A fleet of fourteen boats turned out for the North Sails Hartley 16 North Islands at Lake Ngaroto in Te Awamutu. Good breeze on both days saw some extremely close racing and even closer finishes.
Four Hansa 303s turned out for the Sailability Regatta at Lake Ngaroto in Te Awamutu on 12-13 November. There was plenty of wind over the two-day regatta which is always good at Ngaroto.
Talented kiwi duo and recently crowned Red Bull Foiling Generation World Champions Micah Wilkinson and Olivia Mackay have been named among the Yachting New Zealand performance award winners to be formally recognized at the Volvo Excellence awards evening on 25 November.
At the end of Bank Road just out of Te Awamutu you will find a small rural sailing club situated on the shores of Lake Ngaroto. This is the home of the Ngaroto sailing Club… a small club, but when it comes to hosting regattas and hospitality, it punches well above its weight.
This fun tale was supplied by Brett Goddard (Goddy) Vice Commodore, Ngaroto Sailing Club.
Below is a list of most local and some international regattas for the Hansa Class that New Zealand sailors are likely to attend
The weekend of November 7th and 8th saw organised racing of Hansa 303 and Liberties on Lake Ngaroto for the first time.
Hamilton Yacht Club invites registrations of their ever popular OptiSail for 2016. The event is on 19-22 January and is suitable for those finishing Learn to Sail right through to experienced sailors.
Come and improve your sailing
• Exciting, park like venue in central Hamilton
• Still number one for food
• Learn to judge unpredictable wind changes
• Safe, yet challenging conditions
• Suitable for those finishing Learn to Sail, right through to experienced sailors
Parents and sailors alike have been very complimentary about Optisail 2015. The camp atmosphere was alive with enthusiasm and some of the comments received in the Sailor & Parent Evaluation after the camp include: