30 January Junior Sailing Program Kicks off January 30, 2015By Site Admin General 0 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. 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. 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. Winter Series Race 3 - 2018 Race 3 of the Winter series saw a good turn out with 10 boats sailing in pleasant conditions. Matitai scrapped it out with Orca to take line honours while Limeburner took it on handicap. Sail No Boat Finish Duration Scratch Handicap 53 Matitai 11:42:55 00:57:55 1 4 187 Orca 11:43:00 00:58:00 2 3 116 Rapscallion 11:44:42 00:59:42 3 1 85 Footprint 11:45:50 01:00:50 4 6 149 Family Affair 11:48:00 01:03:00 5 5 110 Limeburner 11:52:41 01:07:41 6 2 128 Pollyanna 11:52:50 01:07:50 7 7 190 Sub Zero 11:54:13 01:09:13 8 10 57 Kotiri 11:55:55 01:10:55 9 8 127 Scrorcha 12:02:44 01:17:44 10 9 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! Scratch Results Sail NoBoatRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6TotalCorrectedFinal Score 76Asahi1323211291 53Matitai311431022122 187Orca55614526203 29Sarnia76426227203 190Sub Zero223881235235 85Footprint875111335246 206Shadze1212755445337 110Limeburner49869743348 116Rapscallion610977645359 127Scrorcha98109118554410 149Family Affair10411121212614911 Handicap Results Sail NoBoatRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6TotalCorrectedFinal Score 110Limeburner15113617111 76Asahi36872026182 127Scrorcha542211731203 116Rapscallion710434331214 53Matitai43387934255 190Sub Zero215991238266 85Footprint996111137266 187Orca671056539298 29Sarnia88748237298 206Shadze12129654483610 149Family Affair10211121212594711 2018 Cruise Race On a day that started out looking windless, 11 boats turned up for the annual cruise to Ranger rock and back. A 10 kt NE breeze filled in making for a pleasant days sailing. With a Mark Foy start the high handicappers raced out off the beach making for a challenging chase. Congratulations to Rapscallion for holding off the chasers taking the honours and Team Effort for being fastest around the course (But only just!). SailNo Boat Finish Duration Result 116 Rapscallion 12:25:45 01:55:45 1 90 Incognito 12:26:49 01:56:49 2 23 Amber 12:33:20 02:03:20 3 128 Pollyanna 12:35:45 02:05:45 4 142 Team Effort 12:35:46 02:05:46 5 110 Limeburner 12:36:19 02:06:19 6 206 Shadze 12:38:20 02:08:20 7 85 Footprint 12:39:10 02:09:10 8 57 Kotiri 12:41:28 02:11:28 9 53 Matitai 12:44:49 02:14:49 10 149 Family Affair 12:59:12 02:29:12 11 Upcoming Event - Mahurangi Regatta The arrangements for the upcoming Mahurangi Regatta are now available. Taikata will be launching from Opahi Bay as we did last year (NOT Sullivans Bay). The Mahurangi Cruising Club have published there sailing instructions and Taikata members will have received their entry forms by email. Bring your $20 entry fee the signed form on the day. Get there by around 10 for a good park and to soak in the atmosphere. Race start time for Frostbites is 13h10. Note that we are the second fleet starting. The main points of the sailing instructions are below (refer to the official document if you have any queries). Tides 28 January 2017 – Low Water 0211 – 0.74mHigh Water 0842 – 3.07mLow Water 1439 – 0.78mHigh Water 2055 – 2.98m RULES These races will be governed by the International Regulations For Preventing Collisions at Sea, and these Sailing Instructions.No Protests. A penalty of ten times the premature period will be applied to any boat over the line at the start.The organisers accept no responsibility for damage loss or injury. The Regatta is conducted by the Mahurangi Cruising Club.We draw competitor’s attention to the reefs at both ends of Saddle Island (Te Haupa). The reef at the northern end is marked by a red buoy and at the southern end a beacon. There are unmarked reefs extending from the eastern side of the island. WARNING! The Northern buoy may in some tide/wind conditions be out of position. The shelf extending south off Sadler Point is unmarked and sometimes not visible at high tide. Do not pass too close at high tide.This is a convivial event – all entrants must take all necessary steps to avoid collisions. ENTRIES Entries will be accepted at the tent at Sullivans Bay from 9 am to noon (or Scotts Landing in strong easterly conditions). DIVISIONS Start Time Entry FeeFrostbite (White Flag) 1310 hrs $20 COURSE COURSE # 1 Start in a south easterly direction, take Saddle Island to port then laid mark off Scotts Landing to port then Saddle Island to port then Scotts Landing mark to port to finish.The outer distance start buoy is not a fairway mark for the second leg of the course.The ODM will be moved closer to the start/finish boat for the finish.TE HAUPA TROPHY - FROSTBITE - MISTRAL • Once round the course only.NOTE • In strong easterly conditions the start/finish line will be moved up harbour off Scotts Landing. • Refer Course #2 COURSE # 2 TE HAUPA TROPHY - FROSTBITE – MISTRAL Alternative start area for strong easterly conditions. Twice round the course.Start in a south easterly direction, to a laid mark off Sullivans Bay to port then laid mark south east of outer distance mark to port then laid mark off Sullivans Bay to port then to finish. START LINE The start line will be between a buoy (ODM) and the Committee boat (Jane Gifford or substitute) flying a large Mahurangi Cruising Club flag, anchored off Sullivans Bay (or further up harbour in strong easterly conditions). The start buoy will be a red or yellow buoy. The flag colour will indicate the Division starting. START PROCEDURE 10 min hooter - Division flag colour flown on pole5 min hooterStart gun (or hooter in case of misfire) Division flag droppedPlease keep clear of the start area until after the 10 minute gun for your division. FINISH LINE The finish line will be as for the start line but shortened.The start buoy is not a fairway mark on the second lap of the course.No times will be recorded after 1700 hrs (5 pm).Note: It is the racing yachts responsibility to be recognised by the finish boat. If unsure confirm on Channel 77. HANDICAPS The Handicapper will allot each entry a TCF handicap. PRIZE GIVING Prize giving and barbeque at Scotts Homestead, Scotts Landing, commencing approximately 7.00 pm.Barbeques provided but no food or drink on sale. ALL EVENTS No extras. All headsails to be hanked to forestay. (Exception for traditional free flying jibs)No mizzen staysails or spinnakers. Headsails can be poled out. VHF: Channel 77 for any course change or other communications. SHORTENED COURSE If there is a lack of wind, the course will be shortened to one lap of the course instead of two by: an announcement on Channel 77 the flying of the Red Ensign on the start boat immediately below the MCC flag Comment (0) Comments are closed.