Sir Peter Blake Regatta 2017

The forecasts were nearly right. Saturday saw a moderate sea breeze roll in and provide some action for all the fleets made up of about 490 boats. Sunday was on the lighter end of the scale with racing being postponed through a chunk of the morning. When we did get...

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Mahurangi Intermediate Sailing Day

On Monday I attended the Mahurangi Intermediate Sailing event, which is held every year at the same time at Sandspit Yacht Club. There were 8 O'pen Bic's competing which is what I was sailing as well as Starlings, Optimist, P class & 420's. As we arrived in Algies Bay...

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Volvo Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards

On the 24th of November, it was the Volvo Yachting New Zealand Excellence awards. I was awarded a Youth Performance award by Peter Montgomery and Simon van Velthooven. I was amongst some amazing talent in my category with Josh Armit, Seb Lardies and Scott Mckenzie,...

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Coming Up | The Sir Peter Blake Regatta

This coming weekend is the Sir Peter Blake regatta, the largest centerboard regatta in the southern hemisphere. At this stage the forecasted conditions look excellent for all involved. This year Sean with his crew Harper will be racing in the 29er class, Imogen will...

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Coastal Classic 2017

This year's premier yacht race of New Zealand the coastal classic did not disappoint. We had a good start gybing into a strong VMG run down the channel towards Tiri island. We sailed into lighter winds of the headlands there which continued to...

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Final Pre-Race Report

So the coastal classic starts tomorrow, and we are looking set to go. This afternoon we performed a service on the winches, had the bottom of the boat scrubbed and the mast wiped down for our final preparations on top of the work by our team over recent times. The...

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Coming Up | The Coastal Classic

The Coastal Classic is one of the highlights for yachting in New Zealand each year. With boats of all different shapes and sizes setting off from the Auckland Harbour on the 119 nautical mile journey to Russell in the Bay Of Islands, it has been a fantastic event to...

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2017 Teams Racing Inter-dominon Championship | Post 1

Liam and I are over in Australia competing in the 2017 Secondary Teams Racing Inter-dominion Championship. Practice day was a great chance for the team to settle in an get used to the Pacers as none of us have ever sailed in them. We had light to windy...

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2017 World O’pen Cup

The World O'pen Cup has wrapped up here in Lake Garda, Italy. I finished up 1st overall U17's by 19 points which was an impressive total. In 2nd was a female from Japan and then good friend Lennart from Denmark. Great to have a New Zealand team with me for...

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2017 World O’pen Cup

Day 3 of fleet racing has finished with some very competitive racing in the Gold fleet and a tough day with tricky conditions. I banked some more great results in the first two races with a 1, 2. I became a little unstuck in race 3 when I misjudged the shift and was...

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2017 O’pen World Cup

The first half of the O'pen BIC Worlds has been completed. The past two days have been qualifying days, for the last half of the regatta, the finals. I have had a pretty good series so far posting a 1, 1, 1 on Day 1 and 1, 5, 2 on Day 2. I'm sitting top of the...

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2017 O’pen World Cup

    What an excellent start to the O'pen Bic Worlds. Three bullets (firsts) has opened the door from a perfect start. I played conservative but put my foot-down to make sure that I would come away with the best results possible to give me a good start to a tough...

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2017 O’pen World Cup

Practice day has finished here at the 2017 O'pen World Cup. We had some great racing in the afternoon with one practice race and two practice starts. I placed first in the race and I was pleased with my performance but there was definitely room for improvement. We...

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2017 O’pen Bic World Cup

I’m here at Lake Garda, Italy for the 2017 O’pen Bic World Cup. My two days of pre-regatta training have concluded and today is the start of game time. Six days of racing is upon me and looking forward to the challenge that the awesome venue and competitors present.

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Day 1 O’pen Bic Mid-Winter Cup

What an awesome turnout for the second addition of the O'pen Bic Mid-Winter Cup! 85 entrants, with contestants that are just there to have fun (everyone 🙂 ) to top sailors including Opti sailors heading off to international events so competing for practice. Which is...

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Worlds funding campaign

Hey everyone, I am heading off to the O'pen Bic Worlds and the Youth Teams Racing Worlds being held on Lake Garda, Italy. I have put together a fundraising campaign to help me contribute to the costs for travel, accommodation, living requirements, regatta entry fees...

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Article on Starling Nationals 2017

I was pleasantly surprised when Dad was looking through the Boating New Zealand magazine, and he came across an article about the Starling Nationals in the new addition for this month. Check it out!

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2017 Starling Nationals

The wrap up of the Starling season was completed over the 14th-18th of April, at the 2017 Starling Nationals. A total of close to 100 boats rocked up to Wakatere Boating Club, with stiff competition to follow over the four days of racing. Day 1, 2, 3, were moderate to...

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Jack Tar Day 2

Final day of point score racing for the annual Auckland regatta, the Jack Tar brought some magnificent sailing and conditions. The racing got away on time and brought three fast around the can races. The main event was the last race though, harbour course. We held in...

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Jack Tar Day 1

Today was the first day of point score racing for the annual Auckland regatta, the Jack Tar. This morning was a slow start, with unsettled breeze and some rain. When racing did get under way, we had an alright first race but bumped it up with some awesome results in...

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Inaugural Wellington Open Cup

On the 17-19 of March, I have been competing at the Inaugural Wellington Open Cup. We were able to pick up a boat early which allowed us to sail three days of sailing rather than 2 days, which made the trip more worth while. Day 1 of racing brought fresh breeze. The...

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Playing Around

Two starlings, one O'pen Bic and a light and fun training at Manly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpgmIsc62c&feature=youtu.be

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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2017

What an experience! Young Guns first Race week was one that will never be forgotten in many ways. Day 1 we had a bit of a bump in the road but we managed to salvage a 12th on the General Handicap and PHRF. Unfortunately this bump cut our chances of a regatta top three...

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