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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

2016 Northshore Freshwater Champs

2016 NORTHSHORE FRESHWATER LASER CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Pupuke Boating Club
  • Saturday & Sunday MAY 21st & 22nd
  • Briefing 10.45am START TIME 11.30AM
  • Back to back races
  • At least 6 starts
  • Major Sponsors

NZL at Heyres in 2016

Quite a few NZL crews at the Coupe du Monde de Voile at Heyres.
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 mdeal 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

NZL Results at the 2016 Laser World Champs

We are part way through a busy round of Laser World Champs in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Sailors report it is a beautiful sailing venue.

Womens Radial and Masters Radial are complete, with Mens Open and Masters Standard yet to come.

All results and and report at www.laserworlds2016.org.

For NZL sailors in the Women's Radial

  • Sara Winther 11th, as she continues to push for an Olympic spot
  • Susannah Pyatt 19th - she should be happy with her best worlds result to date.

In the Masters Radial

  • Scott Leith won the apprentices again - with a fanatstic scoreline of 10 firsts and 2 seconds (which he could drop)
  • Richard Blakey 2nd Master loved it over there. Masters and apprentices sailed in a combined fleet - which made things more interesting.
  • Ed Tam 5th Master
  • Don Christie 24th Master
  • Hamish Atkinson 17th Grand Master
  • Roger Winton 26th Grand Master
  • Bruce Jones 32nd Grand Master

2016 Auckland Womens Laser Champs

Many thanks to the generous sponsors

The 3rd edition of the Auckland Women Laser Championships was held at Point Chevalier Sailing Club on 30th April with women sailors from all around Auckland participating in this fantastic event: Waiheke Boating Club, Kohimarama Yacht Club, Torbay Yacht Club, Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club, Pupuke Boating Club, and of course the host club.

 
A happy bunch of sailors ready to start the day
 
The Regatta was held on a bright sunny autumn day in rather light airs which ranged up to eight knots, requiring a fair chunk of skills in keeping those lasers gliding through the water as well as finding those wisps of breeze to fill the sails.
 
In the A fleet, competition was fierce throughout the day between the Master Women, Michelle Bain (NZ National Radial Champion -1987 & 1988) and Georgina Wooldridge (PBC), who were constantly chomping on the heels of Libby Porter (KYC). The last race was won by Michelle, who finally managed to catch up with Libby with that winning puff filling her sail.  Libby Porter won the day and the coveted Auckland Women Championship trophy for the 3rd time in a row. The trophy was generously donated by Jim Quinn.

Jim Quinn presenting the winner Libby Porter with the Auckland Women Champs Trophy
 
In the B fleet, Deborah Killen from Panmure dominated the fleet and even managed to catch up with the A fleet in a race, a great feat as she completed a Learn to Sail course just a year ago.  She was followed by Jemma Walden from Waiheke. Jemma won the inaugural J. Davern Trophy for 1st Youth, which was generously donated by Point Chevalier Sailing Club. Well done!
 
Kirsty McDonald did an amazing job organising the regatta with her team of helpers. The Point Chevalier Sailing Club members made everyone feel welcome; we were greeted with a fantastic race pack designed by Julie Davies and some yummy homemade scones and cookies made by Ros Quinn. At the end of a hard day of racing a sumptuous feast was waiting for us all. The regatta sponsors provided the winners with some generous prizes and a fantastic line up of spot prizes so that everyone came back up with some goodies. Thanks needs to go to all the sponsors for supporting this event, Burnsco, Mad Millie, North Sails, Rialto Cinemas, ecostore, Auckland Paddle Boarding
 
It was a fantastic event enjoyed by all and everyone came back with smiles on their faces and even a tan! Thanks Kirsty and Point Chevalier for such a memorable day!
 
All the Master Women cannot wait for next year’s Master World Games in Torbay if you are interested in attending contact Michelle Bain
 
cheers
Chantal Grass
Laser Association

Andrew Maloney wins the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía

Andrew Maloney displayed great consistency to win the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, just 2 points ahead of sailing legnd Robert Scheidt.
Andrew McKenzie was a creditable 34th in the 152 boat fleet.

In the Radials Sussanah Pyatt was 30th and Sara Winther 32nd out of 84.

And Josh Junior won in the Finn.

2016 Auckland Masters Laser Results & Report

Generously supported by

            

  • Standard Results
  • Radial Results
  • The 2016 Auckland Masters was held at Tamaki on Saturday 2 April. 

    The fleet of 25 Full rigs and 9 Radials arrived to a promise of a building N to NW wind for the day. Unfortunately it was not to be and we never got much over 5 knots all day which, combined with an offshore power boat race through our course at lunchtime, resulted in only 3 races being completed before a rain squall completely killed the breeze for the day.

    The light and patchy conditions made consistency almost impossible, with everyone getting caught in holes and unfavourable shifts at times. The first race started on time and in the Standards ancient local knowledge proved the difference with GGM and Tamaki commodore Bob Blakey somehow finding his own breeze in the middle of the course to take the lead at the half way point and carry on to an epic victory. Not to be outdone the next generation of Blakey made it a father and son double with Master Richard winning the Radials first race.

    The fleet now alerted to the Blakey magic was on their toes for the second race, managing to relegate both Blakey’s down the fleet showing that even at Tamaki lightning doesn’t strike twice! Team Hamilton visitor Ken Atchison (AM) enjoyed an all the way victory in the Standards while AM Scott Leith managed to show the Radials that he was on form after all and the first race 3rd was an aberration. In the 3rd Race Chris Brodie (M) backed up a 2nd in Race 1 with a convincing victory in race 3 to take out the Standard trophy from Ken with former top Laser sailor Mark Oliver (M) getting back into a Laser after many years to start his training for the World Masters Games and secure 3rd overall. First GM was another Hamilton visitor Scott McDougall in 4th overall.

    Whangarei visitor GM Roger Winton was victorious in R3 of the Radials but Scott’s second was just enough for him to come out on top by a point from Roger with Richard a couple of points back in 3rd the first Master.

    So another strong Masters turnout for the Roast Beef sandwiches at the prize giving and thanks to sponsors Smart Marine and Watershed for some great prizes.

    Nick Page

    Andrew McKenzie's 2016 Campaign Update

    Andrew's campaign update - Mixing it up in 2016, including a report on the NZ Nationals and European Champs.

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