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    Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Series Race 5

    Today was the perfect day for launches and fishing, not sailing. However, 17 boats and their respective crews for race 5 of the Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Series were happy to bask in the winter sunshine, nimbly drift around the course and deftly deal with each wind shift as it came. And there were many. So plenty of patience was needed. And in particular, big shout out to Wharanaki IV and Stark Raven for their

    Published 07:02 on 7 Jul 2019

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    YOU Travel winter Cruising Race 3

    A fleet of 7 boats couldn't have asked for more perfect conditions for the second race in the YOU Travel Winter Cruising Series. Course 2 was set and Glory Days and Toronui led the field seeking the wind under the cliffs on the windward leg towards Gulf Harbour buoy. The rest of the fleet followed around the buoy like a row of ducklings and became more evenly spread with Te Kawana and Shine On tussling

    Published 23:32 on 30 Jun 2019

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    Marine Education

    The second of our Marine Education evenings covered the topic of coastal navigation and was well attended. These evenings are run every two weeks on Wednesday evenings starting at 7pm with the intention of refreshing the knowledge of skippers and crew to improve the safety and enjoyment of all on board. There will be seveal guest speakers, with one talking on the subject of looking after and respecting our marine environment. Information about each

    Published 23:41 on 27 Jun 2019

  • We have a (HUGE) Problem.....

    Actually, it's not us that have the problem. We have certainly helped to create it, and now we are leaving it to future generations to clean the mess up, if they can. If they are unable to, then the future for them does not look very promising. As the 15 year old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg told the United Nations assembly on climate change recently: 'I don't want you to feel hopeful.

    Published 10:00 on 1 Jun 2019

  • Commodore's Logbook June 2019

    Welcome to June; a short message for this month, perhaps keeping in line with my aspirations for a short period of wintry weather as we count down to the shortest day in the Calendar year and enjoy our Winter Sailing programme. Reflections The success of the Summer Prize Giving event still resonates with me in terms of how we celebrated our Summer Sailing programme. I feel compelled to share with you

    Published 10:00 on 1 Jun 2019

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