By general consensus, the North Island Championship for this season will be awarded to the winner of the Traveller Series.
Regattas of the Traveller Series were:
Rotorua Spring Sprints, won by Black Bart
Rotoiti Bach Regatta, won by Trailblazer
Napier Summer Regatta, won by Trailblazer
Sir Peter Blake Memorial Regatta, won by Phlipnhel
And to draw out the tension, here comes first the report by Andy Chapman about the Taupo Regatta:
The Javelin class met in Taupo this weekend at the Taupo Sailing Club Annual Regatta. The class was well represented with 7 boats competing over the two days of racing. Conditions were very pleasant, sunshine and a steady breeze saw 5 races completed on Saturday. It was a clean sweep for Antje and crew Kez in 521 on day one, Dave and Dave in Trailblazer were second place and Dylan Mackenzie third in a borrowed Hot Gossip. Clubroom retrospectives suggested racing was closer than scorecard suggested, apparently the lake Taniwha are picky about who they send the breeze to.
On day two Dave and Hamish had headed home with Thumper and the fleet were joined by Matt and Andy with Black Bart from Tauranga Moana, that swirly sandbank ridden body of water home to names like Burling, Saunders and Meech hosts a growing class of Javs. On Sunday Rodger and Fi on Night Nurse and Black Bart tussled it out in a local derby at the less hurried end of the field while Antje laid rest to the Taniwha theory with a 111 score card. Special note to Matt Macmillan who grabbed line honors in the last race in a boat switch with Antje.
Thanks to the Taupo sailing club for hosting, always a great event and wonderful family atmosphere at the club. Looking forward to the South Pacific’s in Easter, when the Kiwis host the Aussies at Takapuna, for some international fast affordable fun.
So here are the results of the North Island Championships:
|2017-2018 Javelin North Islands Traveller Series|
|Rotorua||Rotoiti||Napier||Sir Peter Blake||Taupo||Total||Discard||Net||Rank|
|DNS = 11|
Congratulations to North Island Champions David Brown and David Feek on Trailblazer, and well done Black Bart in second place!
A HUGE shout out to Roger Whitefield and Fi Charman who only joined the fleet this season and achieved a third place in the Traveller Series on Night Nurse!