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Winter Fun Racing - 2 July

17 sailors took part in 6 races on Saturday in what can only be described as "mint conditions". Scott Inglis, who was visiting from Taupo dominated the racing, winning 5 out of the 6. Experience ranged from Scott and the other Open Rock Stars (Sammy B. and Aidan) all the way to Zebedee Skellern who was taking part in his very first races after doing the Learn to Sail course earlier this year. Scott won the Pie Voucher for most points and Alps won Sailor of the Day for winning his first point in the racing. Racing will continue every weekend, unless there is a cancellation notice on the website, usually on the Friday.

Sailor

Sail #

Points Previous

Points this week

Points Overall

Airi

Kawana

3711

46

36

82

Emily

Koya

4459

35

24

59

Scott

Inglis

4312

0

57

57

Robbie

McCutcheon

3999

42

9

51

Aidan

Nicholas

4433

0

46

46

Sam

Barnett

4423

0

41

41

Brianna

Reynolds-Smith

3650

27

5

32

Courtney

Reynolds-Smith

3906

30

0

30

Jonathan

Nicholas

4256

0

21

21

Yuka

Isozaki

3857

0

10

10

Greta

Stewart

4094

0

9

9

Harry

Milne

3857

0

9

9

Joe

Pearson

4010

0

8

8

Alps

Semiz

3714

0

1

1

Charlotte

Probert

3880

0

0

Fumika

Isozaki

3492

0

0

Winter Fun Racing - June 11th

We had 5 Optimists and 2 Starlings out for some fun racing last weekend, in fairly light winds. 5 short races were run and the effect of time away from the boat was evident, although the starts were much improved by the end of the session.
Airi took out top points, with Robbie being Sailor of the Day after winning 2 races. They both received the famous $5 vouchers to the Narrow Neck Beach Cafe.
 
No racing will take place tomorrow with winds expected to be in the 20+ knots range. Racing at Kohi on Sunday in support of those kids selected to go to overseas regattas.
 
Sailor first name Sailor surname Sail # Points Previous Points this week Points Overall
           
Airi  Kawana 3711 46 46
Robbie McCutcheon 3999 42 42
Emily  Koya 4459 35 35
Courtney Reynolds-Smith 3906 30 30
Brianna Reynolds-Smith 3650 27 27

Opti Open fleet winter clinic and sprint races 28 May

Wakatere was a busy club on Saturday as the Optis had an Open fleet clinic, whilst the new Starling sailors hit the water for a sail. The YNZ youth clinic, which was being sailed in Laser radials, 420's, Technos and Hobie cats were operating at the same time. This made it a great opportiunity for the Opti sailors to get an idea of what might lie ahead in their sailing careers.

 

It was a perfect sailing day with a fairly steady SW 10 knots. Geoff Woolley and Chris Steele ran some drills to starts with, then we rattled through 4 short races. The results of the day ( with no discards) were:

 

 

Nick Egnot-Johnson 4452 1
Sam Barnett 4423 2
Libby Porter 4294 3
James Jennings 4232 4
Eliza Wilkinson 4412 5
James Wilson 4424 6
Jack Rogers 4201 7
Isaac McHardie 4374 8
Cameron Moss 4280 9
Aidan Nicholas 4433 10
Leonard Takahashi- Fry 4466 11
Airi Kawana 3711 12
Scott Inglis 4469 13
Emily Koya 4459 14
Kate Stewart 4145 15
Josh Handa 4449 16
Annabel Cave 4202 17
Jonathan Nicholas 4256 18
Joe Pearson 4010 19

 

 

 

Kohimarama Sprint Races Sunday 21 May

On a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday at Kohimarama yacht club 19 sailors assembled at ten for some fun but competitive races. The first four races were quick and snappy about 25 mins long with very shifty, light conditions making it not unlike snakes and ladders.  The next race was a lot longer at almost one hour and was also quite shifty. First overall was Sam Barnett just edging William McKenzie, third was Leonard Takahashi- Fry, with James Watt in fourth and first girl was Eliza Wilkinson in fifth. Next week is Wakatere, all open sailors are invited, hope to see you all there!

Sam Barnett

P.s it is always great for those on the Committee to get thanked so thank you to Xanthe Copeland, your lovely manners are much appreciated.

PP.s Thanks to Pete Wilkinson, Alan McKenzie and Pauline Barnett for running 5 great races.

Results:

Sam Barnett 4423 1
William Mckenzie 3869/4413 2
Leonard Takahashi- Fry 4466/4409 3
James Watt 4017 4
Eliza Wilkinson 4412 5
Sam Simpson 4301 6
Libby Porter 4294 7
Airi Kawana 3711 8
Cameron Moss 4280 9
Josh Handa 4449 10
Emma French 4203 11
Thomas Morton 4460 12
George Kirkman 4432 13
James Jennings 4232 14
Emily Koya 4459 15
Coral Headey 4164 16
Jonathon Barnett 4095 17
Xanthe Copeland  4168 18
Zoe Milton 4425 19

Life after Opti Nats

Yes, it is possible! There is life after the 2011 Opti NatsSmile

The Opti calendar on the left side of this page has been updated to include the sailing taking place at Lake Pupuke on Sundays as well as the Kohimarama winter regatta.

Andrew Brown is coordinating morning coaching sessions on some Sundays at Lake Pupuke prior to the 1:30pm races.

We have arranged several Opti Open fleet winter clinics at Wakatere, Kohimarama and Murrays Bay which will have a small coaching element followed by several hours of sprint races. These are planned for Saturday PM's so that sailors can fit in Saturday morning winter sports if need be. These will also be followed by some Sunday races from 10am. Take a look at the calendar for details. We will need parental support to run these sessions so bring some gear along.

Shortly we will confirm the dates of some Saturday fun races to be run in August and September at Wakatere.

 

Sam Barnett has posted this report of the sailing at the lake so far:

Every Sunday at Lake Pupuke starting at 1:30 Pm there is racing for Optimists as part of the Lake Pupuke’s winter racing series. There is usually a fleet of 5-15 mixed open/green sailors, with many sailors who were Green at the nationals using it as an effective way to transition to open fleet. The lake is very shifty with land on all sides making the wind do all sorts of things. This is good practice for getting the shifts right in regattas because the changes are so severe that you have to learn fast. This weekend saw plenty of wind some gusts of around 30 knots and some very quick downwinds were enjoyed! This was in contrast to the previous weekend that had challenging light conditions where every small gust was critical. Lots of top sailors from all around Auckland use the lake for winter training. Last Sunday saw the Lake being used for training for one of the NZ teams in the morning, making for very competitive racing in the afternoon. Racing in competitive fleets is the way to improve. And lastly it’s lots of fun, with a great atmosphere and lots of friendly competition.

Ps. Flat water is a great place to perfect your roll tacks, especially in the light.

We hope to see you all there when you are free.

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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