Australian International Moth Association
#getamoth You know you want to
you have been waiting for it and here it is. The Notice of Race for the Australian Nationals to be held at Wangi RSL Sailing Club from the 10th to the 14th of April.
Registration is open to all IMCA members and you have to register through the association site on the event tab.
It turns out the virtual one was more fun than the recent ones at the Nationals. Partly because most of us had already had a few drinks, and also because you could see the sidebar chats going on, see who had the cat with them in the office, and hear their you tube preferences in the back ground.
A few updates we had. News of a tentative nationals at Wangi in April. New membership for low riders who aren't competing at the open nationals. Business offers for members. Supported peer pressure on those who have not yet paid their dues(it worked with Will). Head on over to the members area to see the minutes.
The new page incorporates more information about the moth class, and integrated membership pages. Members will be able to get exclusive content and will be able to access there membership details on a phone application. Gone are the days of having to try and find a receipt to prove that you paid your dues. Open the app and you can prove your status to even the most belligerent race official.
Each state chapter will have the ability to provide exclusive content to their own page with out having to go through the national association.
COVID Update - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
With COVID causing the last round of championships to be delayed. it wasn't fair to get people to try and plan when there was no certainty that travel could be confirmed, the committee and a number of state representatives have worked together to look at alternative options.
After a period of consultation and waiting, the IMCA Australia committee has made the decision to postpone the 2020/2021 Australian Moth Nationals scheduled to be held in Sorrento in January 2021.
The Sorrento event will be pushed back to January 2022, in order to give the growing Victorian fleet their chance to host a full-scale nationals. As a consequence, the next state in the rotation - NSW - will be pushed back to a season 2022/2023 date, tentatively hosted by St George Sailing Club out of their new clubhouse.
The decision has been a tricky one, and despite recent good news with a dropping caseload in Victoria it wasn't considered feasible to host an event with the current levels of uncertainty around travel restrictions.
We're leaving the door open to host a Nationals event late in the upcoming season - possibly March/ April at a venue outside of the regular Nationals rotation that suits weather/ accessibility/ venue availability etc. Any announcement will be made by mid-December 2020 in order to give 3 months notice for the event.
In the meantime, the push for this season should be made to support local Club and State based racing, so get your boats out of the shed and have some fun! Please also make sure your memberships are paid up, and keep your fellow competitors honest as well!
Coming to you new for the 20/21 season is the hottest moth racing series of the year. A series of social distancing regattas all over Australia in the only boats that make social distancing look cool.
Events will be held in Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria which will be included in the National Championships. The format is to encourage participation no matter where you are, so if you are concerned about being unable to make all the events, don’t be. The event is open to any member of IMCA AUS who owns a moth, and no one is expected to compete in every event.
With the impact of COVID 19, the events listing is susceptible to change. As the impact of border closures changes, we will send out updates both here and on the IMCA(AUS) Facebook page.