NZ AGM 2016

As per usual; the Class Association AGM will be run in conjunction with the Nationals.

Well aim to hold it an hour after racing on Friday, 11th March.

2016 Sanders Memorial Cup & Kingham Trophy

2016 Sanders Memorial Cup & Kingham Trophy

and Javelin Open Regatta

Dates: 25th to 28th March 2016

Location: Parua Bay, Whangarei

Host: Whangarei Cruising Club

NoR: Sanders Cup 2016 NOR Final

NoR – 2016 NZ Nationals

2016 New Zealand Javelin Nationals

Location: Lake Taupo

Host: Lake Taupo Yacht Club

Dates: 11th, 12th and 13th March (Fri, Sat & Sun)

NoR: Javelin NZ Nationals 2016 NOR final

Javelin South Pacific Champs and Australian Nationals

This regatta is in progress at the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club

Current standings

Individual Race Results

Sir Peter Blake Regatta

The Sir Peter Blake Regatta was hosted by Torbay Sailing Club on behalf of the Sir Peter Blake Trust on the 5th & 6th December 2015.

Results: Javelin Fleet

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank SailNo HelmName CrewName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Nett
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

Official Results

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.

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Photos care of – Hugh Norton

Worsor Bay and Back

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

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?

North Island Sprint Champs

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

Wow! what a reminder of how lethargic my winter has been.  Very short courses in trying conditions (gusty, shifty strong 20-30knot winds) made for some super intense sailing.  Saturday they only managed to get one race away before having to abandon racing due to the combination of carnage and strong winds (various boats losing rigs).  Despite capsizing on the start line with less than 3 minutes before our start, Antje and I managed to get Thumper around the course to take the win from Ben and Colin on Bax Contractors.  Keeping the boat up right gave us that one.  The afternoon saw some of the fleet lying around like seals on the hot paving stones with a beverage in hand until we go the call to go out and give it another go.  Unfortunately they didn’t get another race in and abandoned sailing for the day.  Give how shall the lake it this meant we also got a second session of aqua jogging in and definitively required another beverage.
Sunday the day started a bit more softly and with everyone in a light cheery mood after the Rugby.  Boy that was short lived, after a couple of races / few laps of the short course I’d been reacquainted with my heart & lungs wanting to leap from my chest.  Tack, Tack, Tack, Launch, Gybe, & Retrieve, all with little time to get settled between maneuvers.  Antje’s and I’s lack of sailing together was becoming apparent.  So we swapped over to try and save me a bit.  Although she did want my gloves (who sails a Jav without gloves). The the conditions didn’t let up, and built up to a similar level as Saturday and after numerous swimming lessons we were poached.  We’d managed to pull off another 1st, and at least 1 2nd.  I’m not sure how many races we had but I do know we knocked out 3 races in the first hour.  TrailBlazer were in the mix too, but unfortunately had the squeeze put on them during one of the starts by the 12s, resulting in one of them running over their mainsail and damaging it.
It was magic to see some locals out racing with Bad Blood, and to have Mat McMillan there with Black Bart, and to see Flying Cirrus (Mark and Andrew) make it down from Auckland.
Next event is Auckland 7th & 8th November for South Pacifics Training.
Thanks Antje for proving to be one of the very few people I would sail with in those conditions, and thank you shore crew Erica Newlands for all your effort.

Results

Sail# Boat Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Points
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

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