WOW News

Mills Reef - WOW Race  2 2017-2018 season

Another pleasant evening on the water for race 2 of the WOW season.  The wind was quite changeable making for interesting racing.  The ladies were kept on their toes with constantly having to make adjustments to suit the wind gusts.  The wind was oscillating between 12 and 18 knots throughout the evening.

The course was set with boats heading down the main shipping channel and out to 10w for the cruisers or 12w for the racing fleet. The racing fleet ran spinnakers from Banks buoy, although most had dropped them by 10w when the wind went on the nose.

On the way back there was some congestion rounding banks buoy as the tide was coming in by this time and Whatever decided to park up. 

It was another close finish with all the racing boat finishing within 5 minutes of each other.  Rascal Tom took the honours followed by Whatever, then Redline, High Point and Selah II.

The cruising boats were more spread out in their finish times.  I guess they were making the most of being out on the water.  La Rochelle pulled out of the race at Pilot Bay, not sure what happened to them.

Thanks again to all the boat owners for making it possible for the ladies to get on the water for another nice evening.  

Registration is at 5pm at the TYPBC club rooms.  Please let Lizanne know by Tuesday evening whether you are coming along or not - email or txt 022 137 0145.

Thanks again to all our Sponsors who support us and the generous boat owners who provide their boats. 

Here at WOW we like to have fun as well as practise our sailing so for the last race of each half of the season we dress to a theme...and there's been some beauties over the years!

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WOW Race 3 2016
Race 6 Results to 18th February 2016
Race Two of Women on Water
Megan delivers Whatever to Whanga without husband Colin
WOW girls experience sailing of a bygone age.
Christine & Megan put the Omega to the test
10 years since the first WOW night held on 13th December 2001. Established by Lesley Grant & Kath Brown WOW encourages women of all ages to experience sailing on the beautiful Tauranga harbour.