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2013 Mahurangi forms 1-4 regatta PDF Print E-mail
Written by Opti Guy   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:09

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

 

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2014 12:28
 
2013 Intermediate schools regatta - Kohi PDF Print E-mail
Written by Opti Guy   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 10:45

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

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 20:26
 
2013 Opti North Islands PDF Print E-mail
Written by Opti Guy   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 10:28

The 2013 Opti North islands were held at New Plymouth on November 15-17. It is the first of the 2013/2014 NZIODA ranking regattas to select sailors for the 2014 Overseas regattas.

New Plymouth is an exposed venue so we were fortunate to have light conditions for the weekend. There were more than 100 sailors in the Open fleet, so the fleet was split into two flights and then into Gold and Silver in the last day. Reflecting the venue, there were 34 boats in the Green fleet.

We had 16 sailors attending from WBC, all sailing in the Open fleet, with plenty of support from parents and coaches, led by Rob Hielkema.

The regatta was won by Scott McKenzie from Kohi who showed real skill to retain his consistency in what were challenging conditions.

It is clear that the Australian sailors are improving each year as they took second and third places. Top WBC sailor was Jordan Stevenson in 6th, with a large cluster of WBC sailors  finishing in and around the 20's.

Rob did a great job helping to lift the skills of the newer open fleet sailors, especially Victor Allen and Patrick Calver who moved up the fleet quickly.

 

Results at http://www.sportsground.co.nz/files/site/553/3/Pdf/131117173007SRXDHLFN.pdf

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:52
 
2013 Stack Winter Champs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Opti Guy   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 10:04

The Annual Stack winter champs, held at Murrays Bay during the October school holidays is a regatta not to be missed by our Opti sailors. There is a three day coaching clinic held before  the event, at which our sailors are exposed to some of the best coaches in NZ and many other Opti sailors from around the country.

The conditions were light for the regatta, with Robbie McCutcheon and Greta Stewart showing great speed and good decision making throughout the weekend ending up in 2nd and 4th respectively. Ben Beasley showed how much progress can be made by sailing all winter finishing a credible 11th, whilst Jono Weston showed his experience to come in 6th. It was great to see new faces Luke Tomlison coming to Open fleet regattas, whilst Lachie Stewart and Lillie Brewer sailed in what was a small green fleet.

Thanks to Rob Hielkema for running a fun coaching program for the weekend!

Results at http://www.murraysbay.org/upload/usermedia/files/47784/2013%20winchamps%20opti%20open%20final.pdf

Green fleet at http://www.murraysbay.org/upload/usermedia/files/47784/2013%20winchamps%20opti%20green%20final.pdf

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 21:56
 
2013 Ice Breaker Regatta PDF Print E-mail
Written by Opti Guy   
Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:40

The Ice Breaker is the first regatta of the summer season and the last of the Winter sprint series. It is held each year at Lake Pupuke and hosted by Murrays Bay Sailing Club. This year WBC was well represented, with Jono Weston coming third and with Jordan Stevenson and Xanthe Copeland both in the top 10 in the fleet of 31. Robbie McCutcheon and Ben Beasley made good progress up the Open fleet ranks, whilst Lachie  Stewart sailed in the Green fleet.

Full results are at:

http://www.murraysbay.org/upload/usermedia/files/47784/icebreaker%20-%20optiopen%202013b.pdf

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Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:51
 
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