Entries coming in for the 2016 AHCA Nationals.
Entry for the 2016 AHCA Nationals is now open and entries are coming in from around the country. This event includes theion: keep-alive Accept: image/wampionships.
The regatta will take place at Gold Coast Sailing Club from March 25th to 28th 2016.
Invited classes are the Hansa 2.3, 303 (single and two-person), Liberty and SKUD18. Servo divisions will be held for the 2.3 and Liberty. To be eligible for the servo championship, the helm and all sheets must be controlled by servo electric equipment. Partial servo boats are deemed to be manual.
Entry is open until March 13th 2016. Entries submitted after this date will attract a $50 late fee. No entries will be accepted after March 20th. Entries received after Feb 29th are not guaranteed a T-Shirt in their size.
ENtRIES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED.
One competitor in each boat must be a member of the AHCA. 2016 AHCA Membership can be paid by credit card as part of the online entry process. Click here for membership information.
A limited number of charter boats will be available for this event - please enquire prior to completing entry. Charter boats will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis and boats located in Queensland will be allocated first. Boats sourced from interstate may attract a transport fee. Charter boat payment to be made via direct depost to boat's owner/club. Sailor must also complete and sign a charter agreement form (which will be emailed) and agree to provide organisers with credit card details for a $500 damage deposit in case of damage to the boat. No monies will be deducted from the credit card unless damage occurs and following consultation with the charterer. For enquiries about charter boats, please contact Shauna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Welcome BBQ will be held on the Friday night - March 25th - on the Sportshouse Balcony (at the venue). This will include beef burgers, vegie burgers, salad, soft drinks, etc. The cost of the BBQ is $20 per head and friends and family are most welcome to attend.
The Regatta Dinner will be held on the Sunday night following the AGM on March 27th at the Fix Cafe adjacent to the Club. This sit down dinner consists of tapas and a choice of three mains. $35 per head. Vegetarian meals, Beer, Wine, Coffee are also available and everyone is welcome to attend. Please indicate any special dietary requirement as part of the entry process.
Casual Snacks, Coffee, and Supplies - The FIX Coffee Shop/Restaurant and Aldi are a short walk (wheelchair friendly) from the Club plus there is a shopping centre, medical centre and a Service station approx 5 minutes drive to the east.
Lunches (Fri,Sat,Sun,Mon) are available to be purchased directly from the Sportshouse Balcony. The cost is $10 per day ($40) and consists of Baguette, Fruit and Continental style Platters. Bottles of water/soft drink $2 each. Coffee is free.
ALL MEALS FOR COMPETITORS AND GUESTS MUST BE PAID FOR AS PART OF THE ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS.
ABOUT THE GOLD COAST
The Gold Coast is Australia’s favorite holiday destination due to the climate, the beaches and the many tourist attractions. The National Championships are the only excuse you need for you and your family to travel here for a holiday. Apart from the sailing, which promises to be a huge, there are 5 theme parks including native flora and fauna, hundreds of eating establishments, shopping centres and of course the weather and beautiful beaches.
Accomodation in the Gold Coast is plentiful, however it is advisable to book accomodation early, as the Nationals occur over the Easter break. Suburbs close to the Sailing Club include Mermaid Beach, Miami, Burleigh Heads and Varsity Lakes.
GOLD COAST CLIMATE
The average temperature varies from an overnight 19 degrees C to about 27 during the day. The mean wind speed in the morning is 10 knots and in the afternoon increases to 13 knots. It is stunning weather at this time of year, and a welcome break.
THINGS TO DO ON THE GOLD COAST
Because it is such a popular area there are many websites promoting the whole experience of the Gold Coast. Here are a few of many that will provide you with information and a desire to come to the Gold Coast to compete in the Championships and holiday with your family and friends.
See a drone fly-over of the venue and sailing area here.