The remnants of Cyclone Debbie played havoc with the racing schedule at the NZTYA Trailer Yacht Nationals held at Evans Bay over Easter. The RO wisely decided that winds of 25 – 35 knots, gusting 50 knots on Good Friday, would not provide ideal conditions for fair competition, abandoning racing until Easter Sunday. On Sunday the wind deserted us and conditions were almost too light, requiring one race to be abandoned due to lack of breeze as the wind direction swung from the north to the south. 6 races were completed on Sunday, with A Div dominated by the Ross 780s.
Racing was close - in 5 of the 6 races completed there was less than 5 minutes between 1st and last boats on corrected time
Line Honours - Mystery Achievement Ross 780 -
1st Mystery Achievement
2nd XT Sea - Ross 780
3rd Ghost Train - Ross 780 - Mike Dunlop
Line Honours - Charade - Noelex 22 - Alex Bruce
2nd Murihiku - Noelex 22 -
2017 NZTYA National Championship
2nd Mystery Achievement
3rd Ghost Train
See the photo gallery at https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNH7e7KpUxxRQUq4OIt-K0f3GL1bTHYz-xt6XrTQEl8y_1YJRl12YoVqNUZfiQitQ?key=d1pCdEhyRTZGcjZneUYxby16NXFrdnNxLTNaY0VRfor some great shots from Karen Bruce.
Thanks to Evans Bay for a great regatta.
Posted: Mon 24 Apr 2017