NSW Skates COVID Escape Regatta

South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club, Sunshine NSW

03-08 January 2021

Date: January 2021 Source: G Halliday



The Skates have always talked about sailing a Nationals at South Lakes, and this summer it's almost happening.
The Vee Ess class is holding its 76th Australian Championship at South Lakes and has kindly invited the Skates along for the COVID Escape Regatta to ensure the mental health of those Skate sailors suffering from "Nationals Withdrawal Syndrome" due to postponement of the 64th Skate National Championship.
All Skate Legends and current crews welcome - feel free to join us on the water, or call past to say hello and share a beer or two.

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Concord and Ryde Sailing Club 75th Anniversary

Skate and VJ Reunion Sunday 28 February 2021

Date: December 2020 Source: Greg Fryer


Ahoy all Skate Sailors! Concord Ryde Sailing Club is holding its 75th Anniversary Regatta on 27th and 28th February 2021, and would like to invite all Skate sailors along to race on sunday 28th February. Because CRSC was such a strong club for Skates and VJs in the past, we would welcome any Skates and VJs who would like to participate. Details will be available very soon on the Concord Ryde Website and Facebook Page

2020-21 Season Competition

Date: October 2020 Source: G Halliday


St George and NSW State Championship program available now.

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Skate 64th National Championship

East Fremantle Yacht Club, East Fremantle, Western Australia

Tuesday 29 December 2020 thru Wednesday 06 January 2021

Date: September 2020 Source: M Shiner



The Championship Series has been postponed due to uncertainty over whether the WA state border will be open and whether interstate travellers will need to spend time in quarrantine on arrival.

Arrangements to be reviewed in early 2021.

Skate 63rd National Championship

Ceduna Sailing Club, Ceduna, South Australia

Sunday 29 December 2019 thru Monday 06 January 2020

Date: 08 January 2020 Source: E Edwards


Steve Hudson and grandson Bodhi De Freitas of WA on 973 - On the Road Again - took out the 63rd Skate National Championship making it back-to-back Championship wins for them and the third year in a row that a Western Australian skate has won the Championship.

Full series results and Alan (Spanner) Spencer's race reports can be found on the Competition Page of this website by clicking on the "Full Details" button below.
You'll also find championship results and photos taken by Marnie Davies on the Skate Sailing Facebook page - click on the Facebook link on the left of this page.

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2019-20 Season Club and State Results

Date: July 2020 Source: G Halliday


NSW State Championship
State Champion: 981 Any Which Way (StGSC) - D Luck, G Crichton
Season Pointscore: 954 Grey Ghost (StGSC) - K Sinton, C Sinton

WA State Championship
State Champion: 973 On the Road Again (EFYC) - S Hudson, B De Freitas

St George, NSW, Club Championship
Club Champion: 957 Never Give n Inch - J Grant, G Crichton
Season Pointscore: 954 Grey Ghost - K Sinton, C Sinton

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Skate Class Competition Rules and Reference Materials Updated

Date: July 2020 Source: G Halliday


The Skate Class Competition Rules and Reference Materials section on the Competition page of this website has been expanded to include a template and instructions for preparation of regatta Sailing Instructions, the current Protest Form and links to regatta officials resources on the Australian Sailing website.

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This is a site for everyone interested in sailing, supporting, or otherwise getting involved with the 14 foot Skate class, a proud 60 year tradition across three states in Australia. You'll also find us on Facebook - search on "Skate Sailing" or follow the link on this page.

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Last Updated 02 January, 2021, 11:45pm (GMT +11)