It’s less than 4 weeks until the Summer Season for 2014/15 starts. The Program is now finalised, check it out here. 2014/2015 Program
Good Racing Fleets
There is a good chance we could have some good regular fleets.
The core of our Optimist Racing fleet will be back.
We are looking like having at least 4 regular racing Starlings.
The Lasers should have 5 to 6 regular racers with up to 10 potentially possible plus even more through the season as some or the Opti Mums and Dads get boats and develop their racing skills.
The Finn fleet is looking as healthy as ever.
Subs Now Due
Waiuku Yacht Club subscriptions are now due for the 2014-15 season.
- Senior $155
- Family $130
- Junior $50
- Associate $20
- Boat Storage $50 per boat in shed or lockers
- Direct credit to Waiuku Yacht Club account (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for acc number).
- Cheque to Justin or post to Waiuku Yacht Club, P O Box 40, Waiuku, 2341
- Cash or cheque to Justin on opening weekend
We are in urgent need of a “Starter” or it could be a shared job “Starters”. In order to run handicap races we need someone to write down the start times of each race, then the finish times of each boat. It would only be on Champs days, that way we can have our Points Series running in conjunction.
Most commonly you will need to be on the front deck or up in the tower for the start and finish of races. This is a really good thing for parents or supporters of other sailors to do to get more involved with the running of the club. If you are interested, please just reply to this email or give Geoff a call ph02195277.
Officer of the Day
For many years we shared the duties of running the club over a weekend around amongst club members. The duties include opening the club, setting the courses (or asking a senior sailor to help set the courses), running the briefing at the start of the race day, checking there is someone to man the rescue boat, locking up or checking there is someone to lock up, giving the club a clean at the end of the weekend.
Please look at the sailing dates and reply with the time you would like to be OOD. We’ll confirm and post your name on the Calendar. First in get’s the first choice of days.
Burnsco Marine Open in Manukau
Burnsco Marine has opened a shop in Ronwood Ave in Manukau. They have a great range of sailing gear and equipment.
We have a new Commodore, Dirch Andersen. One of our top Finn Sailors, Dirch has extensive sailing experience in a number of classes, having represented Denmark several times in his early years.
After many years of being our Patron, Olive Watson retired from the position this year, asking not to be re-elected. Olive and her past husband Fred made a significant contribution to our club over many years.
Our new Patron is Ken Letcher. With a lifetime of sailing, having been bought up only a few hundred meters from the Takapuna Boating Club, Ken first got involved with the Waiuku Club in 1976 and was an active racing member for more than 15 years. Since then he has maintain a keen interest in the club with good friends and family still active members.
New Committee Members
It is fantastic to have 3 new committee members, Andy Saunders, Max Cossey and Gerard Lelieveld.
Learn to Sail
Junior Learn to Sail kicks off this year on November 8.
Parents welcome in Clubhouse
Our Club Captain, Alan Dawson, wants to reinforce that Parents of our Junior and Learn to Sail sailors are welcome to come into the club, for better viewing of the sailing, tea, coffee and stay warm especially on the chillier spring sailing days.
New Website Master
Andy Saunders is taking over the management of our website. Expect it to be more up to date and the go to place for club information.