COMMODORE’S WELCOME......................................................................................1
HISTORY OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE YACHT CLUB....................................................4
BORRIE FAMILY TRUST AWARD................................................................................4
OFFICE HOLDERS & THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.....................................................6
OFFICER OF THE DAY................................................................................................7
GENERAL AND SAILING INFORMATION.................................................................13
CLUB PATROL BOATS..............................................................................................13
OTHER PATROL CRAFT...........................................................................................13
RISK MANAGEMENT / SAFETY GUIDELINES.........................................................16
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP.........................................................................................18
CLUB FACILITIES......................................................................................................19
SAILING CLOTHING..................................................................................................20
QCYC CLUB CLOTHING...........................................................................................20
CLUB OPTIMISTS – POLICY AND USAGE..............................................................21
OPTIMIST SHED / STORAGE COMPOUND.............................................................21
CLUB HANDICAP......................................................................................................25
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS.........................................................................................27
HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED.................................................................................30
YNZ SAFETY REGULATIONS...................................................................................31
SAILORS CODE.........................................................................................................33
QCYC TROPHY WINNERS 2014-2015 SEASON.....................................................35
SAILING CALENDAR 2015-2016...............................................................................38
Blenheim Toyota
Wisheart Macnab & Partners
Lawson’s Dry Hills Winery
Port Marlborough
Winstanley Kerridge
KJL Sail
Regent School of Motoring
First National Mark Stevenson
Oddies Marine
The Lounge Suite Company
Gregory Engineering
Picton Healthcare Pharmacy
Picton Hammer Hardware
Fresh Choice Picton
Le Café
Canvas and Trim
Take Note Picton
The Vet Centre
Picton Top 10 Holiday Park
Marlborough Marine
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Welcome to 79th sailing season of the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club.
The Season opened with Oddies’ Regatta on Sep 19th/20th, followed by Club Opening Day
on the 26th, which proved to be a bit soggy.
With close on the water competition, Oliver Cowley won the Starling Match racing on the
17th Oct and was chosen to represent Nelson- Marlborough at Glendowie later in the year
at the Starling Match Racing Nationals. Keen to be back on the water, opening day hadn’t
come soon enough for some. However, 10 of the junior fleet were away representing
Colleges at the Team Sailing Interdoms Championships in Canberra and another 3
members away in Nelson at the Masters Games.
It has also been busy winter for two of our members Oliver Cowley and Alastair Gifford who
trained in the off season to represent New Zealand at the Opti Europeans in Powhili in
Wales and the Laser Youth Worlds in Kingston Canada respectively.
Four of QCYC’s junior sailors, three returning from Canberra, sailed well in the Invitation
Eliot 6 Youth Match Racing in Wellington again showing the breadth of diversity in our
sailing members skills. It is also good to welcome back on the water the fleet of Paper
Tigers with three competing at Oddies and one in the wings.
It is with pleasure I welcome Neeta Angre Cameron back as our coach. From what I saw at
the Opti Nationals Prize Giving, there were representatives from Queen Charlotte on the
podium for most age groups. Neeta has some very talented and focused young sailors to
work with during the coming season.
The Club also supports a fleet of senior and intermediate laser sailors and it is great to see
them on the water and later in the clubrooms laughing and keeping the good social side of
the club alive.
The season ahead is set to be a very busy and exciting stage with plans & resource
consent being lodged for the club redevelopment.
Once again, we are hosting the Interislander Opti Challenge, which will see +/- 150 Optis
take to the water in February 2016 and the Nelson/Marlborough Regional’s which will
incorporate, for the first time, the South Island Paper Tigers Champs.
QCYC’s bid for the 2018 Opti Nationals was successful and will see up to 200 sailors on
the water and around 500 people in Picton over Easter break. None of this happens
without a huge amount of volunteers, once again thanks to those that make it happen.
The hard work of sailors and supporters had been recognized in the 2015 Yachting NZ
awards with Alastair Gifford being awarded an Emerging Talent Award and Rob Burn, a
YNZ Service Award.
So as you can see Queen Charlotte is a small but vibrant club that continues to punch well
above its weight, due in large measure to quality coaching and the good spirit of the club.
