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AK Winter Sprint Series this Saturday

The Auckland Winter Sprint Series returns to Wakatere for the second and final date this Saturday 2 July. It will continue at other clubs until mid-September. Due to a bit of bad weather on the day, the series has only been sailed on one date so far, at the previous Wakatere date. All dates and venues listed below.

The forecast is 10-15 knots SW this Saturday with no rain and clear skies – perfect winter sailing!  A great opportunity to get some points going, practice your start sequences and blow the cobwebs away. 

It's open to all Opti Open & Opti Green, Starlings and P Class sailors from all clubs. The NZIODA Euro team will be joining us.  

Registration: 12:30 - 13:00
Entry: $20 cash on the day
Briefing: 12:50
First race: 1:30
 
  • 7 May at Kohi (not sailed, no wind at all)
  • 21 May at MBSC (not sailed, way too much wind) 
  • 11 June at Wakatere 
  • 25 June at MBSC (cancelled, too much sideways rain & wind)
  • 2 July at Wakatere 
  • 30 July at Akarana 
  • 13 August at Howick
  • 27 August at Maraetai  
  • 10 Sept at MBSC in conjunction with the Ice Breaker Regatta 

Winter Sprint Series starts June 11

The Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series is back for 2016. This Saturday afternoon series is for Open & Green fleet Optimists, P Class & Starlings. It's shared around several Auckland clubs with up to 4 short races scheduled roughly every two weeks throughout winter.

Too much wind on the first date at Kohi and not enough on the second date at MBSC means June 11 is the revised start date at Wakatere. 

See Auckland Junior Winter Sprint Series Facebook for NOR and updates throughout the series.

Registration: 12:30 - 13:00
Entry: $20 cash on the day
Briefing: 12:50
First race: 1:30
 
  • 7 May at Kohi (not sailed - no wind)
  • 21 May at MBSC (not sailed - too much wind) 
  • 11 June at Wakatere 
  • 25 June at MBSC 
  • 2 July at Wakatere 
  • 30 July at AKARANA. Not Kohi as previously published 
  • 13 August at Howick
  • 27 August at Maraetai  
  • 10 Sept at MBSC in conjunction with the Ice Breaker Regatta 

W-O-F

... means Winter Opti Fun of course and 30 Optis turned up to the first session on 14th May!

Its aimed at Wakatere C1 & C2, LTR and Green fleet sailors- a mix of coaching and fun races with some guest parent coaches (with some stars amongst them). The dates are different to the Winter Sprint Series dates. 

  • $10 per session 
  • $50 whole series 

 

So get out the beanies, put the dates in your diary, let Gordon and Juliette know, and parents should confirm they will be able help on all/some of the dates. 

Be rigged and ready to sail at 2pm, on the below dates:

Saturday, 14 May 2016
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Saturday, 9 July 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Saturday, 3 September 2016
Saturday, 17 September 2016

Auction Alert

Check out the Online Auction items for the NZ Opti Squad: 

 
This URL is case INsensitive. You can enter it in all upper-case, all lower-case, or mixed-case and it will still work.
Auction open from 7am Monday 25th April -  7:30pm Sunday 8th May 2016
 
Wakatere sailors in the 2016 NZ travelling teams are:
  • Josh Hyde – European Champs, Italy
  • Ella Gladwell – European Champs, Italy
  • Josh Schon – North American Champs, Antigua
  • George Lee-Rush – North American Champs, Antigua
  • Robbie McCutcheon – Asian Champs, Sri Lanka
  • Luke Cashmore - Asian Champs, Sri Lanka
  • Brayden Hamilton - Asian Champs, Sri Lanka

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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