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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
South Island Young 88 Championships – Day 1 Results
Click the link below for the results
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Saturday January 15 – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 2
Click below for results
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.
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
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.
Sunday 12 December – Oborns Nautical Series Race 3
Sunday 28 November – Oborns Nautical Series 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.
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.
Sunday 31 October 2021 – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 2 – Long Harbour Race
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Sunday 24 October – Opening Day for the 2021/22 AYC Season. Opening Day Race – Black Cat Cruises Series Race 1.
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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.
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.
Sunday May 23 – Akaroa Butchery and Deli Race 3
A big thank you to Akaroa Butchery and Deli for their ongoing support.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekend of 27 & 28 March – Presidents Cup – Canterbury Keelboat Championships
Click below for results
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.
Saturday 20 March – Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series Race 4
Click below for the provisional results of today’s race:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday 14 February – GluyasMotor Group Series Race 2
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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
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
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
Sunday 24 January – Oborn’s Nautical Series Races 5 – 7
The final 3 races of the Oborn’s Nautical series were scheduled for Sunday 24. In the event light winds meant Race 7 was abandoned. As 6 races had been completed in the series by this stage boats were able to discard their worst result prior to the overall results being calculated. The sailing, though slow at times, was exciting and eventful and will be reported in detail in the newsletter. We are very grateful to Oborns for their sponsorship and ask that all members remember this when purchasing marine items. As there was a protest about Race 6 these results are only provisional until the protests are resolved. If the results change as a result of this protest, this page will be updated accordingly.
Saturday 23 January: Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series Race 2
Akaroa Yacht Club thanks our sponsors Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers who will help with all your legal needs including, we are sure, complex racing protests (but we’d prefer you settle these on the water). Click below for results:
Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 4 – Sunday 17 January 2021
(From the startbox) The fourth race in the Oborn’s Series, the long harbour race was sailed on Sunday 17th. Seven Yachts lined up for a 1300 start in a rising Norwesterly which made for really good sailing (or as one sailor put it – thats a bit like hard work when you get to my age). The course chosen was course 17 which mostly sees the boats on the eastern side of the harbour. Details of the race will be in the newsletter and the results (handicap and series to date) can be found by clicking below. Next Sunday three sprint races are scheduled to complete the series and, with a drop to be factored into the scoring after 6 races have been completed, its all still to play for. We would like to thank our long term sponsors, Oborn’s Nautical. They look after us really well and hopefully members and friends will take that into account when shopping for nautical gear.
Akaroa Dolphins Four Race Regatta – Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 January 2021
The four races over two days were sailed in various conditions and made for some exciting racing. As a Club we were delighted to welcome two visiting boats who joined our fleet for the weekend, Shibbeen and Limited Addition. We also want to thank our great sponsors, Akaroa Dolphins for their ongoing support. It is most appreciated,
Click below for detailed results of the series and all 4 races:
Mark Foy Series Race 1 – Sunday 3 January 2021
click below for results
The Guthrey Plate – Heads Race – 1 January 2021
A beaut day for racing – see the newsletter for details. Two classes today – Boats with PHRF ratings and Boats without. Only those with rating are eligable for the Trophy. Click below for the results
Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 3 – /sunday 13 December
From the startbox – A small fleet of 4 boats lined up in a strong and shifty southerly. The course for the day was Number 45 – 3 repeats of Green Point to Lushingtons and back. Transition started strongly but then Astruso took control and held that to the end. Big thanks to our Sponsors, Oborn’s Nautical. Next week is the Peraki race, the first of our off-shore Coastal Series with a start time of 1200 (noon). Skippers are reminded that this race is a Category 4 Safety Standard and that all the paperwork must be completed and given to the starters prior to the race. Click below for today’s results and the series to date
Oborn’s Nautical Series Race 2 – Sunday 6 December
From the startbox … Seven boats lined up at the start with a brisk Noreasterly on Course 17 which is mostly on the Akaroa side of the harbour. The wind remained steady which made for good sailing, albeit a bit chilly for the time of year. One Way withdrew with a spinnaker problem and the rest of the fleet enjoyed good sailing. Our thanks to Oborn’s Nautical who are long term and most valued sponsors of our club. Click on the link below for detailed results:
Oborn’sNautical Series Race 1 – Sunday 29 November
From the startbox – A fleet of 7 boats lined up for the first race in the year’s Oborn Series on a lovely late spring day with steadyish winds from the southerly quarter sailing on course 8 which took them to the Kaik, Tikau Bay, the Paua Farm, Lushingtons. Green point and then home. Two boats withdrew during the race. Click below for the race results and series points to date
Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series – Saturday 28 November
Click below for results
Black Cat Cruises Series – Final Results
Sailing was abandoned on Sunday 22 November due to extreme weather. The results below are the provisional final results after those yachts which sailed in none of the races were removed and then the scores were recalculated on the basis of an 11 boat fleet. Click below for this.
