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Results Manly Regatta - Green Fleet

A fantastic turnout of Green Fleet sailors with 11 entries from Wakatere out of a fleet of 19 (all boys anyone know what has happened to girl power?).

Everyone had a good time and learned heaps in a variety of conditions.

Wakatere sailors dominated the results sheets with 9 sailors finishing up the regatta in the top 12. A Wakatere sailor won every race Jonathon 2, Max 2, William 1 (the really windy one well done William).

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Remember though that attending Green Fleet Regattas is more about the experience than it is about the results. Everyone’s sailing is improving race by race (some so much so that their days in Green Fleet may well be numbered).

Hard luck stories of the day:

  1. Joseph lead the first race off the start line and stayed in front to still be leading at the top mark on lap two – Unfortunately a (shall we say) small navigation error left the door open and Jonathon pounced for the win.
  2. William finished the first race in second to find that he was OCS at the start Whoops.
  3. Jonathon after winning race one and two and coming third in race 3 to top the score sheets at lunch time swamped his boat in race 4 and decided after bailing it out that he had had enough (well done young man your day will come).
  4. The entire fleet (except William and Max who were the only finishers) for trying their best to finish the last race in 20 plus knots. Well done boys those conditions were extreme for Green Fleet Optis.

Congratulations to everyone that competed – you have all earned next weekend off. See you all at club day on the 1st November.

Sunday Program – Coaching and Racing

Welcome to the new Sunday opti coaching season 2009/2010 starting this Sunday Oct 18th.

The new Sunday Green Fleet will start as a large group with some moving into an advanced group in the coming weeks.


Dress warmly as the water is still cold. A short leg wetsuit and polyprops are recommended.

A WAKA WOF safety check will be done on your boat before you can sail.

Payments outstanding must be paid at the club before joining a group. A registration desk will be open this Sunday ($145 for the whole season for Sunday coaching) Club membership should also be paid. Thanks to those that have already paid.

There are specific patrol boats allocated to groups each Sunday. See the sign on sheets for listings if parents want to get out on the water. Buoyancy vests also apply to parents! Don’t forget there will always be something on in the clubhouse if the weather is bad. There will be a second hand sailing gear table this Sunday. A chance to turn those items you’ve grown out of into cash and there might be something else to fit. Note the later start time. See you then. Gary Hill (coordinator) and Amanda Michel (registration)




•         9 – 9.30 arrive at the club and SIGN ON first.

•          Rig boat and leave in front of the clubhouse. Stay clear of opti Confidence groups already being coached.

•         Dress for sailing and wear your Wakatere vest if you have one

•         10am briefing in the main hall followed by coaching

•         Boat safety checks will be carried out by one of your coaches. Please see WAKA WOF checklist.

•          Wakatere season stickers will be given to sailors that pass their WOF and have paid for coaching.

•         Stickers must be clearly displayed on the stern of your opti before you go in the water.

•          See the full days schedule which should have been emailed to you. It is expected that most Green Fleeters will participate in the afternoon club racing when not away at regattas. This Sunday Oct 18th there are 3 more season point races in the afternoon.



How Long Can I stay in Green Fleet

You can stay in Green Fleet until you have placed in the top three at three regattas.

After that you probably are ready to take on bigger challenges Smile

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