It’s time to dust off your boat and get it ready for some fun competitive racing!
Here are the dates for the upcoming season:
Rotorua Spring Sprints 13/14 October https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/events/north-island-sprints-regatta
Evans Bay 100th Anniversary Opening Day 20-22 October
Classic Race Saturday
Club Racing Sunday
Opening Race Monday
The Club has requested for the Sanders Cup to be present for the Opening, so it would be great to also have our Class represented.
Napier Summer Regatta 24/25 November
Sir Peter Blake Regatta 1/2 December
Tauranga Regatta 16/17 February 2019
We have a growing fleet there and should show numbers to support them.
Sanders Cup 22-24 February in Motuoapa
Taupo Regatta 9/10 March
Nationals 29-31 March in Howick
**** If you would like to charter a boat for, or race as crew or helmsman in any of these events, please comment or e-mail us! ****
A couple of Uni students down in Christchurch have been doing up Vitamin C number 310.
They are looking to upgrade the rig a with a square top main and possibly kite.
If anyone has an old one they are willing to part with they would be interested! Nothing fancy required.
Please contact Benjamin on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0220102636.
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!
After nine races, Windrush and Phlipnhel were tied on points, so it all came down to the last race.
In the end, a fourth place was enough for Phil McNeil to retain the title, a special achievement as he had to replace his crew Craig Gilberd, who had an accident the night before, with his daughter Holly. It makes Holly the first female to (co-)win the South Pacifics since the Fiji edition in 1977.
NZ Nationals Results
More photos have been published on the Javelinskiff facebook page.
Many thanks to everyone who made this a thoroughly enjoyable contest: The wonderful volunteers of the Takapuna Boating Club, the professional race officials who got all the races away despite challenging conditions, the competitors arriving from near and far, their support crew, and everyone who visited us in person or virtually!
Similar conditions to Day 2 but a different direction mixed up the results some more.
Here are the complete tack tracker files for all ten races of the South Pacifics:
Many thanks to Paul Cochrane for organising and compiling the full race data!
This is a zip file that has one ttz file for each race inside.
To open the .ttz files, you will need the TackTracker software, which you can download here:
(You will not need the USB driver.)
And in addition, this the Excel spreadsheet with the maximum speeds for each race: