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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Coastal Classic | 2018

Coastal Classic | 2018

Over labour day weekend, Dad and I competed in the PIC Coastal Classic for 2018. The 120 nautical mile race felt a lot longer than last year due to the conditions. With the majority race being on the wind or tight reaching it was less than ideal for the...

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Stack Winter Champs 2018

Stack Winter Champs 2018

Over the weekend of the 5th-7th of October, I jumped back into the 29er for the annual event that begins the new season, the STACK Winter Champs. Having made a few changes in my sailing recently, I was with a different crew for the regatta, Joshua Bull,...

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Stack Winter Champs | Imogen

Stack Winter Champs | Imogen

On the 5th, 6th, and 7th of October I raced in the Stack Winter Champs at Murrays Bay Sailing Club. Day 1 The conditions looked very light when we arrived at the club in the morning, which continued throughout the day. in the first race I had a good start and picked...

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2018 Mid-Winter Cup | Imogen

2018 Mid-Winter Cup | Imogen

Last Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sean and I had been competing in the Manly mid-winter cup in the open BIC. Looking at the conditions, it was meant to be windy throughout the regatta. There was a total 88 competitors in the open bic all together but were split into...

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Open Teams Sailing Nationals 2018

Open Teams Sailing Nationals 2018

Over the Queen's Birthday weekend, while Sean was competing at the 29er Nationals, I was in Doves Bay racing with my team, The Elephants, in the first Open Teams Sailing Nationals to be held in about 10 years.  ...

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29er New Zealand National Championships

29er New Zealand National Championships

Competitors gathered at Waitangi for 29er Nationals at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club. With a 21 boat fleet including two boats each from Wellington and Australia. Most crews got on the water on Friday for a short sail plus measuring that night....

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The 69th Wilson Trophy

The 69th Wilson Trophy

My first Wilson Trophy, what a journey! After the three very beneficial days of training at Rutland Waters, it was time to take that and put that into practice at West Kirby for the main event. Fortunately, the organising committee gave us the chance to...

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Rutland Water | Day 2 & 3 Update

Rutland Water | Day 2 & 3 Update

The inside word: Great last two days of training on the water at Rutland Waters. Improvements over the time and starting to feel very comfortable in the boat. After getting some four boat training with a past sailor from Kerikeri High School and we then...

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Rutland Water | Day 1

Rutland Water | Day 1

Rutland Water | Day 1 " The first day of training here at Rutland Waters in some very chilly conditions. Big improvements throughout the training with a variety of conditions. Important day on the water tomorrow as we have the chance to shake it out...

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The Wilson Trophy

The Wilson Trophy

Pretty much everything you need to know about the Wilson Trophy... The short edition. The British Open Team Dinghy Racing Championships ‘The Wilson Trophy’ is the largest, most prestigious event in the international dinghy team racing calendar it takes...

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Starling Nationals Final Day

Starling Nationals Final Day

It was down to the wire on the final day of the Starling Nationals, and Worser Bay was set to deliver some of its excellent conditions. The breeze was moderate in the morning, but by the afternoon the breeze was well in and with the cold, denser air, the race track...

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Starling Nationals Day 3

Starling Nationals Day 3

With Day 2 of the Nationals cancelled due to high winds, with gusts of 60 knots which was blowing boats over in the boat park, we had the opportunity to go round Wellington and look around. In the morning we just did a drive around to see the different lifestyle and...

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