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Date: Saturday 2/7/2022
Venue: Callala Bay Junior Sailing School
Time: 11.00 am
For adenda and Details see:

Also see the Committee Position Nomination Form
Committee position nomination form

Date: Saturday 2/7/2022
Venue: Callala Bay Junior Sailing School
Time: 11.15 am
1. To discuss and adopt proposed new Constitution as circulated to all financial members by email and tabled at the Extra Ordinary Meeting with any supported amendments if required and approved.
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Results for the JBSC Club races


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

The first race in the Frostbite series of races was sailed on Saturday 4 June with four yachts competing. Richard Pryor set a great small course for 3 Championship length races sailed back to back. Bluey's Wily Wicked Westerlies came to the fore with dramatic wind direction changes of 30 degrees, wind channels and shooters all over the place. The winds averaged around 10 knots, increasing to 15-20 knots at times in the gusts. The conditions kept everyone on their toes (no rest for the wicked here). The sunny cool conditions were a fabulous way to beat the winter blues. Andy Wharton (Laser Full) won all three races with his larger sail. Merv Lotze (Spiral) and David Ginty (RS Aero 5) had a ding dong battle all day, swapping places. The Aero really flew on the strong reaches. John Anderson (Hunter 216) surged up at times but had a battle with the gusts, furling the jib to stop rounding-up. Overall it was a fabulous and most enjoyable day's racing. The Frostbite series continues through winter with a race scheduled on the first Saturday of each month, with extra practice races scheduled through September. Informal races across the bay may be organised for those keen to get out sailing on fine winters Saturdays (Stay tuned for updates).

The second race of the Frostbite Series is on Saturday, 2 July with Steve Lymbery on duty. This race follows the club's AGM and Presentation Meeting in the morning. Stay Tuned for Details. See You There and Then for this important meeting with a race to follow on the bay.

The Results shown below are the PROVISIONAL END-OF-SEASON RESULTS FOR 2021-2022, subject of final checking and approval by the committee.

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.

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

Please advise the Committee for any changes you know of.

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SAILPASS link and instructions - see below with Membership details

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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 2022-2023 season are due from July 2022:

New Member Application Form for 2022-2023 OR

Renew Your Membership for 2022-2023

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

Allen Brithers Rules Chart


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

See Race Day Risk Assessment

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.

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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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