Results

Sunday April 17 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Sprint Races

Yet another gorgeous autumn day on the harbour.  As these were sprint races all 3 were between the start/finish, Green Point and Childrens Bay with the direction determined by the wind.  A fleet of 6 arrived at the start but unfortunately the wind did not.  After 30 minutes a gentle southerly arrived so the starboard course was chosen.  Towards the end of the race the wind started going round to the nor-east.  Finishing order was Meltdown, Transition, One Way, Raging Hormones, Whistler 3 and Penzance.  The handicap results were incredibly close with the first 5 boats separated by less than a minute.  The remaining two races were sailed on port.  The second race was won by Whistler form One Way, Raging Hormones, Transition, Meltdown and Penzance.  The final race was a genuine sprint and featured a well contested start with both One Way and Transition over the line at the gun.  In such a short race this was significant.  First across the line in just under 22 minutes was Whistler 3 then Raging Hormones, Meltdown, One Way, Transition and Penzance.  Click the link below to see the handicap results as well as the overall series results where the ability to discard the worst performance was important,  Whilethere was a clear series winner the next tow places were determined on a courtback of the most wins.  Next week we host the Akaroa Motor Garage Lady Skippers race starting at 1300.  We were pleased to welcome our sponsor, Chris Mangels of Bayleys Real Estate who was able to drop in.  He and his team do a fantastic job and we urge all members to support them.

Bayleys Sprint Races

 

Sunday April 14 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 3

A fleet of 7 came to the start on a lovely autumnal afternoon with light southerlies.  Transition won the start and they headed off to the Kaik, then Tikau, the Paua Farm, Lushingtons, Green Point, Childrens Bay and home.  Whistler 3 crossed first followed by Transition, One Way, Meltdown, Raging Hormones, Lightly Oiled and Penzance.  Handicaps are proving very significant in this series as you will see if you click on the link below.  Next week the series concludes with 3 Sprint Races and, as the boats can discard their worst performance after 5 races have been sailed, there is still all to play for.  A huge thank you to Bayleys for their ongoing sponsorship of the club.

Bayleys Race 3

 

Saturday April 13 – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 5

Abandonded.  

Sunday April 7 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 2

A fleet of 7 lined up in ideal conditions for the second race in the Bayleys Real Estate Series.  It was great to see Penzance and Lightly Oiled for the first time in a while.  Course 20 was chosen and the start was clearly won by One Way who also led around the Childrens Bay and Green Point Marks.  From there the fleet headed to French Farm taking very different strategies and the bulk of the race was on that side of the harbour going on to Tikao and then Robinsons Bay before returning home via Green Point.  Whistler was first across the line followed, half a minute later by One Way then a further 50 seconds back to Transition and another minute to Meltdown.  Raging Hormones was next then Lightly Oiled and Penzance.  For full results click the link below.  We are very grateful to Bayleys Real Estate for their sponsorship of this series.  Next Saturday we have the final in the two handed series starting at 1300 and the next race in the Bayleys Series starting 1300 on Sunday.

Bayleys Race 2

 

Sunday March 31 – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta Day 2

It was great to see an additional two yachts, Afterglow and Hyperactive, at the start today.  As the winds were very light the race officers chose two shorter courses for the races today.  The first was simply to the Kaik and back and took over an hour.  Meltdown crossed the line first ahead of One Way, Raging Hormones and Afterglow (who fought an epic battle at the finish with Raging Hormones pipping Afterglow by 3 seconds), Hyperactive and Transition.  The second race took the fleet to Green Point then Childrens Bay twice and it was great to see a large crowd watching from the lighthouse (and there were even some cheers!).  Once again Meltdown and One Way crossed the line first and second followed by Transition, Raging Hormones, Afterglow and Hyperactive.  Handicaps were significant in the overall results which can be found at the link below.  Many thanks to Dean and the crew at Brownies Mattress Direct for their great sponsorship.  Please respond by supporting them.  Next week the Bayleys Series resumes with race 2 starting at 1300.  Don’t forget daylight savings ends on Sunday morning.

Brownies Mattress Direct Day 2

 

Saturday March 30 – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta – Day 1

Four boats came to the start for the first day of the Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta which was sailed in chilly lightish southerly weather.  At the start Raging Hormones had a very different strategy which paid off really big time.  The course took the fleet to the Kaik, and Childrens Bay twice and by the second last Mark Transition led from Meltdown with One Way and Raging Hormones battling fiercely.  Transition was first across the line about a minute ahead of Meltdown.  The other two fought to the end with Raging Hormones 4 seconds ahead of One Way (less than a boat length).  The handicap results are very interesting.  The wind was dropping so a shorter course was chosen for the second race.  Transition won the start and led around the Green Point and Lushingtons marks with the other 3 close together.  All 4 took different routes back across the harbour which saw Meltdown cross first, 40 seconds ahead of Transition with Raging Hormones a further 45 seconds back and then a minute to One Way.  Again the handicap results are super close and you can find all the results by clicking the link below,   Day 2 of the Regatta sees a further two races tomorrow starting at 1300.  Prizegiving will follow the racing (probably about 1800) and there will be a bbq which will cost $10.  Huge thanks to Dean and the whole Brownies Team.  They are incredibly supportive and generous to the club.  They offer great discounts to AYC members so be sure to remember them whenever you need new bedding (I’m told they can even do ones for your yachts).

Brownies Easter Regatta Day 1

 

Sunday March 17 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 1

Only 3 boats lined up for the St Patrick’s Day race, the first race in the Bayleys Real Estate series.  There was quite a tussle at the start but after the first mark at Green Point Transition led Meltdown and Whistler 3.  This order continued until the very last mark when Meltdown passed Transition.  For the full results click the link below.  Thanks to Bayleys Real Estate for sponsoring the event -If you are looking to sell or buy please consider their services.  No sailing at Akaroa next weekend but the club will be open from 2pm on Sunday for a Watch Party – see the newsletter for full details.  The following weekend is Easter so the Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta will be on Saturday and Sunday with racing starting at 1300 each day.  Again the newsletter will have full details including the arrangements and costs for the prizegiving function on Sunday evening.

Bayleys Race 1

 

Saturday March 16 – Saunders Rgiving obinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series Race 4

A Fleet of 4 yachts lined up for Race 4 of the two handed Series – Meltdown, One Way, Carouser (having her first start of the season in this series) and newcomer Sneaky Heat.  The only thing missing was wind.  After about 30 minutes it was deemed that there was enough to start on Course 46 (although it died away just as the hooter went making for a very slow start).  Meltdown and One Way built up a lead on the legs to Green Point and then Lushingtons until the call to shorten course came( meaning the boats simply came back to Green Point and then home).  Meltdown was first over the mark followed by One Way.  Shortly after that the wind died altogether and Carouser and Sneaky Heat decided to withdraw.  As 4 races have now been completed in this series a drop is available which makes for interesting overall results so far – which you can find by clicking the link below.  Thanks to our sponsors, Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers.  The remaining race in this series is scheduled for Saturday 13 April starting at 1300.

Two Handed Series Race 4

 

Sunday 10 March – My IT Manager Mark Foy Series Race 2

Unfortunately only 2 boats were able to sail in this race but as it was a lovely sailing day a “social” race was held under Mark Foy Conditions.  Raging Hormones was the scratch boat and Whistler 3 started 2 minutes later.  At the finish Raging Hormones won by just over one and a half minutes.  Thank you to My IT Manager for sponsoring the series .

 

North Sails Young 88 South Island Championships

These are the provisional results.   There are two files – Series the overall results based on line honours and  Series TCF the handicap results

Series, Series TCF

 

My IT Manager Mark Foy Series Race 1

Click the link for the results

Mark Foy 1 2024

 

Gluyas Motor Group Series Results

click the link for all the results

gluyas series 2024

 

Saturday January 14 – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 2

Click the link for results

Two Handed 14 Jan 2024

 

Sunday January 7 2024 – Akaroa Dolphins Regatta – Day 2

A perfect sailing day for the second day of the regatta – sunny, warm and a brisk SW wind.  The same fleet arrived (although there were some additions to the crews).  The first race was on Course 46 (start, Green Point, Lusingtons, Green Point, Lushingtons Green Point and finish).  Transition led around the first mark and built on this throughout the race.  Unfortunately, she went around one of the marks the wrong way so was recorded as DNF.  One Way was therefore the first across the line followed 4 minutes later by Meltdown then another 7 seconds to Shibbeen and then Raging Hormones and Whistler 3.   The second race used the same course as race 2 yesterday but without the drama at the end.  Transition crossed the line first with One Way less than a minute behind and a further minute back to Shibben then Meltdown, Raging Hormones and Whistler 3.  As ever handicaps make a huge difference so click below for the full results and series points.   Once again thank you to the Waghorn Family and Akaroa Dolphins for sponsoring the series.  If you are not lucky enough to be on a yacht they are the best way to enjoy our wonderful harbour.  Next week we have the second twilight race starting at 1700 on Wednesday, the second two handed race at 1400 on Saturday and the Pompeys Coastal Race on Sunday with a noon start.

Akaroa Dolphins Regatta Day 2

 

Saturday January 6 2024 – Akaroa Dolphins Regatta – Day 1

A fleet of 6 lined up for the first two races of the Akaroa Dolphins Regatta.  Race 1 was a short one from the start to Green Point , Lushingtons and back.   One Way led the whole way followed by Transition, Meltdown,  Shibben, Whistler 3 and Aging Hormones.  Race 2 was longer – start to the Kaik, Childrens Bay, back to the Kaik, Childrens Bay and home.  On the final leg the fleet ran out of wind as they passed red point and there were all sorts of changes and challenges as they tried to round mark 2.  Shibbeen led around the mark followed by Raging Hormones, Whilstler then the rest.  Shortly after the fleet rounded the mark the wind swung round from SW to NE and One Way and Transition who had taken a line much closer to the main wharf took the lead and fought a close battle to the end with One Way winning by less than a boat length.  Shibbeen, Whistler 3 and Meltdown were even closer together with less than 20 seconds separating them.  Day 2 of the Regatta is tomorrow starting at 1300.  Thank you to Akaroa Dolphins for sponsoring the regatta.  They even managed to organise a pod of dolphins to come to the jetty just prior to the end of the second race.  Click below fot the handicap and series results to date.

Akaroa Dolphins Regatta

 

Monday January 1 2024 – Walker Architecture Heads Race

What a wonderful day to go sailing.  A fleet of 13 Yachts lined up for our premiere even,t the Walker Architecture Heads Race for the Guthrey Trophy.  We welcomed 4 Lyttleton boats: Shibbeen, Calculator, Leonardo and Nephrititi and two occasional locals, Faarst Forward and Roaring Meg to join our regular fleet.  With so many boats the start was a tad crowded as they headed off with a nice southerly harbour draft.  This wind kept up for most of the race (although the last finishers found it dying on them) and the boats reached the Heads Mark in under 90 minutes.  They looked very impressiv ecoming back up the harbour with spinnakers flying and the first 4 fairly close together.  Transition was first across the line followed by  Meltdown, Shibbeen and One Way.  However handicaps are all important.  For the full results click the link below.  Next weekend we have the Akaroa Dolphins Regatta on Saturday and Sunday starting at 1300 each day.  Thank you to Jason Walker of Walker Architectue  for sponsoring the race.  Whether its your mansion of your boatshed they can design the ideal building for you.

Walker Architecture Heads Race

 

Sunday 17 December – Oborn’s Nautical Series – Sprint Races

With the lead up to Christmas the fleet for the final day of the Oborn’s series was only 4 yachts.  Prior to the scheduled start the winds were very light but 2 or 3 minutes before the sequence started the wind arrived.  The first race of the day was on a very short course – start to Green Point to Lushingtons, Green Point and finish.  Unfortunately, shortly after the start the wind started to drop and, at times, died away completely.  Transition led around the first mark followed by One Way and Whistler 3 with Meltdown significantly behind.  The order stayed like this around the Lushington mark and heading back towards Green Point.  Transition was first around the final mark but fickle winds saw the 3 Young 88s bunch together and Meltdown passed the other two, finishing second ahead of One Way and Whistler 3.  Transition’s winning time was 1 hr 31 min for a course that would normally take 25 – 40 minutes and as there was no sign of any further wind arriving the other 2 races were abandoned.  Click the link below to see what this means for the handicap results and overall series standings.  Huge thanks to Oborn’s Nautical for their ongoing support.  There is no racing next weekend for Christmas.  The Junior Race day is scheduled for December 28 and hopefully a good number of boats will be available for this event.  The Heads Race will be held on Monday January 1 starting at 1300.

Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 4

Sunday 10 December – Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 3 – Long Harbour Race

After the disappointment of last week’s cancellation due to excessive winds a fleet of 6 came to the start with a steady, if chilly, souwesterly.  Course 67 was called – this was a special course to fit the long harbour race given an uncertain forecast.  This took the fleet to the Kaik and Lushingtons twice and then back to the Kaik, Childrens Bay and home (which did mean that for most of the race we could not see them from the jetty).  Meltdown won the start which saw a couple of boats doing penalty turns.  By mark 3 Transition had built a good lead over Meltdown followed by One Way, Whistler 3, Raging Hormones and Penzance. This order remained after the next two legs.  When they came back into sight on the way to Childrens Bay Transition had maintained her lead over Meltdown and One Way had made some ground while Raging Hormones had almost caught up with her, well ahead of Whistler 3 and Penzance.  This was the order across the line but again handicaps might have an effect.  Click the link below for the full results and series update.  Next week the series wraps up with 3 sprint races starting at 1300 and with the possibility of a drop anything could happen.   Once again Thanks to Oborn’s Nautical for supporting the club and we recommend that all members support them in return.

Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 3

 

Sunday 26 November – Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 2

Another gorgeous sailing day with steady winds from the southerly quarter. Six Boats came to the startline but unfortunately, just prior to the start, Afterglow suffered a major glitch which left her without a functional mainsheet and while they gamely tried to continue they were eventually forced to withdraw.  Transition led around the first mark at Green Point ahead of Meltdown with the other 3 Young 88;, Whistler 3, One Way and Raging Hormones, quite tightly bunched.  This continued to Lushingtons and then the gaps grew as the fleet headed off to the Paua Farm.  When they came back into sight, on the way back to Lushingtons, Transition had established a solid lead over Meltdown with Whistler 3 in a clear 3rd and Raging Hormones just ahead of One Way.  As they approached the finish One Way got past Raging Hormones but the question was would this be reflected in the corrected results when the handicaps were applied.  To find out click the link below and you will also find the series update.  Thank you to Oborn’s Nautical for their sponsorship of this series.  Next week is the Peraki race, the first of our Coastal races, with a 1200 noon start.

Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 2

 

Saturday 25 November – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers 2-Handed Series Race 1

Click the link below for results

Two Handed Series Race 1

 

Sunday 19 November – Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 1

A fleet of 7 Yachts came to the start on a lovely late spring day with steady winds from the south.  It was great to see Penzance back for her first start of the season. The course chosen was course 10 which sees the fleet go to Green Point, Lushingtons. the Paua Farm, Childrens Bay. Green Point and back to Childrens Bay and then Finish.  Meltdown led around the first mark followed by Transition and then the rest of the fleet. These two maintained this lead throughout the race.  When the fleet came back into view from the Paua Farm mark Transition and then Meltdown led from Penzance, Raging Hormones, One Way, Whistler 3 and Afterglow and this order remained to the finish.  Click the link below for the full results including actual and corrected times.  Next week the Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series begins at 1400 on Saturday 25th and the second race in the Oborn’s Nautical Series is at 1400 on Sunday 26th.  We would like to thank our series sponsor, Oborn’s Nautical, for their continuing support and urge all members to use their services.

Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 1

 

Sunday 12 November – Black Cat Series Sprint Races

Provisional results only – subject to a protest which, if successful, will significantly alter the overall results.  This is the final results of the series.  Click the link below to see all the results

Black Cat Cruises Series Races 4, 5 and 6

Sunday 29 October – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 2

While it may not have been the best day for NZ Rugby it was a great day for sailing with a steady wind in the northerly quarter. Only 3 yachts came to the start – Meltdown, Raging Hormones and Whistler 3 and Course 20 was chosen – Start to Children’s Bay. Green Point. French Farm. Tikao, Robinsons Bay, Green Point and Home. Meltdown led around the first mark and maintained this lead throughout. With the good breeze she completed the course in 1 hour and 33 minutes, 4 minutes ahead of Raging Hormones with Whistler 3 crossing the line third.  For the full results click the link below.  Next weekend we have the first long harbour race of the season with a 1300 start.  A big thanks to our sponsor, Black Cat Cruises who provide a great way to enjoy our wonderful harbour (almost as good as sailing).

Black Cat Cruises Series Race 2

 

Sunday October 22 – Opening Day Season 2023/24 – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 1

Please click the link below for the results

Black Cat Cruises Series Race 1

 

Sunday June 4 – Akaroa Yacht Club Prizegiving for the 2022/23 Season

Click the link below for the full details of the prize-giving

Prizegiving – online version

 

Saturday June 3 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 5

Yet another non-wintery day for the last race of the Winter Series, at the start of King’s Birthday Weekend, saw a fleet of 3 yachts come to the start.  After an even start Meltdown led around the first mark at Green Point and off to Lushingtons.  When they came back in sight after Mark 3 Transition had taken the lead from Meltdown with Future One third and this order remained as they sailed off to Mark 7, the Paua Farm.  From there the fleet sailed back to Childrens Bay, Green Point, Childrens Bay and then home.  Transition crossed the line first ahead of Meltdown and Future One.   This is the last race of the season.  For the full results and overall results of the series please click the link below.  Once again thank you to Fred and all at Akaroa Butchery and Deli for your support – it is greatly appreciated as are all our sponsors throughout the season.   Tomorrow we have our AGM at 11 am and the prize-giving from 6 pm.

