Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

RAYC Newsletter for 26 August 2011 - New Commodore and Committee

by RAYC on 27 Aug 2011
Royal Akarana YC
.

26th August 2011

Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
Royal Akarana Yacht Club
Club News

New Committees at RAYC.


Commodore Matt Woodley

There is a new Commodore and General Committee after the AGM on Tuesday evening.

Matt Woodley is the new Commodore with Mike Wilson as Vice Commodore and Nathan Bonney Rear Commodore. Nathan is currently on the general committee while both Matt and Mike have served on the general committee in the past. The Club captain remains with Fendall Halliburton and the new treasurer is Craig Wilson. There were five general committee members elected they are, Murray Gilbert, Anatole Masfen, Mark Taylor, Tracy Wilson and Warren Trethewey. Special mention was made by Matt Woodley,Fendall Halliburton and Murray Gilbert on the huge amount of work Graham Jones had put into the club during the past three years as Commodore. Graham is largley responsible for the upgrade of the Neptune Lounge and bar which were full appreciated at the AGM. Graham has also worked steadfastly on the building project during a difficult financial climate in which to raise funds for major projects. There was a unamious applause for Graham and we are sure to see him at the club offering his assistance in his usual affiable manner. Thank you Graham for the past three years as Commodore and ten years so far at RAYC.



Sail Noumea 2012

So you want to sail Offshore

The first of the series of information evenings leading up to the Noumea Race was held last night with an excellent turnout. Special thanks to Cris Brodie for his very informative presentation on preparing for an offshore passage. Simon Duffy from New Caledonia Tourism also presented a very inviting video of the delights of sailing in New Caledonia. Thank you Simon. There is another evening planned in September so watch this space.

Please click here for more infomation and the latest Noumea Newsletter


.



Upcoming Club Courses


We are also planning a SSB operators course next month.

If you want to know how to run a yacht race and put up and down the correct flags etc we will be running a two week course on "Running Club Races" beginning next term

The ever popular Advanced Sea Survival course is on again 5th 6th November you will need to book for this a places are limited.

Please contact Kevin at the club for booking any of the above. (524 9945)

RAP NEWS

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/8a28e09b0ae24f76c46acdc08/files/Sunday_Winter_Series_July_onwards_V3.pdf

Pita Pit Race
Last Sunday, the second of the 10km Pita Pit race was held at RAYC. A total of 34 paddlers raced a two lap course in a SW wind which did provide quite technical conditions. Congrats to Tim McLaren who was second overall and Rooster who won the over 40 category. All results at http://pocockpaddlingcoaching.blogspot.com/.

RAP Winter Series Race.
We have a race on this Sunday the 28th August at 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Keep in touch
Check out the the last race results and photos at our Yahoo Group site http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/RAP_Auckland/ and join the chat.

Be seen and stay warm
We also have a good selection of High Vis paddle singlet's and Paddle Rashies for sale. By purchasing one of these you are not only supporting your club, but also looking after your safety on the water - please contact John Sanderson johnsrapa@gmail.com to get yours. The Paddle Rashies are very good at also keeping you warm over these cold winter months - Warren can personally recommend them.


28 August -RAYC club race, 3pm start
  • 11 Sept -RAYC club race, 3pm start
  • 25 Sept - Paddling Project Race at TBC 3:30pm start
We have the usual gourmet Chef on the BBQ and the bar will be open.

Training times are during the week at 6:45am, Saturday 7:30am and Sunday 8:00am. Keep up to date on all the information, training and gossip. Join the RAP yahoo group http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/RAP_Auckland/?yguid=475157809

ACADEMY NEWS

Follow RAYC from day-to-day on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/royalakaranayachtclub.rayc

Great things happening at the RAYC Academy:

New boats
The Club received a grant to buy new boats to replace the Cadets. We’ve received funding for the first three RS Feva’s, an International class Dinghy. These boats are easy to handle, fun to sail, versatile and highly durable. In fact, the RS Feva was the outright world's bestselling two person sailboat in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The Feva XL comes complete with a battened mainsail, jib and a gennaker. It’s a fast and exciting sailing boat. This means that the sailors of the Monday course will be sailing the Feva’s and the Cadets.

IMPORTANT: Academy sailing courses START from SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
Term 4 2011 is such a short term due to the late October Holiday (because of the Rugby World Cup) that the sailing courses for Term 4 start at the end of Term 3: from Saturday 24th September. Daylight savings start on Sunday 25 September. There will be 2 sessions before the October holiday (9-25 October) and 6 sessions between Labour weekend and Christmas.

