TSCQ Susie McCarthy Memorial Trophy Races
By tscq, Oct 29 2018 10:15PM
This trophy honours a much-loved former club member who enjoyed sailing to the Sand Hills. This year’s event is on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 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 just before 10:00 am. Any boats wishing to cruise over should consider starting before 10:30 am, but they can sail over in their own time. The course maps have been updated so please download the new versions from the Documents page on the club web site.
High tide at the Brisbane Bar on Saturday is at 6:08 pm (2.27m) and the high tide on Sunday morning is at 6:56 am (2.01m) which is slightly lower than the evening high tide, so make sure you are still floating at about 7:30 pm on Saturday evening if you want to get away Sunday morning. There will be an informal briefing after breakfast for those racing home, with an early race start. 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. Some refreshments will be provided by the club, but you should bring some drinks and nibbles for the usual get together. Folding chairs 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.