What a Winter Series this was!
BIG THANKS to Evolution Sails – www.evolutionsails.com – https://www.facebook.com/evolutionsailsnz/ – for being the naming sponsor and for supporting our Yacht Club. We appreciate your contribution and the awesome prizes and are looking forward to having you back for a visit to Welli soon.
The 1st of July did not look promising, so the start for the Winter Series 2018 and the Navy cup got delayed and moved to the 8th of July. The weather gods were not in sailing mode the following weekend either, and again the racing had to be cancelled. 3rd time lucky one thinks, but not this time; no racing again on the 22nd July.
Finally a window of opportunity opened up, and the race management team got two races sorted on the 5th August, getting this series under way. With one race each the following weekends 5 races were sailed in various conditions. Needless to say that every other weekend – when Evans Bay and Lowry Bay held their races – was pretty good sailing weather.
Congratulations to Loco, taking out the overall win for the fully crewed series – on line, handicap and PHRF! See here for the results.
Only two races were sailed in the two-handed series, and we congratulate three different winners: Blink for on line, After Midnight for PHRF and Outrageous for general handicap. Check out the results here.
Below are some photos from our Facebook page – thanks to the Caniwi crew and everyone else who shared their pictures with us!
Thanks to all volunteers and sailors who made this happen. See you all soon at the club, we got lots on during the break: