The Waikato/Thames region are looking to send teams to the regional and national 420 team's championships following a successful training clinic at Lake Ngaroto over Waitangi weekend.
The Gulf Classic will take on a totally different look this year.
The Waikato Thames Yachting Association are holding a three-day teams racing camp at Lake Ngaroto during Waitangi weekend.
The camp will be a great way for young sailors to get their 2017 off to a flying start or others new to the college age group keen to upskill their tactical knowledge and learn to sail a 420. The focus on will be boat handling, tactics, rules theory and racing.
(Photo: Susanna Buckton)
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