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Final Race

 

Sunday 28 May – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Races 3 & 4

A lovely mild autumn day was on hand for the second last racing day of the season.  Four yachts left the start-line and headed to Green Point.  On the next leg to Lushingtons, Transition led Meltdown, Future One and One Way.  This was maintained on the leg back to Green Point with Transition extending her lead finally crossing the line about 3 minutes ahead of Meltdown with Future One a further 3 minutes back.  Unfortunately for One Way the wind died to almost nothing before they crossed the line.  One Way was very much a family affair today with Jacqui and Timmy Richardson taking George and the whole Foster family (our sponsors) out for the race, and, with 4 young children aboard, withdrew from the second race to avoid a possible mutiny.   After waiting more than half an hour some wind finally arrived and the shortest sprint course in the book (start  – Childrens Bay – Green Point – finish) was chosen.  Again Transition was first across the line, followed by Meltdown and then Future One.  Handicaps came into play today and, as 4 races have now been completed in the series, each boat can discard its worst performance.  This had some interesting effects and the final race of the series, to be sailed next SATURDAY starting at 1300 will be crucial.  Click the link below for the full results.  ALL members are invited to the AGM next Sunday at 1100 and the Prizegiving at 1800, both in the clubrooms.  A big thanks to our sponsor Akaroa Butchery and Deli.  It was great to have you out on the water with us today

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Races 3 & 4

 

Sunday 21 May – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Races 1 & 2

Finally, after 2 very frustrating weeks, enough wind to race and the race committee decided to have two races today to start making up for those we missed.  Four boats lined up for the first race which was a short course between Green Point and Childrens Bay twice.  This was quite close with Meltdown finishing first followed by Transition less than a minute later with Future One a further 2 minutes back and then One Way.  The second race went to the Kaik, Lushingtons, Green Point and home.  Much of this course cannot be seen from the start box but when the fleet came back in sight in dying winds there were several changes in placing as the boats found and/or lost the wind.  The finishing order was the same as the previous race although Meltdown’s winning margin was considerably greater as she crossed the line just as the wind dropped further slowing the others.  For full results including the handicap results and series points click the link below.  Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors Akaroa Butchery and Deli who also supply our raffle prizes which are much sought after.

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Races 1 & 2

 

Sunday 7 May – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 1

Future One, Meltdown, One Way and Transition arrived at the start line but unfortunately the wind did not.  Unfortunately this meant the race was abandoned after an hour and a half.  

 

Sunday 30 April: Lady Skippers Race

Four boats entered the annual Lady Skippers Race.  The wind was light and the conditions were a bit hazy.  Course 2 was chosen and, after a close fought start, the fleet soon spread out.  First across the finish line was Transition, skippered by Fiona Lynch, followed by Future One skippered by Brooke Molloy, One Way skippered by Jacqui Richardson and finally Carouser skippered by Alison Evans (as the only Trailor Yacht in the field they can be proud of this result).  Click below to find the handicap results.  Next week sees the start of the Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series.  Keep Sunday June 4 clear for the AGM and Prizegiving.

Lady Skippers Race 

 

Sunday 23 April:  Bayleys Real Estate Series Sprint Races and Overall Results.

Due to light winds only 2 of the 3 scheduled races were sailed.  However this was enough to trigger a drop in the series scoring.  Click below for full results.  Next week is the Lady Skippers race starting at 1300.  Thanks to BAyley’s Real Estate for sponsoring this series.

Bayleys Real Estate Series final results

 

Sunday April 9 – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta 2023 – Races 3 & 4

Five boats lined up for the second day of Racing in the Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta.  The start was delayed almost an hour as the nor-easterly was gusting over the limit of 30 knots at the scheduled start time.  The first race was on course 35 (basically Green Point to Lushingtons and back twice).  Meltdown was first across the line followed by Transition, Future One, Afterglow and Hyperactive.  The second race used course 62 (the same course with an extra leg).  This was an exciting race with lots of changes of lead and lots of action.  I am sure the newsletter will have some good stories to share.  Hyperactive, with a crew of only 2 and without using a kite, won this race 12 seconds ahead of Meltdown (who had a VERY exciting time), followed closely by Future One, Transition and Afterglow.  Again, with a close finish, handicap ratings came in to play so click the link below to see all the results and the overall placings.  There is no racing next weekend and the final day of the Bayleys Series, which will be 3 sprint races with the first starting at 1300, the following Sunday (April 23).  The regatta prizegiving is always one of the highlights of the club year thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Brownies Mattress Direct.  Please support them when you are furnishing your house or bach (and I’m told they can provide suitable bedding for every type of yacht).

Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta 2023 Races 3 & 4

 

Saturday April 8 – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta 2023 – Races 1 & 2

The first two races in the Easter Regatta were sailed in brisk, chilly nor-easterlies.  A fleet of 6 competed and the first race was a fairly short one using course 39.  Transition was first, followed by Meltdown, Hyperactive, Afterglow, One Way and then Future One.  The second race was longer on course 23 with two runs to the Kaik.  The finishing order was Transition, Meltdown, Hyperactive, Afterglow, Future One and One Way.  The finishes were tight in both races so handicap ratings really came into play.  To see what effect these had click the link below.  Series points are very tight so tommorow’s two races will be crucial.  Thanks to Dean and the team at Brownies Direct Mattresses for your ongoing support.  It is very much appreciated and club members should recognise this whenever  buying bedding.

Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta 2023 Races 1 & 2 

 

Sunday April 2 – Bayley’s Real Estate Series Race 3 – Long Harbour Race

Five boats arrived at the start line in very light NE conditions and after a 30 minute wait sufficient wind arrived for a start using Course 6 with a downwind start off to the Kaik.  On the next leg back to Lushingtons the wind dropped for most of the fleet with only Future One finding breeze and sailing past the whole fleet and around the mark.  It was very much a race of two halves as a brisk SW came in during the leg to the Salmon Farm.  Transition withdrew and Meltdown led around Mark 1 on the way back to the Kaik.  The fleet arrived home fairly closely together with Meltdown first across the line in 2.22.23;  22 seconds ahead of One Way with Lightly Oiled a further 32 seconds back and Future One less than 2 minutes later.  This close finish brings handicap ratings into play and click the link below to find the full results.  Next weekend is Easter and we will once again host the Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta on Saturday and Sunday with racing starting at 1300 each day.  Thank you to Bayley’s Real Estate for their sponsorship of today’s race – it is always appreciated.

Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 3

Farewell to Frank Dickson MBE

At the conclusion of today’s racing a function was held to celebrate the life of Frank Dickson, long time club member, master sailor and past Patron of the Akaroa Yacht Club.  If you click the link below it will take you the the Obituary from the Christchurch Press on Saturday April 1 which paints a lovely picture of his life.  The club extends its condolences to Frank’s Family – he will be missed.

Life story: The banker who left a legacy of nearly $400m for the community | Stuff.co.nz

 

Sunday March 26 – Bayley’s Real Estate Series Race 2

Six yachts came to the start with a nice Souwesterly breeze.  Transition won the start but Meltdown was first around Mark 1 at Green Point and then round the Lushingtons bouy.  From there the fleet sailed off to the Kaik (and out of sight from the start box). When they came back into sight on their way back to Lushingtons the wind was dying and the call was made to “Shorten Course – Mark 3 and home 1S”.  At this point Meltdown was leading from Transition and Lightly Oiled with Afterglow next and the remaining two boats, One Way and Future One, not yet in sight.  Transition managed to overtake Meltdown winning by 90 seconds.  Lightly Oiled was a further 2 minutes back then Afterglow, One Way and Future One.  Handicap ratings are all important in such a close finish so click the link to see the corrected results and series update.  Next week is the 3rd race in the Bayley’s series, a Long Harbour Race starting at 1300.  Don’t forget daylight savings ends on Sunday.  Thanks to our Sponsors, Bayley’s Real Estate, who are great supporters of sailing in Akaroa.

Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 2

 

Saturday March 25 – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 5

Click below for the results which are1 min 30 Sership of this series.  If any club member needs a Lawyer I can thoroughly recommend them.

Two Handed Series Final Results

Sunday March 12 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 1 (provisional results)

A Fleet of 5 lined up for the first race in the Bayleys Real Estate Series on a gorgeous late summer day.  Course 61 was chosen and the fleet headed off to the Kaik.  When they came back in view from the start box Meltdown had built up a big lead on the leg to Lushingtons.  One Way and Transition were battling each other and Future One and Penzance were also having their own battle.   At this point the wind started to drop and became very flukey and the call to Shorten Course was made so the race was shortened to Green Point and then home.  During the leg to Green Point Meltdown fell into a hole and the rest of the fleet caught and even passed her so the race effectively became a (very slow) sprint to the finish.  Meltdown was first across the line followed 37 seconds later by One Way,  Transition was a further 25 seconds back, another 31 seconds ahead of Future One closely followed by Penzance.  With this close finish handicaps are all important in determining the results and to find out what happened click the link below.  However be aware that these results are provisional subect to the outcomes of two protests.  Thank you to our sponsors, Bayleys Real Estate.  

Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 1

 

Saturday March 11 – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers 2 Handed Series Race 4

click the link below for results

Two Handed Series Race 4

 

February 19 – Gluyas Motor Group Series Races 4, 5 & 6 – sprint races

A fleet of 5 yachts lined up for the 3 sprint races to complete the Gluyas Motor Group Series.  There was a short delay to the start of the first race as the wind was a little late arriving.  This race was between Green Point and Childrens Bay (twice) and the fleet was well spaced behind Lightly Oiled until the final Mark at Childrens Bay when they sailed into a hole and both Meltdown and Transition sailed past with One Way and Future One having a close battle for the remaining places.  Race 2 saw the fleet going to Green Point, Lushingtons , back to Green Point and finish.  Lightly Oiled led from the start followed by Meltdown, Transition, One Way and Future One.  The final race went to Tikau and back and again Lightly Oiled led from the start this time followed by Transition, One Way , Meltdown and Future One.  When the final results for the series were tabulated the leading two were tied on points and a countback was used to determine the winner (3 firsts to 2).  To find out who finally won click the link below.  Next week some of the fleet will head to Naval Point for the Young 88 Owners Championships and we wish them all the best.  The rest of the fleet will compete in our first Mark Foy race of the season.  Thanks to Gluyas Motors of Ashburton for their great support.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Final Results

 

February 12 – Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3 – Long Harbour Race

Course 25, which is 14.5 nm, was chosen for this race sailed in nice noreasterly conditions.  This course is Childrens Bay,  Green Point to Robinsons Bay, Tikau, Robinsons Bay again and then to the Paua Farm and home.  A fleet of six lined up and Meltdown led round the first mark after a very competitive start.  They maintained that lead thorough the first few legs but were overtaken by Transition who held on for the rest of the race.  As the vast majority of the race was on the far side of the harbour I will leave it to the newsletter writers to describe what happened.   Click on the link below for the full results and series update.  Next week we will have the 3 sprint races to complete the series.  As there is a “drop to come” the series is still wide open.  The first of the races will start at 1300.  We acknowledge the wonderful support of our sponsor, Gluyas Motor Group of Ashburton.  When its time to replace your vehicle please keep them in mind.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3

 

February 5 – Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 2

Four Yachts lined up for the start in strong gusty noreasterlies, extreme heat and quite choppy seas (for Akaroa Harbour). Fortunately the wind dropped a little after a while and some rain lowered the temperature.  Meltdown won an exciting and eventful start but was soon overtaken by Lightly Oiled who built their lead round the first few marks but unfortunately had to withdraw.  Meltdown took over the lead which they then held throughout  finally winning in just a tad over 2 hours as the wind died.  One Way was second and Future One third.  I’m sure the newsletter will have some good stories about the first 2/3 of the race.  Thanks to Gluyas Motor Group of Ashburton for their continuing sponsorship.  Click below for the full results.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 2

 

February 4 – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 2

Click link for results

Two Handed Series Race 3

 

January 29 – Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 1

Thanks to Gluyas Motor Group, Ashburton, for their sponsorship.  Click below for the results,

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 1

 

January 15 – Grand Hotel Coastal Series – Pompey’s Pillar Race

An intrepid fleet of 4  Yachts lined up for our second coastal race of the season.  After a still morning the nor-easterly arrived just in time for the noon start.  Shibeen led away with the rest of the fleet, Penzance, Meltdown and One Way close across the start.  First across the line, 4 hours and 54 minutes later was Penzance followed 2 minutes later by Meltdown, One Way a further minute back and Shibbeen just 2 minutes later.  For full results including the overall series result click on the link below.  The club thanks Ben and his team at the Grand Hotel for their ongoing sponsorship.  The Grand is a great place for a drink, a meal, fantastic music and a generally great time (almost as good as sailing).

Pompeys Pillar Race

 

January 14 – Saunders Robinson Brown Law Two Handed Series Race 2

A fleet of 5 yachts lined up for the second race in the two handed series – 4 Young 88s, Meltdown, Hyperactive, One Way and Shibbeen (who are visiting from Naval Point) and Carouser, a trailer-sailer with the crew who had sailed Armalite in the first race of the series.  There was a steady wind from the southwest and the course was essentially twice between Green Point and Lushingtons.  Meltdown established an early lead which she maintained throughout.  Shibbeen and One Way battled throughout with One Way just ahead on the line.  Hyperactive was next and Carouser finished only 12 minutes later which was a very good result.  Click the link below for the full results and series update.  The club is very grateful to our sponsor, Saunders Robinson Brown Law.

Two Handed Series Race 2

 

Akaroa Dolphins Canterbury Keelboat Championships – January 7 & 8

Please Click the link below for the full results.  Huge thanks to Anita Hopkins for fixing the website and to Akaroa Dolphins for their wonderful support

Akaroa Dolphins Canterbury Keelboat Championship

 

January 1 2023 – Walker Architecture Heads Race for the Guthrey Plate

A fantastic field of 15 Yachts lined up for the annual Heads Race. We welcomed a contigent from Naval Point – Full Circle, Shibbeen, Legacy 2 and Topaz as well as Otter and Akaroa III (a big catamaran).  In addition we welcomed Lightly Oiled, Farrst Forward, and Penzance who all stated for the first time this season.  Farrst Forward was a clear winner across the line in 2.37.44, almost 25 ahead of Transition and 30 seconds later Meltdown.   Please click the link below for the full line and handicap results.  We would like to thank Jason Walker of Walker Architecture for sponsoring this race.  Whether its a shelter for your Dinghy or a boatshed for your Superyacht they can design just what you need (not to mention all the usual buildings and structures).

Heads Race 2023

December 18 – Oborn’s Nautical Series Races 4, 5 & 6 – Sprint Races and Series Finale

Only 3 boats lined up for the final day of the Oborn’s Nautical series on a dully and drizzly day with light Sou-westerly winds.  The first race was between Green Point and Children’s Bay and was won by Meltdown, followed by One Way and then Armalite.  Te cecond race saw the fleet off to Green Point, Lushingtons and return and then home.  Again the winner was Meltdown followed (more closely this time) by One Way and then Armalite.  The final race was to the Kaik and back and again Meltdown was first home this time followed by Armalite and then One Way.  For the full results today and the overall series points please click on the link below.  There is no sailing next weekend (Christmas Day).  The Junior Raceday will be on January 28 starting at 1300 with the Heads Race on New Years Day also starting at 1300.  The committee would like to thank our sponsors, Oborn’s Nautical, and encourage all members to avail themselves of their services.

Oborn’s Nautical Series Final Result

 

December 11 – Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 3 – Long Harbour Race

Click below for the results

Oborns Race 3

 

December 4 – Grand Hotel Coastal Series Peraki Race

Many thanks to Ben and the whole team at the Grand Hotel for their sponsorship of this iconic series.  Click below for the results

Peraki Race

 

November 26 – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series

A fleet of 4 lined up for the first two handed race of the season.  Less than 30 seconds before the scheduled start the wind, which had been steady, dropped right away and it actually took over 2 minutes for the first boat to reach the start line and the wind was very variable throughout.  Course 10 was chosen which took the fleet to the Kaik and then to Tikau and by then Meltdown had built up a good lead.  From there they sailed to the Paua farm and the course was shortened meaning they came straight home.  Meltdown was first, then Hyperactive, Armalite and Future One.  Fortunately there were no protests but if there had been our Sponsors, Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers would be just the people to call.  Click the link below for the full results

Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series Race 1

 

 

November 20 – Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 1

Four boats lined up for the first race in the Oborn’s series including Future One who was sailed single handed by Keith Molloy.  The course chosen was Course 19 where the vast majority of the time the fleet is out of sight of the start box so you will need to read the newsletter for the story of the race.  Meltdown finished first just ahead of Transition and then One Way with a very meritorious Future One not that far behind.  Click the link below for the full results.  Thanks to Oborn’s Nautical for their sponsorship and we encourage skippers to utilize their services.

Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 1

 

 

November 13 – Black Cat Series Races 4, 5 & 6 (Sprint Races)

A series of 3 sprint races concluded our first series of the season.  Four yachts came to the start on a gorgeous late spring day.  The first race was delayed slightly as we waited for the wind to arrive but 0nce that occurred the steady souwesterlies made for good racing.  The first race went to Green Point, Lushingtons and back and and then to a really tight finish where Meltdown won over Transition by 3 seconds.  The second race was Green Point to Childrens Bay twice where all Akaroa’s visitors could see what was going on.  Once again Meltdown won in a tight finish, this time ahead of One Way.  The final race was an all-out sprint to the Kaik and back with Transition just pipping Meltdown and Armalite chasing down One Way in the last few meters.  With the boats able to discard their worst result the series came down to the last race and if you click the link below you will find out what happened.  Once again we would like to thank Black Cat Cruises for their sponsorship.  Next week we start the Oborns Nautical Series with a 1400 start.

