Jon Whisker of Young Street has re-introduced the community event held until three years ago – the Te Kapa Sailing Regatta. This time the participating dinghy’s will not be restricted to laser’s as previously – any sailing dinghy (or catamaran) will do AS LONG AS IT’S VALUE DOES NOT EXCEED $1000. This is not for any fancy pants boats, if it’s been sitting under the trees and hasn’t been used for a while it doesn’t matter one iota. If you don’t have a sailing dinghy and can’t get one and still want to be part of this there are a few spare dinghy’s available, just let Jon know. If you don’t wish to sail but would like to come along to be part of the event that’s great too.
All races to be run over the top of the tide and loosely speaking the competition is as follows;
3 to 4 short races (dependent on time)
Races held approximately monthly
In-shore course depending on conditions
Start line – the pontoon at the bottom of Jon and Linda’s property – 9 Young Street
Launching, if necessary, can be off the same property
The first race was 20 October. The fifth and final race for the season is Sunday 14 June
High Tide is 2 pm, so racing will be from 1 pm, with skippers briefing at 12.30.
Handicaps – will be set on the day – the aim is to get all boats back to finish line about the same time.
Life jackets – please wear them
Post sailing – prize giving and a BYO BBQ on site at 9 Young Street
Cancellations – should it be required will be called on the day and advised via email, please check your emails around 8am on the day to confirm.
Anyone needing a boat, some are available – just let Jon know.
This is all about having a bunch of fun within the community and by the community, the sailing part of the day will not be particularly formal and if it doesn’t go exactly to plan it doesn’t really matter.
Entries to Jon by email at email@example.com