AIODA INTERNATIONAL OPTIMIST DINGHY AUSTRALIAN & OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2nd – 9th of January 2016

Georges River 16ft Sailing Club
Botany Bay, New South Wales

 

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Welcome

On behalf of the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club, we wish you a warm welcome to the 2016 Australian & Open International Optimist Dinghy Championships.

With our partners we will provide you with a memorable sailing experience on historic Botany Bay – the best sailing waters in on the east coast.

Major events like this can only happen with the leadership of a dedicated Organizing Committee and a hard working team of volunteers, supporters and Club Staff, all of whom are greatly appreciated.

We hope you will join us at Georges River and wish all participants and their supporters for best for a safe, exciting and rewarding Championship.

Andrew McLachlan Commodore Georges River 16ft Sailing Club

Introduction

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The 2016 Australian & Open International Optimist Dinghy Championships will be held at the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club on the waters of Botany Bay in New South Wales on the 2nd – 9th of January 2016.

The event is open to competitors 15 years of Opti age and under, and all competitors are required to be members of their state Optimist Association.

The Australian Youth Championships will be held following the Optimist National Championships at Woollahra Sailing Club, also in New South Wales.

Some recent feedback on regattas staged at GRSC:

  • 2013 NSW Youth Championships (Opti NSW Website)

    As usual GRSC proved a great venue with lots of room to accommodate all the classes and put on great coffee, bacon and egg rolls and sausages….what else can you ask for? Thank you GRSC and YNSW!

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  • 2014 NSW Opti States (Opti NSW Website)

    Andrew McLachlan and his dedicated team from Georges River Sailing Club again staged a wonderful event showing off a great venue and champagne sailing waters and good facilties! Thank-you!!

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  • 2013 NSW Youth Championships (Yachting NSW Website)

    The staff and volunteers at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club worked tirelessly in the lead up and over the weekend to ensure a successful regatta. With support from a number of clubs and particularly Botany Bay Sailing Club, the on water teams worked for long hours on the race courses in a variety of conditions.

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Wind and Weather

Botany Bay and the lower Georges River offer outstanding unobstructed sailing waters in close proximity to the Club with generally consistent sea breezes and weather patterns in the warmer months.

Average temperatures in January range from lows around 19 degrees to highs around 26 degrees, but warmer days are common throughout the summer. With over 340 sunny days a year, Sydney is a perfect place to sail

The open and intermediate fleet courses will be set close by on Botany Bay while the green fleet will be set directly in front of the club on the lower Georges River. Sailing will generally take place between 10am and 6pm each day.

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Event Information

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Accommodation

A variety of accommodation is available close by to GRSC including hotels, motels, apartments and tourist parks. A selection is provided below as a guide, but other sources of information including prices can be found on the following websites:

Novotel Brighton Beach – the Grand Parade Brighton

Distance to GRSC: 5 km

Star Rating: star-bg

Prices from: $199

Contact: +61 2 9556 5111

www.accorhotels.com

Mercure Sydney Airport – 20 Levey Street Arncliffe

Distance to GRSC: 9 km

Star Rating: star-bg

Prices from: $169

Contact: +61 2 9518 2000

www.accorhotels.com

Rydges Sydney Airport – 8 Arrival Court Mascot

Distance to GRSC: 9.6 km

Star Rating: star-5

Prices from: $199

Contact: +61 2 9313 2500

www.rydges.com

Cronulla Motor Inn – 85 the Kingsway Cronulla

Distance to GRSC: 10.5 km

Star Rating: star-bg

Prices from: $190

Contact: +61 2 9523 6800

www.cronullamotorinn.com

Rydges Cronulla – 20-26 the Kingsway Cronulla

Distance to GRSC: 11 km

Star Rating: star-bg

Prices from: $200

Contact: +61 2 9527 3100

www.rydges.com

Abcot Inn – 410 Princes Highway Sylvania

Distance to GRSC: 8.1 km

Star Rating: star-bg

Prices from: $115

Contact: +61 2 9544 6444

www.abcot.com.au

Quest Cronulla – 1 the Kingsway Cronulla

Distance to GRSC: 11 km

Star Rating: star-bg

Prices from: $250

Contact: +61 2 8536 3600

www.questapartments.com.au

Sydney Tourist Park – 2 Wingello Road Miranda

Distance to GRSC: 7.6 km

Star Rating: star-3

Prices from: $45 (tent site)

Contact: +61 2 9522 7143

www.sydneytouristpark.com.au

Silver Beach Tourist Park – 280 Prince Charles
Parade Kurnell

Distance to GRSC: 18 km

Star Rating: star-4

Prices from: $180

Contact: +61 (0)418 653 079

www.silverbeachtouristpark.com.au

Cronulla Cabins – 200 the Kingsway Cronulla

Distance to GRSC: 10.5 km

Star Rating: star-3

Prices from: $109

Contact: +61 2 9523 4099

www.cronullacabins.com.au

UNSW Kensington Colleges – High Street Kensington – 15 kms from GRSC

This accommodation is in newly constructed single room student accommodation at the University of NSW. A special rate of $100 per night including breakfast and dinner over the period of the Championships will be available through the Championship website www.optinationals2016.com.au in mid 2015. A direct bus service is available from the University to GRSC and it is just minutes by bus or cab to the airport or the CBD and its attractions.

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Sydney Attractions

Sydney is a great place to enjoy New Year or just take in the sights. Further information on Sydney and the enormous range of things to see and do can be found on the following websites:

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