Black Cat Cruises Series final results

 

 

November 6 – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 3

A fleet of four lined up for the second harbour race of the season with northerlies throughout.  Course 17 was chosen and most started well.  Meltdown led round the first mark at Childrens Bay and headed off to Green Point.  From there they sailed to Lushingtons with Meltdown and Transition close together in what was to be a tight battle for the rest of the race.  The next leg was to the Kaik, then back to Lushingtons, Green Point and then home where Meltdown prevailed by less than a minute over Transition then One Way and Armalite.  Click link below to viewthe full results.  Next week will feature the annual golf day on Saturday and the Black Cat Cruises series will conclude with 3 sprint races (and the possibility of a drop) starting at 1300.  Many thanks to our sponsor – Black Cat Cruises – A great way to view the harbour.

Black Cat Cruises Series Race 3

 

 

October 30 – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 2 – Long Harbour Race

Yet another lovely sailing day for our first Long Harbour Race of the season with a challenging nor-easterly.  Transition won the start and was first around at Childrens Bay and Green point then they headed off to Robinsons Bay.  From there the fleet sailed to Tikau and on this leg Meltdown lived up to her name when the mainsail halyard broke, forcing them to withdraw.  The fleet then returned to Robinsons Bay before heading to Mark 7 (the Paua Farm).  Unfortunately the buoy could not be found so the leading boat, Transition, called a fixed point for the turn.  Transition finished first followed by One Way and Armalite.  For full results click the link below.  We would like to thank our sponsors, Black Cat cruises, who provide a much less strenuous harbour experience

Black Cat Cruises Series Race 2

 

October 23 – Opening Day for 2022-23 Season.  Black Cat Cruises Series Race 1

Click link below for full results:

Black Cat Cruises Series Race 1

 

 

June 4 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 5

It might be the last race of the series and officially the worst of winter but it was actually a lovely day for racing.  At the scheduled start time there was little wind so there was a short delay until a nice northerly built up as the fleet headed to Lushingtions with some very different courses chosen.  From there it was back to Green point and repeat and then home.  Lightly Oiled took line honours from Meltdown follwoed by Afterglow, Armalite, Transition and One Way.  This was decisive for the series and you can find the series results by clicking the link below.  Tomorrow sees our AGM (1100) and then prizegiving (1300) .  Thanks toour sponsors for this series – Akaroa Butchery and Deli, and all our sponsors who have supported us so well all year.

Akaroa Butchery & Deli Winter Series Race 5

 

May 29 – AkaroaButchery and Deli Winter Series Race 4

A fleet of 4 lined up on a sunny winters day with light and shifty winds.  The start was delayed for a few minutes and the fleet sailed to the Kaik and then Lushingtons and home after the race was shortened.  Transition was first across the line in 3 hr 45 min followed 10 minutes later by Afterglow then One Way and Armalite.  For full results click on the link below.  A big thanks to our sponsors, Akaroa Butchery and Deli – the sailors really enjoyed some hot sausages when they got back to the clubrooms.  Sailing for the season concludes next weekend is on Saturday (1300) with the AGM (1100) and Prizegiving (1800) on Sunday.

winter series race 4

 

May 22 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race3

Racing was abandoned due to a lack of wind.

 

May 15 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 2

Once Again only 3 boats lined up for the second race of the Winter series in real winter temperatures.  The wind arrived just in time for the start and Armalite led Meltdown and One Way around the first mark/  Unfortunately the wind dropped right away after about and hour and the course chosen was one largely out of sight of the startbox.  Meltdown was first across the line followed by One Way with Armalite third.  Unfortunately the time limit for the race was 4 hours and Meltdown’s time was 4.01.41.  This means that the race is not scored as no boats finished within the time limit.  Thank you again to the Akaroa Butchery and Deli for sponsoring this event.

 

May 8 – Akaroa Butchery & Deli Winter Series Race 1

Only 3 yachts lined up for our Mothers Day race in very light wind winds from the easterly quarter.  Course 21 (start, Childrens Bay, Kaik, Green Point, Kaik and home) was chosen.  Meltdown was first round the Childrens Bay mark but the lead changed frequently.  Most of the race was out of sight of the startbox so you will need to wait for the newsletter for a detailed race report.  Armalite was first across the line 6 minutes ahead of Meltdown with One Way close behind.  For the handicap results click on the link.  Thanks to the Akaroa Butchery and Deli for their sponsorship.  I can thoroughly recommend their bacon – I had some for breakfast today.

Akaroa Butchery & Deli Winter Series Race 1

 

May 1 – Ca Bouge Lady Skippers Race

A fleet of 6 boats lined up in light northerly conditions. After a fairly even start Transition led around the first mark followed by One Way, Meltdown, Lightly Oiled, Penzance and Armalite.  As course 16 (which is mostly between Green Point and the Kaik) was chosen you will have to wait for the newsletter for the story of the race.  Lightly Oiled, skippered by Hillary Little, was first across the line followed by Meltdown and then One Way and Transition who were very close together.  A dying wind saw Penzance 5th and Armalite 6th.  Click below for the handicap results and places.  Thanks to Ca Bouge for their sponsorship. 

Ca Bouge Lady Skippers Race

 

April 16 & 17 – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta

The first race of the series on Saturday Afternoon was raced in very light winds with a shortened course with One Way just ahead of Transition and Armalite, who ran out of wind, third quite a while later while Meltdown withdrew from the race.  The fleet then waited for the forecast light southerly to arrive but instead were suprised by a strong Southerly buster that came roaring through.  Fortunately Brian Little saw it coming and was able to warn the fleet to drop sails and take care.  It was then agreed to transfer race 2 to the following day.  Sunday saw the welcome return of Afterglow to the fleet and three races were sailed to complete the series.  The first race was between Green Point and Childrens Bay with Transition just ahead of Meltdown  and well ahead of Armalite, Afterglow and One Way who finished with only about 20 seconds separating them.  The next was between Green Point and Lushingtons with Transition a convincing winner of line honours followed by Meltdown, Afterglow, Armalite and One Way at about 2 minute intervals.  The final race was between Childrens Bay and Tikao again won by Transition 4 minutes ahead of Afterglow and Meltdown who had a good battle and then Armalite and One Way who also enjoyed a good battle.  The handicap results are interesting and can be found, along with the overall series result, by clicking the link below.  Following the race everyone enjoyed a great BBQ organised by the committee and prizegiving where there were some great prizes thanks to our wonderful sponsor – Brownies Mattress Direct.   Please support them when you are furnishing your home or bach (and we are sure they could even provide a bed suitable for the yacht).  There is no sailing next weekend (ANZAC weekend).

Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta

 

Sunday April 10 – Bayleys Real Estate Series – Sprint Races and final results

The Bayleys Real Estate Series wound up with 3 sprint races on a lovely Autumn day.  At the scheduled start time of 1300 there was no wind and the fleet waited almost an hour for it to arrive.  The first race was sailed in southwesterly breezes on our shortest course (basically Childrens Bay to Green point and finish).  Regardless crossed the line first in 16 and a half minutes, with Transition, One Way, Armalite and Lightly Oiled finishing close together and Meltdown a little behind.  The second race was longer with a return leg leg between Green Point and Lushington added.  The wind came round from south west to north east during the race and once again Regardless crossed the line first this time in 55 minutes. Meltdown was second with Transition and One Way close behind.  The final race was sailed in the northeasterly and this time One Way crossed the line first followed by Regardless and then Armalite just ahead of Transition followed by Meltdown and Lightly Oiled.  As the boats were able to drop their worst performance the  results went down to the line.  The sailors will have many stories to tell and perhaps some will be in the newsletter later in the week.  Click the link below to see the handicap results and to find out who finally won the series.  Next weekend we will stage the annual Brownies Mattress Easter Regatta with two races on both Saturday and Sunday starting at 1300 each day.   Once again a big thank you to Bayleys Real Estate for their great support.

Bayleys Sprint Races and Final

Sunday April 3 – Bayleys Real Estate Series – Race 4 – Long Harbour Race

Once again 6 boats lined up for the long harbour race component of the Bayleys Real Estate Series.  At the time the course was set the wind was very light and forecast to remain similar so a medium length course, Course 1 (the same one used last week was chosen).  Shortly after the start the wind picked up to a steady southerly so it ended up as a relatively short long harbour race.  Meltdown won the start and was first around Mark 2 but from there Regardless took over and eventually finished quite some way ahead.  Meltdown was next across the line followed vey closely by Armalite.  Transition was fourth with One way just ahead of Lightly Oiled.  For full results and series points to date click the link below.  Next week the series winds up with 3 sprint races starting at 1300.  With the drop still to come the series is wide open.  Thanks again to Bayleys Real Estate for their support.

Bayleys Race 4

Sunday March 27 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 3

Yet another glorious sailing day on Akaroa Harbour – can life get any better?  Despite Covid peaking (hopefully) in Canterbury a fleet of 6 yachts came to the start-line with moderate southerly winds.  Course 1 was chosen which say the fleet go to Green Point, Lushingtons, the Kaik, Lushingtons Green Point, Childrens bay and then home.  Meltdown won the start but by the first mark Regardless was ahead followed by Transition and the rest of the fleet.  Regardless stayed in front, gradually pulling away from Transition who, in turn, was pulling away from Meltdown and Armalite who tusselled throughout and then One Way and Lightly Oiled.  This was the finishing order with Regardless also taking handicap honours.  For the full results and the series points so far, click the link below.  Thanks to Bayleys Real Estate who are the Series Sponsors.  Like many club members I can thoroughly recommend their services and they have looked after my family well.

