I am Chris Sutherland Chairman for now of the Organising committee for the Perth 2015 Worlds. I am sending you this because you expressed interest at the ACO Europeans in Attersee.
Firstly the website is www.mustoskiff.com.au, we are adding more to this site each day, of course we will link to the Musto website and Forum.
I am writing this as I look over the Swan River race course from my office, its about 28 degrees outside, the sea breeze is here already at 16knots. If this was race day we would be just about through race 1 for the day.
Planning is well underway, we were forced to change dates slightly. The worlds will start on Monday the 5th and race 12 races through to the 9th. No Lay days.
The pre worlds will be 2, 3, 4. On the 2nd and maybe 3rd we will be sailing a course off the club as the regatta space is being used for the Tornado worlds.
Racing will start at 1 and we will be back onshore well before 5pm
While Perth is a long trip I want to explain how easy this regatta is going to be and how much fun you will have its Musto Heaven
About November 1 the containers are going to be packed and leave, its 45 days sea time. We hope to pack at least a container in Switzerland, Germany, and at Ovingtons in the UK, and hopefully more. Your containers will be waiting for you at the club so it’s easy to put the boat back together and go sailing. ACO will sponsor the regatta and we plan to turn that into paying for about half the container costs, I will keep you posted. In each country one person will coordinate the container probably Nicholas, Iver & Paul Manning. I have mentioned the Tornado’s they will be here a week before our regatta, their club is close and possibly we could pack a few of them in to reduce the cost.
About the 1st of January you might jump on a plane, if you do that you will arrive on the PM 2nd .I usually fly with one stop via Dubai, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, there will be at least 10 flights a day into Perth. In total its 20 hours of flying. Flights are around GBP 800.
We suggest that everyone stays at the University, its student style accommodation and certainly very adequate. Its 1km to the yacht club so bring a bike. I suggest that we will handle the booking initially at the Uni but there is no shortage, its Uni holidays. www.stgeorgescollege.com.au
The racing on Melville water, its flat water and pretty much free from major land influence on the wind, of course it can be windy here and we plan to start at 1:00 as the sea breeze builds so that we are off the water before it’s too windy. The race track is a 15 minute sail upwind.
The Yacht club is Mounts Bay Sailing club, www.mbsc.com.au and we are spoilt, it’s a sailors club, we have grass that’s 100m x 100m, we launch onto a long narrow sandy beach, and its sheltered from the sea breeze, we plan pasta/ sausages after the races and beers, and an opening and closing function.
Families and Wives and Girlfriends are welcome, there is so much to do. Kids can play on the river, windsurf, ride bikes, go to the beach 5kms (we go to the beach in the morning before the breeze hits), Kings Park is right next to the Uni, Perth city is 5kms away also and It’s a large city of 2 million people. Windsurfing and kite surfing is absolutely fantastic about 1km from the club and you can hire gear. Around Perth is some pretty unique country and many tourists spend months here. Perth’s climate is dry and warm to hot we have the most daylight hours of any city. Perth is pretty in the opposite way to Attersee, its hot, dry and very flat here. If you had a few weeks visit Melbourne, Sydney on the way home.
If families want to stay away from the Uni then www.westernaustralia.com/au/Pages/Welcome_to_Western_Australia.aspx has some good links.
Its our plan to put anyone interested in touch with a local host so in the first instance email me back if there are any questions we are very keen to make it a great regatta for you
Chris Aus 5xx