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Howick Junior Regatta

What a great weekend – fine weather, variety of breezes and great sailing.


We had a heap of Wakatere sailors at Howick with some great results and personal achievements. Nice work to Markus winning the Open fleet, Tim in second and a large bunch of Wakatere sailors in very respectable positions. Some great results in the Greenies as well.


Highlights for me – Sophie Andrews on Saturday afternoon choosing, under pressure to master a hairy Gybe in large chop and 15-18 knots, doing the Gybe in style, and then to hike hard off the stern to keep the bow out of the water….then the big smile!


I again wanted to collect Marsannes spot prize of a waterproof camera, but alas no.


Results Here:


Winter Champs - Murrays Bay

Well done to all the sailors who came along to the Winter Champs. It was a wonderful weekend for sailing and many of our sailors

were delighted to find that the efforts that they put in over winter has lifted their capability, and enjoyment of sailing a lot.

Wakatere had 36 sailors across all off the classes, with some great results:

Mathew Kempkers 3rd in the starlings, with Jack Simpson in 7th ( first regatta in a starling) in a fleet of 45.

Paul Snow Hansen 1st in the 470's

Hamish Dunning Beck 2nd in the Techno windsurfers.

Marcus Sommerville 2nd in Open fleet in Opti's in a fleet of 87 ( 13 from Wakatere).

Notable performances from:

Tim Adair 6th

Leonard Takahashi-Fry 16th

Sam Wallis 28th

Sam Barnett 35th

Jono Weston, first 10 year old in 48th.

Well done to some of the group for whom it was their first Open fleet regatta out of Wakatere.

Saturday 18th September

On Saturday, despite the weather bomb, a hardy six open fleet sailors hit the water for an short action session on the water just off the beach. Everyone was surprised how well they coped. A couple of pictures below show the good and the bad! Everyone returned to the beach with a smile on their faces and loads of high fives. We think Chris won the competition for no capzises.






Ice Breaker Regatta

16 Wakatere Opti sailors attended the Ice Breaker at Lake Pupuke last weekend.

Everyone sailed comfortably in the conditions, and came off the lake with a smile on their faces.

The parents enjoyed being able to watch the sailing from the great lakeside vantage point.

Congratulations to Markus Somerville on winning the Open fleet and to Xanthe Copeland, being the top Green fleet sailor in 3rd, together with other Green fleet rookies Celia Willison (4th!), Marsanne Jordan, Levi de Lisle, Louis Ahlers and Donald Mayo.

Opti Open Results


Opti Green Results


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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