Message from the Minister

Events such as this are the realisation of what Western Australian sport and recreation is all about; enhancing the quality of lives of people through their participation and achievement in sport and recreation. The 10-day regatta you are about to enjoy will be another opportunity for everyone to understand that physical ability has no say in a person’s capacity to enjoy high level competition. You are among almost 100 competitors and support personnel from fifteen nations taking part in an exciting competition that will allow you to showcase your skills, capacity, determination and drive. I wish to acknowledge the many volunteers who will give freely of their time and expertise to help make this event a success. This event will promote sailing as a competitive sport and that anyone – regardless of their physical ability – can compete at the highest level, and is sure to inspire neighbouring nations to become involved in international competition.


elcome to Perth for the 2006 ALCOA International Foundation for Disabled Sailing World Disabled Sailing Championships.

They will also help the International Foundation of Disabled Sailing to select nations to compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. With every major event like this there is a significant legacy for local sportspeople and administrators. Specialised officials and classifiers are coming from Europe to help with the regatta, leaving behind a wealth of experience for local event officials. Congratulations to everyone involved in organising the 2006 ALCOA IFDS World Disabled Sailing Championships. I wish you every success over the coming days.


Message from the Commodore


our years ago Royal Perth Yacht Club commenced a Sailability Program. This was through the efforts of a band of dedicated members lead by Commodore Gary Griffiths and the tremendous support of Macquarie Bank. The vision for this program was born from the success of a team of RPYC elite level sailors, lead by the late Noel Robins, who competed and won Gold at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics. For those of you who weren’t privileged to know Noel, one of his strengths, and indeed outstanding qualities, was his belief that life was not only made for living but that nothing, especially not a disability, should stand in your way of achieving your goals and dreams. As such, the RPYC Sailability program was introduced to enable everyone, regardless of their level of ability, to enjoy the sport of sailing. The RPYC Sailability program has seen over 1,000 people, with a wide range of disabilities, venture onto the waters of the Swan River. Today, this is widely acknowledged as the best Sailability Program in Australia. The enthusiasm shown by the participants

has flowed to the membership at RPYC resulting in the decision to conduct the 2006 ALCOA IFDS World Disabled Sailing Championships. It is my pleasure to welcome the competitors, officials and supporters of this year’s event. It is our intention to have you leave this regatta full of wonderful memories, gathered through tremendous on-water, experiences as well as a great social program in and around RPYC. We encourage all visitors to take time out after the regatta to experience the lifestyle enjoyed in Western Australia. On behalf of the members of Royal Perth Yacht Club, we wish all competitors fair winds and may the best sailors take out the prize.

Tony Carter Commodore

Message from the IFDS President
s we enter into the first country qualifier for the 2008 Paralympic Games, we must express sincere appreciation for the incredible amount of work that the Royal Perth Yacht Club has put into this event. First envisioned by Noel Robins following the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, the 2006 World Championships will be a great event. Sailors reunite from around the world in Perth for two weeks of great racing, friendship and storytelling… and embark on a path that will end 32 months later in Beijing, China.

Message from the Sponsor
The many volunteers – from Race Organizers, Shore Support, and Logistics, to Race Officers, Jury Members, Measurers and Classifiers – and the contributions of the sponsors are critical to the continued success of not just this event, but our sport as a whole. Without all of this support, and without the dedication and perseverance of the RPYC members, this event could not happen. On behalf of the IFDS, and disabled sailors around the world, thank you to all of the people that made this event possible. I look forward to joining all of you on the water, and wish the sailors fair winds and fond memories. Sincerely,



elcome to the 2006 Alcoa IFDS World Disabled Sailing Championships.

are an inspiration to all of us. I leave you with the words of American novelist, Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade Explore…Dream…Discover.

Alcoa is pleased to be a major sponsor of the championships because we believe events like this strengthen communities by bringing people together, not just in competition but also in partnerships. It is a testament to competitors and organisers alike that there are fifteen nations represented in this prestigious international championship. As a member of a large global company with business units in more than 40 countries I am acutely aware of the effort involved in getting competitors and their boats to our remote continent. Many individuals and organisations have played a part in the partnership that brought these championships to Perth, including the Royal Perth Yacht Club, the WA Government, and the International Federation for Disabled Sailing, corporate sponsors and the competitors, support staff and volunteers. Through such partnerships we continue to build stronger more inclusive communities that can be enjoyed by all. Of course this event would not be possible without the generosity of spirit displayed by the many volunteers who are involved in many different tasks associated with the championships. I’d like to extend a special welcome and personal thank you to all the volunteers, race officials and spectators. Your willingness to lend a hand enriches our community in so many ways. For many years members of Royal Perth Yacht Club have given enthusiastic voluntary support to disabled sailing through the club’s Sailability program. This well established feature of the RPYC program is creating opportunities for people of all abilities to experience the thrills and spills of sailing, the beauty of the Swan River and the great personal satisfaction that comes from being part of a team whilst enjoying the camaraderie of a sailing club. As a sailor myself, I’m looking forward to some excellent racing throughout these championships and the thrill of seeing the competitors pit their skills and their wits against each other and the elements – especially the notoriously variable afternoon breezes on the Swan River. Many of you have travelled a long way to compete in this event and all of you have overcome obstacles to reach this level of competition. Your achievements, courage and determination

