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We had a fantastic turn out for our Single Handed regatta on 19 June 2016 with 19 boats on the water from Bay of Islands Yacht Club and Opua Cruising Club including
2 Optimists, 2 P-Class, 11 Starlings, a Laser 2 Paper Tigers and a Europe Dinghy
Our next Inter-Club regatta is
Sunday 3 July 2016 – 2 Handed Champs to celebrate Red Sox Day
2 Handed boats,
We have the following classes confirmed as coming, but any two handed boat is welcome
2 handed Starlings, Mistral, Sunburst, 420, 29er, Hobie 16, Tornadoes and a Javelin.
Briefing at 11am, first race 12 noon. There will be a short on-the-water lunch break after the second race.
Entry fee $20 per sailor includes entry to hear our guest speaker Ross Blackman from Team New Zealand, and good friend of the Late Sir Peter Blake
Minutes from the slipway meeting to discuss the future of the slipway with the loss of several of our experienced slipway team. Thank you to all those that attended. Click here to download the Slipway minutes 2 April 2016
A total of 17 Yachts were on the start line for the 49th Waitatangi to Whangaroa Yacht Race run by The Bay of Islands Yacht Club.
A beautiful sunny day, but the wind didn’t co-operate until after lunch, so the race officer left the sailors on the beach in the shade until the afternoon sea breeze stabilised. They were rewarded with a great days sailing with 15 knots from the north eastish. There are some very tired sailors out there after having already competed in the Tanner and Tauranga cups earlier in the week.
Sorry to all those anxious parents and grandparents at home who were waiting for results to be published. There were two protests which needed to be heard, which delayed production of results, which delayed the prize giving, which delayed the prizegiving banquet, which delayed …. well you get the idea.
There are lots of very tired kids out there, and even more tired volunteers who were still washing dishes and vacuuming long after the kids and their parents were tucked up in their bed, so thank you for your understanding 🙂
And it all starts again bright and early the following morning with the Starling North Islands on Saturday, with 54 Starling sailors.
Much more wind for the sailors, cooler with lots of cloud cover. The breeze was a lot steadier which made things a lot easier for the sailors and race committee. Close racings!!! check out the results here
More tricky conditions that saw many of the top ranked sailors coming in at the back of the fleet in the last race, after having great results in the first two races. Some of the least experienced P-Class sailors were able to capitalise on the shifty condition and after putting in a great first beat, held on to the advantage they had gained, to score some excellent results at the front of the fleet. Results make for pretty interesting reading.
Click here for results at the end of day one
Apologies to everyone for not posting these results last night, we had a technical difficulty, but here they are …
The winner of the 2016 Tanner Cup was Robbie McCutcheon representing Wanganui Manawatu province.
Second place Campbell Stanton representing Auckland province.
Third place Josh Berry representing Poverty Bay province.
Click here for full results
Shifty winds made for challenging conditions for the race officer and the sailors, and the results reflect just how tough it was out there today.
Click here for the results of day one
Robbie McCutcheon winning race 1