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HYC Sailing Captain Report: Opening Day 20 October 2019

posted Nov 4, 2019, 6:45 PM by Admin hycnz

Hi All,

It was great to observe a good fleet from all divisions on the water for the Opening Day of the Summer season. The wind and weather played the game; we had a good breeze on the Div.5 course and shifty but pleasant wind strength on the Dinghy course. It was pleasing to see a full club room at the prize giving, with both Senior and Junior members enjoying themselves post an excellent days sailing. 

In the Div.5 Keeler division, ‘Slipknot’ took home the Silverware, winning on line and handicap, well done to Gary Swain and his crew! Craig and his ‘Firsty’ team had the best start of the day. Great work Greg for sailing with the Keelers and taking out the Multihull division. Good luck to both the ‘Firsty’ and ‘Slipknot’ crews in the Coastal Classic on Labour weekend, hope you enjoy the great race up the coast!

On the Dinghy course four races were completed with Ollie (Starlings), Cohen (Firebugs) and Astin (Opti) winning on the day, well done! Our Junior Sailors of the day were Grace and Astin; congratulations to you both for sailing very well. The spot prizes for the day went to Craig Macmillan and Barnabus Sebesteny, I hope you make great use of the Burnsco Vouchers.

Thanks to the House committee for their excellent efforts in putting on the BBQ and raffles. And thank you to Gill and the Sailing committee for their efforts in in running the racing for the day. 

Handicap Results: Div.5 Keelers
1. Slipknot – Gary Swain
2. Firsty – Craig McMillan
3. Near & Farr – Samantha & Duncan Leach
4. Waterwitch (DNF) – Gary Matthews

Line: Slipknot                   Best Start:      Firsty

Div.1 Results
1. Greg Jones

Div.2 Dinghy Series Results

1. Ollie Smith
2. Grace Munro
3. David McGowan
4. Tamas Sebesteny

1. Cohen Laban
2. Barnabus Sebesteny
1. Astin Thornton
2. Kiera Smit

Sunday 3rd November 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. 

Next Race: Keeler (Div.5): Golden Rivet 1/Surprise 1

Note: The 1st Wayward is also coming up so the NORs for the next 3 races will be released in the next few days. 

If you have questions Sean can be contacted on 021 713098 or alternatively Gill dinghy sailing dinghysailing@hycnz.org.nz 

Sean’s email is seanmunronz@gmail.com 
Happy racing and cruising, and again good luck to crews on the Coastal Classic!


HYC Sailing Committee