Element Sails Australian F16 NATIONAL 2022

Goodall Design Australian F16/F18 Cup 2022

The Bay Sailing Center, Salamander Bay, Port Stephens

6-11 January 2022

Hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Australian F16 Association

Magnificent location with plenty of nearby accommodation. Consistent sea breezes, some fun off water activities and plenty of tourist attractions.

This is going to be the event of the season. 6 days of sailing, 2 catered events. Its going to be huge fun right in the middle of the summer holiday when the sea breeze is most consistent. The prestige and fun of the F16 National is complimented with the inaugural edition of the F-Cup where F16 and F18 teams will duel it out for honours. Its going to be epic!

Racing and results – Entry is open to F16 and F18s compliant boats. All boats will be on the start together. Results will be comprised of the following:

Element Sails F16 National Titles for F16s only

Goodall Design F16/18 Cup on scratch

F18 fleet only

Program of Events

Thursday 6th14:00 17:00 – 18:00Practice race Registration and measurement
Friday 7th8:00
Racing (2 Races)
Welcome drinks and BBQ
Saturday 8th10:00
18:00 – 23:00
Racing (4 Races) Dress up Party and Talent contest at Club
Sunday 9th 10:00
18:00 20:00
Racing (4Races)
Monday 10th 10:00Racing (4 Races)
Tuesday 11th10:00
Racing (2 Races)

Friday’s Dress up party with a Talent contest is going to be a hoot, each team is strongly encouraged to show us your special skill/gift/joke/song/dance/skit/trick – anything goes, no rules. Winner takes all. So on those windless days get rehearsing with your teammate.

SI and entry form is here for downloading:

Online entry click here:

Please fill the entry out ASAP, you can pay later when the political situation is more stable. We urgently need to ascertain participation numbers to arrange resources. Payment is required by 15 December 2021.


Team NameClassBoatSail No.SkipperCrew
We’re only Lit’lF16ViperAUS 507Emma RankinBeau White
This way up racingF16ViperAUS 33Brett Goodall 
Y Knot riding the MuzzarattiF18C2AUS 777Murray MakinDanielle Makin
Her BroomstickF18C2AUS 530Kerrie DriverAndrew Driver
Ain’t Got No BrakesF16Viper V1AUS 422Adam HughesEmily Grimsley
Stayin’ AliveF16 Solo –Viper113Rob Saunders 
Twice TemptedF16 Solo –Viper (mkII)67Robert Mahony 
Capital Brewing Co Spruce MooseF16 Solo –ViperAUS244Jack Mendham 
The Boat WarehouseF16Viper218Alice Tarnawski Angus Musgrove
Ruel RiggingF16ViperAUS 289Simon SkoogNick Reader
Element SailsF16Viper345Peter DunkBen Clark
TurtleF16 Solo –ViperAus217James Butler 
FangF16Viper223Sam BylettLucy Cross
Mostly HarmlessF18Edge642Pete SkewesBailey Skewes
Flat Out SailingF18C2AUS422James McDonaldAdam Coe
MaverickF18C2AUS 442Grant MaverDave Lea
MoodiesF16Viper369Werner OsewaldKristine Deveny
SliderF16Viper11Ash McKellarGraham McKellar

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Airlie Beach Race Week – 11-18 August 2022

Unfortunately we were unable to attend this awesome event in 2021 but it will be on in 2022.

For those who entered this year the organisers have offered to defer your entry, legends!

You have plenty of warning this time around.

Escape winter windless days:

For the first time F16s and their big Sisters the F18s will race Airlie Beach – 9 races, windward leeward and passage.

This is going to be the BIG ONE. The one you don’t want to miss because its going to be the first one. Be the person recounting the stories of adventure, amazing sailing, tight racing and legendary parties in the beautiful Whitsundays, not the person saying argggh I should have gone, I could have gone.

Racing will be scored on VYC – Vipers and Nacra F16 at 68.5

Charter a boat, buy a boat, borrow a boat we don’t really care – just brush up on your best jokes and come to the party!


2021-22 NSW F16/F18 Traveller series – Provisional


6-7 November – Kurnell Top Gun – (it blows here so pack the big girl panties)
20-21 November – Beware the Bullets – Palm Beach Sailing Club, Pittwater
4-5 December – Big Cat – Mannering park (NSW F18 States)
5-6 February – Tanilba Bay (NSW F18 States)
19-20 February – South West Rocks
19-25 March – F18 Nationals Rockingham
25 April – Anzac Day Regatta – Speers Point

Its a rare opportunity in sailing where a boat suited to a lighter crew and youth sailors can compete on a equal footing with a senior boat crewed by a stronger, heavier crew.

Bring your juniors to learn from the big guns in the F18 fleet and senior sailors on F16s.

Tough love! Its how we empower champions.

There are often crew/skipper spots available on single hander boats. If you cannot find a crew come sail a F16 single handed – its all about the fun and the racing. Contact us for details



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