Out of town boats again dominated the North Island Championships held on Saturday & Sunday of the Easter weekend at Taupo. In conditions that included challenging 15 - 18 knot south westerlies on Saturday and a 5- 8 knot southerly on Sunday, Wellington and Auckland boats again proved too good for the small fleet of local competitors. The conditions on Saturday also produced a confused sea state with a short half metre chop, while Sunday was glass smooth at the scheduled start time, delaying the start for 11/2 hours. The weekend was thankfully free of major incidents with the most notable event being a major raft up in the A Division fleet at the top mark in the Sunday race.
Many thanks to Lake Taupo Yacht Club which, as usual, ran a good and fair regatta. With 6 races on the Saturday, all competitors slept well on Saturday night.
The results are:
|A Division (Noelex 25 & above)|
|1st||Rip On Bye||Elliott 5.9||Callum Pritchard||Private Member (Plimmerton Boating Club)|
|2nd||Black Mamba||Gazelle MkII||Daryl McGee||Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club|
|3rd||Liquid Asset||Williams 7||Mike Dunlop||Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club|
|1st||Aqua Flyte||Noelex 22||Anthony Gibbs||Manukau Yacht & Motor Boat Club|
|2nd||Pure Magic II||Noelex 22||Ric Turner||Manukau Yacht & Motor Boat Club|
|3rd||Bender||Hartley 16||Andrew May||Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club|
Posted: Mon 06 Apr 2015