Sunday 24 January – Oborn’s Nautical Series Races 5 – 7
The final 3 races of the Oborn’s Nautical series were scheduled for Sunday 24. In the event light winds meant Race 7 was abandoned. As 6 races had been completed in the series by this stage boats were able to discard their worst result prior to the overall results being calculated. The sailing, though slow at times, was exciting and eventful and will be reported in detail in the newsletter. We are very grateful to Oborns for their sponsorship and ask that all members remember this when purchasing marine items. As there was a protest about Race 6 these results are only provisional until the protests are resolved. If the results change as a result of this protest, this page will be updated accordingly.
Saturday 23 January: Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series Race 2
Akaroa Yacht Club thanks our sponsors Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers who will help with all your legal needs including, we are sure, complex racing protests (but we’d prefer you settle these on the water). Click below for results:
Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 4 – Sunday 17 January 2021
(From the startbox) The fourth race in the Oborn’s Series, the long harbour race was sailed on Sunday 17th. Seven Yachts lined up for a 1300 start in a rising Norwesterly which made for really good sailing (or as one sailor put it – thats a bit like hard work when you get to my age). The course chosen was course 17 which mostly sees the boats on the eastern side of the harbour. Details of the race will be in the newsletter and the results (handicap and series to date) can be found by clicking below. Next Sunday three sprint races are scheduled to complete the series and, with a drop to be factored into the scoring after 6 races have been completed, its all still to play for. We would like to thank our long term sponsors, Oborn’s Nautical. They look after us really well and hopefully members and friends will take that into account when shopping for nautical gear.
Akaroa Dolphins Four Race Regatta – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2021
The four races over two days were sailed in various conditions and made for some exciting racing. As a Club we were delighted to welcome two visiting boats who joined our fleet for the weekend, Shibbeen and Limited Addition. We also want to thank our great sponsors, Akaroa Dolphins for their ongoing support. It is most appreciated,
Click below for detailed results of the series and all 4 races:
Mark Foy Series Race 1 – Sunday 3 January 2021
click below for results
The Guthrey Plate – Heads Race – 1 January 2021
A beaut day for racing – see the newsletter for details. Two classes today – Boats with PHRF ratings and Boats without. Only those with rating are eligable for the Trophy. Click below for the results
Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 3 – /sunday 13 December
From the startbox – A small fleet of 4 boats lined up in a strong and shifty southerly. The course for the day was Number 45 – 3 repeats of Green Point to Lushingtons and back. Transition started strongly but then Astruso took control and held that to the end. Big thanks to our Sponsors, Oborn’s Nautical. Next week is the Peraki race, the first of our off-shore Coastal Series with a start time of 1200 (noon). Skippers are reminded that this race is a Category 4 Safety Standard and that all the paperwork must be completed and given to the starters prior to the race. Click below for today’s results and the series to date
Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 2 – Sunday 6 December
From the startbox … Seven boats lined up at the start with a brisk Noreasterly on Course 17 which is mostly on the Akaroa side of the harbour. The wind remained steady which made for good sailing, albeit a bit chilly for the time of year. One Way withdrew with a spinnaker problem and the rest of the fleet enjoyed good sailing. Our thanks to Oborn’s Nautical who are long term and most valued sponsors of our club. Click on the link below for detailed results:
Oborn’sNautical Series Race 1 – Sunday 29 November
From the startbox – A fleet of 7 boats lined up for the first race in the year’s Oborn Series on a lovely late spring day with steadyish winds from the southerly quarter sailing on course 8 which took them to the Kaik, Tikau Bay, the Paua Farm, Lushingtons. Green point and then home. Two boats withdrew during the race. Click below for the race results and series points to date
Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series – Saturday 28 November
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Black Cat Cruises Series – Final Results
Sailing was abandoned on Sunday 22 November due to extreme weather. The results below are the provisional final results after those yachts which sailed in none of the races were removed and then the scores were recalculated on the basis of an 11 boat fleet. Click below for this.
