The Taylor & Co Ladies Twilight Series got underway with the first race sailed in fairly lively conditions, with the crew on Mayflower working hard and the skipper wondering if they should have taken the advice to use the smaller headsail. Glory Days gallantly decided to step down from entering the series this year after consecutive wins over the last few years. There were two new entries this year, Sniper and Toy Shop. Results pending.
Published 03:51 on 2 Nov 2020
Saturday 24th October 10.00 am saw 14 of the 19 entries in the Burnsco Summer Cruising Series and 1 day entry, take to the start line for race 1, under the watchful eye of the start boat crew of Share Delight, ( big thank you to Mike and Sheryl) Course 2 was chosen, with an interesting beat to navy buoy, then for some a lay through, but others a couple of tacks through
Published 06:47 on 26 Oct 2020
The destination for the cruising weekend will be. Kawau. For race 1 of the Burnsco Cruising Series the course will be course 2, the start as per SI's 10.1.1 with Share Delight as the start boat. Please check in with race control on VHF 77 well before the start with intention to race and numbers on board. No finish boat, so take your own time and text Warren on 022 187 5512. At the
Published 07:28 on 23 Oct 2020
Gulf Habour Marina Twilight Series 2020-2021 started the new season in spectacular fashion last night. A downwind start towards the yellow mark had 3 of the 12 boats coming in on starboard with the remaining boats tracking along the line on port and several hoisting extras in the process. No doubt the crew on Olympus (Ian Clouston RO, Peter Cooke and John Bruce) had a good view of the raft that appeared to momentarily
Published 22:43 on 22 Oct 2020
The glorious weather that blessed the Boat Bits and Car Boot Sale at the club seemed to bring out every Man and his Dog. The bargain hunters arrived early and lots were very successful in meeting a mutually satisfactory price with the sellers. For those 'just looking', it was extremely pleasant sitting in the sun enjoying a sausage or coffee and muffin. Several boaties were able to send their fire extinguishers away for testing,
Published 03:25 on 5 Oct 2020
A small but dedicated group of volunteers helped split logs, clean the kitchen, wash windows and improve the view from the deck. A major prune of the hedges means we can see the boats now! A big job but well worth it.
Published 19:51 on 1 Oct 2020
Corrections to the Hibiscus Coast Marine Coatings Winter Series results, with apologies to all - Race 9 Gold Division 1st Stark Raven; 2nd Gentleman Joe; 3rd Cordite Series Gold Division 1st Stark Raven; 2nd Gentleman Joe; 3rd Blazin White
Published 04:00 on 29 Sep 2020
What an amazing day's sailing - a very fresh Westerly with gusts in the thirties proved a challenging yet thrilling end to the Hibiscus Marine Coatings Winter Series! The atmosphere in the club after was buzzing and the Chase Boat team in particular were in dire need of drying off and warming up after the toughest course laying session of the season. But a great race, once again managed with such professionalism from our Race
Published 00:29 on 28 Sep 2020
Vice Commodore Colin Mitten presenting the Hobbs Burrell Memorial Trophy (Commodore's Cup) to Egor Leonenko at the AGM last night, awarded for outstanding service to the club during the year.
Published 03:15 on 24 Sep 2020
The photo competition with the theme 'Animals' was judged by members at the recent quiz night. The clear winner was 'Flying High' by Patrick Rohloff, taken while sailing single handed in a cruising race. Second was 'Me too' by Jean Holgate A tie for third - 'So....' by Beryl Rowland and ' A busy time in the lounge' by Kitty Welch The theme for the next 3 months to December is 'BRIDGES'
Published 22:35 on 19 Sep 2020