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Bay of Islands Yacht Club - Single Handed Regatta

The Bay of Islands Yacht Club is holding a mid-winter single-handed regatta 11 & 12 August.
If you are ready for a change of scenery, why not try a spot of sailing in the Winterless North. It is open to Opti, Bic, Starling, Laser & P-Class.

Details are on our website and our or on facebook.

We'd love to see your club's team here, so please spread the word to your sailors. Accommodation is cheap and plentiful at this time of year too.

If you would like more information contact us at info@boiyachtclub.co.nz or call Brett Sheldon on 021 402919

South Pacific Laser Masters 2018

Results for the July 2018 South Pacific Laser Masters Results, Manly Brisbane

2018 Port Ohope Queens Birthday Regatta

Port Ohope hosted their annual QB Regatta.

A highlight was having a radial fleet of 11, including 5 women.
 
Helen Spencer (Hamilton/Tauranga) took out the radial fleet win overall with consistent 1sts & 2nds. Local Heather Hourigan drew on local knowledge to hold 4th overall, including one bullet.  Leny Woolsley (Ohope) and Fi Chapman (Tauranga) ventured into lasers for a new experience, having transferred from keeler backgrounds.  Young Clementine Roe (Taupo) got in there amidst the radials with her 4.7 and pulled off some fine starts and sailing (even with a smaller sail).
 
It was encouraging to experience women competing and encouraging new sailors from clubs around the BoP & Waikato region.

Photo: Clementine Roe, Helen Spencer, Fi Chapman, Heather Hourigan. Absent Leny Woolsley

- Helen Spencer

NZ Laser Interclub Ladder Updated 23rd May 2018

See how you're going in Nicks mega NZ Laser Interclub Ladder - updated 23rd May 2018.

New format for a combined Open & Master 2019 Auckland Laser Champs

For the 2019 Auckland Laser Champs we are combining two events.
  • A One day Auckland Laser Masters - 6th April
  • A Two day Auckland Laser Championship - 6th & 7th April
  • Tamaki YC
Open and Youth sailors will only be able to compete in the two day event. Masters sailors will be able to compete either in just the one day Auckland Masters OR in both events.
 
There will be an entry fee of $30 for Masters for the one-day event and an entry fee of $50 for all sailors electing to compete in the two-day event, which will cover Masters for both the one and two-day events if they elect to compete in both.
 
On Saturday both the Auckland Masters and Auckland Champs competitors will race together in their rig category with one start for Standards and one for Radials. We intend to schedule 4 races on Saturday.
 
Two sets of results will be produced on Saturday after racing, one set with only the Masters sailors included. Placings will exclude non-masters and overall results will include 1 discard if we get 4 races. 
 
A separate set of progress results will be published for all sailors who have entered the two-day event, including those Masters who have entered the two-day event. 
 
The Saturday results for all Masters will be the final results for the 2019 Auckland Laser Masters Championship. A Masters prize giving will be held after sailing on Saturday.
 
On Sunday we intend to schedule a further 4 races. Results for the 2-day Auckland Laser Champs will be published at the completion of Sundays racing for all sailors who have entered the two-day event, with one discard for the weekend if we have completed 5 or more races. The results will be the final results for the 2019 Auckland Laser Championships. 
 
The Auckland Laser Champs prize giving will be held after sailing on Sunday, which will also include the prize giving for the new NI Laser Travellers series we are initiating next season.

2018 Northshore Freshwater Champs Results & Report

34 sailors entered the 2018 Northshore Freshwater Champs.

All Results

Saturday had 12-18 knots from the Northwest with gusts up to 25 knots.

Sunday had sun and a shifty 8-12 knots from the West.

The Full rig numbers were down this year but the quality was excellent with Rohan Lord coming out top over Dave Ridley who was just ahead of Andrew Dellabarca who had driven up from Wellington.

Winner of the Great Grand Masters was Gary Lock who redeemed himself with a 3rd in the last race.

In the Radial there was an excellent turnout of youth, women and masters. Josh Armit series was ruined after a broken mast in race 2, but Luke Cashmore who won overall sailed a good series ahead of Harrison Baker. One to look out for was 13-year-old Caleb Armit who finished 5th.

1st Women was Samantha Stock in 7th and 1st Master Radial was Georgi Yankov in 12th.

Our thanks to Race officer Garth Briden and to Commodore John Dowsett for use of his boat in the trying Saturday conditions. Thanks to Sandy Wilson in the Tower and the rest of the committee who made it a successful day with generous prizes.

