To help plan you plan your upcoming sailing season, I have compiled a list of most local and some International regattas for the Hansa Class that New Zealand sailors are likely to attend.
With a summer season of sailing stretching out in front of us, and the first regatta at Lake Ngaroto less than a week away, it is looking like it will be a great season.
Yachting New Zealand and the Committee for Sailors with Disabilities will be holding an Inclusive Sailing Forum at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club on the 18th of October.
Sailability Wellington, a charitable trust that provides sailing opportunities for people with disabilities in Greater Wellington, launched its brand-new safety boat at Evans Bay Yacht Club on Sunday July 19.
Sailability Whangarei now has all tide access with the development of a new jetty with a wheelchair accessable ramp officially opened on 21 August.
New Zealand blind sailors are listed as World Sailing Champions, and to date have won 10 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals in 6 previous World Blind Sailing Championships.
Tony Vaka has rounded off his sailing season by being named Club Sailor of the Year at Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s recent 2014 – 2015 Awards Dinner.
Sailability Auckland’s Waller Cup was due to be sailed over the two days of Anzac Weekend.
The recent bad weather that caused flooding in the Whanganui area has also caused damage to the pontoons at Waitara.
For many sailors, winter finds us out on the water less, and gives us the opportunity to do some much needed maintenance.