28 February Edmonton Students Sailing at Taikata February 28, 2016By Site Admin General course 0 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. Related Posts Sailing Sailing Sailing - 36 kids sail at Taikata! Last week we had kids from Edmonton Primary learning to sail at Taikata. This with the help of Yachting New Zealand. Great stuff. Huge thanks to Antony Alexander for making it happen and thanks also to Vance, Doug and Ray for support. Cheers guys. 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. Annual Mullet Boat Regatta from PCC to Taikata A fantastic turnout from PCC with 7 Mullet boats arriving at Taikata and over 50 people filling the clubhouse. Not much was left in the fridge after. A Cleaner Beach Area at Taikata Another huge clean-up effort recently by club members and local community folk in removing rocks, glass and rubbish from the club surrounds. Mullet Boat Saturday 18 Feb 10h00-14h00 We expect between 6-12 Mullet boats to sail from Ponsonby Cruising Club. Arriving at Taikata around midday depending on wind. We will be putting on a BBQ and serving chilled drinks. See attached photos from last year. We could have between 60-100 people descend on us for food and drinks. We need help with 1) Removing some cobwebs from some of the corners of the Clubhouse2) BBQ, 3) Serving at the Bar4) Operating white patrol boat which will be used to ferry crew from Mullet boats to beach. Please let me know if you can lend a hand and or intend to sail. Mahurangi Regatta Comment (0) Comments are closed.