Bay of Islands Sailing Week- Day 3 - Beach Party at Roberton Island

Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

There was zero wind at the scheduled start of 1030 hrs for Day 3 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Little puffs frustrated the boats as they watched for an expected notice of delay. Gerry Martin (Race Officer) waited patiently (about one and a half hours), when sure enough the local sea breeeze kicked in.

A Division started with a N.E. of 5-8 knots, a bit patchy, but the breeze picked up to 10 knots by the top mark. The course for all boats on ‘Beach Party at Roberton Island Race Day’ was finally set - with a 2 mile beat to the top mark – then 1.5 mile reach to Long Island - 1 mile to the finish just off from Roberton.

Gerry was proud of his patience and his course 'This could have been a disaster; the boat skippers were getting pretty edgy. But we’ve given them a ‘bxxxxy good race finishing at their party on time'.

Pre-race fun and games: V5 took out one of their floor boards and crew members water skiied – at a fast pace. Diving from high places took place all over the bay. Some boats took the time to ‘canter and clean’. It was a busy place.

Roberton Island Beach Party was a hoot. The Wind Warriors provided lots of shore-side entertainment. Food and refreshments were offered from the barge – while the Furious Three played their hearts out with lively music to satisfy the mass.

Friday’s weather looks to be a bit livelier. Maybe not so good for the photographers but the boats are here to race – so ‘bring it on’. And don’t forget to check out YouTube…..



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Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012

Images of BOISW 2012 New Zealand Copyright Will Calver oceanphotography If used in editorial photo credit should read "oceanphotography.co.nz" Editorial Only Must have photo Credit "oceanphotography.co.nz" - Day 3 - Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012
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