The next big Pupuke event is the North Harbour Masters in the 2nd week of November and there is regular sailing through the winter on Sundays at 1.30pm start time.

John Dowsett - Commodore Pupuke BC

2018 RSA LASER REGATTA - Results and Report

A fantastic fleet of 37 Lasers participated in the 41st edition of the RSA Laser Regatta at Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club this Sunday with sailors coming from as far away as Port Ohope, Onerahi, Hamilton and the four corners of Auckland to compete in this much anticipated annual event.

The weather came to the party allowing for some great racing conditions on the Basin with winds ranging between 10 to 17 knots.  Shifty gusts caught many, even the top sailors, by surprise and a spectacle of acrobatic capsizes could be enjoyed by the public. Rohan Lord from Pupuke Boating Club and previous Laser National Champion and RSA winner in 1987 and 1989 was this year's winner leading the field in 4 of the races in the Laser Standards. Luuk Van Basten Batenburg from Pupuke and previous RSA winner in 2003 2010 and 2011 won the 5th race and came second overall. Mike Keaton from Pupuke came 3rd overall.
 
In the Radial fleet, PLSC’s very own Kevin Welsh won the day which is his 4th win in that division, Samantha Stock from Murrays Bay Sailing Club and a member of the 2018 NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team not only came second overall but as well first Junior sailor and first Woman sailor. Taylor Farrell from PLSC came second woman sailor and Helen Spencer from Hamilton Yacht Club came third woman and first Master Women sailor. Jim Quinn from Point Chevalier Sailing Club, a previous World Radial Great Grand Masters Champion and a legend (75+) was third Radial, an amazing achievement showing that skills, not age matter.
 
The day closed with a BBQ of steak and sausages kindly donated by Manfreight followed by Prizegiving. We have to thank our invaluable army of helpers who kept the whole day running like clockwork. Special thanks to Garth Briden and Jock Bilger for setting up a great arena for the regatta with a great course and some great starts. Need to thank of course our Sponsors who donated an impressive list of prizes.
 

Silver for Sam Meech at the Princess Sofia regatta


© Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR

Sam Meech collected silver at the 49th Princess Sofia regatta in Palma, finishing off by winning the medal race.

Also in the Men's Laser - 8th Tom Saunders, 20th George Gautrey, 24th Andre McKenzie, 165th (silver fleet) Matt Kempkers

And in the Momen's Laser - 20th Suzanna Pyatt and 44th Olivia Christie.

Other podiums from the team NZL where silver for Alex Maloney and Milloy Meech in the 49erFX and bronze for Andy Maloney as he gets momentum in his Finn campaign.

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The Smart Marine 2018 Auckland Laser Masters Champs

A great 2018 Auckland Laser Masters regatta at Tamaki YC on Saturday 7th of April.

Results

It was a big ask for Race Officer Garth and the team to fit in 5 Laser races in combination with Mistrals Champs and Auckland Finn champs.

The sometimes shifty 12 to 19 knot South West conditions were a test of tactics in the morning. But after a 12:30 pm high tide the left side started to play in the afternoon - most of the time.

The course was a Tamaki T2 (Triangle-WIndward Leeward). But with a finish at the top of the course, each race effectively had 3 full beats. So stamina started to pay by the end of the day.

No one had it all their own way in the Standards. The top 4 had at least one win. But overall winner David Ridley had 2 wins and a net 6 after dropping a 4th. He was followed by Kent Copplestone and Ian Barker. Andrew Dellabarca just pipped Cris Brodie on count-back after finishing on equal points.

Phil Wild won the Radials after a battle with Richard Blakey. They finished 1 point apart with Phl having 3 wins and Richard 2. Pete Thomas came 3rd after a tussle with John Pittman.

Great to have some top sailors making a long trip to Auckland to try and take our stuff. Kent Copplestone from Rotorua, Andrew Delabarca from Wellington and John Pittman from New Plymouth. We hope that's the start of a trend.

The after-match was quite special as Commodore Bob Blakey had twisted Grant Dalton's arm - and we had the Americas Cup in the bar and an entertaining talk from Richard Meech from Team New Zealand. It was a bit surreal with a full Commodores Lounge and The Cup just sitting there. Thanks for the loan TNZ - the sailors really appreciated the significant gesture (thanks for winning it too).


Americas Cup and Tamaki Commodore Bob Blakey (with sons Scott and Richard explaining he had to give it back now).

2018 OKI 24 Hour Race


The OKI 24 Hour Race 2018  
3-4 March 2018
 
 
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