Category Archives: NZ Nationals

2015-16 Season Event Program (NZL)

The dates below are confirmed, except where stated they are not.  There are a few holes at the moment.  If you have any suggestions or requests please let us know by commenting below.

Traveler Series: North Island Sprints
dates: Sat & Sun, 17th & 18th October 2015
host: Rotorua Yacht Club

South Pacifics training: Auckland (venue to be decided)
dates: tbc (early November, maybe even Labour weekend)
host: (to be decided, but somewhere in Auckland for sure)

Just because you can: Napier Summer Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 28th & 29th November 2015
host: Napier Sailing Club

Just because you can: Sir Peter Blake Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 5th & 6th December 2015
host: Torbay Sailing Club

South Pacifics: 45th Australian Javelin Championships & South Pacific Championships
dates: 28th Dec 2015 to 4th Jan 2016
host: Perth Dinghy Sailing Club

Just because you can: Napier New Year Regatta
dates: 1st to 3rd Jan 2016
host: Napier Sailing Club

Nationals: Might River Power Regatta
dates: Fri, Sat & Sun, 10th, 11th & 12th March 2015
host: Lake Taupo Yacht Club

Sanders Cup: Whangarei
dates: Easter
host: Whangarei Cruising Club
note: All boats welcome, regional representatives only qualify

North Island Champs: Evan’s Bay Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 9th & 10th April
host:  Evan’s Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club

Results: NZ Nationals 2015

Held at Takapuna Boating Club on Waitangi weekend (6th to 8th Feb 2015)

Results at the end of Day 2 (1st day of racing)
Final Results

 article by Antje on SailWorld

NZ Nationals Photos

Taken on Day 3 (day 2 of sailing, 8th Feb 2015) at Takapuna Boating Club during the NZ Nationals for 2015

2015 Javelin Nationals (NZL): NoR & Entry

The New Zealand 2015 Javelin Nationals are hosted by Takapuna Boating Club in conjunction with the 420 North Island Champs over Waitangi Weekend.

NOR – 2015 – Javelin Nationals | Entry Form – 2015 – Javelin 420

Racing Area - Northeast of Takapuna Beach
Racing Area

2014-15 New Zealand Season Race Dates

The dates below are confirmed.  We just need to figure out dates for the North Island Champs, and Rotoiti.

Traveler Series: Rotorua Spring Sprint Series
dates: Sat & Sun, 18th & 19th October 2014 dates to be confirmed
host: Rotorua Yacht Club

Traveler Series: Napier Summer Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 29th & 30th November 2014
host: Napier Sailing Club

Traveler Series: Sir Peter Blake Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 6th & 7th December 2014
host: Tor Bay Sailing Club

Sanders Cup: Napier’s New Year Regatta
dates: Thu, Fri & Sat, 1st, 2nd & 3rd January 2015
host: Napier Sailing Club
note: All boats welcome, regional representatives only qualify

Traveler Series: Rotoiti
dates: A weekend in January / February 2015
host:

Nationals: Takapuna
dates: Fri, Sat & Sun, 6th, 7th & 8th February 2015
host: Takapuna Boating Club

Traveler Series Final: Mighty River Power Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 14th & 15th March 2015
host: Lake Taupo Yacht Club
note: This event is compulsory for the series

North Island Champs: Evan’s Bay Regatta
dates: —
host:  Evan’s Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club

PDF: Javelin 2014-15 Season Race Dates v1.0

2014 New Zealand Javelin Nationals

The 2014 New Zealand Javelin Nationals are being hosted by Evan’s Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club in Wellington.

Dates: 6th to 9th February 2014

Full details can be found …”here”…

23rd Javelin Skiff South Pacific Championships – 2013

March 27th – April 1st 2013, Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Ti Point, Waitangi, New Zealand

Close bottom mark roundings - 2013 South Pacific and New Zealand National Championships
Close bottom mark roundings – 2013 South Pacific and New Zealand National Championships

This year, it was New Zealand’s turn to host the Interdominions in the 14-foot Javelin Skiff. The Bay of Islands put on some superb racing conditions for the fleet with sunny weather and anything between 5 and 18 knots of wind.

True to its purpose, the practice race was held in a steady moderate breeze, and even Flying Circus made it around the course upright although stand-in skipper David Rohwetter had never helmed a Javelin before. Both Australian boats left the competition far behind.

On the following day, a South-East gradient wind combined with a sea breeze made for more trying conditions. CST Composites convincingly won the first race, showing what their boat was designed for. With slightly heavier wind and a steep chop forming, Phlipnhel had a major speed advantage in the second race winning ahead of Bax Contractors. Bungholio broke their mast on Brampton Reef, Thirty Something’s tack line block disintegrated, No Name Required snapped the track of their self-tacking jib, and Blunderbus collected Hermione Rock with their centreboard on their way back to shore. Tools, glue and carbon were needed to get all but Bungholio ready to race for the next day. The biggest challenge was posed to Phil McNeil whose crew had to leave due to a family emergency. Luckily, local icon Neil Deverell was available for the remainder of the contest.

Neil Deverell and Phil McNeil with their trophies
Neil Deverell and Phil McNeil with their trophies

Fat Boys showed their mettle scoring two wins and a second place on the next day, but Philpnhel remained ahead. Orgasm Addict missed the first race because of a broken masthead eyeot but managed to fix it for the remaining two. Though Clamp Products broke their forestay attachment in the second race, they managed to tie the stay back on to finish the race. Unfortunately they damaged the mainsail when putting the rigg tension back on, which meant they had a certain ‘Black Pearl look’ about them for the remainder of the day. Full Frontal found their form in the second race and scored a third place.

After engaging in diverse sports during the morning, the fleet visited historic Russell on the lay day and got together for dinner in Opua. Sadly, all four visitors from Western Australia started suffering from sickness.

Trailblazer found back to their usual form on the following race day but still did not manage to stay ahead of Phlipnhel in the changing conditions. In the third race that day Riders on the Storm lead the fleet around the track by a clear margin from start to finish with Bax Contractor finishing second. After the evening dinner, the Head Brother placed some heavy fines on offending BEWs, and even the volunteers did not escape unscathed.

Class President Colin Shanks presenting the DFL Trophy to Sarah Dunckley
Class President Colin Shanks presenting the DFL Trophy to Sarah Dunckley

The final day of the South Pacifics started with clouds and without wind. After midday the sun had come through and a light sea breeze set in, though not enough for another race. Instead, some keen brothers took the helm of their respective skippers and had a fantastic race in light airs, with the boats finishing in very similar order as throughout the weekend.

Congratulations to all trophy winners

Breakage Trophy: Grant McDuff and Greg Watkins for breaking the mast of Bungholio

MFU Dog Trophy: Damien Dixon and Wade McGee for losing the crew over the side and breaking the tack line block.

DFL Trophy: Sarah Dunckley for the skipper with highest score who finished all races

John Long Memorial Trophy: David Brown and David Feek for second in the NZ Nationals

Ray Eady Cup: Phil McNeil and Neil Deverell for NZ Nationals winner

Air New Zealand Interdominion Trophy: Phil McNeil and Neil Deverell for winner of the South Pacifics

Crews Race Trophy: Neil Deverell for winning the crews race.

At the prize giving, Ben Bax was recognized for his immense contribution to the class. As Gold Card holder he is retiring after a very successful career in the Javelins. His boat is on the market, but we all hope to see him at Javelin contests still.

Bax Contractors had the oldest and youngest competitor on board. Serving lunches was the designer of half the boats in the fleet David Lee
Bax Contractors had the oldest and youngest competitor on board. Serving lunches was the designer of half the boats in the fleet David Lee

Many thanks to all competitors, supporters and organisers!
Antje Muller.

The beautiful sailing water of the Bay of Islands were the venue of the 2013 Javelin Skiff South Pacifics
The beautiful sailing water of the Bay of Islands were the venue of the 2013 Javelin Skiff South Pacifics

 

Phlipnhel leading Trailblazer around the bottom mark
Phlipnhel leading Trailblazer around the bottom mark

 

Riders on the Storm with Waitangi in the background
Riders on the Storm with Waitangi in the background

 

No Name Required with their changed jib setup
No Name Required with their changed jib setup