After a very windy and wet Easter, I finally managed to get a few boats out for a play on Lake Cootharaba with my daughters. From left to right, the boats are: Sabot (3905), Sabre (1920 but with a spare sail on — 991)), Sabre (1638 — not rigged) and Minnow (1022). Both Sabres are wooden boats and always get attention when they are on the beach.
I got our MG14 (sail number 313) sailing dinghy “Cutting Edge” out for a play today on Lake Cootharaba. A couple of capsizes, but great fun.
The 38th NACRA National Championships were held from 30 December 2016 to 6 January 2017 at the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club. Aqua Marine was booked for the regatta, but I took a couple of photos of boats on Main Beach that arrived early.
Lake Cootharaba provides some of the best flat water sailing conditions in the world. Many guests of Aqua Marine stay at Boreen Point to attend sailing regattas held by Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club.
At the time of the photo, our own sailing fleet consisted of a Minnow, Sabot, MG14 and 125 sailing dinghy. The 125 required work to get it back on the water and a few days after this photo was taken, I gave the 125 to a local resident who was going to repair the boat and get it sailing again.
Please note that these boats are not available for use of guests staying at Aqua Marine.
Sailing dinghies back onshore after the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club Learn to Sail.
After spending Christmas morning walking around Hyde Park, the Domain, Mrs Macquarie’s Point and the Royal Botanic Gardens, we decided to walk over to Rushcutters Bay which was only 30 minutes walk from where we were.
Christmas Day is the day before the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, which starts on Boxing Day. Many of the boats were moored in Rushcutters Bay preparing for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
We walked home via Kings Cross which was again a 30 minute walk. Apparently the Coke billboard is famous.