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HYC Sailing Captain Report: Dinghy Sailing 03 Nov 2019

posted Dec 2, 2019, 5:21 PM by Admin hycnz

Hi All,

It was fantastic to observe a very good fleet of Dinghies for a beautiful day on the water, where the sunscreen was definitely required. The wind however was up and down in wind strength and a little frustrating for the sailors. It slowly filled in overtime to become a steady breeze when we were finishing for the day!  In the end it was pleasing to see the sailors enjoying themselves. 

Three races were completed with Kieran (Starlings), Cohen (Firebugs) and Astin (Opti) winning on the day, well done! It was great to see Denis & Nixon (Mistral) and Tamas & Ben (RS Feva) on the water, let’s hope we can get a few more Open Class Dinghies out as the summer progresses!

Div.2 Dinghy Series Results (3 Races Combined)

Open Dinghy:
1. Denis & Nixon (Mistral)
2. Tamas & Ben (RS Feva) 

1. Kieran Munro
2. Ollie Smith
3. Grace Munro


1. Cohen Laban
2. Barnabus Sebesteny
3. Kaelem Swanepoel

1. Astin Thornton
2. Quinn Heald
3. Kiera Smit

For future Dinghy racing could we please ensure everyone arrives on time and there is no delay like Sunday, for getting on the water for the first race. I have increased the time window for arriving at the club to prepare for racing to 2 hrs, so please refer to the updated sailing program for changes. Parents please ensure there is all hands on the ramp to help launch the boats as this will help to make things run a little smoother at the start.  

Next Dingy Events 

Two Learn to Sail events to be held on the Friday 8th & 15th November, and racing on Sunday 17th November @ 8.30am for a 10.30am race start.


CALL TO ARMS: GOLDEN RIVET 1 Against CCYC (Postponed race)
Sunday 8rd December 2019; 1300 start.

Could I request the Keeler Skippers please commit to racing the Golden Rivet Series; it’s time to take back the silverware after losing it last year. We need a minimum Team of 5 to compete, but the Sailing Committee would really like to see a big turn out to what is always a great day of racing against our neighbouring club, plus a good social event.

We have combined the Mark Foy Golden Rivet series races and Surprise races so the results will also count towards the Surprise series. 

Could you please let Gill and Sean know if you are available to race; our contact details are at the end of this report. 

If you have questions Sean can be contacted on 021 713098 or alternatively Gill on 027 5353498. Sean’s email is seanmunronz@gmail.com 
Happy racing and cruising!


HYC Sailing Committee