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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Starling Nationals Day 1

An interesting first day at the Starling Nationals here at Worser Bay Boating Club, with all the wind and the lulls providing a lot of variables with the racing. In the morning they sent us out late because of delays due to high winds but once we got out there it was...

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Starling Match Racing Nationals 2018

Finals, what a rollercoaster! After going into the second day on one loss, I knew I just had to make the top four for the final series. That entailed me having to win one more of the last two flights that remained. I won those two races convincingly. That leads on to...

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Starling Match Racing Nationals Day 1

After arriving yesterday and getting the boat weighed in and re-rigged, today was the first day of competitive racing. Twelve sailors were selected to sail in the event, with a few lucky entries being awarded the wildcard positions because of some regions choosing not...

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29er North Island Champs 2018

29er North Island Champs 2018

In conjounction with the Inter-schools Regatta in the Bay of Islands, was the 29er North Island Championship. A turn of fourteen 29er's to the venue that will be holding the National Champs that is coming up, made it an excellent opportunity to get to...

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Intermediate Schools Bay Of Islands Regatta | Day 2

Yesterday morning I woke up and the wind was a lot lighter than forecasted, but I knew that was going to change through the day, progressively getting windier and windier at around midday. These were not the best conditions for me but I had sailed and trained in these...

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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland In-Port

Volvo Ocean Race Auckland In-Port

Yesterday I went into the city to watch the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland in-port race. Light winds and an incoming tide made it tricky for the boats to get to the top mark near Bean Rock. It was great to see how close the racing was with periods where the fleet...

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Intermediate Schools Bay Of Islands Regatta

On Friday I headed up to the bay of islands to sail at the inter-schools intermediate regatta sailed by laser, starling, 420, optimist and o'pen bic which I am sailing. The conditions in the forecast varied greatly in comparison to what we have experienced. Today the...

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Kerikeri North-Island Champs

Last weekend I went to Kerikeri north island champs as we arrived in Kerikeri the forecast was nearly perfect for me a range of 3-9 knots and On Saturday, there were 5-11 knots, and it was a hot day, and I didn't have an excellent first half of the day. I was making...

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Waszp Nationals 2018

Waszp Nationals 2018

The Waszp nationals at Wakatere Boating Club have seen a range of conditions but certainly featured strong winds with lots of big waves. Sean was fortunate to be able to borrow an excellent boat for the regatta so he could get in the action. The invitation day on...

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Sir Peter Blake Regatta 2017

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

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...

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