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2017 Port Ohope Queens Birthday Regatta

2017 Port Ohope Queens Birthday Regatta

2016 Collinson Forex Northshore Freshwater Champs Results & Report

The 2016 Collinson Forex Northshore Freshwater Laser Champs were held in moderate Westerly winds on Saturday and stronger SW winds on Sunday. After the weather forecast of gale force winds a lot of sailors failed to show.

Photo's on Flikr - thanks to John Adair.


 

In the Standard rig there were 20 sailors and in the Radial Rig 8 sailors. Winner of the Standards was Tim Adair, but his result wasn’t clear till after race 7 and a protest. He was pushed hard by Dean Drummond and Mark Oliver in 2nd & 3rdWinners of the races was shared around with Tim winning 2 races, Mark 2 races, John Showel 1 race, Chris Sadler 1 race and Greg Wilshire 1 race.
 
In the Radials winner Josh Armit made a clean sweep of every race, but was pushed by Grand Master Mike Keeton and Joshua Bull. 1st Radial Women was Georgina Wooldridge.
 
Race officer for the event was Dave West assisted by Sandy Wilson. Dave got all the 4 races in on Saturday to get the series in early, in case of a heavy forecast for Sunday.


Once again Pupuke BC put on a fine BBQ c/w refreshments and the prize giving was well received with Luke Batenburg winning the Top Section and Nigel Harford the Television.
 
Thanks to JD for use of his rescue boat and to the rest of Pupuke BC Committee for putting on a great event.

And special thanks for the support from Collinson Forex and all the sponsors.

Don’t forget North Harbour Masters Lake Pupuke in the 2nd week of November.


 

Standard


Rank HelmName Division R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett

1st
Tim Adair Open 2 1 2 1 4 (21.0 DNF) 3 34 13

2nd
Dean Drummond Master 3 3 3 2 2 4 -6 23 17

3rd
Mark Oliver Master -7 5 6 3 1 1 5 28 21

4th
John Showell Grand Master 1 -11 4 7 6 3 4 36 25

5th
Ken Atchison Apprentice 9 8 9 4 3 6 (21.0 DNS) 60 39

6th
Luuk Batenberg Master -14 7 11 14 5 5 2 58 44

7th
David Lowe Grand Master -12 6 8 6 10 7 11 60 48

8th
Gary Lock Grand Master 10 -16 10 12 8 2 9 67 51

9th
Ian Gladwell Master 6 9 12 8 7 9 (21.0 DNS) 72 51

10th
Chris Sadler Grand Master 16 12 5 5 (21.0 DNF) 13 1 73 52

11th
Mark Hursthouse Grand Master 4 4 15 11 -16 8 10 68 52

12th
Ray Beale Great Grand Master 5 13 7 -16 12 11 14 78 62

13th
Wayne Ferguson Grand Master 8 14 13 9 14 (21.0 DNS) 13 92 71

14th
Ian Wallace Great Grand Master -17 10 16 15 13 12 8 91 74

15th
Neil Wooldridge Master 11 2 14 10 (21.0 DNC) 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 100 79

16th
Greg Wilshire Master 13 15 1 13 (21.0 DNC) 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 105 84

17th
Ben Molloy Apprentice (21.0 DNC) 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 9 10 7 110 89

18th
Nigel Harford Master 15 17 (21.0 DNC) 21.0 DNC 11 14 16 115 94

19th
Rob Waddell Grand Master (21.0 DNC) 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 15 15 15 129 108

20th
Grant Avichit Grand Master (21.0 DNC) 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 21.0 DNC 12 138 117

 

Radial


Rank HelmName Division R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett

1st
Josh Armit Open -1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 6

2nd
Mike Keeton Grand Master -4 3 2 2 4 2 2 19 15

3rd
Joshua Bull Open 2 2 3 3 2 -4 4 20 16

4th
Finn Drummond Open -6 5 5 6 3 5 5 35 29

5th
Georgina Wooldridge Women 5 -6 4 4 5 6 6 36 30

6th
Pete Thomas Grand Master 3 4 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 3 3 40 31

7th
John Beckett Master -8 7 6 5 7 7 8 48 40

8th
Shaaron McKee Women 7 -8 7 7 6 8 7 50 42

Introducing the new and quite mega - NZ Laser Interclub Ladder

Recently retired, illustrious leader Chariman Nick has discovered spare time.

He has used it to prepare the NZ Laser Interclub Ladder.

Based on a meta-analysis spreadsheet borrowed from NASA, the ladder summarises the major national and interclub regattas we have results for.
In essence it shows where you rank in life. It makes miserable reading for some of us - but maybe not for you.

so Check it out

2017 NZ National Laser Champs at Taupo

We are excited to be back at the Lake Taupo Yacht Club for the 2017 NZ National Laser Champs.

  • Lake Taupo Yacht Club   - www.ltyc.org.nz
  • 18th to 22nd January 2017
  • Measuring Tuesday & Wednesday 17th & 18th January
  • Racing Thursday to Sunday 19th to 22nd January
  • Pre-regatta coaching - watch this space
  • Notice of Race - coming soon
  • Measurers Notes

Check back as we add more closer to the time.

Sam Meech selected to represent NZ in the Laser at the Rio Olympics

Congratulations to Sam Meech, who has been selected to represent NZ in the mens Laser at the Rio Olympics.

Josh Junior has been selected in the Finn. The mens Laser and Finn are the last sailing classes to be selected.

More on the Yachting New Zealand site.

Sailing for NZ Olympic selection is a tough sport. Only one sailor can be selected in each class.

The mens Laser spot was a hard fought battle between Sam Meech and Andy Maloney. Either sailor would be a top contender in Rio. Sam, Andy and Mike Bullot have consistently been in the top 10 at international regattas over the past 2 years. With Tom Saunders steadily closing in.

Sara Winther will be disappointed to miss selection in the Radial as she sat very close to the threshold laid down by YNZ.
And Sussanah Pyatt has been improving her position on the international stage.

2016 Youth Worlds in Auckland in December

The 2016 Youth worlds are now in Auckland, from the 14th-20th December. A late change due to Oman pulling out in March.

http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/201605/auckland-confirmed-for-2016-youth-sailing-world-championships

Details of the Sailing at the 2017 World Masters Games

Sailing at the 2017 World Masters Games is being hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club on Auckland’s North Shore with racing in Laser, Laser Radial and Weta boats. The sailing events run from Sunday 23 April until Friday 28th April 2017.
More details at

NZL at Hyeres in 2016

Quite a few NZL crews at the Coupe du Monde de Voile at Hyeres.
Regatta site results and reports at swc.ffvoile.com.
YNZ report for the NZL sailors.

NZL in the mens Laser

  • Sam Meech had a great regatta to dinish 2nd just a few points behind the German sailor Philipp Buhl.
  • Andy Malony finished 5th - coming home strongly with 2, 7, 2.
  • Andrew Mackenzie 26th

In the Radials

  • Sara Winther was 11th

In other clases

  • Peter Burling and Blair Tuke had an other decisive win in the 49er - being 48 points ahead and unbeatable before the medal race.
  • Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie were 4th on the 470
  • Josh Junior 4th in the Finn and Andrew Murdoch 12th
  • Alex Maloney and Molly Meech  were 9th in the 49erFX
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