The Jubilee One-Design Class yacht is a tribute to her designers and can proudly stand among the most versatile and enjoyable yachts in the world.
2022 J.A Linacre Memorial Trophy Regatta
11-13 November 2022
Hosted by Cairn Curran Sailing Club
Cairn Curran Reservoir, Baringhup
near Maldon, Victoria
In 1947 the trophy was presented by J. H. Linacre and the Linacre family trust in memory of their father J.A Linacre who was a past Commodore and one of the founders of the Jubilee Class of yachts in 1935. The trophy is awarded annually to the winner of the Jubilee Class Victorian Championship. The first winner was Freydis BJ1, J. H. Linacre.
The regatta was dedicated to Jubilee sailor and past President of JYA, Bryan Linacre who passed away 9th January 2022 in his 94th year. We had the largest roll up in many years with participants from Sorrento, Albert Park and Ballarat clubs. Fourteen boats actually registered for the event but regretfully Sue Cockman (Manana J37) were a late scratching.
Albert Park YC brought three Jubilees, one from Sorrento and nine from Ballarat. It’s worth noting that the Jubilee class has been successful in bringing in new members to the APYC through syndicate ownerships. Their latest acquisition, Jemima, is now owned by six people of mixed sailing experience. It was wonderful to meet them and see the enjoyment and energy and opportunity that these boats can provide demonstrating how the “Jube” can be an introduction to sailing for adults.
Consistent with weather patterns across the eastern states for months, Cairn Curran showed she too could offer some variations. Friday’s first race was held in a light northerly which tested all crews but by the end of the day a southerly hit hard making retrieving boats onto trailers more testing than the racing. Saturday and Sunday saw 180 degree changes in wind directions and more holes and shifts than a politician’s promises. Threats of thunderstorms and even a twister approaching was accompanied by moments of lulls followed by good winds. All crews had to be skillful in choosing which side of the course was best to make the most ground.
As for results, congratulations to Wataworrie for 1st place and to Albert Park for bringing their whole fleet to the regatta and to their families for supporting the CCSC and Maldon community. Wataworrie was sailed with dignity in every race. The quiet achievers used their skills to find the breeze and weave their magic over the course.
Congratulations to Ben Brown and Team Scorpion who took out 2nd place and 3rd place went to Michael Cantwell and Team Mudlark who utilised local knowledge and sailed very competitively. Congratulations also to Lesley Davies in Lady Hamilton winning the Porge and Ray Trophy for the most successful Lady Skipper.
It was close and intense sailing in every race with the majority of the fleet finishing within minutes of each other. A special thanks to the many generous hands who simplified the process of loading boats to trailers at the end of each day.
There were several family teams sailing together which adds a special spirit. We also had guests of honour in the Linacre family attending for the weekend. Doug Linacre presented the J.A Linacre Memorial Trophy and shared some great stories from when his father and his uncle (Bryan Linacre) were young lads and the history of our trophy.
While many competitors commuted daily from Ballarat, others stayed for the weekend enjoying camping at Cairn Curran shores and enjoying the facilities at Cairn Curran Sailing Club. Team Asanvari enjoyed lovely accommodation due to an upgrade of their Maldon cottage thanks to the discovery of a dead possum in the roof of their chosen house. They highly recommend Maldon Getaways if you are thinking about staying in the area.
Thank you to CCSC for putting on a great event, to all who attended and contributed, paid their JYA membership and enabled us to have a fantastic event. The increase in membership will allow us to work on amongst other things, the restoration of Freydis J1.
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Next events: Huntingfield Cup and Rudder Shield. If we know your preferences we can plan and book and enjoy another successful event.
Team Wataworrie Paul Taig, Chris Pulham and Grant Heggett
Team Wataworrie, Doug Linacre and John Brewer, President JYA.
Lesley Davies winner Lady Skipper trophy
Bryan Linacre at 80th Anniversary and relaunch of Freydis in 2015
Are you a beginner? An experienced sailor? At school, retired or somewhere in between? An individual, couple or family looking to get on the water? Whatever your answer the Jubilee is the boat for you!
Holding 3-4 people, the Jubilee is a stable, all-weather 18 foot day boat, locally designed and made for Port Phillip Bay. It’s a one-design class and, although some are newer than others, the first one ever built is still sailing and still competitive on the water!
2022 Queensland State Titles
3rd Queensland Jubilee Championships - A Success!
The Tingira Boat Club successfully staged the 3rd Queensland State Championships for Jubilee One-Design Yachts on the weekend of Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 October. Nine Jubilee yachts nominated to sail in the event. The fleet consisting of both wooden and fibreglass boats were all from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and Redlands Coast area
The winner of this year’s Qld State Championships was J 124 ‘Isabel’ skippered by Bruce Legg and crewed by Peter Fox and Lowana Fox. Second was J 123 ‘Stella’, skippered by Felicity Nutting and crewed by Lyn Harland and Kieron McCartney. Felicity Nutting also earned herself the Female Skipper Award for her efforts on the tiller of Stella. In third place was J 125 ‘Lyla’ skippered by Brett Gowen and crewed by Brett Gowen (Jnr) and Beren Matthews. Mike King sailing J 39 ‘Nereid’ won ‘The Pump’ trophy which is dedicated to the wooden boat with the fastest overall times.
Receiving the trophy 'Before the Wind' First place Bruce Legg (centre), Peter Fox and Lowana Fox