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. 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 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 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. *Sep 22, 2010 Russell Coutts re 72-foot catamarans: "This will be a competition for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation.” Comment (0) Comments are closed.