News :: 2014

OW14 - NZLYT Report Days Ocho-Neuve

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 22:26:03

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So here it is the very last Opti report from this scribe and without doubt there have been too many for too long. I think it would be fair to say the last two days of the regatta and Kerensa’s competitive (there is still the coaching) Opti career have been somewhat of an...

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Iguacu – You had to be there (Bucket List takes a (West) Hammering

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 22:33:32

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So once the fun and games of 2/3 of the travelling party missing the flight was behind us, Susan and John cracked on in the spirit that the others would have wanted us to! Friday ended up being a long day, from the 0600 out of bed, 0715, catch Remise, 0920 (scheduled, 0950 actual) flight...

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Murrays Bay Scores Big at YNZ Excellence Awards

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 22:38:05

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The first round of the 2014 Volvo Yachting New Zealand  Excellence Awards have been announced, with several nominations from Murrays Bay Boating Club winning their categories. Big congratulations to these Murrays Bay Members for this awesome achievement.:   Yachting New...

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Brin is Back!

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 22:43:46

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The Brin Wilson was treated to a massive makeover this winter, and made it back to the Club just in time for the Winter Champs. 3rd October 2014 she made her way back to sea.  The amazing Garry Hassall was absolute key in keeping a loyal band of people dedicated to the task, and with the...

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PICTON Optimist Ranking Regatta

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 23:03:43

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Well, the road trip got under way 9:30pm ish on a Wednesday night. Down to Taupo, passing the copious amounts of transport trucking never mind the never ending road works. Through the night to Wellington. I with the sleepy lassess (Courtney and Karensa) and Scott with the "boys"...

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AU Optimist 2014 Nationals

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 23:09:37

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A quick wrap up from the Australian Optimist Nationals held in Mornington, Melbourne. What an adventure. We arrived thinking warm [ hot ] weather and we got siberia. Teams racing went ahead and the Kiwis got 1st and 2nd - a great effort. Brianna  & Courtney  weren't in...

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Opti North Islands in Taupo

Posted by David Stanton on 22/11/2017 22:14:23

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Fantastic that so many made the trek to Taupo for the North Islands 8,9 November. As with last year in New Plymouth, it was a light airs Regatta, with Gerald doing a great job to get 3 races for Open on each of Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday any puff that arrived soon disappeared again, and...

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