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Winter Series Race 5 - 2018

Winter Series Race 5 - 2018

On a shocking day 7 boats braved torrential rain for the sake of a sail. Footprint showed the rocket she is in light winds to lead from start to finish. Need I say that it was Limeburner with the handicap honours. A learning moment was taken by Kitiri on the finer points of the port-starboard rule and the requirement for the 720 penalty turn!
Winter Series Race 2 - 2018

Winter Series Race 2 - 2018

Race two of the Winter series had another good turnout of eleven boats in a nice breeze. Shadze took the novel approach of being on the start line on the gun. He nearly held out to take the gun but was pipped by Matitai for the win. A close race with seconds seperating the first 5 finishers! Family Affair took the honours in the handicap stakes.
Winter Series Race 1 - 2018

Winter Series Race 1 - 2018

Race one of the Winter series started with a good turnout of eleven boats and it was a bit wintery. But not too wintery for Sarnia to go for a swim. Didn’t even bother capsizing! Orca lead for most of the race but unfortunately miscalculated the water depth and parked while Matitai sailed by to take the race. Limeburner took the honours in the handicap stakes.
Summer Series Results

Summer Series Results

After a bit of a blog drought we are now going to have a deluge (global warming, increased volatility!). As I said in my R6 report, the series came down to the wire with Family Affair playing disrupter for half that race getting in front of Sub Zero. However, normal transmission resumed and by getting back to forth Sub Zero was able to close out the scratch results Well done me!). For anyone that has been following these results it will come as no surprise that it is a big congratulations to Rapscallion for taking the handicap honours.
Auckland Champs - 2018

Auckland Champs - 2018

In the weekend 24-25 March Taikata held its Auckland Frostbite Champs. The club welcomed a new sailor (who had obviously done it before) sailing a borrowed Boat (Asahi). Day 1 was a brisk wind giving some exciting moments for all. The scratch results were shared evenly among 3 boats. Days 2 saw a complete change with very light winds. The competition was then done to two with our visitor in Asahi taking the honours. With the new handicaps set for the second half of the season it was Limeburner that prevailed in the handicap stakes. We must acknowledge that Ashia was pushing here also taking out second place. Well done to all the sailors and thanks to the support personnel!
Summer Series Race 6 2017-18

Summer Series Race 6 2017-18

The last race of the Summer Series was successfully completed yesterday with the final series result going down to the wire. But that is the subject of a later post. A 10 boat fleet fronted in light and stable conditions. As commented by Matitia, Footprint applied a size 9 to our respective back-sides and raced away with a well deserved win. Such is the state of play that I get the reuse the next sentence. Rapscallion maintained the status quo by taking handicap honours.
Summer Series Race 5 2017-18

Summer Series Race 5 2017-18

After a cancellation due to no wind two weeks ago, the fifth race of the summer Champs was completed. An 11 boat fleet hit the water for the main race. Was also good to have the Mirror and 2 optimists out on the water enjoying the conditions. It was good to have a new sailor to the club making use of the club boat.   Not so good for the regulars as he was on fire and sailed Brooke to take the gun. Rapscallion maintained the status quo by taking handicap honours.

Summer Series Results

Summer Series Results Summer Series concluded back in February with the Trophy Day race also counting as the last race of the series. Weather was not kind for this scheduled series! However, this does not take away from the closeness of the results. While Shocker already had the scratch title in the bag (and didn’t turn up), there were a couple of boats in the hunt for the handicap title. So the title goes to: Scratch – Shocker Handicap – Frenzy

Authors

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)