Small Club, Big Heart, Huge Results. Hope you all have an enjoyable sailing season.
Richard Gifford, Commodore
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
In 1936 Sandy Brunsell, a keen sailor and local boat builder together with a group of local identities (Les
Kenny, postman; Keating Smith, timber merchant; Tom Moore, wood & coal merchant; Captain Barnsdale, ex
Harbour Master; Morice Wiffen, boat builder; Clarie Pickering, tomato grower and Ed Gridler, chemist) formed
the Picton Sailing Club. When the town baths closed at Shelley Beach the changing sheds became available
and in time became the Club's new home. Idle-a-longs, Takapuna (Z Class) and P Class were the most
commonly sailed classes during these early years.
In 1939 the club was renamed Queen Charlotte Yacht Club. The Club Burgee was a matter of some debate
and eventually the design submitted by Captain Joyce was adopted.
Until the 1960's there was no road access to the Club, just a narrow walking track. A big fundraising drive was
taken up to finance some of the major reclamation where the old swimming baths were and working bees were
held taking the bank down to make the parking and rigging area. An old compressor and drill were brought in
by barge. The fill was shifted by shovel and wheelbarrow and 44 gallon drums filled with concrete were used to
keep the fill in place. It cost £100 to put the road in.
The Clubhouse was originally an army building at the Delta Camp in the Wairau Valley. It was purchased on
30th September 1945 for £250, and moved to its current site. A loan was taken out at 3.5% over 8 years to fund
its purchase.
The Clubhouse was then refurbished over the two winters of 1979-80. A starter’s box was added and the
veranda closed in along the front.
Captain Fell donated the bell hanging in the Clubrooms to QCYC. It is engraved "Ferriby 1913". The Ferriby,
built in Gooley, was a minesweeper in the war and sunk after a collision with the inter-island ferry "Wahini" at
Evans Bay on 19th December 1942.
The canon fired each Opening Day is thought to be dated 1814 and has a 6 pound rating. It had been fired at
the Coronation of Edward VII in 1901. It was found lying behind a local Picton shop and given to QCYC on
permanent loan by Bill Berry.
The flagpole came from the navy convalescent home that was situated at Wedge Point. It was purchased for
£12 and erected on 17th December 1955.
To enhance the opportunities for its members, QCYC has hosted many regattas of different classes over the
years and has built up a reputation throughout the country as being excellent hosts and running well-organised
The Borrie Family Trust Award is presented on Closing Day. The Award is about attitude
rather than crossing the finish line first. It is made to the QCYC sailor that has
demonstrated commitment to their sailing who with some additional financial support will
achieve more through the sport of sailing.
Ed Borrie, who currently lives in Auckland, sailed at Queen Charlotte as a teenager. From
there he went on to keelers, both in Wellington and ocean racing events. He didn’t always
have the best sail or best boat but enjoyed his time on the water. Now, he supports our
young sailors by making this Award available. The QCYC Sailing Committee chooses the
recipient of the Award.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Ed Borrie, Phil Chandler, Dianne Smith, Craig McDermid
Richard Gifford – Ph (03) 570 2211
“Commands the Club Fleet” and is the Chairperson at all Club meetings.
This person is the senior Flag Officer in the Club and if a member has a query or complaint
on any matter, the Commodore should be approached first.
Sam Edwards
The next most senior officer. Has no specific responsibilities but generally assists the
David Clark – Ph (03) 578 5216
Assists the Commodore & Vice Commodore and assumes their responsibilities when they
are absent; has specific responsibility for the Officer of the Day system & roster.
Dave Lane
Organises the Junior Sailing members of the Club. They are the one to approach
regarding matters pertaining to storage facilities, Club boats, junior class contests, sailing,
schools etc.
Miranda Gardiner – Ph (03) 578 4107 or (021) 0293 9185
As stated, starts races & judges them. Please understand the amount of work that this
position entails. All boats must be accounted for at the start of the race, on each lap of the
course, and at the end. The Starters are doing all this. Sailors retiring must notify the
Starters at the earliest opportunity.
