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Message from new Commodore
Good day everyone.
I am honoured to introduce myself to you as your new Commodore.
My name is Paul Parsonage and my total passion is the sea.
I have a wife, two kids, job and a yacht called ‘Start Me Up.
My goal is for cohesive and positive management of our great club.
We have a few new members to the committee and I’m sure you’ll welcome them with open arms, and we look forward to your support.
See you out on the water.
Rules Knog & Natter
It's been a bit long since I added any news to this page!
Last night as a theme of the Nog and Natter, we held an evening on rules, presented by Max, Alan and Karl (me).
The great turnout was much appreciated and we had people representing the Centre Boarders, Trailer Sailers and Keelers. I think it would be fair to descibe it as a 'spirited' event with many contributions from the audience and a good open session after the presentations, where many scenarios were run through in naturally forming groups.
Next year, the new rule book comes out so it is intended to have another Rules Evening and it is likely we will have a high calibre person to run the event.
The take aways from the evening;
If you have a reason to protest on the water, do so, fly your flag and give the other yacht the opportunity to do their turns and failing that, an arbitration can be held between the two parties and the arbitrator. Remember, the arbitrator will take an account of the representative from either yacht, no witness will be heard unless the protest is taken through the full protest process before a committee. The point is, make a protest or forget about the situation. We don't people antagonising each other with claims after the event.
Rules change so please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest rule book rules.
Wishing you all a great rest of winter's sailing and all you people thinking of giving it a go, go to either the Keeler or Trailer Sailer or Centre Boarder page of this website and contact us! You can also meet us over dinner Friday nights at the Kissing Point clubrooms where there are meals and the bar will be open.
Cheers, Karl Fuller. Keeler Convener
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From the Convenor;
Thanks to MYC and the Sponsorship of All Marine, 2015 was another great year of racing to and back from Tutukaka. Go to the Keeler Page to see the results and some pictures.
Winter & Spring Series
The Norsand Winter Series is looming. Thanks to Calibre Sails for their years of sponsorship and thanks to Norsand Boatyard for becoming this years sponsor!
All you need to enter can be found on this website, Sailing Instructions, Entry Form, Courses and calender can all be viewed, downloaded and printed or you can pick up forms from the WCC office at Kissing Point.
In recent races, there has been some confusion over which channel markers to go around. Please make sure you have a copy of the up to date courses on board (on the Keeler page) or risk your hard work going to waste by being DSQ.
Race Fee can either be paid directly to WCC office or me,Karl (the Race Convenor) or like last year you can make a direct credit into the WCC bank. Details are on the Race Entry form found on Keeling page of this website. Please be sure to make it clear what yacht you are, when making the deposit.
It's been commented on, that after the Tuts race it became clear that there is a need to change the handicap of 2 or 3 yachts because they let slip what they are capable of ;-) More on that later.
Have a great Winters sailing and lets hope we have a range of conditions so all yachts get 'their day!'
2 3 15
OYC Fairway Bouy Race Results
OYC has published the results which can be seen and pics can be seen on the WCC Facebook page. Full results can be seen on the Keeler Page of this website.
6 yachts entered the light winded race and one did not finish. Despite light winds at times, the race finished in good time, most of it being on the wind and towards the end after about Ross Beacon, Gennakers and Spinnakers could be set.
Route 66 Race
Those entered are looking forward to the race which can be observed live online on Predict Wind Tracker. The local yachts I know are racing at this time are; Quantum Leap, Grunty Chicken, Delinquent, Swamp dog, Thirsty Work, which is a yacht Shaun Armstrong has just purchased. Congratulations Shaun, hope the delivery sail from Tauranga to Auckland went well.
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Sail Rock Race Results
Results are in the Keeler page. Many pictures on Whangarei Cruising Club facebook page www.facebook.com/whangareicruisingclub
13 yachts started the race under very light conditions and the fleet soon spreadout looking for wind and currents. For those that made it that far, Sail Rock proved very hard to get round, Grunty Chicken, Miss Pataua and Catenza being the only ones that did. The SE wind dropped to nothing, making way for the predicted N wind. Grunty Chicken made the most of the new wind and finished not long before race cut off time. All other yachts headed home under motor.
Overall, a lovely day and despite most not finishing, it was a day hard not to enjoy!
27 11 14
Sail Rock Race
Entry Form and Race Briefing can be seen/downloaded on the Keeler page of this website.
Check out the WCC facebook page for people wanting and needing crew. Currently, there is one person wanting to crew who has contacted the WCC office.
50 Mile Race
What a magical day and reasonable finish time this time. Race pictures have been uploaded by Tramper and Quantum Leap to Whangarei Cruising Club Facebook page. Please like and share the page.
25 11 14
Sail Rock Race
A reminder that this race will be held on the Saturday of the same weekend and not the Sunday as published in the calender.
50 Mile Yacht Race
Was great to have a 'perfect' day weather wise, but variable enough to make nothing certain!
8 yachts entered the race, positions changed and all finished.
Order of finishing were, 1st Kiwi, then Grunty Chicken, Delinquent, Quantum Leap, Nice One, Swamp Dog, Tramper and In'sha'allah. At this time, I don't have the handicap results but they will be posted soon.
My lesson of the race, always cover when gaining a good position...
Their are some good pics on Facebook of the race and please add some if you have them or email them to me and I'll post them. Karl
02 11 14
Winter & Spring Series Prize Giving
Yes, it will be on the 8th of Nov after the WCC Open Day at Kissing Point @ 3pm. There will also be a BBQ. Any questions, please call me, Karl 021 2209330
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Sorry for not having the Website up and running for awhile, had to start paying more and there were some problems. But as of this evening, it is up and running again and I'll be going through the site to update things like the Calibre Sails (and thankyou for sponsoring us once again Dave) Winter and Spring Series Results.
Thankyou for your patience.
It's agreed FB is not everyones 'cup of tea' but the committee has agreed to us setting up a page and I can see it being very useful for those who use it in the way of things like organising crew possibilities etc.
Look back here soon for an update on the progress.
Calibre Sails Winter and Spring Series Prizegiving
The date could be changed (so look back here for confirmation) but at this time the prizegiving and BBQ will be held on the afternoon of the WCC open day, the 8th of Nov. It may be combined with the Parua Bay prize giving.