Centreboard

Contact details of personal responsible for this division:

Name: Peter Warren
Position: Centreboard Chairman
Email Address: peter@baygas.co.nz
Contact phone number: 027 473 0540
Name: Maria Ferrario
Position: Sailing School Head Coach
Email Address: head.coach@yacht.org.nz
Contact phone number: 021 070 5454

Sailing instructions

The Centreboard division comprises of a fun and enthusiastic group of sailors/boarders. We have regular ‘race days’ on Sundays during summer and fortnightly during winter. All levels of sailors/boarders are on the water, beginners in the ‘green fleet’, open fleet sailors and internationally experienced sailors/boarders. You’ll find Optimist, P Class, Starling, Splash, Laser, Javelin, Techno and RS-X windsurfers and Zephyrs in the fleet.

Sunday races

During Winter Sunday races take place every second week starting Sunday 14th of May 2017 finishing with a Prize Giving August 20th 2017.

Briefing starts at 10.30am on race day, sailors are expected to be rigged and ready before briefing.

New Green fleet sailors attending for the first time please introduce yourself to organisers. Parents, organisers and sailors are happy to answer any of your questions.

Parents are very welcome and encouraged to come on one of the RIBs or Race Committee boats to assist with the races or volunteer with land tasks.

Green fleet sailors will be assisted on the water by parents. Coaching is also availabe if sufficient numbers pre register with our coaches.

 

On Tuesdays and Thursdays sailors and boarders are out after school enjoying the harbour. Coaching is offered at the Learn to Race level on these days too. We also have various schools training at the club for teams sailing using the BoPSAT 420s working towards competing at the Regional and Nationals regattas.

 

If you are new to sailing we have a great Learn to Sail programme run from the yacht club. Find out more from our Sailing School

We invite sailors with or without sailing experience to join us and enjoy sailing in the bay.

For more information, contact our current Chairman (above).