Bayleys Race 3

Saturday March 26 – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers  Two Handed Series Race 5

It was very much a case of quality over quantity with only 3 boats arriving at the start line.  One Way with the two Tims on board led throughout and were the first across the line followed by Gabriella with John and Keith on Board and then 20 seconds later Armalite with Andrew and Bill.  This was the final race of the series with One Way completing a clean sweep and in the unique position of having a first as its drop for the series.  Thanks to Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers for their support.  They can do all your legal work – and will even help you with a contentious protest hearing if needed.  Click below for todays results and the overall series result.

Two Handed Race 5

 

Sunday March 20 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 2

A glorious day for sailing – a steady Nor-easterly to start softening and going round to the north by the time the last boats finished.  Course 19 was chosen which saw the fleet head off to the Kaik via Childrens Bay then Lushingtons via the Paua Farm and then home via the Kaik.  As the vast majority of the race was out of sight of the start box there is not much we can tell you about the race but the newsletter editors will give you all the information.  Click below for the results and series points to date.  Thanks to Bayleys Real Estate for sponsoring the series.

Bayleys Race 2

 

Sunday March 13 – Mark Foy Series Race 2

Only 4 boats lined up for the second Mark Foy race of the season on a lovely , breezy early autumn afternoon.  First away was was One Way followed a minute later by Armalite and then, a further 2 minutes later ,Meltdown and Transition.  Transition was first across the lfinish line followed by Meltdown, Armailite and then One Way.  Click below for the overall results of the series

Mark Foy Race 2

 

Sunday March 6 – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 1

It was a busy and exciting day at the Yacht Club as we hosted the Central Triangle Race Fleet.  To follow this race go to www.centraltriangle.org.nz.  We welcomed one of that fleet, Wasabi, out of Auckland, who was the first finisher in the leg to Akaroa, to our race.  We also welcomed Lightly Oiled under new owner Ross Miller.  It was a hot and still day and the fleet waited an hour or so for any wind to arrive.  When it did course 47 , which sees the boats sail between Green Point and Lushingtons three times, was chosen.  However there was very little wind and the race was shortened to a single lap.  Wasabi sailed away and was first across the line followed by Transition as the first of the local boats.  Lightly Oiled was next then Meltdown, One Way and Armalite.  For the full results click on the link which follows.  Congratulation to Commodore Patsy Little and her team (too numerous to mention by name) who organised a great event for our visitors and members.  Thanks too to our sponsors, Bayleys Real Estate, we really appreciate your support.

Bayleys Race 1

 

Saturday March 5 – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series Race 4

A small fleet of 3 Yachts lined up for the fourth race in the two handed series.  The course chosen was  22 which saw the fleet visit Robinsons Bay twice so most of the time they were out of sight from the startbox.  One Way was first across the finish line followed by Gabriella and Armalite.  As this is a 5 race series the drop comes in after 4 races have been completed (ie this race).  Click on the link to see the results and series update.  The final race in the series is scheduled for March 26th.  Thank you to Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers for their support.  

Two Handed Race 4b

 

South Island Young 88 Championships – Day2  results

Click the link below for the overall results and the results of each race on the second day of the Championships

Young 88 Championships Day 2

South Island Young 88 Championships – Day 1 Results

Click the link below for the results

Young 88 Championships

 

Sunday 20 February – Gluyas Motor Group Series – Sprint Races

After foul weather put a stop to sailing last week it was great to have a nice day for the 3 sprint races to complete the Gluyas Motor Group Series.  The first race was sailed in a nice southerly with Armalite first across the line followed by Afterglow, Meltdown and then the wind died away delaying One Way and Transition.  After a short wait the second race was on course 48 to Green Point and then to Lushingtons back to Green Point and home.  Again the wind dropped and the course was shortened missing the second trip to Green point.  This time the order was Meltdown, Afterglow, Transition, One Way and finally Armalite who had to complete a penalty turn.  The final race was to the Kaik and back and this time Afterglow was first across the line after a tight tacking duel with Meltdown.  One Way was third then Transition and Armalite.  Those boats who had sailed all 5 races in the series were able to drop their worst score which made for an exciting series result.  Click below for the handicap results of todays racing and the all important overall result.   Once again we thank Gluyas Motor Group for their support.

Gluyas Motor Group Series sprint races

 

Sunday 6 February – Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 2

A fleet of 5 contested the Waitangi Day race in light but steady southerlies.  Course 08 took the fleet to the Kaik, Tikau, the Paua Farm, Lushingtons and then home via Green Point.   Regardless led throughout while the rest of the fleet saw some changes in order an at the line Transition was second narrowly ahead of Armalite with Meltdown and One Way not far behind.  Of course the handicap placings are all important and to see these click on the link below.   A big “thank You” to Gluyas Motor Group for their support of the series and I’m sure Peter is thrilled with the results.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 2

 

Saturday 5 February – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series

Only 3 boats competed on a cold, wet day.  Line honours went to Meltdown followed by One Way and then Armalite.  After the handicaps were applied One Way was on top then Meltdown and Armalite,  After 3 races One Way leads the series on 3 points, Meltdown has 8 and Armalite has 12.  All the other entrants have not sailed all 3 races so far.

 

Sunday 30 January – Grand Hotel Coastal Series – Peraki Race

Six boats started at noon for the trip to Peraki and Back.  A big thanks to Ben and his team at the Grand Hotel for their sponsorship of the race and the series.  For results click on the link below

Peraki Race

 

Sunday January 23 = Gluyas Motor Group Series – Race 1

A small fleet of 4 boats lined up for the first race in the Gluyas Motor Group Series on a dull afternoon with a steady souwesterly breeze.  The course chosen was Course 7 which saw the fleet off to the Kaik, Robinsons Bay, Green Point, Lushington and then back to Green Point and home.  The finishing order was Regardless, Transition. Armalite and One Way and on handicap it was incredibly close with less than a minute between first and last.  For full details and series points click the link below.  However we can assume that our sponsor, Gluyas Motor Group, will be pretty pleased.

Gluyas Motor Group Series RAce 1

 

Sunday January 16 – Grand Hotel Coastal Series – Pompeys Pillar Race

Click below for result please note these results have been amended since the original posting due to an update in the handicaps.  This does not affect the placings in any way – only the corrected times for the yachts for which this was changed.

Pompeys Pillar Race

 

Saturday January 15 – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 2

Click below for results

Two Handed Series – Race 2

 

 

January 9 – Mark Foy Series, Race 1

Five yachts lined up on a lovely summer day for the first Mark Foy start of the year.  The light wind died completely a couple of minutes before the start time and there was a short wait for wind.  When it arrived 3 Boats, Afterglow, Armalight and Penzance started on the hooter while the other 2, Meltdown and Transition started 4 minutes behind.  The first part of the race was in very light winds but this did gradually improve.  The finishing order was Transition, Armalite, Meltdown, Afterglow and Penzance.  The aim of a Mark Foy race is to have the boats finish all together and there was less than 4 minutes between the first and the last so the handicaps were about right.

 

 

January 2 &3 2022 – Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta

The annual Akaroa Dolphins regatta was sailed over two fantastic summer sailing days.  We welcomed 3 visiting boats from Naval Point Yacht Club – Full Circle, Legacy 2 and Shibbeen (which turned into Julia on Day 2).  Regardless dominated the line honours while Transition and Armalite had some good battles with the strong fleet of Young 88s including Full Circle, Legacy 2, Shibbeen (on Day 1), Hyperactive, Meltdown and Afterglow.  Julia brought a point of difference on Day 2. Click on the link below to see the results of each race and the overall series results.  A big thank you to Akaroa Dolphin Cruises for their wonderful support and sponsorship.

Akaroa Dolphins Regatta Overall

 

 

New Years Day 2022 – The Heads Race for the Guthrey Plate

A great fleet of 15 Yachts lined up on a perfect day for the start at 1300 for the Heads Race for the Guthrey Plate, the race that for many is the highlight of the year (and for some their only competitive sail).  For the story of the race see the newsletter that will go on line during the week.  Thanks to our visitors, Shibbeen, Full Circle, Partly Cloudy, Legacy 2, Topaz and welcome back to Key Largo II, Penzance and Roaring Meg.  The club particularly thanks new sponsor, Jason Walker of Walker Architecture for his support.  Click below for the results

Heads Race 2022

 

Sunday 19 December – Oborns Nautical Series – Races 4 – 6 – 3 Sprint Races

Click below for the results of todays 3 races and the overall series.

