Latest news from the Sailing Committee

NewsFromTheSailingDeskThis is where you find the latest news from the sailing committee about what is coming up over the next couple of weeks. 

Each week the sailing committee updates this article, usually on a Thursday.

A mixed bag to end the season

01The autumn series just ended was a mixed bag of fortunes. The typically up and down weather of late March - early April played havoc with many. Dave (Airship) lost his mast. Illusions ripped a jib. Terry (Rocket Science) displayed its bottom for an indecent period. Wai-Aniwa blew a kite. Revs damaged another, and White Cavalier was driven to sailing a good part of one race under jib alone.

But that's sailing! See who won the silverware here

Crews race – what cyclone?

01 Cyclone Lusi was bearing down on the North Island with storm conditions forecast for Wellington, so the chance of the Crews Race running on March 15 was low.

Those who took the chance earned a fantastic day out, however, with a gentle south-easterly turning more easterly and virtually flat conditions on the harbour.

Bay of Many Coves race turns into a drifter

01 The last offshore race of the season was a real challenge – not because of high winds, but because of a lack of them.

There were five boats in the race: The Guarantee, Gucci, Wai-Aniwa, Am Meer, and Illusions. Some of the big girls and boys were either still out of town from the RNI or couldn’t get enough crew.

Island Bay race a ripper

2014IslandBay02 The Island Bay race was a ripper with a "gentle" southerly that dropped from 25 to around 8 knots over the day providing tight reaching conditions along the south coast and a great kite run to Number 11 at Korokoro.  Swells up to three metres at the entrance combined with an in-coming ferry and out-going tanker just added a little spice to what proved an excellent day for the fleet.

Blink is the fastest boat around the North Island

20140030301 After two weeks of racing around the North Island against 22 other yachts Tony Wells and Rob Shaw have sailed Blink to overall line honours in the Round North Island two handed race. Congratulations Tony on a fantatstic campaign and a great result. 

Bacchante and Black Diamond crowned National PHRF champions

 CCP8091 After three days of racing in the Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta Brian Cowper and his crew on Bacchante were crowned the winners of the Ross Telford Memorial Trophy along with winners of the National PHRF Div B Championships title while Jamie McDowell and his crew on Black Diamond took out the National PHRF Div A Championships title.

A lot of breeze on day two of the Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta

06Day two dawned with a less than inviting forecast of northerlies rising to 35-40 knots. The weather on the harbour was slightly less than the forecast so John and Lind Parrish and the race committee team headed out to the race track to see if anything could be achieved.

Four races down on race day one in the Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta

04 Day one of the Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta got away without a hitch with four races in both divisions and a pecking order beginning to be established. 

The 2014 Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta is underway

02 RACING STARTS TODAY!

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Here is just a quick update of what’s coming up

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  29. Gucci is Cruising Boat of the Year
  30. Jim Gordon is Volunteer of the Year
  31. Mark Waters is Personality of the Year
  32. Cantilena takes out 2013 Commodore's Trophy
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