Jules Overend Ph (03)573 89 59
Is responsible for the maintenance, repair & construction of all Club facilities.
Michelle Overend Ph (03)573 89 59 Is responsible for all Clubroom letting.
Deb Lee
021 05 02 709
Jeremy Hodren
Ian Gardiner (03) 578 4107
Christel Hopkins
027 45 00 316
Ben Cowley 021 80 30 86
Warren Algie 021 493 447
Warren Algie/ Lisa Edwards027 240 5030
Rob Burn
Alice Overend
Rob Burn
(03) 573 6930
Keith Henson
(03) 573 7024
Geoff Hoare (03) 578 1461
Andrew Cameron
(03) 573 5066
David Clark (03) 578 5216
Flag Officers plus Deb Lee, Samantha McGruddy, Rob Burn, Warren Algie, Jules Overend,
Andrew Cameron
Flag Officers plus Rob Burn, Jeremy Hodren and David Lane
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
The Officer of the Day is responsible for organising the day’s sailing. The Sailing
Committee has drafted an OD Roster based on last year’s membership. It is the Officer of
the Day’s responsibility to ensure the effective delivery of the OD duties. If you are not
available on your rostered day then it is your responsibility to find a competent replacement
to perform the OD tasks. Please advise the Sailing Secretary or Commodore of any
changes. While the roster is the preferred option, members may be asked to act or assist
as Officer of the Day or as Officer of the Day Assistant on race days.
The OD and Assistant OD roster is included on the QCYC Sailing Calendar.
The Officer of The Day (OD) is responsible for organising the day’s sailing.
The Rear Commodore will draw up a roster for Officer of the Day and responsibilities for
the sailing season.
Check that starters / judges will be on hand on the sailing day.
Check weather and marine forecast before setting course for day.
Appoint drivers responsible for individual patrol boats. Number required will depend on
course venue, expected fleet size and weather.
Discuss course requirements with senior skippers if necessary. Contact Picton
Harbour Radio (channel 19) if necessary to ascertain shipping movements.
Post courses on course board in Patrol Boat Shed by midday, earlier if possible.
Arrange for
Supervise racing from shore or on water. Be prepared to shorten courses / call protest
committee etc.
Ensure all boats, marks and other equipment is properly cleaned and put away. Report
any damage to patrol boats to the Commodore or Safety Officer.
Complete the Race Management Sheet for each day of sailing. (Available in start box).
Sign off as to completeness of procedures - ie all sailors off the water safely!
Launching of patrol boats
Laying of marks
Briefing of all sailors / on water assistants
Sign on / sign off sheets
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Preparation - Officer of the Day will appoint crew, direct and manage patrol boat
Bungs in?
Familiar with motor/starting/operating
Fuel tanks full? Tank Vents open
No smoking on patrol boats.
Lifejackets - Will be worn on all
patrol boats at all times.
Pliers/rigging cutters - emergency tools to be
on all boats. Paddles on all Naiads.
Towing line, anchor and warp on
board in bin at bow? Patrol flag?
Crew wearing appropriate warm & waterproof
Small rescue buoy or ribbon for
abandoned boats?
Two crew per boat minimum on rescue patrol.
One crew to be over 15 years old.
Radio working – channel 77
Familiar with radio procedure?
Save lives not boats – be prepared to dive in to rescue a sailor. Leave ribbon to say "sailor is safe".
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Boats to yachts. One patrol boat is required for every six "learn to sail" yachts. For all other fleets a ratio
of one to ten should be observed.
Approach any (every) craft laid over/upside down or in obvious distress, without delay, to see if
help is needed. Be alert at all times by scanning the complete fleet even during light winds – it only takes
two minutes to drown.
Liaise with other patrol boats and cover all sectors of the course. All patrol boats to spread evenly
over the course.
Priority when multiple capsizes occur. Make sure all sailors are floating and near their boats. Leave
sailors temporarily if others need checking. Tell sailors to stay with their boats and that you will return
Approach with care. If sailors are still unable to right their boat, take them on board and leave a small
ribbon or buoy tied to the abandoned boat to show the sailor is safe. Approach capsized boats from
downwind and watch for loose ropes. Consider where the patrol boat propeller is at all times.
Keep sailors safe. Make sure all sailors are warm. Learn the symptoms of hypothermia (information
available at QCYC). Return to Yacht Club with sailor only if it is safe to do so and does not jeopardise
other sailors’ safety. Check with Officer of the Day (OD) and notify other patrol boats that you are out of
Ferry / Port Traffic. Patrol between sailors and ferries. Ferries have right of way so keep sailors clear –
especially juniors. Fleets in transit must keep to eastern side of Picton Harbour and cross over at Mabel
Etiquette / Inner Harbour. When powered craft meet head to head alter course to starboard to avoid
collision. If approaching side on and the other boat is on starboard, give way by turning to starboard.
Observe 5 knot restriction in harbour.
Fleet escort. Patrol boats must accompany yacht fleets back after racing and cover the fleet. One boat
must remain with the stragglers - often the most tired are likely to get into difficulties.
Stand down. Retrieval and wash down of patrol boats can only be done if there are other patrol boats on
stand-by in the area while club sailors are still on the harbour/course.
Assisting disabled yachts. Please read and understand the recommended procedures for righting
Approach from down wind. If sailor cannot right the boat, assist from the masthead lifting until the boat
is upright.
Hold boat at bow, take centreboard out and loosen vang. Boat should lie head to wind so that
assistance can be given as necessary.
For towing use throw line from rescue boat. Have yacht sailor loop line round mast twice and hold
end. In this way the sailor can release quickly if trouble arises. Observe 5 knot limit in harbour.
Remove centreboard from casing in the yacht being towed.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Providing there are no sailors on the water or there are patrol boats on station (ratio of
one patrol boat to ten sailors) patrol boats can be retrieved from water.
For any vehicles (ideally 4WDs) used it is preferable the vehicle owner’s do the
driving. Winch boats onto trailers ensuring correct stem alignment on rollers. Wash
down thoroughly and run motors with correct flushing attachment. Motors to be in
neutral, muffs attached and water on. When finished drain all water from inside boat
and watertight compartments.
Wash trailers thoroughly, particularly around wheels and bearing housings.
Make sure all ropes are properly coiled, tied and stored in the shed together with any
buoys, weights and anchors.
Turn off the radio and if not permanently fitted, return to Clubhouse / start box.
Store boats bow up, scuppers open.
Report any damage to the Boatmaster or Commodore.
Have a well earned cup of tea or coffee and relax in the knowledge of a job well done.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
The Club rigging area is bounded by the gateway and the sea wall. The grassed area to
the south of the gate is used by members but not of right. When using this area, please
show due courtesy to the other users not involved in sailing. When launching and retrieving
boats, offers of help are always appreciated. If you appreciate this help don’t forget the
At present we own four boats. The small Naiad will be used mainly with junior sailors. The
Swanson (Wavebreak) plus the other Naiads are used as patrol boats. When launching or
retrieving the patrol boats try not to put the wheels of the trailer in the sea. When not in
use, the boats should be securely tied inside the wharf, not dragged up the beach. After
use the motors should be flushed with fresh water, the boats washed and stored in the
shed bow up to allow them to drain.
PLEASE USE THE LIFE JACKETS. Do not use them as seats.
These are provided by willing members and non-members. This service is greatly
appreciated by all active sailors.
Patrol boats should:
(a) Have a crew of not less than TWO, capable of necessary rescue procedures.
(b) Provide assistance when, in the patrol boat skipper’s opinion, it is required urgently or when requested.
(c) Stand alongside an endangered yacht, not to weather but in the yacht’s lee. For example:
Yacht in danger
Pick-up boat
Skippers of endangered yachts are responsible for the safety of themselves and their
crews. After a realistic attempt to right a boat, the skipper must be prepared to leave it if
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
requested by the patrol boat skipper. If the boat is left to drift, the patrol boat is to tie a buoy
or something similar to indicate to others that the sailor(s) has been rescued.
People are more valuable than boats; any delay can endanger other sailors. Make sure
your boat and its crew meet NZYF safety standards.
