The season is well underway with Wakatere sailors competing in the Icebreaker Regatta at Lake Pupuke, Bart's Bash at Wakatere and the Stack Winter Champs at MBSC. Here is a report of the Winter Champs from Class Rep Ian Stewart -
The Stack Winter Champs lived up to its billing and was windy and wild. Murray's Bay did well and squeezed a race in Friday morning before it absolutely piped in. The Optimist fleet caught the strong build near the end of their race which had all rescue boats busy rounding up the kids and making sure all made it back to shore safely. I was really impressed to see Ben Cate return to shore looking very much at ease with the conditions.
Saturday was blown out and Sunday provided a great but testing 15 - 22 knot shifty SW breeze. Robbie McCutcheon sailed really well and had a 1st place in his hands in race 1 and a top 10 finish overall. This was a great result given the quality of the fleet. Fran Kayrouz started and sailed well and is showing huge potential for the rest of the season. Luke Cashmore, Lachie Stewart and Victor Allen all had their outstanding moments and given a little more consistency will see their overall results rocket up the rankings. Good to see Ben Cate and Hugh Holroyd out there in Green fleet Sunday in good testing conditions.
OPTIMIST NORTH ISLAND CHAMPS LAKE TAUPO 7th - 9th NOV 2014
The Lake Taupo Yacht Club are accepting entries for the North Island Champs. http://www.ltyc.org.nz/2014-ni-opti-champs-and-starling-regatta.html This is the first NZ ranking regatta for the year and a big event. It would be great to see as many Wakatere Optimist sailors taking on the North Island Champs. As the link indicates they will also be running a Starling regatta for those with older siblings keen to get out for the weekend.
Please let your coach know if you are going to Taupo. We will put a good support structure around those travelling. Great hot pools after sailing.
CLUB COACHING Update 7 Oct 2014
Coaching is also underway for Opti Open, Opti Green and the Sunday Coaching groups.
- Contact Class Rep for Opti Open & Opti Green details.
- Contact AM Coordinator for any queries about the Sunday Coaching programme or see EVENTS at the top of this page and click Bookings for the online registration.
- Contact details are on our Contact Us page.