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WASZP International Games 2019
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club - Perth, (Swan River) - Western Australia
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, in conjunction with International WASZP Class Association, invites WASZP sailors from around the world to join the 2nd WASZP International Games.
The event will feature great racing linked with a strong social program, with the emphasis on good times and fun.
To be held on the world-renowned flat water of the Swan River, providing excellent conditions with daytime temperatures of 30°C, and consistent daytime breeze averaging 15 – 20 knots, with superb afternoon conditions fuelled by the famous ‘Fremantle Doctor’, a highly consistent cooling south westerly sea breeze.
This regatta will build on the feedback from the highly successful inaugural WASZP International Games on Lake Garda and consist of one or more of the following racing formats:
- • Championship Racing - course racing using windward/leeward, trapezoid or other formats - potentially with reaching starts
- • Reverse Grid - handicap based pursuit racing
- • Slalom –a short downwind format including multiple gybe marks
- • Marathon – the course may include upwind and downwind legs run over a long distance
Additionally, GPS based speed trials for best peak speed and 10 second average will be conducted during each race session.
A Notice of Race will be issued in early 2018.
To tune up for the event an (optional) training camp with experienced coaches and members of the WASZP team will be held 18-20 January at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.
This will be a great opportunity to get set-up, tuning and technique advice, as well as getting a head start on understanding the course area and the prevailing wind patterns.
More details to follow.
The WASZP technical team will be at RFBYC for the duration of the regatta providing a workshop service, along with a full suite of spare parts to ensure all sailors maximise their sailing time.
Boat Shipping & Logistics
More details on shipping and logistics for bringing boats to the event will be available in mid-2018.
WASZP is working on options to provide shipping subsidies for consolidated container freight.
WASZP will provide at least 15 charter boats for the event. More details on chartering will be available in 2018.
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club is located on the banks of the Swan River in Peppermint Grove (just 10 kilometers from the vibrant town of Fremantle) and is one of the oldest clubs on the river sailing a range of dinghies since establishment in 1896.
It has a focus on one design racing and is home to a growing WASZP fleet.
Situated between the river and ocean, the waters off RFBYC offer superb sailing conditions in protected and pristine sailing waters. This sailing arena provides stadium style racing in the natural amphitheatre of Freshwater Bay with excellent viewing for spectators from the Clubhouse and grounds. In addition, sailing in Melville Waters, only a short sail away which is a great stretch of water able to accommodate very large fleet sizes. The course areas are free from obstructions and are not impacted by significant tidal or current movements.
The club and its race management team are highly experienced having conducted numerous international and World Sailing (ISAF) events. Importantly they understand the WASZP Games philosophy of 'great racing and great fun' and are excited to accommodate both traditional and innovative event formats.
RFBYC has ample rigging space on manicured lawns within the club grounds. Launching is via a clean sandy beach into sheltered waist-deep water.
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Accommodation and Things to Do
The City of Fremantle and the surrounding suburbs provide for tourist-friendly locations with a variety of accommodation types from hotels and serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfast, self-contained units and caravan parks, all within minutes of the sailing venue.
A comprehensive list of accommodation options will be listed in the Notice of Race.
The natural beauty of Western Australia provides a huge amount of 'must see' tourism and cultural opportunities for sailors before, during and after the event.
A dedicated event website will be launched with further information in 2018.
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