21.9 C
Byron Shire
October 20, 2021

Tweed Valley sailors compete for Eastern Title

Latest News

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Other News

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback...

Poor Mandy

Poor Mandy indeed (Letters, 29 September). Glenn, it sounds to me like you’re trying to put Mandy IN her...

ICAC and the premier

For Liberal Party luminaries it’s obviously been a heart-wrenching experience watching Gladys Berejiklian bite the dust and they are...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Crowded finish for Corsair Keenas on the Clarence River.

More than 80 boats took part in a weekend of record breaking when the Tweed Valley SC headed south to Harwood for the Big River Sailing Club annual regatta two weeks ago.

This year 30 TVSC members made the trip bringing 13 boats between them and also providing crew for boats from other clubs.

Corsairs, Lasers, Herons, Impulses, a Hobie 18 and a Maricat all went, meaning there were TVSC entrants in all divisions.

The three-handed Corsairs made history with the resurrection of the Corsair Eastern States Titles, bringing the largest number of Corsairs together at one time for many years.

As well as six Corsairs from our own Tweed Valley SC there were also Corsairs from Brisbane, and the farthest to travel was Kathy Bourke with crew Kim and Tony travelling 560km all the way from Budgewoi SC.

Many TVSC members are completely new to the sport and so were happy to see their efforts during the year pay off with TVSC boats taking second and third in the Corsair Eastern States, and all crews refining their techniques in the difficult conditions over the weekend.

Placegetters were: Odin crewed by Daniel Sieders, Adrain Doktor and Tamara  Sheppard and Swell Lady crewed by Monique Smith, Matt Andrews and Deb Flannery

TVSC U/18 sailors Taj Krasna, Max Hennessy (both from Fingal Head) and Isaac Poulsen (Burringbar) all enjoyed the weekend crewing on Corsairs.

With 12 of these boats now being sailed on the Tweed we have the biggest fleet in the country.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that will swamp Australia and will...