Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

Tricky conditions ar Turangi for 2013 12 Foot Skiff Nationals

by Chris Reid on 24 Mar 2013
Alex Vallings on C-tech Performance launching through the finish line for the win - 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Races 6 and 7 Richard Billett
On the 16th and 17th of March, the 12ft skiff nationals was held from the Turangi Yacht and Power Boat club.
Conditions over the weekend were always going to be tricky with a variable forecast.


Despite the light winds the race committee managed to get 3 races away, by way of a 2hour break on the beach after race 1 until the breeze filled enough for the start of races 2 and 3.

Thank goodness for the big rig!

Day two produced a more unsettled weather pattern which made the rig choice more challenging.

Three of the boats dropping to a second rig with the rest of the fleet sticking with the #1 rig.

Three races were sailed which provided some exciting moments with solid gusts occasionally blasting down the course.

Racing went down to the wire, with the two C-Tech boats turning in an equal scorecard of 1,1,1,2,2,3.

Alex Vallings and Lyn Holland ( C-tech White )coming through on a count back for winning the final race.

Chris Reid and Andrew Clarke ( C-tech Grey ) was second overall with Tim Bartlett and Dave Healy sailing the Frankenskiff rounding out the podium for third.

A great weekend was had by all of the 11 boats entered with everybody keen to come back again in the future.

It was great to see so many new teams amongst the fleet with everyone keen to contest the starts and get amongst the action.

We are looking forward to continuing to grow interest and numbers within the fleet in the future.

Special thanks go to Wally and his team of volunteers at the Turangi Yacht and Powerboat Club for their time and effort, also to the Motuopa Motor Camp for being so accommodating.

And a big thanks to Belinda and Phil of the Lake Taupo Yacht Club for the loan of their RIB for the weekend.
PredictWind.com 2014Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Harken and Fosters -  Harken Winches

Related Articles

Full day of competition at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Every class made it out onto Port Phillip Bay on the penultimate day in conditions very different to the last two days. Finally every class made it out onto Port Phillip Bay on the penultimate day in conditions very different to the previous two days. Flat seas and sou’west winds struggling at five knots in fact made the going hard for the Invited and Olympic opening session that began at midday.
Posted on 10 Dec
Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall. Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall, three points ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides. Rio Silver medallist, Tonci Stipanovic finished second in both today’s races and is currently lying third overall, while Australia’s Tom Burton is in fourth overall. Burton scored a 12 and a five in today’s two races.
Posted on 9 Dec
SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off
Badloe holds the lead after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. Badloe holds the lead in the men's windsurfer after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. The pair, and the sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state.
Posted on 9 Dec
Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions
Another day of good sailing conditions in Melbourne made for a memorable day for Australia’s sailors competing in finals In the 470 Men’s event, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had another strong day winning both of their two races. They currently lead overall, five points ahead of China’s team of Lan/Wang.
Posted on 7 Dec
Good start to Sailing World Cup Melbourne for Aussies
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won the first race in convincing style and finished the second race of the day in second place The Aussie duo of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won their first race in convincing style, and finished the second race of the day in second place. They are currently in first place overall, two points ahead of the Japanese pairing of Takayama and Imamura.
Posted on 6 Dec
Kiel to host 2017 Para World Sailing Championships
Kiel's announcement as the host falls less than one month after World Sailing released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. The Plan outlines four main priorities as well tactics to achieve the goals, ensuring World Sailing presents a strong bid to the International Paralympic Committee for re-introduction into the 2024 Paralympic Games and future editions.
Posted on 5 Dec
Australian 18Ft League’s Yandoo Trophy action-shots by Beth Morley
Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy. Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy, where Triple M were crowned the winner of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy.
Posted on 5 Dec
One week to the AON Youth World Sailing Championships in Auckland
Waiake Beach on Auckland’s North Shore will be transformed into a vibrant sailing race village Waiake Beach on Auckland’s North Shore will be transformed into a vibrant sailing race village as hundreds of young sailors from across the globe converge in New Zealand for the 2016 Aon Youth World Sailing Championships from 14-20 December.
Posted on 5 Dec
Sir Peter Blake Regatta - Sean Herbert wins Overall Trophy + Video
Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta has wrapped up for another year, finishing off with an outstanding day The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta has wrapped up for another year, finishing off with an outstanding day on the water. Torbay Sailing Club put on a great show for visiting sailors who travelled from Samoa, Australia, Singapore and across New Zealand to attend the annual event. Over 450 boats entered the regatta with racing taking place across three courses.
Posted on 4 Dec
Iain Jensen wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash'
Some crashes were spectacular, with the skipper being launched from the boat in a cloud of spray. Jensen is the longtime crew for Nathan Outteridge, the helmsman for Artemis Racing. As a team they won the Olympic Gold medal in the 49er Class at the 2012 London Olympics.
Posted on 3 Dec