I’m not sure that the RPYC truly understood the magnitude of what they signed up for; but now that they have hosted this event, they join a very short list of exemplary Yacht Clubs around the world that have run a Paralympic or Olympic qualification regatta. It is with great pleasure, therefore, that I join the Royal Perth and indeed all of Australia in welcoming sailors to the 2006 IFDS World Championship for Single and Three-Person events. From the Yacht Club’s outstanding efforts over the last months and with the assistance of the many sponsors, supporters and volunteers, I am confident that the sailors will have an event to remember.





I wish all our visitors a rewarding and enjoyable time in the beautiful city of Perth.

Wayne Osborn Managing Director Alcoa World Alumina Australia

Serge Jorgensen
President, IFDS

Local Contacts





ask for the ask for “FIRE” the department “AMBULANCE” 131 444 - non

000 or 131 444 000 - Emergency
life threatening emergencies


Local Doctor 0418 922 646 Dr Bernadette Bong
Broadway Shopping Centre, NEDLANDS

Local Hospital 9346 3333 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Local Police Station 9346 1244 Claremont Police Station
288 Stirling Highway, CLAREMONT

TAXI SERVICES 136 294 or 131 008 Multi Purpose Taxis - suitable for wheelchairs




Ten Days of Celebrations - Program of Events
Monday 16th January

0830–1730 1200 1830 0830–1730 1200 1700 1800

Registration, Classification, Measurement. Lunch Dinner Discover the delights of a good old traditional Aussie BBQ! Registration, Classification, Measurement Lunch Skippers and race officials meeting Welcome function Enjoy a warm welcome to Perth at the Official Opening Ceremony. Be entranced by Aboriginal Culture as WADUMBAH introduce you to their unique storytelling skills and traditional dances. Reserve Classification day Lunch Warning signal – practice race Dinner Fantastico – it’s time to discover the sensational textures, tastes and treats galore at our Italian Pasta Night Lunch First warning signal – 2 races scheduled. Dinner Join in the best Twilight BBQ in Perth, enjoy a wide choice of meals from a Blackboard menu and then stay on for the dancing to follow! Lunch First warning signal – 2 races scheduled. Dinner Yee Ha – it’s time to get those boots out and start scooting. Join us on the lawn for a fabulous Hoedown with Perth’s best country band “FRISCO”. Naturally it will be a Country & Western style meal for you tonight! Reserve day. Optional Tours – see page 8 for further information First warning signal – 1 race scheduled. Lunch Dinner You’ll be sizzling at just the thought of the temptations on offer at our Singapore Wok night. Lunch First warning signal – 2 races scheduled. Dinner Did someone say a Roast? Tonight’s delectable delights include a variety of roast meats and vegetables. You couldn’t want for anything more! Lunch First warning signal – 2 races scheduled. Dinner It’s time to be tempted by a Region of Riches. You won’t be able to resist the tantalizing aromas of our Curries of the World. Lunch First warning signal – 2 races scheduled. Dinner Well known favourites such as Sausages and Mash, Beef & Guinness casserole and Shepherd’s pie and much more is on offer at our UK Night. Prize giving and Closing Ceremony. Australia Day Celebrations on the lawn. Enjoy our Australia Day Concert on the Bay followed by the spectacular Perth City Lotterywest Fireworks Show. Enjoy a selection from a Blackboard menu and dance the night away! 5

Tuesday 17th January

Wednesday 18th January 0830 -1800 1200 1355 1830

Thursday 19th January

1200 1355 1900

Friday 20th January

1200 1355 1930

Saturday 21st January Sunday 22nd January

1055 1200 1830

Monday 23rd January

Tap Oil Limited
Proudly Sponsoring
Tuesday 24th January

1200 1355 1830


1200 1355 1830

Supplying cheap, clean energy to Western Australians

Wednesday 25th January

1200 1355 1830

Thursday 26th January

To Contact Tap Oil:

