This regatta is in progress at the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club
Results: Javelin Fleet
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A
|1st||523||Tom Andrews||Hamish Norton||Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club||2||(3)||1||2||1||1||7|
|2nd||262||MULLER Antje||GETFIELD Wade||Horowhenua Sailing Club||1||1||(2)||1||2||2||7|
|3rd||374||HOWDEN Andrew||Mark Gatti||Torbay Sailing club||3||2||3||(4 DNF)||4 DNC||4 DNC||16|
The racing proved to be very close and a whole lot of fun. Wade did a superb job at keeping Nice One upright, and getting along at a more then good rate of knots. This gave both the Lee hulls (Flying Cirrus, & Thumper) a real push. Nice One did end up with a few war injuries including stripping a gennaker on the first day. Wade also managed to draw some blood and bend a tiller beyond usefulness.
Flying Cirrus on the first day posted some great upwind speed, but unfortunately retired from the 2nd day of race due to injuries.
Tom helm’d Thumper, we managed to improve as the regatta went on, having only sailed together a couple of times a couple of years ago. Silicon on the centreboard so you can pull it up at the end of the days racing isn’t that useful when trying to stand on it to right the boat. Tom and I were pipped at the post in one race due to series of turtles. Phil McNeill sailed with his daughter Holly on a 29er for this regatta. Thanks Phil for the jib trim hints, Tom and I can report spotting 12 knots of boat speed on the dial at one point going up wind.
Photos care of – Hugh Norton
On Sunday, Sara Morgan and I headed around to Worsor Bay and back as a nice southerly rolled in. The conditions were magic; the southerly rolled in just as we were rigging the boat up, and then it gradually built to about 20 knots.
We had a fun ride back from Worsor Bay with the kite up, averaging about 16 knots. A short chop was building so it was a little bumpy, and we had to be careful not to go mining.
Peak Speed 18.1 knots, calculated apparent wind of 11 knots
The gps was with a Velocitek, and the software it comes with, it seems date’d but it works. I’d be keen to hear what other software other people use? What do you use?
The North Island Sprint Champs were held on Lake Rotorua by the Rotorua Yacht Club over the weekend (Sat & Sun, 17th & 18th October).
Brief Report from Hamish
|522||Bax Contractors||Ben Bax & Colin Shanks||2||1||3||3||1||1||8|
|523||Thumper||Antje Muller & Hamish Norton||1||2||1||2||2||2||8|
|524||Trailblazer||David Brown & David Feek||3||3||2||1||7||7||16|
|38||Bad Blood||Wayne Bigwood||7||4||4||4||7||7||26|
|318||Black Bart||Mat MacMillan & Kez Cameron||7||7||7||7||7||7||35|
|374||Flying Circus||Andrew Howden & Mark Getty||7||7||7||7||7||7||35|
We’re kicking the season off this weekend with the…
North Island Sprint Champs
…hosted by the Rotorua Yacht Club
The Rotorua Yacht Club, Warmly Welcomes you to the 2015 NORTH ISLAND SPRINTS
Fast paced, fun sailing All welcome, 5 boats makes a class.
5 to 7 Races Saturday – Briefing @ 10.30 am – 1st race starts at Midday
After racing drinks and dinner
BBQ bacon and egg breakfast followed by: 5 Sunday Races – 1st race Sunday starts at 10.30 am
Followed by Prize Giving
Entry fee $60 (for crewed boats)
$40 for single handed and boards
NO EFTPOS – CASH NEEDED
Potential for accommodation at club house – contact Robin Parr if needed.
details from the YNZ Event Page
Blossom is up for sale
- sail number: 363
- design: Stacey III
- built: 1991
To make an offer contact Peter Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hot Gossip” is up for sale on TradeMe
An early Stacey design (1978, built in 1981). An extensive bit of tinkering was done by Tim Willets in 200. She would be competitive against “BlunderBus”,, and “No Name Required” in current New Zealand fleet.