We are all looking forward to you joining us for the Cherub State Championships on Sunday 20th October 2019 to be held at Vaucluse Amateur 12ft Sailing Club.
Following is important information for:
• Arriving via Water or via Road
• Rigging & Launching
• No Litter
• Briefing
• Course
• Sign-on / Sign-off
• Storage – Saturday Night
• Food & Drinks
• Bathroom and Change Facilities
• Presentation
• Leaving on Sunday afternoon
• Traffic Flow management – Marine Parade

Arriving via water to Gibson’s Beach – Arrival time from 8AM
• Please make your way to Gibson’s Beach which is north of the club house (see map on link
• The rigging area is in the Reserve (Park) behind this small harbour beach. Please anchor a
good distance off the beach, and be aware of swimmers. Dogs are discouraged and not
permitted at the club house.
• The Council has issued a permit for the use of Gibson’s Beach Reserve. For rigging and
overnight storage of boats and cradles/trolleys (but NO trailers – these must be parked on
the street).

Arriving via road – Arrival from 8AM (See Map)
We will require all attending competitors with boats arriving by road to make their way to Marine Parade, Watsons Bay – you will need to unload & wheel your boat into Gibson’s Beach Reserve. All care is to be taken when accessing the area to deliver and collect boats. Pedestrian access will have right of way. Cars and trailers are not permitted in the reserve so as soon as possible please move your car and trailer to a parking spot in the surrounding streets. There will be many cars arriving via road, plan on arriving early as parking can be tight in the surrounding streets, particularly if it’s a sunny day.

You will be able to find parking in Hopetoun Ave or The Crescent near the access to the VA12SC Club house – which is accessed via Wharf Road off Hopetoun Avenue (corner of The Crescent). Access to the club house from Wharf Road is via foot. No Cars or trailers are to access Wharf Road.

Please check signage when parking and please do not block or impede anyone’s driveways.
Pedestrian access to Gibson’s Beach Reserve from Hopetoun Ave is via a path at the end of
Palmerston St (there is no parking in Palmerston St).

IMPORTANT – There is no parking available in Wharf Road and access thru the club for boats is not permitted. Access to the club via wharf Road is via foot only. Thank you.

Rigging and Launching
Rigging and launching for all visiting competitors will be from Gibson’s Beach Reserve. Please store boats & cradles in an orderly fashion. Public access along the foreshore must be maintained at all times. Rigging or storage of boats on the Promenade is prohibited. Please take direction from the parking and/or beach marshals.

No Litter
Please keep beach & reserve tidy and remove any rubbish and place in bins.

There will be a briefing in the VA12SC Club House at midday. The Club House is 5-8 mins walk from Gibson’s Beach Reserve. Please do not drive across to the club on down Wharf Road – there are no parking spots anywhere on Wharf Road.

The Course will be posted in the morning on the Club notice board before the briefing.

Sign-on & Sign-off
Sign on and Sign off will be manually in the club house near the notice board.

Storage – Saturday night
Visiting boats can be stored overnight on Gibson’s Beach Reserve (All storage at the beach is at the owner’s risk).

Food and Drinks
There will be food and drinks available to purchase in our club house before and after the race.

Bathroom and Change Facilities
Bathroom & change room facilities will be available at Vaucluse Amateur 12 Sailing Club.
There are also public change rooms opposite the Watsons Bay Baths in the Council public toilets and change rooms at “The Tea Garden” Coffee Shop at 8 Marine Parade (2 mins walk North from Gibson’s Beach Reserve)

After the conclusion of racing there will be a presentation in the VA12SC Club House with a free post-race sausage sizzle.

Departing on Sunday afternoon
Please de-rig on the grass at Gibson’s Beach Reserve and exit via Marine Parade, Watson’s Bay. Remember parking is limited in Marine Parade so do not leave your vehicle unattended while loading your trailer or car. Please be mindful of others accessing the parking in Marine parade.

Club House
Our club house has a great view of most of the course area. Please come and enjoy watching the racing from the deck while having a bite to eat.
Please reach out to all your Cherub fleets and help us plan a successful and fun event. VA12SC like all of your clubs is run by a collection of volunteers, and we aim to make this Regatta a fun experience for all.

Thank you all for your help and see you at the club.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Ombeline Even
0418 138 259
Cherub Rep VA12SC
Robert Ugarte
Commodore VA12SC
Map – Watsons Bay – Gibson’s Beach Reserve – VA12SC