Website: Email: Ph: (08) 9485 1000

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Competing Teams
US643 Jennifer French Brad Kendall Jean-Paul Creignou Ken Kelly Brian Mackie Don Terlson John Twomey Brian O'Mahony Anthony Hegarty Paul McCarthy Paul Ryan Chris Thomas John Robertson Hannah Stodel Stephen Thomas Stephen Churm Mark Power Michael Cull Jamie Dunross Colin Harrison Jeff Milligan Avi Tzur Baruch Peretzman Shlomo Dahan Hidehiro Kodaira Tsuneo Aso Miho Hamada

Matilda Bay (2.4mR)

CAN1 GER1 NZL1 GRE2 AUS7 AUS13 FRA13 ITA 19 AUS21 CAN 39 SIN58 GBR 61 GBR64 GBR72 GBR 75 GBR 79 ITA84 CAN99 NOR102 US109 Danny McCoy Heiko Kroeger Andrew May


St Petersburg Yacht Club


Melville Water East (Sonar)

Spectator Craft
As in all major yachting regattas, spectator craft are welcome with the proviso they keep clear of the racing area at all times and take direction from the marshalling boats patrolling the course. By following instructions , spectator craft can get very close to the racing by anchoring at strategic points or by following the competitors along the course. When moving around, spectator craft should cruise at a speed that will not cause a wash, especially during light conditions. The racing course area is defined by windward and leeward marks in length and spectator buoys in width.

Organising Committee and Officials
Flag Officers & General Committee
Commodore Vice Commodore Rear Commodore Hon Treasurer Captain Sail Captain Dinghies Members Mr Mr Mr Mr Mr Ms Mr Mr Mr Mr Mr Tony Carter Mark Fitzhardinge Denys Pearce Barry Honey Mike Kilcullen Danicia Dutry Brad Wearn Peter Hugo Greg Kirk Graham White Greg O’Neill

Officials International Jury
Mr Mr Mr Mr Mr Paul Withers (GBR) John Bullôt (NZL) Stuart Cooksey (AUS) Phillip Mostyn (AUS) Tan Swee Hung (SIN)

US114 PUR379

National Yacht Club Kieler Yacht Club Charteris Bay Sailing Club George Delikouras Piraeus Sailing Club Maryanne Ireland Belmont 16ft Sailing Club Aaron Hill Metung Yacht Club Damien Seguin Sport Nautique de l' Ouest Nantes Fabio Vignudini Compagnia Della Vela Venezia Rachael Cox Royal Perth Yacht Club Bruce Millar National Yacht Club Abdul Karim Bin Din Changi Sailing Club Megan Pascoe Weir Wood Sailing Club Brian Harding Hamble River Sailing Club Andrew Millband Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club Helena Lucas Royal Southampton Yacht Club Michael Cogswell Queen Mary's Sailing Club Olmi Fabrizio Lega Navale Italiana Sez.. Di Milano Paul Tingley Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron Bjornar Erikstad Tonsberg Sailforening Roger Cleworth St Petersburg Yacht Club Nick Scandone Balboa Yacht Club Julio Reguero Hernandez Club Nautico de Puerto Rico Vasilis Christoforou Hellenic Yachting Federation

Royal Victoria Yacht Club


Kinsale Yacht Club

IRL 697

Kinsale Yacht Club




Sailability Ruchcutters Bay Yacht Club


Royal Perth Yacht Club




Yacht Aid Japan

GRE1 Nikos Paterakis Sakis Kostaris Thodoris Alexas (Spare Crew) Jostein Stordahl Royal Norwegian Yacht Club Aleksander Wang-Hansen Per Eugen Kristiansen Dror Cohen tba Arnon Efrati Beni Vexler Jens Kroker Yacht Club Berlin Gruenau Holger Schoenberg Tobias Schuetz Shimon Ben Yakov tba Moshe Zehavi Yossi Barda Tan Wei Qiang Jovin Changi Sailing Club Lim Kok Liang, Desiree Saulaiman Bin Pungot Peter Thomson Royal Perth Yacht Club Keith Conder Barry Astwood Kylie Forth (spare crew)

Technical Delegate
Dr Philip Vardy

Organising Committee
Regatta Chairman Deputy Chairman Commodore Gary Griffiths Mr Graham White AM Mr Don Barker Ms Rachael Cox Mr Keith Conder MrJamie Dunross OAM Ms Lee Evelegh Ms Sue Fawcett Commodore Peter Gibbs Mr David Hattrick Mr Bernie Kaaks Mr Derek Miles Mr Wayne Motteram Mr John Rosser Mr Phil Rossiter Ms Kelly Scott Mr Craig Shearer Mr Stuart Walton

