28 September 2017

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Thursday, 28th September 2017

Commodore's Comments

It was nice to see 32 boats out on the water on Wednesday night as the Summer Series for Keelers, Trailer Yachts and Multihulls got under way. Well done to the crews of Truxton, Sabian, Gatecrasher, Keewee, and Team Seahorse for starting the season with a win.

There has been some feedback that the series has started too early this year. Be sure to drop a line to the Keeler division so that your opinions can be considered for next year.

Thanks to the team on Harry Highet and in the Tower for their contribution to running the event. We are in quite urgent need of some help in the Tower please email Bruce Harrison ( bjh1900@gmail.com ) if you think you can help either weekly, fortnightly or whatever – no experience necessary.

Keeler Division is holding a Rules Night TONIGHT (Thurs) – Bar open from 7pm and Sessions beginning at 7.30pm. There will be sessions for the experienced and the less experienced. All welcome.

Keeler Division has the first of the Short handed races this Saturday  starting at 10am with a briefing at the Club at 9am.

The first of the Karewa Series has been rescheduled and will now take place the following Sunday (October 8th) at 1pm

Centreboard Summer Series continues this Sunday.

Good sailing

Nick Wrinch


28 Sep - Rules night
29 Sep - Members' Night
30 Sep - Short Handed Series 1
30 Sep - Winter Champs MBSC Starling TS 30th Sep - 2nd Oct
01 Oct - CB Summer Series 3
04 Oct - Keeler/TY/MH Summer Series 2
04 Oct - CB Training MBSC
05 Oct - WOW Enrolment Night
05 Oct - CB Training MBSC


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Keeler News

The Major Island race was held last Saturday. The forecast was remarkably accurate with a dying Southerly or South Westerly and increasing Northerly during the day. Eleven boats started the race at A buoy. Thanks to Peter Deckie for offering to be the start boat! Light to zero winds during the middle of the day saw a few boats pull out due to time pressure but most of the fleet persevered. Well done to Manxman for reaching Mayor Island first at 2:37 pm, only 40 seconds ahead of Frenzy. Manxman was the clear winner on handicap followed by Otway 3 and Frenzy. Due to the late finish time the race back was not held although all boats enjoyed some great sailing conditions on the way home.

The first race of Summer Series 1 was held last night in light winds from the Easterly quarter. A short course was set to ensure all boats would finish (well done Gary Smith). Racing was close in patchy winds and an outgoing tide. The nature of the course suited those boats with gennakers or code zeros due to lots of tight reaching legs (where was Spank?). Most boats didn’t get a chance to use their spinnakers until the final short leg to the finish line giving the foredeck crew an easy sail. Frenzy took out line honours in Division 1 with handicap placings being Truxton, Frenzy and Whatever. After a blistering start Sabian lead the fleet for the race and took out line and handicap honours in Division 2 with Whistler and Otway 3 taking second and third placings on handicap respectively. First over the line in Division 3 by a decent margin was No Regrets but handicap placing was taken by Gate Crasher then No Regrets and Flashback.

Rules night is tonight (Thursday night)!! Bring along your crew. The bar is open at 7.00 pm and discussions start at 7.30 pm.

The Karewa Series 1 race has been moved from Sunday 22nd October TO Sunday 8th October to keep the race away from Labour Weekend. Update your calendars!!

The Short handed series 1 race is this Saturday – briefing at 9.00 at the Clubhouse. Start time 10.00. Up to three persons allowed.

We urgently need help in the Tower and on the boats for Committee Boats starts. Please ask around and have any volunteers call Bruce Harrison on 027 221 6926 or James Stewart on 021 0202 9333. To race we need the Tower and Committee Boats manned – put your thinking caps on and ask around.

See you on the water.

James Stewart

Keeler Division Chairman

Multihull News

In Division 0, a fleet of five Tornados greeted the summer series with a mostly windward-leeward race around 7, 10W, 3W and InBalance.

There were some gear issues and very rusty starting skills but overall good racing with Team Seahorse showing the way.
Variable conditions made for lots of passing lanes and lots of flying a hull downwind.  As the fleet de-rigged we enjoyed what was either a stunning sunset or President Kim testing his nukes on Hamilton.  Most hoped it was just the sunset.

centreboard news - City to surf

City to Surf is coming up on Sunday the 5th of November 2017! This is a big fundraiser for the club which takes a little man power to get done but is an easy one.

We are looking for any interested parties to assist, in previous years we have enjoyed the help from all divisions and this has worked out great and we look forward to working with them again.

We need helpers for the following

* Bag packing on the 4th of November in the afternoon
* Registration 0630hrs on the 5th of November
* Water Stations
* Marshalling

All over and done with by Lunchtime.

Please give Peter a call 027 473 0540 or email peter@baygas.co.nz if you can help

anyone heading auckland way?


Is anyone going up to a regatta and/or a coaching clinic that could possibly take a BoPSAT trailer and collect them? Mackays say they can get them to Murrays Bay if need be.

Contact Stuart Pedersen on 021 878 882 or 07 574 1169 if you can help out.



Our son has just purchased his first boat, but we don't have a road trailer and need to pick it up this weekend from Auckland.

If you are able to help please call Helen Belton on 027 45 45 789

Thanks in advance, Helen.

Coaches corner

This week the Sailing School has been a flurry of activity preparing for our Spring Holiday Program that we have beginning next week! Registration is still open and we have spaces available in the first week, Oct 2-6th, so if you are interested please send Kirsten an email at LTS.coach@yacht.org.nz asap.

We are looking forward as well to unveiling the newest members of our coaching team who will be doing their training over the holiday program. We are really excited for this year’s coaching team and I expect it will be a great summer season!

See you on the water!

- Kirsten

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