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Hopefully a bit more wind at Airlie Beach Race Week and more of these stunning days.
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Drew at #WetTechRigging still doing great work for the ASBA fleet. Check out the new halyard for Crank.Custom built double tapered Dyneema 10mm-to-4mm spinnaker halyard for the Egan 7 sportsboat "Crank", including an Equiplite swivel connector refurb.

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Have you been on the ASBA website lately? Check out the new page that we are working on, asba.org.au/asba-boat-profiles/
We have put together boat profiles for some the ASBA fleet. If you would like to get your boat on the page (I'm sorry if I have missed you) please contact me at info@asba.org.au
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Boats for sale update proudly brought to you by our sponsors #Harken Australia, #EvolutionSails Gold Coast, #WetTechRigging, #Marineoutlet #TedTec. Support those who support us!!
Two new boats for sale on ASBA website. Check them out at
asba.org.au/for-sale-wocket-in-my-pocket/
asba.org.au/for-sale-black-betty/

We are still looking for more sports boats to list on the website and here on Facebook. Best thing is it's free! (for a limited time only)
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Monthly boats for sale update proudly brought to you by our sponsors #Harken Australia, #EvolutionSails Gold Coast, #WetTechRigging, #Marineoutlet #TedTec. Support those who support us!!
These boats are ready to go for the 2020/2021 season. Sail with your mates, family or both.
We have boats to suit your needs right here. We Have had a few new boats added recently and 6 of the boats have moved on to new owners. We hope to see them on the water soon and the ASBA invites them out to race with us. Sailing Gallery out of NZ is a work of art (and is a rocket ship too) and would look the part on Aussie waters. There is a winged boat that has come onto the market which is Scratch (Boatspeed 23) both in great condition and ready to sell and sail. The are 2 OD boats on the page which are Team Musto (SB20) and Scorpius (Melges 24) which you can race with the ASBA fleet and in OD racing in respective classes. A new boat to the market is Whoop De-Doo (Elliott 7). With planning in full swing for the new season (and after Covid 19) it’s a great time to have a look at the boats on the market and come and sail sports boats with ASBA.
Sailing Gallery, Leech 650: $25 000 NZD
Whoop De-Doo, Elliott 7: $15 000
Scratch, Boatspeed 23: $15 000 ***REDUCED***
Team Musto, SB20: $13 000
Scorpius, Melges 24: $38 000
Rip It Up, Knuckels 6m: SOLD
Slingshot, Leech 650: SOLD
Gangsta, Sayer 7: SOLD
Short N Sweet, 2012 Egan 6: SOLD
Crime Scene, Shaw 650: SOLD
Monkey Business, Shaw 650: SOLD
Heat, Viper 640: SOLD