Dr Dr Dr Dr Jurgen Schwittai Tzaki Ner Anne Allen Jenny Molson


Race Officers
Mr Bernie Kaaks Mr John Rosser



Mr Gene Hinkle Mr Barry Johnson




Optional Tours
Competitors wishing to take part in the following organised tours are requested to advise the Registration team or to book directly with Wheelchair Tours (David Fienberg) on 0427 427 226 A) Swan Valley - 1/2 day tour
The scenic Swan Valley is steeped in history, culture and wine. Early settlers considered the fertile plains to be ideal for vegetables and wheat production, however this was soon overtaken with vineyards. Since the early days, this area has been renowned for its craft, heritage and quality wines. Our tour takes us through parts of the Swan Valley, including Caversham Wildlife Park where you’ll get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas, and a wine tasting at a well known vineyard. Cost : $78.00pp incl GST

Thankyou to our Volunteers
On Water Safety Don Barker John Thornton Kim Roberts Peter Sumner Gil McCallum Nigel Thompson Dainis Kivlenieks Dick Noyelle John Bayliss Diane Bayliss Tim Turner Matt Morris Denis Cosgrove Phil Rossiter Tony Carson Logistics Graham White Heather McGeorge Wendy Burgess Bill Emmett Prue Honey Rodger McCarthy Jon Readhead Heath Mundy Annette Emery Dick Rogers Paul Leighton Media/PR Kelly Scott John Roberson Sue Emmett Kathy McGeorge Off Water Susan Fawcett Ray House Sarah Dick Peta Holmes Sonia Parfrement Peter Leggatt Annie Cosgrove Juliet Aucreman Bob Mather Sue Mather Astrid Hansen Diane Hansen Frank Nathan James Williamson David Collins On Water Start & Mark Boats Bernie Kaaks & John Rosser Anna Noyelle Pamela Barr Una McCallum Tony Finch Helen Baker Amanda Deeks Gerry Purcell Des Lord John Hughes Graeme Young Gerry Brennan Ken Brooke Megan Finch Jill Jones Helen Mumme Paul Odd Chris Glossop Dennis O’Brien Classifiers Sail Admin Helen Smith Andrew Millband Margaret Griffiths Tracy Griffiths Claire Mingay Fiona Brown Russell Skerry Linda Merkle Sponsor Boat Team (Fast Lane) Graeme Young Janell Price Pamela English Pat Rodriguez

Thankyou to our Sponsors

B) Fremantle and the Maritime Museum - 1/2 day tour
Fremantle is well known as the export terminal of Western Australia. Since the early days of loading wool, grain, livestock and produce, the Port is now better known for heritage buildings, the America's Cup winning boat Australia II, Notre Dame University and its lucrative fishing industry. Our tour takes us past many of these key landmarks and includes a visit to the Maritime Museum, the home of Australia II. Cost : $56.00pp incl GST DATE Monday 16th January TIME 0730 - 0845 9am 8pm 0730 - 0845 9am 8pm 0845 – 1000 1015 8pm 0930 – 1045 1100 8pm 0930 – 1045 1100 10pm 0715 – 0830 0845 8pm 0930 – 1045 1100 8pm 0930 – 1045 1100 8pm 0930 – 1045 1100 8pm Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation


Courtesy Bus Collection Times
Royal Perth Yacht Club will provide Competitors with a courtesy shuttle each day at the following times.

Tuesday 17th January

Wednesday 18th January

Paul Eldrid – Quantum Sails Perth Zoo Yellow Dog Recruitment About Bike Hire Perth Zoo Rottnest Express Coca Cola Amatil

The Client & Digital Junction Fremantle Prison Tours Memo Communications Burswood International Resort Casino

Thursday 19th January

Friday 20th January

Sunday 22nd January

Monday 23rd January

Tel: (08) 9435 9999
Container Transport Storage Warehousing Distribution Container Unpacks
Stevenson Logistics are proud to be associated with RPYC and the IFDS Regatta 2006

Tuesday 24th January

Wednesday 25th January

Thursday 26th January

*Transport times are subject to change depending on road closures. Competitors will be advised as soon as possible to the new times.

1230 - 1345 1400 2200

Collection from Accommodation Arrival at RPYC Departure from RPYC back to Accommodation

The Courtesy Bus will collect competitors from the following Accommodation: City Waters - Edward House B&B - Emerald Hotel - Hilton Intercontinental Burswood Resort Perth - Medina Grand Perth - Trinity College Pacific International Suites Perth - Quest apartments - St Catherine’s College


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