Black Cat Series Race 4 – Sunday 15 November
From the Startbox After last week’s abandoned race (due to foul weather) a great fleet of 9 Yachts turned up on a wonderful late spring day for the first long harbour race of the season. At the start there was a light breeze from the south which turned around to the north as the race proceeded. A detailed race report will be published in the newsletter. Next week sees our first day with 3 Sprint races for the season. This will also conclude the series. Thanks to BlackCat Cruises for sponsoring today’s racing. Click below for the detailed results
Black Cat Series – Race 2 – Sunday 1 November
From the Startbox. The Second race of the Black Cat Cruises Series was sailed in lovely conditions on November 1. A fleet of 7 Yachts lined up in the sun with steady northerlies making for good sailing. Snatch and Astruso soon took the lead and fought that position out throughout the race with Transition settling in third on the water and the other 4 boats quite close together. Snatch crossed the line about 30 seconds ahead of Astruso with Transition 12 minutes behind and the restof the fleet within a minute of each other 6 minutes later. The detailed results can be found by following the link below. Thanks to our Sponsor, Black Cat Cruises for their ongoing support. Yacht Club members were shocked to hear of the tragic death of Black Cat Skipper, Julian Yates and express our condolencesto his family and the Whole Black Cats team.
Welcome to the new Racing Season 2020 – 2021
Opening Day Race = Race One in the Black Cat Cruises Series
The official opening function for the season was held in the clubrooms on Saturday 24 October with the Club Sailpast and opening race the following day. The opening race was also the first race of the Black Cat Cruises Series. A fleet of 5 lined up for the start and with less then 30 seconds to go the wind died leaving 4 boats stuck at the start while the other, One Way, who had adopted a different strategy had plenty of momentum and got off to a good early lead. The race was sailed in variable wind from the northerly quarter which saw some changes of lead. At the finish Transition was first over the line with One Way not far behind. Again the wind died and the remaining 3 boats limped home some time later. Thank you to our sponsor, Black Cat Cruises.
Click below for the official results and times.
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 5
Sunday June 14 dawned clear and VERY frosty for the last race of the season. The race lived up to its winter title with very low temperatures. Seven intrepid crews turned up all warmly dressed and braved the elements to be greeted by a nice noreasterly which meant racing could start on time and away they went. In the startbox we were very pleased to have a good heater as we watched the race.
Two hours later the first boat arrived with the rest of the fleet following not far behind. Thanks to Ali for providing warming soup on arrival. The results of today’s race, and of the series, are below – just click on the link.
There is no sailing next week and the following Saturday (June 27th) sees the AGM at 1100 and the prizegiving from 1800.
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 4
The fourth race of the (extended) Akaroa Butchery Winter Series was sailed on Sunday 7 June. After a very frosty morning we had a beautiful winter’s day but again there was a lack of wind. After an hour’s delay the race was started in light Northerly breezes and the fleet of 5 Yachts departed on Course 15. As the wind continued to be very light the course was shortened and the yachts finished as the sun went down behind the hills.
After the race the sailors warmed up with sausages from our sponsor, Akaroa Butchery and Deli. The last race of the season will be next Sunday, again with a 1pm start. The AGM will be at 11am on 27 June and the Prizegiving at 6 pm that day.
Click below for today’s results
Akaroa Yacht Club Inc. AGM at 11am on June 27 at the Akaroa Yacht Club.
Click below for the formal notification of this meeting and then put it in your calendar.
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 3
Seven boats came to the start for the third race in the Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series on a lovely day for sailing. For the first time in the series the race started on time and from all reports as the crews came ashore they really enjoyed the sail. To top it if off the change in gathering number to 100 meant we could socialise after the race and enoy some of our sponsors delicious saveloys (thoroughly recommended) prepared by Bar Manager Dave, which warmed the crews up.
Given the number of racedays lost during the lockdown the Committee has decided add 2 addional races to this series on the next two Sundays (June 7 and 14) starting at 1300 each day. The AGM and Prizegiving will be rescheduled later in the month. For results of todays race click below
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 2
A good fleet of 7 Yachts lined up for today’s race, once again in beautiful autumn weather and once again with very little wind. After a delay of 45 minutes the breeze gave a window of opportunity for a start which the fleet made the most of. The breeze dropped and only the most patient of the sailors stuck to the task and after a severely shortened course (Mark 1 – 9 – 3 – 9 – 1) only two boats finished in the gathering dark. The results are below (click the link).
Akaroa Butchery & Deli Winter Series Race 1
After a long break we were all delighted that Level 2 meant a start to racing again. Five yachts entered and the first business of the day was cleaning down the yachts as the seagulls had made the most of the lockdown. That completed the fleet headed out on a fantastic Autumn day which only lacked one thing – wind! After an hour or so a light northerly arrived and the fleet headed off on Course 20 which basically meant to Robinsons Bay.. The course was shortened a little as the wind was dying and there was a good finish. The current restrictions meant we could not socilise after the race but hopefully that will be possible next week and we will be able to celebrate (probably with a sausage or two from our fantastic sponsor – Akaroa Butchery & Deli).
