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Interislander - MBSC Top Club!

Posted by David Stanton on 23/02/2016

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  The Picton Interislander, the third NZIODA ranking regatta for the season is over, and most people have made their way back to Auckland.  Picton is always a tricky place to sail and this year was no exception. As Queen Charlotte sailors themselves say, they have been sailing...

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Tanner Cup 2016

Posted by David Stanton on 12/01/2016

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Tanner Cup is over. Sailed predominantly in airs under 10 knots in the waters off Waitangi. Measurement on Saturday saw a few adjustments needed. Thank you again Oldsie for making the trip north from Timaru and being on hand to help with the required work. Also the measurers from Tauranga for...

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Commodores Report

Posted by David Stanton on 08/12/2015

Hi Everyone Well done to all MBSC sailors, coaches, volunteers and officials who did a wonderful job both on and off the water over at Torbay Yacht Club's Sir Peter Blake Regatta.   It was great to see us all come together with all the classes we sail (bar Zephyrs) and not only...

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MBSC is all over SPBR

Posted by David Stanton on 08/12/2015

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Great sailing weather this year for SPBR. As usual, our friends at Torbay Boating Club turned on a magnificent event, enjoyed by sailors from all corners of New Zealand. Fantastic to see such a huge Green fleet contingent from MB, and for the regatta itself, with a huge 110 green fleeters...

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P Class Club Champs 2015/16

Posted by David Stanton on 30/11/2015

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Saturday 28th November saw the 2015/16 Club Champs for P Class.  With time tight before Tauranga Cup, and still 3 more major P regattas to fit in before Christmas, it was a one day affair - sudden death - 4 races all to count.  Conditions started with a 10 knot North West. Built...

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Tight Racing for 2015 Youth Selection Trials

Posted by David Stanton on 12/10/2015

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Congratulations to all the Murrays Bay sailors at last weeks Yachting NZ Youth selection trials, to select the NZ candidates for the Youth Worlds in Langkawi, Malaysia in December. All the classes we contested were hard fought and very close on points, with several of the results coming down to...

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Opti Sailors off to Noumea

Posted by David Stanton on 08/10/2015

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MBSC club members and brothers Mason (11yrs) and Thomas Mulcahy (12 yrs) are members of the NZIODA Optimist Development Squad. The boys qualified for the squad from solid performances at the NZ Nationals at Easter, and travel to Noumea this weekend for a coaching clinic and the Noumean Optimist...

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Zephyr Wednesday Nights - THIS Week 30th Sept

Posted by Super Administrator on 28/09/2015

Well the clocks have changed and we are into summer time (daylight saving) so the nice light evenings mean we are good to go for Wednesday evening Zephyr sailing.  This week looks good with the remains of the high pressure that gave us such a great weekend still around to keep it fine and...

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Rosmini sails away with inaugral AIMS titles

Posted by David Stanton on 15/09/2015

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  by Christopher Reive Campbell Stanton and Francesco Kayrouz have shown they are a sailing force to be reckoned with. After performing above expectations at the European Optimist Championships in Wales earlier in the...

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Auckland Champs 2015 at Wakatere

Posted by David Stanton on 10/02/2015

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Auckland Anniversary Weekend is Opti Auckland Champs weekend.  And this year as a bonus, it was also the time for Auckland to have some massive 3.6 metre tides.  Fortunes were made and lost with picking good top mark lay lines, and good transits on the bottom mark so you weren't...

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Racing Cancelled - MB Opti Training On

Posted by David Stanton on 10/02/2015

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Pre-Nats at Worser Bay.  The weather was top end, and racing cancelled. But it was still a great fun day!      ...

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OW14 - NZLYT Report Days Ocho-Neuve

Posted by David Stanton on 01/11/2014

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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 27/10/2014

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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 18/10/2014

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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 04/10/2014

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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 05/03/2014

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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 13/01/2014

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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 10/01/2014

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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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Dolphins & Dinner on Opening Day

Posted by David Stanton on 14/10/2013

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The official opening day of Sunday racing for the club's season began today and we were treated to gusty south-westerly breeze and a pod of dolphins swimming through our course just as the 29ers approached the top mark. Great to see some close racing today in the Opti and 29er fleets,...

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Winners - Stack Winter Champs 2013

Posted by David Stanton on 10/10/2013

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Congratulations to all those sailors who took part in the first major regatta of the new season, the 2013 Stack Winter Championships. It was great to have sailors, families and your supporters from all around the country, along with the generous help of our sponsors, including our principal...

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