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#11 Kaihe Atamai

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

The second race in the Hauraki Singlehanded Series is Richmond YC’s singlehanded race on 3 Nov 2013.

RYC’s singlehanded race is run from Westhaven ODM, is a harbour course, and is NO EXTRAS – please keep your kites in the bag. This makes it a great introduction to singlehanded racing and levels the field for bigger boats and less experienced skippers.

UPDATE1: The race is on the same day as the Auckland Marathon this year – and there will be road closures and significant congestion around Westhaven. Please plan ahead to ensure you are not held up.

UPDATE2: As the C and D disvisions race different courses all HSS boats should enter and race in division C unless notified otherwise.

For the latest please see http://richmondyc.or... ... ed-series/
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hi,

How do I get my entry in and race before tomorrow? I have emailed my entry in but the club is closed?
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#13 Kaihe Atamai

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hi,

How do I get my entry in and race before tomorrow? I have emailed my entry in but the club is closed?


I'll be checking entries in a short while - if you don't hear from me then contact me (via NOR). Cheers
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#14 Kaihe Atamai

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 02:50 PM

Details on the next Race:

Keep up to date on the HSS page: http://richmondyc.or... ... ed-series/

The third race in the 2013-14 Hauraki Singlehanded Series is the first race in the BBYC's "BJ Tyres" singlehanded series on November 24th, starting at 1PM. Last year there were over 20 boats on the line and it was a highlight of the year. For more information please check out the HSS page.

This is a race around Motuihe, starting at Motukorea beacon area with both open and restricted categories. All HSS boats should enter the OPEN division. To get a copy of the BBYC sailing instructions you will have to front up at the club.

This is the last race to enter the HSS before the drops will affect your series score, so get your entry in! We will accept late entries straight straight through the series and backdate results so long as you are series compliant. But please get your series in - supports singlehanded racing and only costs 20$ after all. After the next race it will become more and more a fee to join the party at the end!

UPDATE: Please note that the HSS NOR has the date wrong - the race is on November 24th as per the BBYC NOR.
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#15 Kaihe Atamai

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

Next race is the BBYC Singlehanded Race on Nov 24th

The third race in the 2013-14 Hauraki Singlehanded Series is the first race in the BBYC’s “BJ Tyres” singlehanded series on November 24th, starting at 1PM. Last year there were over 20 boats on the line and it was a highlight of the year.

We are still accepting entries and you won't loose out on series points if race the rest of the events...

Please note that the HSS NOR has the date wrong - the race is on November 24th as per the BBYC NOR. More info on the HSS page:

http://richmondyc.or... ... ed-series/
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:56 PM

2013-14 Hauraki Single Handed Series
Race 3 Report
24 November 2013

Race 3 of the Hauraki Single Handed Series was the first race of the B J Tyres Single Handed Series hosted by Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. Fantastic weather and light winds greeted the fleet for a relaxed 1pm start off Motukorea. The combined start was made up of a restricted and an open division totalling 13 boats all in the 25-30 footer range. The course was around Motuhie to Starboard, Northern Leading to Port and finish back at Motukorea. There was a reasonably steady 5 knot breeze coming out of the North-West so the first leg was going to be a comfortable lay through off the start with the kite up on Port.
For those in the open division it proved advantageous to go bare-headed for manoeuvrability in the pre-start, with kite and pole rigged up to pop the chute on the final approach a few seconds before the gun. I opted to start to windward at the pin, matching Costra Nosa who was slightly to windward with both of us pulling off synchronised hoists on the gun. Crocodile also did a nice set towards the middle of the line with The Bondi Tram two sailing to leeward of Crocodile and Bandicoot executing good time on distance hitting the boat end at a hot angle with pace in the restricted division.
The five of us showed pretty similar boat speed past Browns Island until the wind clocked aft. Crocodile and The Bondi Tram gybed over but looked like an ugly angle and in less pressure. Cosa Nostra was sticking with me with the pole squared aft and heading towards Islington Bay. Kiteless Bandicoot was forced to sail a really hot angle to windward of us to keep the boat-speed happening. I gybed back onto starboard to stay in the out-going tide and on what I thought was an easy layline to the Motuhie channel marker, but the breeze went even further to the left making it tighter than it needed to be (but fast). Cosa Nostra pulled off a better gybe and sling-shotted in front. Crocodile and The Bondi Tram sadly got hung out to dry under Browns Island, having to grovel downwind at a deeper angle and in soft pressure. Nek puff and I sailed over the top of Cosa Nostra just before the Channel.
Shot through Motuhie channel hugging the Port channel markers with the outgoing tide starting to pick up and Cosa Nostra about 50m astern. Beyond the Motuhie Port channel stick the angle looked tight so conservatively dropped the kite abeam of it. Cosa Nostra tried to hang on a bit longer but was getting driven off shore and ultimately didn’t gain anything. Bandicoot was doing well and rounded a few minutes later. By now the rest of the fleet was too small to make out, they must have really got hurt during the wind shift and lack of pressure.
The rest of the race was a bit of a soldier’s course. I put two tacks in around the back of Motuhie Island to keep out of the outgoing tide and try and take advantage of any possible shore line wind bend. When Cosa Nostra tacked back any advantage made was offset by the two extra tacks. The wind picked up to about 10-15 knots – right at the top end of the number 1 but not worth changing down. I slowly extended on Cosa Nostra upwind back to Northern Leading but maintained distance on Bandicoot. No issues except Rikki lee-bowing me on their way to the finish from the Around White Island Race - those guys must stink by now. Set up the kite to go around Northern Leading but way too tight and didn’t even hoist, a nice two-sail cruise to the finish with Cosa Nostra 200m back and Bandicoot another 100m behind.
Well done to Marshy on Cosa Nostra 2nd on line and 1st on handicap and Ken on Bandicoot – 3rd on line over-all and easily getting the handicap win in the restricted division. A great tribute to the Young 88 taking out all three podium places.
I would like to thank Kevin Glover from B J Tyres for sponsoring this series for many years and putting on the BBQ back at BBYC, we all look forward to your wonderful hospitality for the Waiheke Classic & Return (race 4 and 5 of the Hauraki Single Handed Series) on 1-2 February 2014.
Photo credits go to Vaughn Clark from Sweeney Todd.
For full results please see http://www.bbyc.org....ts/single 1.pdf

