Club News & Events
Club Day, Race 14 - Sunday 2 April
1pm Start - All Welcome
HT 1.14pm 1.8m RO Noel
Marty's forecast (29/3 am): Change to NE 8 knots, showers clearing
Pre-race cancellation via: Website, Facebook, & text
Slipway Marshal - We are trialing the use of a slipway marshall (Julie on the megaphone) to improve safe launching and retrieving during events. We are hoping to also speed up the process by allowing two cars/trailers/trolleys on the slipway at any given time.
New Stewart Island / Rakiura Cruising Guide
There is a new cruising guide available for Stewart Island/Rakiura, which you may like to let your members know about in your next newsletter. It has just been completed, and is available as a pdf, free of charge, on the Otago Yacht Club website. The guide covers Otago Harbour, the Catlins coast, and the island itself, 85 pages in all. the file size is 9Mb.
The link for downloading is https://otagoyachtclub.org.nz/wp/stewart-island-sailors-guide/
I understand that some clubs sail on inland waters and/or are primarily sailing dinghies, but at some point some of your members may wish to sail south, and it is worthwhile knowing where to find the information that might be needed.
Thank you in advance for distributing this information to your members, if you have any questions, just drop me an email
All the best
Fundraising for the Boat Club Rebuild – RUMMAGE SALE – Success!
A huge thank you to all those involved!
Over $3500 raised!
Yes the Rebuild is underway! Piles are on order waiting delivery to start contruction.
New wharf construction.
Most of the old wharf has been removed to make way for the new wharf piles to be driven asap.
Caution be aware that part of the club area will be a construction site. The plan is to keep the club operational as best as possible.
Also note that there is now a test pile out from what remains of the old wharf.
New Defibrillator (AED) installed on the boat shed!
Safety first - Please ensure the use of trailer safety chains when launching and retrieving your boat.
Race Day Courtesy Reminder - please launch and retrieve as quickly as possible to avoid congestion on the slipway
Assistance needed - Anyone interested in volunteering in a support role aboard our two safety boats, please contact Marty
Way to go! - We'd like to acknowledge the great example displayed by a boating family recently having fun with their black RIB and towing a biscuit. They were using a spotter to keep an eye on the kids out the back and were really cautious in approaching the wharf, looking out for others, including a number of swimmers in the water
Success - Major funding secured to start rebuild
A huge thank you to Otago Community Trust and Alexander McMillan Trust in supporting our community project - Stage 1 & 2 will be underway a.s.a.p - More info....
Our club bank account has been updated - for payment of subs
Please note our new bank account:
Fundraising or donations can go directly to our Rebuild Account
Community Sailing, Monday evenings from 5.30pm - begins early October.... ends late March. Community Sailing has been very popular with the junior fleet. We also encourage senior and family members to get their craft on the water for some R&R. Including power boaters and kayakers etc. Hope to see you on the water
Read our Deputy Mayor Christine Garey's take on progress and development around Otago Harbour (article here)
Support local business and our hard working BBBC member Tui Westrupp
More info, free quotes and contact details here
Current Trophy Holders - 2021/22
Pieter Besuijen The Hartley Cup Perseverance & Consistent Performance = most time on the water; 2nd in line honours 2nd highest race starts & often seen out training
Allan Joss C A Hart Trophy Most Line Honours!!!! 8 out of 15 races
Pieter Besuijen T J Hart Trophy Best Overall with the most Handicap wins 5 of 14 starts.
John Stewart Challenge Cup Most Improved sailing newcomer on Kharon. Most improved, 4 wins on handicap from 11 Races
Lynn & Russell Cooke Potter Prize Consistent Crewing: Well nothing would happen without our race control shore crew!
Certificates of Appreciation
Ann Shacklady-Smith – Thanks to our fantastic funding coordinator
Anette Seifert – Having the vision and determination to setup and launch Sailability in Broad Bay
Brent & Julie Patterson – For steering the ship through oceans of paperwork, technical detail and know how to keep the Rebuild Project on course.