This regatta is in progress at the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club
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
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
|1968 – 69||Sydney, NSW, Ausralia||Rangi||P Walker, D Hutchinson||NZ|
|1970 – 71||Christchurch, New Zealand||John Wesley Harding||J Bilger, M Ross||NZ|
|1972 – 73||Suva, Fiji||Jumping Jehosa Phat||J Wilmont, G Davidson||Aus|
|1974 – 75||Belmont, Ausralia||Afakazee||J Bilger, M Ross||NZ|
|1976 – 77||Auckland, New Zealand||Tina||I McGill, R Floyd||NZ|
|1978 – 79||Chelsea, VIC, Ausralia||Big Bertha||G Coleman, L Kennedy||NZ|
|1980 – 81||Napier
|Big Bananas||G Coleman, L Kennedy||NZ|
|1982 – 83||Toronto, NSW, Ausralia||Mac||G Engert, P Campbell||Aus|
|1984 – 85||Auckland, New Zealand||Nice One||C Greenwood, E Berry||NZ|
|1986 – 87||Perth, WA
|Spun Out||P Moore, A Dean||Aus|
|1988 – 89||Wellington
|Blunderbus||B Vernon, P Vernon||NZ|
|1990 – 91||Chelsea, VIC, Ausralia||Hot Gossip||G Cochrane||NZ|
|1992 – 93||Napier, New Zealand||Coup de Tat||G Ball, C Dagley||NZ|
|1994 – 95||Perth, WA, Ausralia||Just Another Illusion||R Hanrahan||Aus|
|1996 – 97||Auckland, New Zealand||L.A. Woman||P Layton, K Robb||Aus|
|1998 – 99||Melbourne
|The Other Woman||P Layton, D Russell||Aus|
|2000 – 01||Wellington, New Zealand||Freckle Deckle||A Vallings, H Hey||NZ|
|2002 – 03||Perth, WA, Ausralia||Bungholio||R Fordyce, C Gilberd||NZ|
|2004 – 2005||Gisborne, New Zealand||Freckle Deckle||N Taylor, R Brailey||NZ|
|2006 – 07||Chelsea, VIC, Ausralia||Warren||A Hirst, P Newman||Aus|
|2008 – 09||Tauranga, New Zealand||Philnhel||P NcNeill, M Smith||NZ|
|2010 – 11||Melbourne, Ausralia||Fat Boys||B Henessy, A Hacket||Aus|
|2012 – 13||Bay of Islands, New Zealand||Philnhel||P NcNeill, N Deverell/ H Hey||NZ|
March 27th – April 1st 2013, Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Ti Point, Waitangi, New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
Many thanks to all competitors, supporters and organisers!
From the Bay of Island Yacht Club
Results are final as of 17:12 on 1st April, 2013
Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 14
|1st||9||Phipnel||NZ||378||Phil McNeill||Hamish Hey/ Neil Deverell||BOIYC/ASC||2||1||2||1||2||1||1||(15.0 DNF)||25||10|
|2nd||11||Fat Boys||AUS||676||Brien Hennessey||Andrew Hacket||PDSE||3||3||1||2||1||-4||3||4||21||17|
|3rd||10||CST Composites||AUS||685||Ben Lawrie||Dan Moore||PDSC||1||4||5||5||3||(15.0 DNS)||5||3||41||26|
|4th||12||Trail Blazer||NZ||524||David Brown||David Feek||HSC||-7||7||3||4||5||2||2||5||35||28|
|5th||6||Bay Contractors||NZ||522||Ben Bax||Phil Smith||TY&PBC||5||2||-7||7||4||3||7||2||37||30|
|6th||3||Riders on the storm||NZ||380||Kagan Weeks||Colin Shanks||NSC||4||5||8||6||7||7||-9||1||47||38|
|7th||5||Orgasim Addict||NZ||521||Peter Precey||Andrew Johnson||ASC/DYC||11||6||(15.0 DNS)||8||6||5||6||6||63||48|
|8th||1||Thirty Something||NZ||361||Wade McGee||Demian Dixon||EBY&MBC||10||(15.0 DNF)||4||9||9||6||4||7||64||49|
|9th||8||Full Frontal||NZ||523||Craig Gilberd||Sean Wright||PBC/BOIYC||6||9||6||3||10||8||8||-11||61||50|
|10th||2||Clamp Product||NZ||366||Antje Muller||Nic Charrington||HSC||8||8||9||-12||8||9||10||8||72||60|
|11th||7||Blunder Bus||NZ||336||Sarah Dunckley||Hamish Norton||EBY&MBC||9||10||-12||10||11||12||11||10||85||73|
|12th||14||No Name Required||NZ||359||Susie Weeks||Marty Weeks||NSC||13||(15.0 DNF)||10||11||13||11||12||9||94||79|
|13th||13||Flying Circus||NZ||374||Kerry Roger||Simon Kortze||BOIYC/TY$PBC||(15.0 DNF)||15.0 DNS||11||15.0 DNF||12||10||13||12||103||88|
|14th||4||Bung Hollio||NZ||516||Greg Watkins||Grant Macduff||RNZYS/PCC||12||(15.0 DNF)||15.0 DNC||15.0 DNC||15.0 DNC||15.0 DNC||15.0 DNC||15.0 DNC||117||102|