Fancy a Trip to the Australian Championships??!!

To my Fellow Brits!!

This item below just came in from Australia.  If you fancy a go, I heavily recommend it!  Mornington is just the most fabulous place – a beautiful peninsula and National Park, loads of fantastic wineries… in fact just heaven.  The people at the Yacht Club are wonderfully friendly.  We’ve been down there for a couple of visits – last time we took a beach side house at Rye. I couldn’t speak more highly of it. Email me for details.




Dear fellow Flying Fifteen sailor,

With little more than 6 months to go, it’s time to start thinking about our next Australian Championships.

So on behalf of the hosts, Mornington Yacht Club and our Nationals Organising Committee I am writing to extend to you a warm invitation to join us from January 1st to January 6th.

Our planning is already well advanced and we will spare no effort to make sure that you will have a most enjoyable and competitive series with an anticipated 40-50 boat fleet.

The Video, Entry and NOR and other information is on the following link.


For any boats wanting to attend the regatta they might want to contact our Sponsors David Mott at Regroup Logistics.

Regroup Logistics mainly deal in international import and exporting and hence worth asking NZ /Fiji Flying fifteens to participate also.

For any of our FF  overseas competitors best to call David on +613 8394 7640 or


In the meantime, if we can be of any help please do not hesitate to contact us via Rod Austin at

I strongly encourage you to attend and look forward to welcoming you to this event.


Best regards Rod


Rod Austin


Mornington Yacht Club

Sailing at Mornington for 71 years

Ph:   61 3 5975 7001

M:   0477 522 750

Fax: 61 3 5975 8355


Peter Milne Wins Victoria State Championships at Davey’s Bay….!!

Our 52nd Victorian Flying 15 Championships was conducted from Davey’s Bay Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay.

You can view the entries here then navigate around the tabs for the results by clicking here

25 crews attended the 9 race championship with two dropped races, sailed in predominately fresh to solid 15/18 knot conditions with two of the 9 races held in sub 6 knot winds.

Peter Milne & Phillip Dubbin won the championship with a race to spare in convincing style – 4, wins, a 2nd, 5th & 7th totally 18 points using an Epsilon mast with P&B older full main, large spinnaker & new med jib.

2nd, 3rd & 4th were separated by one point only.

Sue Thompson & Cameron Taylor, 24 points, (combination Goacher & Irwin sails)
Craig & Ian Rainey, 25 points- Alto mast, P&B med. main, med. jib with large spinnaker
David Williamson & Craig Morton, 25 points-Alto mast, P&B full main, med. jib & large spinnaker.
(another 3 boats in the top ten were using full compliments of P&B sails, two also using Alto mast’s.)

With Milne/Dubbin electing not to sail the last race, Williamson/Morton had a 4 point buffer in second from Thompson & the Rainey’s tied for 3rd place.

After several restart’s the fleet finally got away in failing winds.  Williamson/Morton rounded the top mark for the return in 12th well behind the 3rd place boats and elected to sail the opposite side of the course and rounded 3rd (new spinnaker !!) and in front of the boats they needed to beat.  The breeze started to die though and Williamson/Morton slipped back to 8th.

It was a series where consistency was going to pay, and all the podium winners scored a win at some point in the series.

A great weekend enjoyed by all, with lots of talk about mast’s and different size genoa’s… Milne and Williamson both switched from full to medium P&B genoas for the event.


Report by David Williamson