TSCQ Susie McCarthy Memorial Trophy Races – 9 & 10 November
By tscq, Oct 31 2019 08:58AM
This trophy honours a much-loved former club member who enjoyed sailing to the Sand Hills. This year’s event is on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, with the combined times for the two days used to decide the winner of the trophy. The Saturday race is from Manly to the Big Sand Hills on Moreton Island, with staggered start times commencing from 10:40 am at the Manly leads. Race briefing will be in the carpark near the public boat ramp at about 9:30 am. Please download the course map from the Documents page on the club web site. Any boats wishing to cruise over should consider starting before 10:30 am, but they can sail over in their own time.
High tide on Saturday is at 7:20 pm (1.77 m) and the high tide on Sunday morning is at 7:58 am (1.80 m) which is slightly higher than the evening high tide. There will be an informal briefing after breakfast for those racing home, possibly with an early race start depending on the wind forecast. Cruisers can return at their leisure.
There are no facilities at the Sand Hills, just a lovely beach and the giant sand dunes. Be prepared to use the toilet on your boat or to go bush with a small shovel. You should bring some drinks and nibbles for the usual get together on the beach. Folding chairs or a rug are optional. You can cook and eat on your boat, or on the beach. It is possible to camp behind the beach in a small tent if you wish. Hope to see lots of boats out for this popular weekender and to remember Susie.