The first pre-season Icebreaker Regatta was held on Sep 12th with a great turn out from Wakatere in the Optimists. With 7 in the Open Fleet and 8 in the Green Fleet we were well represented. Congratulations to Jack for finishing 3rd in the Open, and Rory and Max for coming 1st and 2nd in the Green Fleet.
The full results follow:
Queensland Youth Week 2009
Written by Peter Kempkers
Thursday, 16 July 2009 11:32
Jack Simpson took part in the Youth Week early in July finishing 10th out of 37. It was a great opportunity to sail against the top Australian sailors who used the event as a final training session before going to the worlds.
The 2009 European Optimist championships were held early in July in Piran , Slovenia. Oscar Rorvik (Tauranga), Ben Caundle (Tauranga), Charlotte Corsten ( Charteris Bay) and Ryan Amlehn (Nelson) competed.
Optimist Fundraiser Regatta Results – Kohimarama YC: Sun 21st June 2009
Written by John Adair
Monday, 22 June 2009 12:19
On a cold and frosty morning (2 °C with an ice-scraper on hand) we set off for Kohi where Mike had everything running like a well-oiled machine! With 4 support boats for parents plus Susannah on hand to coach the Open fleet, Wakatere was well represented by 13 sailors, 5 in Green and 8 in Open. The wind was forecast to be 15 knots rising to 20 but never really got up more than 10-12 knots. We were glad because the light southerly was freezing despite the warm sun on our backs. The event was to raise funds for teams travelling overseas.
Against stiff competition…6th Markus Somerville, 7th Ellie Copeland, 9th Mahia Pepper, 11th Matthew Kempkers, 12th Jack Simpson, 15th Jack Collinson, 20th Tim Adair (first Open regatta, best result 15th (of 31), 28th Alan Turner.
2nd Leo Pagani, 7th Aiden Nicholas, 8th Anneke Simmonds, 9th Scott Macky, 11th George Pagani