Click below for the results
Grand Hotel Coastal Series –
Pompey’s Pillar Race
The second race in the Grand Hotel Coastal Series to Pompey”s Pillar and back was sailed on Sunday 15 March. Three Yachts fronted for the noon start in a breezy North Easterly with strong winds and rough conditions outside the Heads. On return all the sailors commented it was a very challenging race (although they used other words) and that coming back through the heads in the teeth of the wind was tough. The results of this race, and the overall results of the series, are below. We would like to thank Eric Ryder and the Grand Hotel, Akaroa, for their sponsorship of this series.
Commodore’s Mark Foy Series Race 2
The second race of the Mark Foy series was sailed on Sunday March 8. This week there was a fleet of 5 boats and a beautiful day on the harbour but for one thing – no Wind. After about 30 minutes a southerly breeze arrived and a special course was set with the yachts setting off in 3 Groups, Armalite and Penzance on scratch, Lightly Oiled and Meltdown on 2 minutes and Transition on 4 Minutes. The breeze held nicely for the race and then died out shortly later. We thank our Commodore, Charl Chaney, for his sponsorship.
Click below for the results
The first race in the Commodore’s Mark Foy series was scheduled for Sunday 1 March. Unfortunately only two boats registered but it was such a lovely day for sailing it was mutually agreed they would race anyway. The results are below. We would like to thank our Commodore, Charl Chaney, for sponsoring today’s sailing.
Click below for the results of Races 4, 5 and 6 of the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday February 23. This completes the series and the printed results are the final results of the series . Akaroa Yacht Club thanks the Ashburton based Gluyas Motor Group for their sponsorship of this series.
Click below for the results of the Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3 sailed on Sunday February 16 and an update to date for the series points. The final 3 sprint races in the series will be sailed on Sunday 23 February with the first starting at 1300.
Click below for the results of the second race of the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday February 9 and the series points to date.
Click below for the results of the third race in the Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday 8 February
Click below for the results of the first race in the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday 2 February
Oborns Series 2019/20 Final Results
Click below for the final results of the Oborn’s Nautical Series including the final 3 sprint races sailed on Sunday January 26. As all races in the series were completed yachts were able to drop their worst result which is always very significant when deciding the overall winner.
Click below for the results of the fourth race in the Oborn”s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 19 January 2020. The final three races in the series will be 3 sprint races sailed next Sunday (26th) starting at 1300 hr.
Click below for the results of the second race in the Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday 18 January
Click below for the results of the second and final day of the Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta sailed on Sunday January 5 2020. This completes this regatta.
Click below for the results of the first day of the Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta sailed on Saturday January 4 2020
Click below to view the results of the Ghthrey Plate – Heads Race sailed on January 1 2020
Click below to view the results of Race 3 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 22 December
Click below to view the results of the first race of the Grand Hotel Coastal Series, the Peraki Race, sailed on Sunday 15 December 2019.
Click below to view the results of Race 2 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 8 December
Click the link below for the provisional results of Race 1 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday December 1 2019
Click the link below for the results of Race One of the Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday Novemember 30th
For Results of racing on Nov 24 (Black Cats Cruises series Race 5)
and the overall Results of the Black Cat Series please click the link below
For Black Cat Series Race 4 on 17 November 2019
For Akaroa Butchery Winter Series please click link below:
For Bayleys Real Estate series please click the Link Below:
For Brownies Mattress Direct Easter results please click link below:
For Bayleys Real Estate series please click the Link Below:
For the final results of Presidents Cup, please follow ink below:
For the final results of the South Island Young 88 Championships, please follow the link below:-
For the final results of Lourve Solutions Races, please follow ink below:
For Full and Final Oborns Series results please follow the link below.
For Wynn Williams Two Handed results please click the link below:
For Oborns Race 4 results please click the link below:
For full Grand Hotel Pompeys pillar results please click the link below:
For full Akaroa Dolphins Regatta results please click on link below:
For full Guthrey Plate Heads Race results please click on the link below:
For full Black Cat Series results please click on the link below:
Click below to view the results of Race 2 of the Oborne’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 8 December