Oborns Series Final Result

 

 

Sunday 12 December – Oborns Nautical Series Race 3

Oborns Race 3

 

Sunday 28 November – Oborns Nautical Series Race 2

oborns race 2

 

Saturday 27 November: Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series Race 1

 

Sunday 21 November – Oborns Nautical Series Race 1

Click links below for results

Sunday 14 November – Black Cat Cruises Series 3 Sprint Races

The weather may have been dull but the racing was anything but.  Six boats lined up for the 3 Sprint races to finish the Black Cat Series, the first of the new season.  All three featured excellent starts with boats hitting the line almost on the gun.  The first two races were both straight to the Kaik and back with Regardless, Transition and Meltdown filling the first 3 places in line honours but, of course, handicaps change everything.  The final race went to Green Point, Childrens Bay and home and Meltdown was a clear winner ahead of Hyperactive, Transition, Armalite, Regardless and One Way.  This has been a very close series, especially on handicap, as you will see when you click the link below for the full and final results.   Once again thanks to Black Cat Cruises for their ongoing support.   Next week sees the first race of the Oborns Nautical Series with a 1400 start time.

Black Cat Series final

 

 

Sunday 7 November 2021 – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 3

Six boats lined up for the second harbour race of the series and season on a brisk northerly day.  Course 23, which takes the fleet to Childrens Bay then to Green point, Robinsons Bay, Tikau and back to Robinsons Bay before heading to the Paua Farm and home, was chosen for day.  Hyperactive made a great start and led around the first mark but was quickly overtaken by Regardless which then led to the end.  Meltdown and Hyperactive had a good battle throughout with Meltdown second to the finish.  Transition was fourth followed by Armalite and One Way. Handicap results, however, are all important and they are on the link below.  Next week the series finishes with 3 sprint races and with the drop to come everyone is in with a chance.    Racing will start at 1300.  We thank Black Cat Cruises for their ongoing support.  Click below for the full results.

Black Cat Series Race 3

Sunday 31 October 2021 – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 2 – Long Harbour Race

Click below for full results

Black Cat Race 2

 

Sunday 24 October – Opening Day for the 2021/22 AYC Season.  Opening Day Race – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 1.

click below for the full results:

Black Cat Series Race 1

 

 

Prizegiving for the 2020/21 Season – Sunday 6 June

Congratulations to Commodore Patsy Little and her whole committee for organising a wonderful prizegiving event and for all their work during the season.  Thanks too to all our wonderfully generous sponsors. Click below for the complete prizelist with full details.

Prizegiving 2020-21 newsletter

 

Saturday June 5 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series – Race 5

After a week off due to dreadful weather last weekend a fleet of 6 boats lined up for the last race of the season.   There was a steady nor easterly which made for good sailing and the temperatures were mild.  The start was a little chaotic but by the time the fleet were heading towards Green Point Transition had established a lead which the built on throughout.  On the 3rd leg to Lushingtons Meltdown moved into second with the rest of the fleet close behind.  From there they made quick time to the Kaik then back to Lushingtons, Green Point and home.  Transition was a clear winner on the day with Meltdown second.  The rest were quite close crossing the line.  For full results of the race and the series click on the link below.  Once again we thank our sponsors, Akaroa Butchery and Deli , not only for their support of the series but also for the wonderful meat they supply for post race treats and raffle prizes.  JUst a reminder that the AGM is at 1100 tomorrow and prizegiving at 1800.

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series race 5

 

Sunday May 23 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Race 3

  A big thank you to Akaroa Butchery and Deli for their ongoing support.

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series race 3

 

Sunday May 16 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 2 

Once again a huge thank you to the team at Akaroa Butchery and Deli for their sponsorship.  I can attest to the quality of their meat – this week I used their Moroccan Casserole steak as the mainstay of my cooking.  It was fantastic and even better the next two nights as leftovers.  Light winds meant a very long slow race on a shortened course with only 3 finishers.  Click below for results

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series race 2

 

Sunday May 9 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 1

It might be called the Winter Series but Race 1 of the Akaroa Butchery and Deli Series was sailed on a lovely autumnal day which appeared to promise good wind but unfortunately it eased off as the countdown proceeded.  Course 21 was chosen which saw the boats mostly over towards Robinsons Bay which was a good choice as it was much windier in that part of the Harbour.  Mothers Day had ruled some sailors out and a few were on unfamiliar yachts.  Astruso, which led from the start, included Commodore Patsy and Brian Little in her crew.   Snatch was severely undercrewed but still crossed the line second while Armalite showed the benefit of a bit of rigging work and sailed into a very good third.  Meltdown was fourth but the hard luck story of the day had to be Afterglow who was only a minute or so behind at mark 9 when the wind simply died and it took her over 30 minutes to reach the finish.  Rule 13.2 states boats must finish within 150% of the time of the first across the line which gave Afterglow a deadline of 3.30pm  They crossed the line with 4 seconds to spare.   Click below for full results including handicap results.  We really appreciate the support of our sponsor, Akaroa Butchery and Deli, and urge all members to get their meat from them

Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series race 1

 

Sunday May 2 – Bayleys Real Estate Races 5, 6 and 7

Six boats lined up for the 3 sprint races which wrapped up the Bayleys Series.  While the scheduled start was 1200 the wind had not got the message and did not arrive until 1400.  The first race was on Course 54 (Green Point to Childrens Bay and home) and Snatch took the win by over 3 minutes with Meltdown, Transition, Astruso and One Way all within 30 seconds of each other.  Armalite trailed the fleet but were handicapped by the large load of weed they had picked up.  The second and third races were more processional with Snatch ahead of Astruso, Transition, Meltdown , One Way and Armalite.  Handicaps are crucial in these short races and even more important was the fact that the worst performance could be dropped and the final results for the series were close.   Click on the link below for todays results and the overall series result.  The Club wishes to thank Bayleys Real Estate for their ongoing sponsorship and urges all club members to support our sponsors.  Next week we have the first race of the winter series starting at 1300.

Bayleys Series final

 

Sunday 25 April – Bayleys Real Estate Series – Race 4

From the Startbox:  Seven yachts lined up for our ANZAC Day race which was Race 4 in the Bayleys series.  There was little or no wind at the scheduled start time and the race finally started at 1320 in shifty, light northerlies and was sailed on Course 29.  Snatch led from the start with the rest of the fleet in three groups behind.  Astruso and Meltdown were close in second and third followed by One Way and Lightly Oiled and then Armalite and Afterglow who had a real match race in the leas leg with Armalite finally crossing the line about 30 sec ahead.  For results and a series update click the link below.  Thank you to our sponsors Bayleys Real Estate.  Next week we have 3 sprint races to finish the series and with the worst performance to be discarded the series is still quite tight.  Racing will start at 1200.

Bayleys Series Race 4

Sunday 18 April – Bayleys Real Estate Series – Race 3

Click below for the results of this race and the series update.  Next Sunday Race 4 of the Series will be a long harbour race with a 1300 start.

Bayleys Series Race 3

 

Saturday 17 April – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series

Today we had the final race in this series sailed in a very autumnal souwesterly.  Six boats lined up for the start, one of whom, Gabriella, was not part of the official series as her PHRF rating has expired.  There was a close start with One Way just ahead of Snatch and the rest of the fleet.  Snatch soon took the lead followed by Meltdown, Gabriella and One Way who were very close together and who had a good battle for the whole race.  Afterglow and Armalite followed a bit further back.  This pattern continued throughout the race with Snatch gradually increasing her lead finally finishing about 10 minutes ahead of Meltdown, Gabriella and One Way.  Armalite and Afterglow had caught up  a bit on the leading boats but were slowed when the wind dropped during the final leg from Children’s Bay home.  Snatch has a much higher PHRF rating than the other boats and the question was “did she finish far enough ahead to also win on handicap?”.  To find out, and to see the results of the series, click the link below.  AYC would like to thank our sponsors, Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers for thir support.  We’re sure they will be the people to see if you have a particularly fraught protest to be sorted.

Two Handed Final  

Sunday 4 April – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta Races 3 & 4

from the startbox:  The weather forecast suggested Gale Northwesterlies  but instead we had a lovely day with gentle Northerlies and very warm temperatures.  The fleet was boosted by the addition of Key Largo II for the second day of the  regatta and the same courses were used as the previous day.  The first race saw Snatch over the line at the start but they quickly made it up to be well in the lead by the first mark at Childrens Bay.  The next 4 boats fought closely and for Key Largo II it was a bit of a learning experience and they withdrew from the race. The second race had a tight start with Transition providing some excitement on the leg from Childrens Bay to Green Point with a couple of spectacular broaches.  There were some close finishes across the line and the results on corrected time were very close.  For full results of the two races and the overall series click on the link below.  Once again thanks to our sponsors Brownies Mattress Dirsct.

Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta Races 3&4

 

Saturday 3 April – Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta Races 1 & 2

From the startbox:  Five Yachts lined up for the first day of the Brownies Direct Easter Regatta.  The first race was on Course 53 and Armalite clearly won the start and led towards Childrens Bay.  Snatch drew ahead and the other 3 boats, Transition, Meltdown and One Way followed.  In the second race Course 51 was chosen and again Snatch led pretty much from the start with Meltdown and Transition battling for 2nd and 3rd.  For the full results for the day click below.  Day two tomorrow will see the remaining two races with the first scheduled to start at 1300.  Thanks to Brownies Direct for their ongoing support of our club.  If you struggle with sleep call in to see them.

Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta Races 1 & 2

 

Weekend of 27 & 28 March – Presidents Cup – Canterbury Keelboat Championships

Click below for results

Presidents Cup

 

Sunday 21 March – Bayleys Real Estate Series – Race 2

From the Startbox:   It seemed to be a cracker of a day for sailing and a fleet of 5 boats lined up for the start of today’s harbour race which was sailed on Course 10.  The start was very tight and the yachts headed off to Green Point with Snatch leading Astruso  around the mark followed by Meltdown with the other 3 boats, One Way, Armalite and Lightly Oiled all very close together.  The fleet kept this arrangement through Lushingtons, the Paua Farm and then back to Childrens Bay where the back 3 Saturdaywere  still very close together.  From there they sailed to Green Point, back to Childrens Bay and then to the finish.  For the full results and series update please click on the link below.  AYC would like to thank Bayleys Real Estate for their ongoing support of this series.  Next weekend we are hosting the Presidents Cup, Canterbury Keelboat Championships.  This consists of 7 races over 2 days with on water starts and an olympic style course.

Bayleys Series Race 2

 

Saturday 20 March – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 4

Click below for the provisional results of today’s race:

Two Handed Race 4

Sunday 14 March – Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 1

After last week’s racing was abandoned due to insufficient starters it was great to see a fleet of five line up on a lovely breezy Sunday afternoon.  Course 16 was used and that saw the fleet off to Childens Bay. back to Green Point and then to Lushingtons. From there they sailed to the Kaik, back to Green Point and then the Kaik for a second time before heading for home.  The start was close  – in fact so close that Meltdown had to do a penalty 720.  Snatch was first round the first mark followed by Astruso with the other 3 quite close together.  This pattern continued for the next few marks with Meltdown  gradually pulling ahead of Armalite and One Way.  Crew were very quick to pack up at the end of racing so they could join the excellent crowds gathered to watch Americas Cup racing in the Wardroom. For the full results and series to date click the link below.  Thanks to our Sponsors, Bayleys Real Estate, for their support.

Bayleys Real Estate Series Race 1

 

Sunday 28 February – Gluyas Motor Group Series – Sprint Races

A fleet of 6 boats lined up for the final 3 sprint races to complete the Gluyas Motor Group Series.  The first two races were straight there and back to the Kaik while the third was across the harbour and back. All 3 had very tight racing at the front between Snatch and Astruso whle the two Young 88s, One Way and Meltdown were also neck to neck all day.  While the line honours results were close the handicap results were even closer.  As 6 races were completed in the series each boat could drop their worst performance.  To see the full results and the overall series result click on the link below.  Full details will be in the newsletter and the club acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Gluyas Motor Group.  Next week is the rescheduled Peraki Race and as this is offshore Category 4 Safety Standards apply.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Sprint Races

 

Saturday 27 February – Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series – Race 3

Five boats lined up for this third race in the two handed series on a lovely summers afternoon with a gentle harbour draft.  Snatch won the start and the start and led the Fleet off to the Kaik.  When they reappeared on the way to Lushingtons Snatch had established a solid lead over One Way, Meltdown, Gabriella and Armalite.  As the wind changed to the Northeast they had a fairly quick passage to Tikau and then to Green Point and home with the order maintained.  For the all important handicap results and series to date click on the link below.  A big thanks to our sponsors, Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers.

Two Handed Race 3

 

 

Sunday 21 February –  Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3 – Long Harbour Race

w e Yachts lined up on a lovely Sunday afternoon with steady winds from the Souwesterly quarter.  The course chosen was number 4 which saw the fleet heading off to the Kaik then to Lushingtons and the Salmon Farm.  After this they returned to the start and did a final leg to the Kaik and back.  The good winds made for a quick race with Snatch taking line honours from Astruse with One Way coming third.  For the full results including the all important handicap results and series update please click on the link below.  AYC thanks our sponsor, Gluyas Motor Group, for their ongoing support.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3

 

Sunday 14 February – GluyasMotor Group Series Race 2

Click below for results

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 2

 

Monday 8 February – Mark Foy Series – Race 2

From the startbox: 5 boats lined up for our second Mark Foy race of the year. Handicaps were calculated for a 2 hour race and as the winds were very light a relatively short course was chosen.  The first boat, Afterglow who was the scratch starter, finished in 1 hr 25 minutes.  Meltdown were second on a 3 minute handicap, Transition 3rd on 5 minutes, Gabriella 4th on 6 minutes and One Way were 5th on 1 minute.   Click below for the overall series results

Mark Foy Series

 

Sunday 7 February = Grand Hotel Coastal Series – Pompeys Race

From the startbox:  A small fleet of 3 lined up to start this prestigious race.   Astruso and Meltdown were joined by first timer Key Largo II.  A downwind start saw Spinnakers up on two of the boats and all were out of sight within a couple or minutes.   A tad over 4 hours later Astruso reappeared and crossed the line with a time of 4 hr 10 min.  Meltdown finished 19 minutes later with Key Largo II a further 50 minutes behind.  (Its not the most exciting day in the startbox).  Thanks to our sponsors = Eric and his team at the Grand Hotel.  Click below for results

Pompeys Race

 

Sunday 31 January – Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 1

A fleet of 9 boats signed up for the first race of the Gluyas Series on a day with a steady north northeasterly wind.  Unfortunately Lightly Oiled had to withdraw before the start due to gear failure.  The other boats must have been watching the Prada Cup racing and there was a very tight start  with one boat being recalled due to being over the line.  The first leg to Childrens’ Bay was tightly fought and you will need to read the newsletter for the rest of the action.  A huge thank you to our series sponsor – Gluyas Motor Group. Click below for results

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 1

 

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.

Oborns Race 5and6

 

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:

Two Handed

 

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.

Oborns Race 4

 

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:

Akaroa Dolphins Regatta

Mark Foy Series Race 1 – Sunday 3 January 2021

click below for results

Mark Foy Race 1

 

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

The Guthry Plate – Heads RAce

 

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

Oborns Race 3

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:

Oborns Race 2

 

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

Oborns Race 1

 

 

Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series – Saturday 28 November

Click below for results

Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 1

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 final

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 4

 

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.

Black cat 2

 

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.

Black Cat 1

 

 

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 Winter Series Race 5

 

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 Butchery Winter Series Race 4

 

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 Yacht Club Inc

 

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 3

 

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 Winter Series Race 2

 

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

Akaroa Butchery Winter Series Race 1

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.

Pompey’s Pillar Race

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

Mark Foy race 2

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.

Mark Foy

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.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Final Results

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.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3

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.

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 2

Click below for the results of the third race in the Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday 8 February

Two Handed Series race 3

Click below for the results of the first race in the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday 2 February

Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 1

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.

Oborn.s Nautical Series Final Results (provisional)

Oborns Series Races 5, 6 & 7

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.

Oborns Series Race 4

Click below for the results of the second race in the Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday 18 January

Two Handed Series race 2

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.

Akaroa Dolphins Day 2 Results

Click below for the results of the first day of the Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta sailed on Saturday January 4  2020

Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta Results for Day One

Click below to view the results of the Ghthrey Plate – Heads Race sailed on January 1 2020

Guthrey Plate – Heads Race

Click below to view the results of Race 3 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 22 December

Oborns Series Race3

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.

Peraki Race

Click below to view the results of Race 2 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 8 December

Oborns Series Race 2

Click the link below for the provisional results of Race 1 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday December 1 2019

Oborns Series Race 1

Click the link below for the results of Race One of the Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday Novemember 30th

Two Handed Series Race 1

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

Results Black Cat race 5A

For Black Cat Series Race 4 on 17 November 2019

Results Black Cat race 4

Results Black Cat race 3

Results Black Cat race finishers

For Akaroa Butchery Winter Series please click link below:

Akaroa Butchery R1 and R2

For Bayleys Real Estate series please click the Link Below:

Bayleys Races 5 & 6

bayleys Race 4

For Brownies Mattress Direct Easter results please click link below:

Brownies Mattress Direct Easter Regatta

For Bayleys Real Estate series please click the Link Below:

Bayleys 2019 Race 3 April 14

For the final results of Presidents Cup, please follow ink below:

Presidents Cup 2019

For the final results of the South Island Young 88 Championships, please follow the link below:-

Young 88

For the final results of Lourve Solutions Races, please follow ink below:

Louvre Solutions final

For Full and Final Oborns Series results please follow the link below.

Oborns Final Result

For Wynn Williams Two Handed results please click the link below:

Wynn Williams Two handed results

For Oborns Race 4 results please click the link below:

Oborns race 4 DEcember 16

For full Grand Hotel Pompeys pillar results please click the link below:

Pompeys

For full Akaroa Dolphins Regatta results please click on link below:

 Akaroa Dolphins NY Regatta –

For full Guthrey Plate Heads Race results please click on the link below:

Guthrey PlateHeads race (1)

For full Black Cat Series results please click on the link below:

Results Black Cat Cruises Series

Click below to view the results of Race 2 of the Oborne’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 8 December