Bay of Islands Starling Traveller Series

Over the weekend I sailed in the Bay of Islands Inter-school regatta, run in conjunction with a regatta for the Starling Traveller Series. There was a great turnout of 36 boats which was 11 more than the regatta on Monday and Tuesday. Because this was also a Traveller...

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The Bay of Islands Inter-schools Regatta

The Bay of Islands Inter-schools Regatta

Over the weekend Sean and I have been competing in the Bay Of Islands at the Bay Of Islands Inter-Schools Regatta where over 75 boats were racing in seven classes of boats. The conditions where forecasted light but that was not the case, the wind at the end of both...

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ASB Secondary Schools Sailing Regatta | Imogen

Monday and Tuesday this week Sean and I were competing in the ASB Secondary Schools Sailing Regatta at Wakatere.  I was competing in the Open Bic fleet along with 11 other sailors from different schools throughout Auckland. The regatta was two days, and the wind...

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Junior Sail Auckland 2019

Junior Sail Auckland 2019

Over this weekend, I will be competing at the Junior Sail Auckland this is an annual event held at Kohimarama Yacht Club. Over 170 boats are competing at this event, sailing in many different classes. In my fleet, there are 13 competitors. Race 1 In the first race, I...

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Waszp Games | Day 5 & 6

Waszp Games | Day 5 & 6

Yesterday the Waszp Games came to an end with one final race held yesterday afternoon. Day 5 The race committee pushed through 3 races due to the risk of not getting racing on day 6. I had a mixed bag of starts with some very good ones and some not as good. My results...

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Waszp Games | Day 4

The breeze came in pumping yesterday afternoon making for an insane second race. I was focusing on improving the consistency of my starts, in the first race I lined up behind the fleet with about 40 seconds to go and shot into a gap to be foiling on the start. Off the...

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Waszp Games | Day 3

Waszp Games | Day 3

Yesterday I made some small tweaks to my setup and the way I was sailing the boat and it was certainly a step in the right direction. As the day progressed many things got better too, particularly my tacking and starting which is something I need to continue to focus...

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Waszp Worlds | Day 1 & 2

Waszp Worlds | Day 1 & 2

Yesterday was the first day of racing for the Waszp Worlds here in Perth. There was a bit of cloud cover which seemed to hold the breeze back, and so we had postponement up for a bit while we waited for the breeze. Gradually the breeze died and then swung around to...

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Slalom Racing

Yesterday (Jan 21) we had the slalom racing with the course set right in front of the club house where some of the racing was streamed live to yacht clubs across Australia and on Facebook. The racing was a knockout draw with 8 initial heats of 8 sailors where the top...

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Australian Waszp Nationals | Day 2 & 3

Australian Waszp Nationals | Day 2 & 3

Day 2 After having my tramp swapped from day 1, I was keen to get back into racing to pick up some good results to get me up the scoreboard. Unfortunately it wasn’t such a great day, I was rushing to get out on the water (no need to) and in doing so I encountered a 5...

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Starling North Island Championships final day

Starling North Island Championships final day

Taipa delivered for conditions on the final day of racing with a mix of conditions yet again, but I much fairer race course compared to the other two days. Going into the day only one point ahead of the nearest competitor in the second position, so I needed to keep...

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Starling North Island Championships Day Two

Starling North Island Championships Day Two

Another fun day at the Starling North Island Championships. I am starting to love getting back in the boat and the competition that is pushing me back into form. Light breeze in the first race building all day to a phenomenal final race in picture perfect conditions...

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Waszp Australian Nationals Day 1

Waszp Australian Nationals Day 1

The breeze came in a for racing and when the postponement flag finally dropped on the start boat we got into the first start & race of the Australian Waszp Nationals. I set up towards the boat end and ran down the line to hit it foiling when the gun went. I found...

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Starling North Island Championship 2019

Today was the first day of the Starling North Island Championships 2019 up north at the Taipa Sailing Club. With a final turnout 48 boats, the racing has been quite competitive with new competitors in the Starling class. Having not sailed the Starling competitively...

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Waszp Games | Setup & Training

Waszp Games | Setup & Training

On Tuesday afternoon I arrived in Perth ahead of the 2019 Australian Waszp National Champs and World Waszp Games. Both events are being held a the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. On my first afternoon, I got down to the yacht club to get my boat unpacked and start on...

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2019 O’pen Bic Worlds | Day 5

2019 O’pen Bic Worlds | Day 5

Today was the last day of the O'pen Bic Worlds for 2019. I have had so much fun over the past week and a half. There's been some tough races but a huge learning experience for me. I may not have got the results I would have liked, but for my first international event,...

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2019 O’pen Bic Worlds | Day 4

Today is the second to last day of racing for the 2019 O'pen Bic Manly Worlds. I was placed 14th after the previous eight races were I had a 10, (39), 31, 5, 12, 17, 24, 7, looking at those I know you'll be thinking 'well she has a variety of results there'. The...

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2019 O’pen Bic Worlds | Day 3

2019 O’pen Bic Worlds | Day 3

Going into today, I was sitting 15th, I had some work to do and some new incentives, if I was going to get top ten I had to put my game face on. I had to get single digit results which are tough work as the standards in this regatta are very high. The conditions where...

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O’pen Bic Worlds 2019 | Day 1 & 2

O’pen Bic Worlds 2019 | Day 1 & 2

Over the past two days, I have bee very busy out on manly bay sailing at the O'pen Bic 2019 worlds with a total of 134 competitors, from 7 countries all over the globe like Bermuda, Italy, Germany, and Hawaii. I had a pretty bad day on the 29th and then made a...

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2019 O’pen Pre-Worlds | Day 2

2019 O’pen Pre-Worlds | Day 2

Today was the last day of the O'pen bic pre-worlds. After yesterdays racing I was sitting 6th overall after having an 8th, 8th, and a 9th. I had plenty to improve on, but as the day went on, I couldn't get the boat sailing as fast as i would have liked and still no...

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2019 O’pen Bic Pre-Worlds

2019 O’pen Bic Pre-Worlds

Today on the water was the first day of the pre-worlds and seeding races. We use these races over the next two days to get a feel of the courses we will be racing on and the competitors, their technique and weaknesses. We had three trapezoid races ran today. I had...

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O’pen Bic Worlds 2019

O’pen Bic Worlds 2019

Over the past four days, I have been preparing my boat for the O'pen Bic Worlds, starting tomorrow, 27 December - 4 January which is going to be great fun and an unforgettable experience. I have registered and read the notices for the event, so my brothers, dad and I...

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Coming Up: 2019 Waszp Games

Coming Up: 2019 Waszp Games

Midway through December my Waszp was packed into a crete with all it’s gear for shipping to Perth for the 2019 Waszp Games. The Waszp Games are the world championships for the class and this season, for the second edition, there are about 60 entries (10 boats...

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Wakatere Junior Regatta

Wakatere Junior Regatta

Last weekend was the Wakatere Junior regatta, this is a two-day regatta and was great practice for O'pen Bic Worlds, which is coming around so quickly at the end of December and through to the beginning of January. I had my moments where I looked excellent on the...

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