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2017 Cruise Race

2017 Cruise Race

2017 Cruise Race After cancelling the Cruise Race scheduled for Labour Weekend, Race 1 of the Winter Series was re-purposed for this race. 14 boats fronted in anticipation of a pleasant cruise to Hobsonville and back. After a mid-race course change, Family Affair took this one out by over four minutes ...
Mahurangi Regatta 2017

Mahurangi Regatta 2017

Mahurangi Regatta – A lively sea trying to climb into the boat and a steady breeze provided for an exciting and quick race. The low tide after meant teamwork was required to remove all the boats from the water. Congratulations to Limeburner made it to the photo gallery
R4 Summer Series

R4 Summer Series

A great day with an 18 boat fleet hitting the water for the main race. And good to see 4 optimists out on the water also. While the sun shone down the wind was a little fickle making for a little longer on the water than usual. However, some things were consistent, Team Effort taking the gun and Family Affair taking handicap honours. Click Read More>> to see the results table.
R3 Summer Champs

R3 Summer Champs

Race 3 2016 season was promising a good breeze through the week but backed right off when it came to race day. Well done to Team Effort and Incognito for their respective Scratch and Handicap wins on a tough day.
R2 Summer Champs

R2 Summer Champs

Race 2 2016 season threw up a consistent breeze for the 11 boats hitting the water. To keep things interesting there was a healthy debate as to the correct course and Sarina deciding a swim at the last mark was in order. As with the All Black result, the winner on the day was a Shocker!

No Cruise Race Labour Weekend

Its long weekend coming up and a number of our members will not be sailing therefore the Cruise Race scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to the new year. A number of members may choose to sail socially so feel free to head out to club and sail. Ideal times are 12h00 on Saturday, 13h00 on Sunday and 14h00 on Monday. There is no patrol boat support planned for any of the three days.
Season Opening 2016-17

Season Opening 2016-17

A new season is upon us and with that a new approach to the Taikata Sailing Club online presence with this new web site News page. While we might not be of *‘Facebook generation’, not quite Flintstones either. So the noble intent of this Site Admin is to post the event results and any other news and events that are of interest to our sailors and friends of the club. So see you all at 1300 this Sunday for Race 1, Summer Champs.
Edmonton Students Sailing at Taikata

Edmonton Students Sailing at Taikata

And this week we had Edmonton Primary attending a learn to Sail Course at Taikata. There were around 22 kids registered. This event was supported by YNZ and Volvo Learn to Sail. Antony Alexander, a teacher at Edmonton runs this course. We hope to run another course later this year with Edmonton Primary.
Junior Sailing Program Kicks off

Junior Sailing Program Kicks off

The Learn to Sail course held in January is a great start to the Junior Sailing program. Eight young people and one adult successfully completed the course run by Kim Ardmore from Yachting New Zealand. The class was out on the water every day even though the weather over the 4 days was generally grey and blustery gusting to over 20 knots at times. We will continue to build on this program over the next few months by encouraging more parent / caregiver participation, and supporting the efforts of a couple of the junior members motivated to start a Sailing Club at Rutherford College.

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15 Chapman Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula
Auckland
Waitekere 0610
Usual Sailing Waters: Upper Waitemata Harbour
Commodore: Ashok Magan
Treasurer: John McShane
Secretary:
Taikata Sailing Club Hire: Ashok Magan (021 419704) or Kerry Robertson (027 3862040)