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WYC Winter Regatta 2017 / 18

posted 16 Aug 2017, 12:44 by Andy Saunders

There has been a change to the Waiuku Yacht Club's Winter calendar!

In two weeks time we're putting on an informal two day Winter Regatta to welcome home the Finn Masters competitors from Barbados (or rather the large container holding their boats.) This is a Sat / Sun affair with racing from 1:00pm on Saturday.

We're expecting plenty of Finn's on the water, and given the steady rise in Zephyr interest we'll see a few of those too, but all classes are welcome and encouraged (note it is still Winter sailing so not suitable for our less experienced Juniors.)

For the travellers, please let us know if you need accommodation.

WYC Winter Regatta 2017 / 18

   Waiuku Yacht Club, Sandspit Reserve.

    Saturday, Aug 26th 2017 - Start Gun: 1:00 pm
    Sunday, Aug 27th 2017 - Start Gun: 1:37 pm

    BBQ post racing!

    Note: Aim to be at the clubhouse at least an hour before start gun for setup, briefing and practice.

Hope to see you there,
Waiuku Yacht Club

AGM 2017 August 8th 19:30

posted 7 Jul 2017, 06:27 by Andy Saunders

The 2017 AGM will be held on Tuesday the 8th of August at 19:30 at the WYC. Plenty on the Agenda and a big year ahead, interest will be high with the America's Cup results. Please come along with your ideas and enthusiasm so we can have another great year on the water.

CRC 2017 Finn Masters - March 31 -April 2 NOR

posted 15 Mar 2017, 15:39 by Waiuku Yacht Club   [ updated 15 Mar 2017, 15:40 ]

The CRC 2017 Finn Masters is not far away, first race 1.30 March 31.
See NOR ....

2017 Clarks Beach Overnighter

posted 26 Feb 2017, 15:41 by Andy Saunders

This years Clarks Beach Overnighter was once again a great finish to the LTS program. Numbers were low this time around but the skill level of the sailors was right up there so that boosted the enthusiasm and meant everyone was well up for it.

The weather for the start was perfect for filling a fish bin, not a breath of wind until close to midday when a breeze from the NNW slowly began to fill in. By the time we hit Glenbrook for our well earned sandwiches the breezes was an ideal 10 knots and progress was easy.

Arrival at Clarks Beach was mostly smooth but for the club secretary somehow capsizing his Zephyr on landing, this feat was perhaps topped by one of our LTS sailors proving Geoff's theory wrong that it's impossible to hit the rocks because the swift tide will save you.

The afternoon and evening was followed with the standard entertainment of touch rugby, cricket, tall stories, Sea Biscuit, BBQ, more tall stories, spot light, and so forth. The addition of a throw net and buckets of sprats was a popular drawcard, more popular than the sprat fillets fried up for breakfast.

After a slick morning clean up and preparation we were on the water in good time to catch the tide. The breeze was up and from the South which made for a lot of tacking practice to stay in the channel to make use of the current. Wind verse tide also made for plenty of water over the gunnels particularly in the exposed spots off the Steel Mill and into the Sandspit basin. Everyone arrived safely with a minimal amount of towing completely another quality year of Learn to Sail.

Many thanks to the sailors, the parents and supporters, and most importantly to the coaches who give their time to make it happen.

To the LTS graduates, well done for completely the LTS program, we'd really like you all to keep on sailing at the club so keep an eye on the program and get back down to Sandspit whenever you can.

2016 / 17 Programme Is now online

posted 24 Sep 2016, 03:46 by Waiuku Yacht Club

The 2016 / 17 programme is now online, thanks to Zoe and Hamish this year will have a bigger lean towards fun days for Juniors and Seniors alike. It all kicks off on the 1st October with the first Icebreaker Weekend. 

AGM 2nd August 2016 7:30pm

posted 24 Jul 2016, 15:30 by Andy Saunders

The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at the WYC on Tuesday 2nd of August 7:30pm . It would be great to have as many people attend as we can muster and as always, new committee members, new ideas and opinions on last season are very much welcome.

The 2015/16 season was a big one, it would be great to get the next off on the same track, so please come along.

AGM August 12 at 7.30pm

posted 30 Jul 2015, 22:20 by Waiuku Yacht Club

2015 Prize Giving Sunday 21st June

posted 2 Jun 2015, 16:44 by Waiuku Yacht Club

Sunday June 21st after winter sailing Pot luck tea around 5pm.

Clarks Beach Trip 2015

posted 17 Mar 2015, 16:40 by Waiuku Yacht Club

Hi LTS sailors and Waiuku Yacht Club supporters.
This coming Weekend the annual Clarks beach trip is on. The weather looks ok, no big storms in the forecast.

The plan is to sail to Glenbrook beach where we will have a short break then on to Clarks Beach.

Some parents help will be needed to get a few supplies for a BBQ and breakfast items, and to assist at Clark’s beach.  

There is plenty of room around the Clarks beach yacht club to set up tents.

This is a weekend for all the club so all members are encouraged join the fun and sail, the camping at Clarks Beach is of course optional. There is no Club Champs racing this weekend at Sandspit.
Start time Saturday 11 am
See you all there.

Cup & Trophy Return

posted 8 Oct 2014, 11:41 by Andy Saunders   [ updated 8 Oct 2014, 11:58 ]

All members with Cups and Trophies please have these returned to the club as soon as possible for engraving.

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