Sails wanted for Vitamin C



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 or 0220102636. 

New Zealand North Island Championships 2017-2018

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

Taupo Regatta…


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
Trailblazer 11 1 1 11 2 26 11 15 1
Black Bart 1 4 5 11 6 27 11 16 2
Night Nurse 2 5 11 11 5 34 11 23 3
OA 11 11 2 11 1 36 11 25 4
Riders 11 2 3 11 11 38 11 27 5
Hot Gossip 11 3 11 11 3 39 11 28 6
Phlipnhel 11 11 11 1 11 45 11 34 7
Clamp Products 11 11 4 11 11 48 11 37 8
Thumper 11 11 11 11 4 48 11 37 9
Magic Bus 11 11 6 11 11 50 11 39 10
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!

And the winner of the 2018 South Pacific and NZ National Championships is…

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!

South Pacifics Data

Here are the complete tack tracker files for all ten races of the South Pacifics:

Race 1-10


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:

South Pacifics_18-Max-Speed


South Pacific Championships 2018 Programme

Welcome to Takapuna!

For all of you who are attending the South Pacific Championships in Auckland, here is some additional information:


The Takapuna Boating Club is located at 39 The Strand, Takapuna, North Shore City.

To get your boats onto the reserve next to the Club, you can enter by the drive off The Strand a little way South of the Club, opposite the Regatta restaurant.

The container is located at 12 Channel View Road in a car park a little further on down The Strand. You will find it if you go past the restaurants and take the second driveway on the right, opposite the playground.


The Club has generously offered to put on the following meals for us. Please advise Andrew at Registrations which ones you will attend:



Registration will be open 5pm to 7pm. The bar will be open.

Pizza $8 for 2 slices, or choose the All You Can Eat option (details at Registration).



Complementary snack after racing

Bar open 3pm – 7.30pm

TBC’s Famous Build a Burger $12 per burger.

*Remember: all shops and restaurants will be closed on Good Friday*



Complementary snack after racing

Bar open 3pm – 7.30pm

It is planned to hold the AGM after racing on Saturday

A table has been reserved for 7pm at Macs Brew Bar



Complementary snack after racing

Bar open 3pm – 7.30pm



Complementary snack after racing

Bar open 3pm – 7.30pm

Barbeque Night: Option of Chicken Kebab ($15) or Steak ($20), includes sausage and salad.



Fast, Affordable, Fun