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Status 580 Championships
Cruising Yacht Club of Hamilton Island annual Regatta is being held on the weekend of 21st and 22nd October 2006. This event is open to all eligable yachts allocated to two divisions, fast yachts and slow yachts, this includes high performance racers to trailer sailers. At Hamilton Island there are now three resident Status 580's with a possible fourth on the way, us locals are most excited about the expanding competition within this class and the other similar rated trailables. We would be delighted to see as many RL's and Status 580's as possible.
This annual event is open to all to share in $3,000 prize monies, numerous trophies and to experience the sailing conditions and fellowship of CYC of Hamilton Island.
For more information place your comment or contact by email for a copy of the notice of race.
Greg Alward, Commodore. Status 19 #11 "the Lemon" (see Register of Owners).
Greg Alward29-Aug-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 Championships
Wish we could be there, but to far to come from Victoria wish you luck anyway. I would be interested to know what yardstick you fella's race off up there.

Regards
Ray Earley30-Aug-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: NSW Status 580 Class Rules
NSW Status 580 Association Rules
LOA 5.80 m Mainsail 11 sq.m.
LWL 5.00 m Jib 5.6 sq.m.
Beam 2.20 m Spinnaker 22 sq.m.
Draft 0.2/1.2 m Displacement 400 kgs.
Swing Keel weight 120 kgs as supplied by Builder
Rudder design optional and roller reefing permitted on Jib.

Mast: Black Bands Not less than 10mm thick
Band 1. Lower edge, not more than 7450 mm above deck step.
Band 2. Upper edge nut more than 6800 below the lower edge of Band 1.

Spreaders: 560 mm MAX. Height above deck step 3300 mm MAX.

Hounds: Height above deck step 5800 mm MAX.

Boom: Aluminium Maximun length of boom 2900 mm.
Black band. inner edge not more than 2600 mm from the aft edge of mast.

Spinnaker Pole: Aluminium Overall length including fittings 2300 mm MAX.

Mainsail: Length of leech 7300 mm MAX. Length of foot 2600 mm MAX.
From the half and three quarters high on leech to the closest point on luff 1700 mm and 1020 mm MAX.
Width of headboard 140 mm MAX Not more than four (4) battens are permitted.
The batten pockets shall divide the leech into equal parts + or – 100 mm measured to the lower edge of each pocket. Full length battens are permitted

Jib: Half the luff length of the jib multiplied by a measurement from the intersection of the clew to the shortest distance to the luff shall not exceed 5.5 m2. The leech shall not be convex. Maximum foot round is 100 mm.
Three leech battens total max length 870 mm. Single batten length 300 MAX,

Spinnaker Luff 6370 mm MAX.
foot 4225 mm MAX.
Half height width 4180 mm MAX.
Halyard height from deck step 6250 mm MAX
Double luff only permitted


Alastair1-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 19 Class Rules
Status 19 Specifications
LOA 5.80 m Mainsail 11 sq.m.
LWL 5.00 m Jib 5.6 sq.m.
Beam 2.20 m Spinnaker 19.5 sq.m.
Draft 0.2/1.2 m (0.5/3.9 ft) Displacement 400 kgs.
Swing Keel weight 120 kgs

Measurement Rules Check List

Mast: Aluminium 95.3 mm x 63.5 mm OVAL in shape.
Black Bands Not less than 10mm thick
Band 1. Lower edge, not more than 7450 mm above deckstep.
Band 2. Upper edge nut more than 6800 below the lower edge of Band 1.

Spreaders: 560 mm MAX. Height above deck step 3300 mm MAX.

Hounds: Height above deck step 5800 mm MAX.

Boom: Aluminium 70 mm x 57.2 mm. Maximun length of boom 2900 mm.
Black band. inner edge not more than 2600 mm from the aft edge of mast.

Spinnaker Pole: Aluminium 38 mm diameter. Overall length including fittings 2300 mm MAX.

Mainsail: Length of leech 7300 mm MAX. Length of foot 2600 mm MAX.
From the half and three quarters high on leech to the closest point on luff 1700 mm and 1020 mm MAX.
Width of headboard 140 mm MAX. Not more than four (4) battens are permitted.
The batten pockets shall divide the leech into equal parts + or – 100 mm measured to the lower edge of each pocket Full length battens are permitted

Jib: Half the luff length of the jib multiplied by a measurement from the intersection of the clew to the shortest distance to the luff shall not exceed 5.5 m2.
The leech shall not be convex. Maximum foot round is 100 mm.
Three leech battens total max length 870 mm. Single batten length 300 MAX,

Spinnaker Luff 6750 mm MAX.
Half foot 1900 mm MAX.
Half width 1970 mm MAX.



Alastair Russell2-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 Championships
Ray and Greg

I have scanned, retyped bits and re-arranged the two versions of the class rules that came into my hands recently. The NSW 580 version was practically unreadable in places and was part hand written so I have had to assume a few things and carry some things over from the Status 19 rules. I hope I have not made any mistakes as I do not want to be caught changing anything!! When I pasted them into this forum they appear to have gone a wee bit 'troppo', so I may send them in to Keith as an attachment later on. It would appear that only the spinnaker is different but I am sure the NSW assoc. went for bigger jibs at some stage and this is backed up by the fact that there is plenty of status’s sailing with the bigger jib.

There is a big need for a cheap ballasted class racer for retired ex dinghy racers down here. The problem with the status 19 is that she is too light on in ballast when racing in the stronger winds two up. I would think she would go real well if she was fitted out with a 150 kg bulb drop keel. It would be installed in the existing box and maybe we could also rig her out with a nice asymmetrical. Yes this place is becoming a retirement town for the boating baby boomers from Melbourne and you just can’t get any crew here at the moment. My hopes of having a cheap ballasted pensioner OD racing class here in Paynesville is fading fast.

I think there are six status 19/580’s down here at the GLYC in Paynesville. John Foley who owns Dockside Sailing School has three, Graham and Kaye Veal one, Ron Maskiel one and Kevin Brown one. Greg, I am thinking you might know some of these sailers from your days at the club?.

One of our members Bernie Ryan has recently returned from the Airly Beach race week after towing his RL 24 ‘Spud Gun’ up there and back, anyway he really enjoyed the race week and he was telling me it cost him over 900 bucks for diesel to get there and back!! He should have left his boat up there for another month eh!

Regards

Alastair2-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 Championships
Alistair, I really don't mean to pick on you but I feel I must correct you on the Nominative Plural when declining the noun "Status" in the final line of your first paragraph. I am sure that the correct form would be "Stati" as the declension would follow that of "Dominus". Now repeat after me please...Dominus Domine Dominum Domini Domino Domino, Domini Domini Dominos Dominorum Dominis Dominis.
James Shannon5-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 Championships
James,

Thanks, as a one eyed, dyslexic, new Australian and RL 24 owner, I need all the help I can get... You are right though, my spellchecker complains bitterly about having to work too hard under our new contracted work place agreement. She has a strange overseas type name ‘ Microsoft Windows’.

Anyway James, you got me again, I have no knowledge of the boat you mention ‘Nominative Plural’!! Is it a sportsboat like the RL 24 or is it a slow and unmeasured TY, is it a monohull or a Cat?

Many years ago I knew a girl called Dominatrix I am thinking she might be a relative of one of your Domino’s. She used to skipper a RNVR 27’ Montague rowing/sailing whaler with a young crew of naval ratings and did she have a foul mouth and a big whip!!!

Now get back to work and earn a bob for the boss!!!


Alastair5-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 sale
my Status 580 (original good condition, incl centreboard, for sale, ph 07 3269 1562, Brisbane.
arthur powell16-Jan-2009    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 Championships
Status 580 event, Jan 22/23 2011, Mannering Park ASC, NSW Central Coast, sailing for fun, not sheep stations, this may become an annual event. We have 3 boats at this club with members seeking more. Cheap accom/camping avail. Ph Darcy 02 43591729 for details.
darcy wilson5-Dec-2010    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580
Hi My son and I have invested in a Status 580. We have stripped and cleaned and just about ready for fitting and rigging... Can any one please direct us to a manual on the deck fittings and how to rig the mask and ropas please.

Thanks... Trisha / Craig
trisha morgan10-Apr-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 580 Championships
Hi there Status 580/19 owners. I am the proud owner of one of these beautiful vessels and compete regularly against 4 RL24's at our little yacht club at Augusta WA. This boat is a beauty and much admired by everone in the club. These boats are quite rare in WA but if anyone is over here with their trailer sailer you would be more than welcome to join us at AYC. Very casual but lots of fun.
Brenton Air Commodore AYC
Brenton Air11-Apr-2011    Edit    Delete 
Re: Status 19ft. rudder system need pictures of set up can any person advice
Hi Again, My status is up and sailing GREAT; Just need some more tips for the Rudder system... OK,... to lower down into water... But need to design a more Female User Friendly way up bring it up.

Can any one place photo in internet so i possible expands my ideas of improving the rudder system.

Trisha and Craig
trisha morgan2-Sep-2011    Edit    Delete 

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