Black Cat Series Race 4 – Sunday 15 November
From the Startbox After last week’s abandoned race (due to foul weather) a great fleet of 9 Yachts turned up on a wonderful late spring day for the first long harbour race of the season. At the start there was a light breeze from the south which turned around to the north as the race proceeded. A detailed race report will be published in the newsletter. Next week sees our first day with 3 Sprint races for the season. This will also conclude the series. Thanks to BlackCat Cruises for sponsoring today’s racing. Click below for the detailed results
Black Cat Series – Race 2 – Sunday 1 November
From the Startbox. The Second race of the Black Cat Cruises Series was sailed in lovely conditions on November 1. A fleet of 7 Yachts lined up in the sun with steady northerlies making for good sailing. Snatch and Astruso soon took the lead and fought that position out throughout the race with Transition settling in third on the water and the other 4 boats quite close together. Snatch crossed the line about 30 seconds ahead of Astruso with Transition 12 minutes behind and the restof the fleet within a minute of each other 6 minutes later. The detailed results can be found by following the link below. Thanks to our Sponsor, Black Cat Cruises for their ongoing support. Yacht Club members were shocked to hear of the tragic death of Black Cat Skipper, Julian Yates and express our condolencesto his family and the Whole Black Cats team.
Welcome to the new Racing Season 2020 – 2021
Opening Day Race = Race One in the Black Cat Cruises Series
The official opening function for the season was held in the clubrooms on Saturday 24 October with the Club Sailpast and opening race the following day. The opening race was also the first race of the Black Cat Cruises Series. A fleet of 5 lined up for the start and with less then 30 seconds to go the wind died leaving 4 boats stuck at the start while the other, One Way, who had adopted a different strategy had plenty of momentum and got off to a good early lead. The race was sailed in variable wind from the northerly quarter which saw some changes of lead. At the finish Transition was first over the line with One Way not far behind. Again the wind died and the remaining 3 boats limped home some time later. Thank you to our sponsor, Black Cat Cruises.
Click below for the official results and times.
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 5
Sunday June 14 dawned clear and VERY frosty for the last race of the season. The race lived up to its winter title with very low temperatures. Seven intrepid crews turned up all warmly dressed and braved the elements to be greeted by a nice noreasterly which meant racing could start on time and away they went. In the startbox we were very pleased to have a good heater as we watched the race.
Two hours later the first boat arrived with the rest of the fleet following not far behind. Thanks to Ali for providing warming soup on arrival. The results of today’s race, and of the series, are below – just click on the link.
There is no sailing next week and the following Saturday (June 27th) sees the AGM at 1100 and the prizegiving from 1800.
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 4
The fourth race of the (extended) Akaroa Butchery Winter Series was sailed on Sunday 7 June. After a very frosty morning we had a beautiful winter’s day but again there was a lack of wind. After an hour’s delay the race was started in light Northerly breezes and the fleet of 5 Yachts departed on Course 15. As the wind continued to be very light the course was shortened and the yachts finished as the sun went down behind the hills.
After the race the sailors warmed up with sausages from our sponsor, Akaroa Butchery and Deli. The last race of the season will be next Sunday, again with a 1pm start. The AGM will be at 11am on 27 June and the Prizegiving at 6 pm that day.
Click below for today’s results
Akaroa Yacht Club Inc. AGM at 11am on June 27 at the Akaroa Yacht Club.
Click below for the formal notification of this meeting and then put it in your calendar.
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 3
Seven boats came to the start for the third race in the Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series on a lovely day for sailing. For the first time in the series the race started on time and from all reports as the crews came ashore they really enjoyed the sail. To top it if off the change in gathering number to 100 meant we could socialise after the race and enoy some of our sponsors delicious saveloys (thoroughly recommended) prepared by Bar Manager Dave, which warmed the crews up.
Given the number of racedays lost during the lockdown the Committee has decided add 2 addional races to this series on the next two Sundays (June 7 and 14) starting at 1300 each day. The AGM and Prizegiving will be rescheduled later in the month. For results of todays race click below
Akaroa Butchery and Deli Winter Series Race 2
A good fleet of 7 Yachts lined up for today’s race, once again in beautiful autumn weather and once again with very little wind. After a delay of 45 minutes the breeze gave a window of opportunity for a start which the fleet made the most of. The breeze dropped and only the most patient of the sailors stuck to the task and after a severely shortened course (Mark 1 – 9 – 3 – 9 – 1) only two boats finished in the gathering dark. The results are below (click the link).
