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Optis overseas

Asian Champs March 2014

On Sunday Robbie McCutcheon and Tess Patterson leave NZ for the Asian Champs in Bahrain. We are hugely proud to have two sailors in the Asians squad again this year and wish them and their coach Sam all the best for what we hope will be an exciting and successful trip.

Keep an eye on the NZ Opti Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NZIODA

Event website -http://www.optimistasian-bahrain2014.com/

All Japan Regatta May 2014

Congratulations to Francesco Kayrouz from the Optimist fleet and Celia Willison from the Starling fleet for their NZ selection to attend the All Japan Junior Yacht Club Regatta next month. The event is a national inter-club regatta for junior classes in Japan and will be sailed from Wakasu, Tokyo - the venue for sailing events at the 2020 Olympics. Francesco will sail an Opti and Celia will sail a Laser 4.7.



2014 Auckland Champs Opti Report

Auckland Champs 25 - 27 Jan 2014

Last weekend saw 28 Wakatere sailors attend the Auckland Champs and National Teams Ranking Regatta at Kohi.  Conditions were mostly in the challenging to difficult range with a solid day of 20+ knots on the Monday and gusts well into the 30's. Everyone put in a huge effort just to complete the racing and there were a number of notable performance over the weekend.  Leading our Open fleet again was Jordan Stevenson who finished 8th with Xanthe Copeland right behind and top girl in 9th. Quickly followed by Mr Consistent Jono Weston in 11th and Jono Nicholas and Greta Stewart in 19th and 20th respectively. Robbie McCutcheon and Xanthe also continued their form during the qualifying series with race wins which made a huge impact on their final results. Congratulations to Alice Haslett who won the Open Silver fleet!

In Green fleet we had one of our best Wakatere turnouts at a regatta in years and this really shows the huge progress our Green fleet sailors are making. With more Sunday Coaching sailors signing up all the time, the Waka Green fleet will be a force to be reckoned with come the Nationals.  From a results standpoint top dog and first girl was Danielle Schon in 9th followed by her bro Josh in 15th and a great result for Dominic Tomlinson in 22nd. These sailors have really shown the benefit of joining the Tuesday and Saturday coaching programs and have all made huge progress this year.


Simon Probert

Wakatere BC Opti Rep

2013 Mahurangi forms 1-4 regatta

This annual regatta for a range of junior classes was held in perfect conditions at the Sandspit Yacht Club in Kawau bay - light breezes in the morning and an idyllic sea breeze in the afternoon.

The club trailer hosted a number of WBC boats.

8 WBC Opti sailors attended the day.

Jono Weston won the regatta  with Jordan Stevenson 3rd and Jono Nicholas in 5th.

Luke Cashmore turned a few heads with a stunning 12th - showing the fast gains that can be made from attending the mid week WBC training and a few regattas ( does his smile in the pic below give it away?)

The parent team from WBC got fully organised with a picnic lunch on the shore with platters and refreshments!!

Full details at http://www.mahurangi.school.nz/mahu2/themewide.php?num=1119&area=news





















2013 Intermediate schools regatta - Kohi

This annual regatta is the perfect excuse for year 7 and 8 sailors to get a day off school!

The regatta is held at Kohi Yacht Club and 18 WBC sailors were in attendance from various schools.

The main prize goes to the school whose best 3 sailors of teams of up to 4 or 5 who score the best results, but the individual results are not ignored of course!

The conditions were moderate Easterlies, and the club trailer was filled up with a bunch of Optis, with Will Calver minding the food and water supplies for the sailors during the day.

The Belmont Intermediate team won last year, but in 2013 it was a battle to the end with Kohi sailors from Remuera Intermediate School who took the day with Belmont in second place with their team of Jono Nicholas in 4th, Jono Weston in 8th and Robbie McCutcheon in 12th and Luke Tomlinson in 23rd.

It was great to see so many newer WBC faces at the event in their Optis, so clearly a day off school still rates :)

Results at http://kyc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Intermediate-School-Regatta-Final.htm

Will Calver collected some great pics during the day at http://oceanphotography.co.nz/lightbox/index.php?module=media&pId=100&category=gallery/Ocean-photography/Marine-events/Intermediateschoolsregatta2013

Will Calver also made up a collage of photos which you can see at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202764226813588&set=a.1139158045957.21397.1437595218&type=1&theater




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Classes sailed at Wakatere

  • JUNIOR: Optimist, P Class, RS Feva
  • YOUTH: Starling, 29er, 420, Boards, 
  • RS Feva, Laser Radial
  • SENIOR: Laser, OK Dinghy, Sunburst,
  • Windsurfing, 470, 49er, 3.7, Idle Along, 
  • RS Feva, Zephyr