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

Mate it was a blimen awesome race! For my first sail in the new boat single handed (After sailing Mercenary up and down the coast numerous times single handed!). I was going to go Restricted division just to have a play with the new boat, but over a pre-start dockside beer Chris talked me into Open Division, and it was great.

A really cool course which gave us a bit of everything, tested out the Gybing skills, and all sorts. - Turns out i need longer kite sheets so i can drop the kite without having to go to the bow though! - That cost me on HnH. But a great tussle between the Heaven n Hell and Cosa Nostra. And am pretty happy with how the boat went full for my first race single handed in it! Certainly is a bit different to Mercenary and will take a bit of tweaking..

See you all in February for the weekend away, might try do some more single handed if i get time and the Partner isnt away cruising!

Thanks Kevin and BJ Tyres for once again putting on a great show - How many sponsors actually sponsor an event, then go out on their own boats and do the start, finish and results, then rush back to hand out bottles of rum for prizes and cook a BBQ for the sailors? Awesome effort so thanks heaps...
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:39 PM

Argh, it was hard seeing you guys sail away after Croc and Bondi gybed south. Plan was to meet the better winds from south after a bit of a knock but that did not happen! Never going to catch up after that although I do not think you extended too much. Bit of a tussle keeping the Bondi and someone else at bay all the way from Motuihe but managed to do so. Well done to the leading bunch and BBYC, good day out.
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:14 PM

Mate it was a blimen awesome race! For my first sail in the new boat single handed (After sailing Mercenary up and down the coast numerous times single handed!). I was going to go Restricted division just to have a play with the new boat, but over a pre-start dockside beer Chris talked me into Open Division, and it was great.

A really cool course which gave us a bit of everything, tested out the Gybing skills, and all sorts. - Turns out i need longer kite sheets so i can drop the kite without having to go to the bow though! - That cost me on HnH. But a great tussle between the Heaven n Hell and Cosa Nostra. And am pretty happy with how the boat went full for my first race single handed in it! Certainly is a bit different to Mercenary and will take a bit of tweaking..

See you all in February for the weekend away, might try do some more single handed if i get time and the Partner isnt away cruising!

Thanks Kevin and BJ Tyres for once again putting on a great show - How many sponsors actually sponsor an event, then go out on their own boats and do the start, finish and results, then rush back to hand out bottles of rum for prizes and cook a BBQ for the sailors? Awesome effort so thanks heaps...


So if 1 pre-race dockside beer is enough to twist your rubber arm from restricted to open division,
will 2 beers get you to enter the Hauraki Single Handed Series?
3 beers for the Route 66 Marsden Cove Race?
You get 2 drops so its not too late to put together a competitive series....better book the boat before your other half claims it for cruising :lol:
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:35 AM

Mate it was a blimen awesome race! For my first sail in the new boat single handed (After sailing Mercenary up and down the coast numerous times single handed!). I was going to go Restricted division just to have a play with the new boat, but over a pre-start dockside beer Chris talked me into Open Division, and it was great.

A really cool course which gave us a bit of everything, tested out the Gybing skills, and all sorts. - Turns out i need longer kite sheets so i can drop the kite without having to go to the bow though! - That cost me on HnH. But a great tussle between the Heaven n Hell and Cosa Nostra. And am pretty happy with how the boat went full for my first race single handed in it! Certainly is a bit different to Mercenary and will take a bit of tweaking..

See you all in February for the weekend away, might try do some more single handed if i get time and the Partner isnt away cruising!

Thanks Kevin and BJ Tyres for once again putting on a great show - How many sponsors actually sponsor an event, then go out on their own boats and do the start, finish and results, then rush back to hand out bottles of rum for prizes and cook a BBQ for the sailors? Awesome effort so thanks heaps...


So if 1 pre-race dockside beer is enough to twist your rubber arm from restricted to open division,
will 2 beers get you to enter the Hauraki Single Handed Series?
3 beers for the Route 66 Marsden Cove Race?
You get 2 drops so its not too late to put together a competitive series....better book the boat before your other half claims it for cruising :lol:


Bottle of Rum for the Route66 :)
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