Akaroa Butchery & Deli Winter Series Race 1
After a long break we were all delighted that Level 2 meant a start to racing again. Five yachts entered and the first business of the day was cleaning down the yachts as the seagulls had made the most of the lockdown. That completed the fleet headed out on a fantastic Autumn day which only lacked one thing – wind! After an hour or so a light northerly arrived and the fleet headed off on Course 20 which basically meant to Robinsons Bay.. The course was shortened a little as the wind was dying and there was a good finish. The current restrictions meant we could not socilise after the race but hopefully that will be possible next week and we will be able to celebrate (probably with a sausage or two from our fantastic sponsor – Akaroa Butchery & Deli).
Click below for the results
Grand Hotel Coastal Series –
Pompey’s Pillar Race
The second race in the Grand Hotel Coastal Series to Pompey”s Pillar and back was sailed on Sunday 15 March. Three Yachts fronted for the noon start in a breezy North Easterly with strong winds and rough conditions outside the Heads. On return all the sailors commented it was a very challenging race (although they used other words) and that coming back through the heads in the teeth of the wind was tough. The results of this race, and the overall results of the series, are below. We would like to thank Eric Ryder and the Grand Hotel, Akaroa, for their sponsorship of this series.
Commodore’s Mark Foy Series Race 2
The second race of the Mark Foy series was sailed on Sunday March 8. This week there was a fleet of 5 boats and a beautiful day on the harbour but for one thing – no Wind. After about 30 minutes a southerly breeze arrived and a special course was set with the yachts setting off in 3 Groups, Armalite and Penzance on scratch, Lightly Oiled and Meltdown on 2 minutes and Transition on 4 Minutes. The breeze held nicely for the race and then died out shortly later. We thank our Commodore, Charl Chaney, for his sponsorship.
Click below for the results
The first race in the Commodore’s Mark Foy series was scheduled for Sunday 1 March. Unfortunately only two boats registered but it was such a lovely day for sailing it was mutually agreed they would race anyway. The results are below. We would like to thank our Commodore, Charl Chaney, for sponsoring today’s sailing.
Click below for the results of Races 4, 5 and 6 of the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday February 23. This completes the series and the printed results are the final results of the series . Akaroa Yacht Club thanks the Ashburton based Gluyas Motor Group for their sponsorship of this series.
Click below for the results of the Gluyas Motor Group Series Race 3 sailed on Sunday February 16 and an update to date for the series points. The final 3 sprint races in the series will be sailed on Sunday 23 February with the first starting at 1300.
Click below for the results of the second race of the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday February 9 and the series points to date.
Click below for the results of the third race in the Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday 8 February
Click below for the results of the first race in the Gluyas Motor Group Series sailed on Sunday 2 February
Oborns Series 2019/20 Final Results
Click below for the final results of the Oborn’s Nautical Series including the final 3 sprint races sailed on Sunday January 26. As all races in the series were completed yachts were able to drop their worst result which is always very significant when deciding the overall winner.
Click below for the results of the fourth race in the Oborn”s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 19 January 2020. The final three races in the series will be 3 sprint races sailed next Sunday (26th) starting at 1300 hr.
Click below for the results of the second race in the Saunders Robinson Brown Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday 18 January
Click below for the results of the second and final day of the Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta sailed on Sunday January 5 2020. This completes this regatta.
Click below for the results of the first day of the Akaroa Dolphins Two Day Regatta sailed on Saturday January 4 2020
Click below to view the results of the Ghthrey Plate – Heads Race sailed on January 1 2020
Click below to view the results of Race 3 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 22 December
Click below to view the results of the first race of the Grand Hotel Coastal Series, the Peraki Race, sailed on Sunday 15 December 2019.
Click below to view the results of Race 2 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 8 December
Click the link below for the provisional results of Race 1 of the Oborn’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday December 1 2019
Click the link below for the results of Race One of the Saunders Robinson Brown Lawyers Two Handed Series sailed on Saturday Novemember 30th
For Results of racing on Nov 24 (Black Cats Cruises series Race 5)
and the overall Results of the Black Cat Series please click the link below
For Black Cat Series Race 4 on 17 November 2019
For Akaroa Butchery Winter Series please click link below:
For Bayleys Real Estate series please click the Link Below:
For Brownies Mattress Direct Easter results please click link below:
For Bayleys Real Estate series please click the Link Below:
For the final results of Presidents Cup, please follow ink below:
For the final results of the South Island Young 88 Championships, please follow the link below:-
For the final results of Lourve Solutions Races, please follow ink below:
For Full and Final Oborns Series results please follow the link below.
For Wynn Williams Two Handed results please click the link below:
For Oborns Race 4 results please click the link below:
For full Grand Hotel Pompeys pillar results please click the link below:
For full Akaroa Dolphins Regatta results please click on link below:
For full Guthrey Plate Heads Race results please click on the link below:
For full Black Cat Series results please click on the link below:
Click below to view the results of Race 2 of the Oborne’s Nautical Series sailed on Sunday 8 December