv Lotze (Spiral) leads in the Overall Sprints (75% of races) with Mike Wootten (Spiral) in Second place and Richard Pryor (Laser Radial) in third place.

The Overall Pointscore (75% of races) results shows Merv Lotze (Spiral) in first place, followed by Mike Wootten (Spiral) in second place, and Dave Ginty (RS Aero 5&7) in third place.

The battle for end of season glory and places on the club's honour board is really heating up with one Championship, Sprints and Pointscore event to go before the end of the season (28 May). For the Preliminary results so far, Merv Lotze leads all three, but he can only get one of the titles, with second place being declared the winner. The 75% of races to count rule, allows competitors to drop several of their worst results including DNS.

In the Championship Damien Bates (Finn) is in second place on 495, closely followed my Mike Wootten (Spiral) on 487, Dave Ginty (RS Aero) on 476, and Richard Pryor (Laser Radial) on 475. In the Sprints, Mike Wootten (Spiral) is in 2nd place on 1210 points, followed by Richard Pryor (Laser Radial) on 1141 and Dave Ginty (RS Aero) on 1053 points. In the Pointscore, Mike Wootten (Spiral) is in second place on 374 points, followed by David Ginty (RS Aero) on 359, and Richard Pryor (Laser Radial) on 354 points. So the scene is set for some close match racing in the final events!!!!

The next race is a Pointscore event on 21 May with David Ginty on Duty.

GREAT NEWS => The club has been successful with its Veolia Mulwaree Trust Grant application to replace our 20 year year old outboard motor. Well done Steve for preparing the application! Several members will be traveling to Goulburn in early May to provide a Veolia Mulwaree Trust Grant Presentation and to receive the grant on behalf of the club. Special thanks to the Veolia Mulwaree Trust who provide such wonderful support for sporting and other clubs and organisations in the region. Well Done and Thanks! The Veolia Mulwaree Trust was established to manage and distribute funds for charitable purposes and worthwhile community projects to benefit communities within, or surrounding, the former Mulwaree Shire Council area in Southern NSW, which includes the Shoalhaven City Council. The Trust’s funding is provided by Veolia Australia and New Zealand which operates the Woodlawn Eco-Precinct near Tarago in Southern NSW.

Note: Jervis Bay Sailing Club is now an accredited Discover Sailing Centre after a successful review by Craig Ferris of Australia Sailing on 13 December 2021. This provides the foundation for the learn to sail program being run by the club beginning in January (please contact Geoff Carne for details) - see Contacts

Note: A Draft Program/Calendar for 2021/ 2022 is now shown on the website. The Handicap Starts for this event are also on the website.

Please click  DRAFT Program  for a copy of the DRAFT program in PDF. Jump to Program Page

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SAILPASS link and instructions - see below with Membership details

Jervis Bay Sailing Club - COVID UPDATE 18 February 2022

NSW COVID-19 Restrictions - UPDATE

See details here

Read the updated rules for people and business.

From Friday 25 February 2022, the following restrictions will be eased:

Read the updated rules for people and business.

Sport, exercise and outdoor gatherings

Anyone can participate in sport, exercise, and outdoor gatherings. 

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can operate with no person or capacity limits in place, including group fitness classes.

COVID-19 Safe Check-in is no longer required at gyms.

Indoor swimming pools are open for all purposes.

Community sports, including matches, competitions and training, can take place for all staff, spectators and participants.

Anyone can participate in an outdoor public gathering, such as a barbecue or picnic.

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Masks are strongly encouraged in settings where you cannot physically distance.

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Most premises in NSW are now open to everyone, regardless of whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

You no longer need to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated at most premises.

However, you still need to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated if you: 

Follow the vaccination requirements for workers.

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Venues may set their own COVID Safe conditions of entry

Registering a positive RAT result 

From 12 January 2021, if you test positive for COVID-19 from a rapid antigen test (RAT), you must register your test result with Service NSW.

Upcoming Events


 37th Lord Mayor’s Regatta for

Trailable Yachts, Multi Hulls & Sports Boats 19th – 20th March 2022

Venue: Illawarra Yacht Club

1 Northcliffe Drive,

Racing Programme

Saturday 19th March 2022:

Race 1 IYC. Race 1 starts at 1.30pm.

Race 2 IYC. Back to back race.

Sunday 20th March 2022:

Race 3 IYC. Race 3 (Passage race) starts at 11.00am.


Colin Boylan, TY Chairperson, IYC.


MOB 0427 273084


SAILPASS - Non-members can apply for temporary membership with JBSC to get a Sail Pass, usually for a day.

SailPass is a temporary membership class that enables crew to join JBSC for a day. Sail Pass provides applicants with an Australian Sailing Number and personal accident insurance cover and meets the requirements of Rule 46 of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021 - 2024 for skippers and crew. It also covers non-sailing crew on the start boat and those who assist the club as Covid-19 marshalls and helpers in other ways. All participants at JBSC, on every day, must have current membership or a Sail Pass, and a current Australian Sailing Number.


SAIL PASS Instructions and Information

Note:Memberships for the 2021-2022 season are now due:

New Member Application Form for 2021-2022 OR

Renew Your Membership for 2021-2022

Note: A new membership category of 'Associate' has been added for $55 per year. Associate Members (and Crew only Members) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club other than the right to hold office, vote at the annual general meeting, or vote at committee meetings. Those that take this option need to fill out the membership form and join as an “Associate” (circle on the form). Associate Members / Crew members do not have the right to enter a yacht in events conducted by the Club. However, a yacht entered by a Full Member, may be skippered by a registered Crew Member, provided the Full Member is on board. Crew Members will be registered as Australian Sailing card holders (SIN) by the club, to satisfy the 46 PERSON IN CHARGE rule, and would be covered by personal accident insurance provided by Australian Sailing. Casual crew are encouraged to join the club as Full or Crew Members, after they have sailed three races as guest crew in a season. Crew who are financial members of other clubs, and have a current SIN, are not necessarily required to join the club, but it is encouraged, if they crew regularly. Associate members do not sail but enjoy the social benefits of the Club and its activities.

Please Note: Membership forms need to be completed and signed before membership registration can be uploaded to Sailing Australia (formally Yachting Australia) web site. Payment is not sufficient. If forms are not completed and paid by 30th September, personal risk insurance provisions will lapse. Sailing Australia have advised that 1 December is deadline for membership renewals to be finalised (so please submit your forms)

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Rules and Regulations

Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 with Appeals

Help with the Rules of Sailing

Play the Rules Gane by Uli and Wolfi Finckh

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Special Regulations 2021

NSW Marine Safety Regulations

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for Club Races

JBSC Notice of Race 2021-2024 - Final

JBSC Sailing Instructions 2021-2024 - Final

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Jervis Bay Sailing Club conducts races at Callala Bay on Saturday afternoons throughout the sailing season, from the October long weekend to the end of May, inclusive. Briefings are at 1:00pm and races start at 1:30pm.

Club Location

Additional Frostbite Series races are held on the first Saturday of every month during winter off season, briefings are at 1:00pm and races start at 1:30pm. The club also hosts Special Events and Championships - see Special Events for details.

All off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans and smaller Trailer Sailers are welcome. Visitors are most welcome. Just come to the rigging area and introduce yourself! To join the club and start racing please complete: Contacts:
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=> Geoff Carne, Commodore
   Telephone: 0414 267 299
=> Steven Lymbery, Secretary / Treasurer
   Telephone: 0400 104 451

We are located near the Callala Bay Boat Ramp. The street address is 42 Boorawine St, Callala Bay, NSW, which is approximately 3 hours from Sydney and Canberra.

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