Welcome to THE firebug and A-Class
The Firebug Project
The Australian Sports Foundation has approved tax deductible fund raising to allow CRSC along with the Firebug Class to offer a programme of sailing and boatbuilding to pupils of local schools.
Our location, close to Meadowbank TAFE with its Ship and Boat Building School makes our club uniquely well suited. Initial contributions have already reached a level at which the programme can commence.
More details can be obtained from Ross Venner as well as on the websites fund raising page...
2016/17 Season - Firebugs
The Firebugs sailed as a separate class for the first time this season.
We had two changes in personnel for the year:
Blue Bug was sailed by Henry Szenczy, and
Red Bug was being taken over by Rachael Hardman from her brother Thom.
The cost of visiting Sydney prevented Lindisfarne SC members participating in the proposed National Championship for 2016/17 which was consequently cancelled.
2016/17 Season wrap-up
The winners for the season were as follows:
Club Championship Scratch - Phil Sullivan
Club Championship Handicap - Ross Venner
Spring Point Score - Ross Venner
Autumn Point Score - Rachel Hardman
Festive Point Score - Luke Franklin
Melrose Trophy - Ross Venner
As a final coda to the season, Ross Venner and Luke Franklin participated in BYRA’s Peter Loft Marathon. In moderate to very light conditions, and sailing off a Sabot handicap, they placed 2nd and 3rd in Division 3, pipped at the post by one Sabot but trouncing many others.
The 2.4 metre Firebugs were designed by New Zealander John Spencer to provide an easily built entry into racing for both adults and juniors. At 4.5 sq. metres the sail area is 50% greater than similar sized boats targeted exclusively at juniors while the multiple compartments in the hull provide excellent safety and easy recovery from a capsize.
"A" and "b" divisions
These divisions are open to all monohull boats less then 4.86 metres in overall length. Boats will be assigned based on their handicap or expected performance
Class Captain: Ross Venner
Phone Number: 0418 457 020.
The Firebug Class took-up the challenge issued by Lindisfarne Sailing Club to come and sail their Firebugs in an Interclub event on 16/17 April 2016. See class website for more details.
Submit a question to the Class Captain