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Cyclops Marine 2023 November - LEADERBOARD

Australian 12ft Cadet Dinghy Open Australian Championships and Centenary Reunion Function

by Fiona Chapman 30 Oct 2023 22:14 GMT 3-6 January 2024
Royal Brighton Yacht Club will be hosting the inaugural Cadet Dinghy Open Australian Championships © Royal Brighton Yacht Club

The Australian 12ft Cadet dinghy has a long and proud history and was sailed by some of Australia's best sailors including Jock Sturrock and Sir James Hardy.

The first Cadet dinghy interstate competition was held in Hobart in 1924 which ended in a tie between MayFly (Tas) and Penguin (NSW). In 1927 Lord Stonehaven, then Governor General of Australia presented a perpetual trophy for the series and since that time the Stonehaven Cup has been contested by all states of the Commonwealth.

To celebrate the 100 years of competition, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club will be proudly hosting the Open Centenary Australian Championships in January 2024.

Regatta program

The regatta dates are set out below:

DateampmEvening
Wednesday 3 JanRegistrationRacing 1pmWelcome party
Thursday 4 Jan Racing 1pmBBQ
Friday 5 Jan Racing 1pm 
Saturday Jan 6Racing 10am Centenary Reunion Function
Sunday Jan 7 Cock of the Cadet Race/ Provision for resail 

Racing will be back to back with a total of 7 races scheduled and a maximum of 3 races on any one day.

Whist the regatta will be an open event, the series will include a classic division for the wooden boats and a team's event with four boats from each state forming their state team.

Racing
The regatta will be conducted in accordance with the class rules but replacing the requirement for each boat to consist of 3 crew with a minimum weight limit 200kg. This allows bigger crews to sail 2 up and still be competitive.

Cadet Charter
Whilst it is expected that participants will source and bring their own boats, a limited number of boats will be available for charter. Contact Nick Chapman 0412767750 for details.

Event information
Further information including the notice of race, entry form, list of entrants and Centenary Reunion function booking form are listed on the Royal Brighton Yacht Club website.

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