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Wednesday Wonders


The Noorden Property Wednesday Wonders Series runs on a Wednesday afternoon, all year (except over Christmas/New Year).

Two Series are run:

  • summer which runs October to early April; and
  • winter which runs April to September.

The starting signal is at 13:30.

Starts are a staggered or “Pursuit” style from the SYC Tower, which means that participants start according to their relative speed, with smaller boats starting first. The aim is to have the whole fleet finishing close together. Each boat is allocated a time in minutes that is their individual starting time after the starting signal.

Courses are sailed around fixed marks as indicated in the SYC Sailing Instructions. The course for each race day is indicated on the SYC Tower and may be broadcast on the VHF race frequency.

Racing is “No Extras” which means that spinnakers cannot be used.

The typical duration of racing is 1.5-2 hours.

The Notice of Race, along with any Notices to Competitors for this series, is published on the SYC website under Keelboat Racing > Race Documents, alternatively contact the Boating Department. Series entry or casual entry is available online through the SYC website under On Water > Keelboat Racing > Online Entry. Results are published to the SYC Website under Keelboat > Results and a copy placed on the notice board in the Members’ Bar.

Please note that as part of SYC’s focus on safety, an annual Man Overboard drill is required along with an associated declaration and crew register. This is required to be lodged in October and remains current for 13 months. Failure to lodge this declaration may result in your result not being scored.

Also please note that it is mandatory for all who sail out of SYC to either be a current annual member or have a Sail Pass or a Season Pass. Sail Pass Memberships are available via Memberpoint or direct from the Boating Office on race day – it’s quick, easy and more affordable than participating in just about any other sport.

For more info click here or ring our boating office on 9599 0922