All the info is on our website. www.asba.org.au

**** We want your boat on our For-Sale page. If you have a sports boat in the shed not getting used get it on our for-sale page for free for a limited time!! Talk to us and we can help sell your boat!! Email info@asba.org.au for more info****
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Australian Sports Boat Association Sponsorship Partners
Evolution Sails and the Australian Sports Boat Association has had a long and successful sponsorship partnership for many years now which has seen the Evolution Sails brand promoted in ASBA regattas across Australia. Below is information about Evolution Sails Gold Coast, Graham, and his team. If you have any new sail or repair needs call Graham and his team and they will be able to help you out. Phone 07 5537 7433, Email graham@evolutionsails.com.au Website www.evolutionsails.com.au/ Support those that support ASBA.
THE HISTORY OF THE LOFT
The sail loft in Labrador was established by Rob White Sailmakers in 1987. As the local sailmaker, Rob put many local junior and youth sailors through his lofts doors, offering apprenticeships, holiday work and mentoring. Some of these sailors have gone on to become world champion sailors in their own right. In 1992 Rob brought Graham Sherring onboard as an 18-year-old sail making apprentice. Graham had been racing dinghies since a kid as well as yachts up and down the east coast of Australia.
SPECIALISTS WITH EXPERIENCE
Graham has now been sail making for 26 years and has spent most of that time producing performance cruising sails for large catamarans and monohulls. As Graham has always had his own boats, he realizes the importance of everything being precise. This is the reason the company prides itself on providing great customer service, the highest of quality products and in particular, attention to detail.
Graham successfully campaign a Leech 750 Sports Boat. He has achieved some of the highest accolades for his sailing successes over the years at both national and state levels. He has been the Australian Sportsboat Champion (2016) and three-time QLD Champion. He has also been asked on many occasions to provide his knowledgeable advice and expertise to others in conferences throughout the sailing community. Graham sits on the Southport Yacht Club’s Sailing Committee and Handicap Committee.
Adding to Graham’s expertise in the loft, is Sailmaker Caedric Reader, William Pringle and Apprentice Sail maker Ashleigh Swadling. Caedric campaigns on the IRC Championship circuit around the world and has also done Sydney to Hobarts. He comes from a big loft in Sydney is our go to for new race sails with exotic fabrics. Will is a seasoned Laser Champion and has been sail making since 1983. He excels in his craftsmanship and attention to detail in all repairs. He has sailed dinghies and Off-the-beach catamarans since a young age and not only has competed in the worlds but has worked behind the scenes as measurer, treasurer, sailing instructor and committee member. Ashleigh is a highly competitive youth sailor. This earnt her a finalist spot for Youth Sailor of the year 2019. She has competed in multiple Opti campaigns in Australia and overseas and now has move onto the world stage in the Nacra 15 class.
Helen in the office hails from Cape Town South Africa where sailing around Cape Point from the age of 7 on her father’s 33ft yacht in Double Cape Races etc has given her an appreciation for the lighter winds of Queensland.
She has worked for Ronstan for eight years as the Marine Sales Representative looking after all chandleries and boat fitouts throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. She understands your boats layouts and loadings as she did the fitouts from scratch alongside the boatbuilders. She has been the Sailing Administrator and Sailing Instructor at Southport Yacht Club and has worked on Superyachts travelling the world.
Working as a team with our Evolution lofts around the world, which include New Zealand, USA, Canada, Singapore, and Palma de Mallorca, we have found stronger ways to design, engineer, build and deliver a more innovative product.
Our company prides itself on the fact that all sails are custom made to the client’s specific needs and are manufactured here in-house in our loft on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Graham Sherring – Owner / Director/ Designer
Helen James – Sales & Marketing
Will Pringle – Sailmaker / Repairs
Caedric Reader – Sailmaker
Ashleigh Swadling – Apprentice Sailmaker
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We are in the early stages of planning the 2021 National Titles in SE QLD early in the year. Probably January or February. We have taken into account everyones input from the survey a few weeks ago and hope we can orginise a cracking regatta for you all. ...

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Progress moving along on the Rocket 780. Or whats left of it.Deck time ...

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Great to see the support between ASBA members and ASBA sponsors. Support those who support us. 👍 ...

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About now we would of been heading out for Bay to Bay in QLD and NSW ASBA state titles at Sail Port Stephens. But we are at home because of Covid 19. It would of been spot on Bay to Bay weather with a nice 15-20kt southwestly and sun shine. Bit chilly though. Whats it like in Port Stephens? Post up any pictures or stories about either regatta so we can all reminisce and have something to look foward to when we can SEND IT once again. ...

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TedTec proud sponsor of the Australian Sports Boat Association have come on board as a sponsor for the 2020 National titles.
TedTec developed the revolutionary Ropescrew technology as the only soft attachment that can be fixed to a substrate from one side!
This makes it ideal for spars, side deck and cockpit floors. The Ropescrew by TedTec is the only soft fitting attachment in the world with structural holding capacity that can be attached from just one side to any flat or curved surface.
With a Patent Pending on this simple, but effective product, they are excited to launch this unique product with unlimited applications to various industries, direct to the public.
Visit TedTec’s Ropescrew web site at www.tedtec.com to view the full range of product and applications.
Some video's of how they work and their applications can be found at;

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Slingshot, getting closer to a relaunch.

Who’s looking forward to the restrictions lifting and going for a send?!
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
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