Starling North Island Champs 16-17 January 2016

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.

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Day 3 P-Class Tauranga Cup 2016

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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.

First Day of P-Class Tauranga Cup 13/1/16

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.

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Final Results for 2016 Tanner Cup

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.

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P-Class group photo

Day 3 P-Class North Islands

Today proved to be tricky conditions, with big wind shifts, and the ability to read wind shifts was more important than just being able to sail your boat fast. Boats went from the front to the back of the fleet as the wind left them sitting in a hole.  All in all a great test of sailing skill. Congratulations to James Sheldon of Bay of Islands Yacht Club in 1st, Henry Wilson Murrays Bay 2nd & Blake McGlashan Murrays Bay 3rd, First Girl, Nicola Wilson Onerahi & Marsden Yacht Club.

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Day 1 P-Class North Island Champs

Despite the rain it was a great days sailing.  10-12 knots of breeze from the south west. With 2 races completed, competition was tight at both ends of the fleet, with some great battles between the newer P-Class sailors as well as the top sailors. Everyone came off the water smiling, so a good days sailing!

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BOI Yacht Club sailors Win Starling & P-Class Regatta

The weather gods definitely decided to test our sailors at the 2015 Inter-School Regatta & Farr 3.7 Nationals on the weekend of 7, 8 & 9 March at Waitangi, with races started in 20-22 knots, but with top gusts of 33 knots recorded.  Nerve was needed as well as skill, and our young sailors showed they had plenty of both, taking out 1st place in both the P-Class and the Starling Class.

We had 55 competitor boats on the water which made for some hectic action.  The rescue boats were kept busy with some of the less experienced competitors finding the conditions too much for them.  Gear breakages frustrated some aspiring hopefuls who instead of getting points on the board, got a tow back to the beach.  With such trying conditions, we were very lucky to have so many fantastic volunteers helping to keep everyone safe.

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So how did our sailors go?

P-Class – James Sheldon 1st with 7 wins, Jack Honey 2nd and Helena Sanderson 4th

J & J P-Class       Stalings & 3.7

 

Starling – Shea Donohoe 1st, Kate Sheldon 6th, Phil McNeill 9th, Emma Sheldon 16th, Holly McNeill 19th.

Farr 3.7 – Peter Sharp 20th

Congratulations to you all.  With the level of talent being shown, we can expect to see some of our sailors competing at an international level in the future.