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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 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.

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.

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)