For all those that attended the Commodore’s Conference held in June this year you may recall I gave a small presentation on the great work that a small group of guys and girls are doing at the North Otago Yacht & Power Boat Club located in the historic town of Oamaru. I am pleased to be able to report that their story continues with the gains they have made in the past couple of seasons giving rise to the need to get a bigger and better rescue/coaching boat.
Supporting watercraft activities:
Yachting, Power Boating, Kayaking etc.
- Annual Sailing Regattas
- Sailing school partnership with Broad Bay School.
- Community Sailing
Peter Graham, from the Port Chalmers Yacht Club, was the instigator of the successful Otago Optimist Summer Series (OOSS) now in its third year.
In June at 15 years of age Dylan became the youngest ever sailor to be named Otago Yachtsperson of the year. Dylan Edwards is a Kings High School pupil and member of Macandrew Bay Boating Club. Some of his achievements this year are listed below.
Did you know that when taking part in overseas regattas, there is usually a requirement from the race committee to have Marine Third Party Liability Insurance extended for racing in place?
Effective immediately, clubs and associations with a valid certificate of affiliation to YNZ can access wholesale rates up to 40% off RRP for quality Zhik merchandise branded with your club’s logo, plus qualify for club sponsorship support of up to $4000 in Zhik gear.
Cruising in mid-autumn in the southern lakes probably doesn’t sound like everyone’s cup of tea but it seems very common to the yachting fraternity from Otago.
As we all know, not all yachting is racing around the buoys. For many the fun of cruising is what ‘spins their wheels’ and in the deep south with an abundance of deep lakes in what could arguably be some of the country’s most spectacular scenery there are a band of enthusiastic Trailer Yachties that are always keen to tow their craft inland to one of the lakes.
Last Sunday, 30 March, saw a keen group of disabled children and youths having a bit of a go at Sailing. For this group it was a first opportunity to venture out on the water on a yacht.