Update from Sailing Committee – 5 Sept 2013

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Update from Sailing Committee – 5 Sept 2013

It’s now less than two weeks to the SPRING Sail Akarana regatta which we are hosting on the 14/15 September. The regatta is also the Elliot 5.9 Auckland Champs, so we are expecting a great turn out from them as well as a sneak preview of their new boats. Sailing Committee member Russ Evans will be looking after the regatta and I am sure will more than make up for my absence while I attend my mother’s wedding.

Are you planning on racing?  If yes, then please assist by entering early
www.rayc.co.nz/sail-akarana

If you can’t make it out to sail then how about putting up your hand to help on either day on board the Start Boat or a Safety Boat? This year everyone is expected to help out at least twice, so get your turn over and done with!If you’re keen to assist then please contact Suellen – suellen@rayc.co.nz

This weekend sees RAYC members involved in a number of regattas both overseas and in New Zealand.

Helena Horswell –  Access Liberty Servo Class World Champion, will be racing at the North American Championship in San Francisco. This event is being held at the same venue as the World Champs to be raced in September 2014. Helena is using the event as training and is bravely using a charter boat which will need to be fitted with her electronics on arrival. Check out her progress here.

Stephen Jones, RAYC Treasurer, is racing at the Nespresso 18ft skiff International Regatta at St Francis Yacht Club.  Follow his results here.

RAYC Members have just been crowned 1st and 2nd at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

New Zealand Sailing Team with ETNZ – 1st
Peter Burling
Blair Tuke

Full Metal Jacket Racing – 2nd
Will Tiller
Harry Thurston
Shaun Mason
Stu Dodson
Ash Hammond

Congratulations to these guys – we are very proud of your effort!  Click here to read the wrap up report.

Back in Auckland, many RAYC members will be sailing in the final SSANZ SIMRAD triple race on Saturday. Currently in with a chance to win their divisions are:

Chris Skinner on Venture 2 is currently tied for 1st in the IRC longhaul
Club Captain Mark Taylor is 2nd on Pahi in combined Stewart 34 Farr 1020 division
Hamish Milne is 3rd equal in the shorthaul cruising division on his Beale super tanker Moody Blue IV.  Gary Lewis on Akatea 4th in the same division
Rear Commodore Nathan Bonney is 2nd in the Smallboat on Quarterpint
and finally myself and Rob Croft are 1st in the Longhaul division 2 on Coppelia

Best of luck to everyone!

The sailing committees are meeting next week to finalise things such as courses for the summer series, so please contact your fleet reps. if you have an comments.

See you on the water!

Sally Garrett
Vice Commodore

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