NEW: Platu 25 Youth Sailing Academy
The Academy will train and race in a fleet of 10 purpose built Platu 25 one design keelboats.
The Platu 25 is a modern light displacement high performance yacht which was specifically designed by Farr yacht design as a racing yacht suitable for teaching sailing skills and racing skills to “new sailors”. The yachts are fast and sporty with no interior fit out as it is intended for day racing only.
Applicants to join the Academy must be between the ages of 15 and 21 and they must provide a sailing C.V. and show at least 2 years of previous sailing experience with a yacht club. Each sailor accepted into the Academy shall demonstrate a genuine commitment to the programme and show professionalism and punctuality.
Applications to the Academy close on the 15th September 2011. An application form is available online at www.rayc.org.nz/youthacademy or from the Akarana office. For further information please contact academy@rayc.org.nz or phone Dorothee Lampe 09 524 9945.

NEW: Paddling Academy
Taught on surf skis by professional paddling coaches, the Paddling Academy is a safe and fun introduction to the sport of paddling for 13 to 19 year olds. Surf Skis are safe and purpose built for the ocean. They are designed to catch and ride ocean swells. The big difference between a surf ski and a kayak is that paddlers sit on a surf ski versus sitting in a kayak. If a paddler falls off their ski, it will not sink (unless there is a hole in it) and the paddler can hold on to it, and then get back on quickly. Learning to paddle on a surf ski is a skill that is transferrable to Olympic flat water sprint kayaking, white water paddling, river paddling, surf life saving surf ski racing and sea kayaking.
The paddling classes start in Term 4 from Tuesday 25 October.
Each programme is taught over eight sessions of 1.5 hours and covers the correct paddling technique, remounts and basic water safety skills, the dynamics of the ocean, wind, tides and waves. Participants will also increase their overall fitness during the programme.
Programmes Offered (session length is 1.5hrs)
  • After school, 8 session programme
  • Saturdays and Sunday , 8 session programme
  • Half day Paddle Holiday programme, Mon – Fri
  • Full day Sail-Paddle Holiday programme, Mon – Thur
We also offer one hour beginners sessions, group and individual sessions for adults and we have a double surf ski that allows us to take people out with disabilities. To find out more, contact RAYC.


Sail Noumea - June- 2012 - Start planning now for the race in June 2012

..................................

Sailing News

The RAYC draft club calendar is now on thew website.
www.rayc.org.nz


September
17th Gold Cup Series First Race

November

25th White Island Race

February

24th Balokovic Cup




Cafe and Bar open this Weekend

Sat and Sunday - Soup and Toast Special.

9am to 4pm



Hyundai New Zealand

Kiwi Yachting Consultants

Club Marine Insurance

Burnsco Marine






Copyright © 2011 Royal Akarana Yacht Club, All rights reserved.
You are signed up to our mailing list as a RAYC Member.
Our mailing address is:
Royal Akarana Yacht Club
Tamaki Drive
Auckland, Auckland -






Related Articles

Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
Pantaenius – Smooth sailing is more than a favourable weather forecast
Pantaenius get ready to launch into their fourth year operating in Australia As Pantaenius get ready to launch into their fourth year operating in Australia, we get to see why they continue to grow their happy crew of customers. Sitting down with Pantaenius Australia’s MD, Jamie MacPhail, you immediately get a sense that the smooth sailing is a direct result of both their unique product and the marketplace’s willingness to embrace the better mousetrap
Posted on 27 Apr
100 days to Rio, are there potholes and bumps ahead?
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for most crews.
Posted on 26 Apr
Is George Lucas a sailor?
He’s very famous for a lot of things, and justifiably so. One of them is Industrial Light and Magic He’s very famous for a lot of things, and justifiably so. One of them is Industrial Light and Magic, which has been instrumental in the making of many of the special effects that have made the digital world so impressive. Gone are the smears of Vaseline along the bottom edge of the clear filter to hide the trolley that was actually transporting Luke Skywalker’s Speeder, for instance.
Posted on 25 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 18 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
Can World Sailing learn from dear old Oz?
Why just lay the drop sheets out and tape up the edges of the windows for a splash of paint Some time ago now, Sail-World proposed that ISAF had a really good opportunity at hand when it morphed into World Sailing (WS). Why just lay the drop sheets out and tape up the edges of the windows for a splash of paint, when you could bring out the jackhammers and do a proper reno??? A call was issued for 200,000 sets of goggles and earmuffs to be supplied and for the real work to be commenced.
Posted on 11 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Lancer Inflatables - BJNaiad/Oracle SupplierDoyle Sails NZ - Never Look Back