NOTE: If you are sailing and notice a yacht in distress with the patrol boats
Social Activities
A number of social activities are held throughout the year, often linked to specific Regattas
but sometimes, just for the fun of it and providing more of a social ambience to the Club.
The good Kiwi BBQ is firm favourite with club members. The Taste of Marlborough, held
each year at the Interislander Regatta showcases the local produce and wines is become
a legendary event on the NZ sailing calendar. This requires a lot of extra hands on deck
and help is always welcome. If you have an idea for a social event, please do not hesitate
to speak to the Social Committee.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Following recommendations from Yachting New Zealand the Club has developed and
adopted a comprehensive Risk Management programme to cover all aspects of its
operations. This document is designed to be reviewed and updated each season and this
is the responsibility of the General Committee.
The programme allocates responsibility and resources in the following areas:
Injury to individuals; Emergency contact list; Hazard management
Parental responsibility (sailors under 14 require a parent or nominated caregiver to be
on hand)
Environmental dangers (fire, fuel, ramps, rubbish, traffic etc)
On water management and race organisation - Officer of the Day duties
Patrol boat operation and maintenance; Safe ship management; Sign off requirements
Equipment safety; Off water administrative requirements
This is a very abbreviated summary and it is intended that all members will be provided
with a copy of the Risk Management document in order that they can become familiar with
the issues and risks faced by the Club. The General Committee regards the document as
"living" in nature. It has been assembled on a voluntary basis by committee members using
information available from YNZ and other clubs. The master copy resides in the start box
and includes the formal regulations and prescriptions, which govern boating conduct on the
water.Please feel free as a responsible member of the Club to make suggestions to
improve the document as it is only through awareness of all the risks involved that the Club
and its committees can make sailing safe and enjoyable for you and your family.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Registration and membership can now be completed via Club Hub.
These are very necessary for the smooth running of any club. Our subscriptions are very
reasonable when compared with local clubs and other sporting codes and yacht clubs in
other areas. Please pay yours promptly. Here is a reminder of a clause in our constitution;
“No member whose subscription is unpaid shall be entitled to vote or take part in the
proceedings at a General Meeting or otherwise in any race or any privileges of the Club.”
Your subscription also allows you to partake in national and regional competitions.
In accordance with our constitution, bar licence and common courtesies, the member
accompanying them must sign guests into the visitors’ book. This is kept at the bar. Where
convenient, they should also be introduced to the senior flag officer present. This latter
courtesy is exercised in most yacht clubs. Any non-member accompanied by a member is
a welcome guest for one visit per month, but unless extenuating circumstances exist as
approved by the committee, he or she must become a member for continued use of the
club facilities on a regular basis.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
CLUBROOMS: We are fortunate to have one of the best sites of any club in New Zealand.
The facilities provided for our members are also now comparable to any others elsewhere.
It is the responsibility of all members to ensure that these facilities are used fully, but not
abused. Children are the responsibility of their parents, but cannot always be seen by
them. Please accept the responsibility of all club members’ children. In consideration to the
voluntary bar labour please return all glasses, bottles & jugs to the bar before leaving.
CHANGING ROOMS: Valuables should not be left in the changing rooms. If they are, it is
at the owner's risk. Sailors are advised to take all possessions & leave them secure while
out sailing. Sailing gear should not be left at the club for storage during the week. All
clothing that remains after a weekend’s sailing will be disposed of after being displayed on
the shelves in the clubhouse for a limited period.
OPTI & P CLASS SHED: This shed provides limited storage space for P and Optimist
Class yachts for a nominal rental of $75 a year. Space is at a premium and so,
unfortunately, those who do not use their boats on a regular basis may be asked to store
them elsewhere. The Treasurer is the person to contact if a storage space is required.
Please read the regulations for storage shed usage contained in this handbook.
LARGER BOAT STORAGE FACILITY: The Club has a storage facility adjacent to the Opti
and P Class shed. Members using this facility pay $150 per year per boat. Contact the
Treasurer if a space is required.
KITCHEN: The kitchen/shop operates for members’ convenience inside the main lounge. It
has flexible hours but is generally open from 11am on sailing days. Lunches are available
along with drinks, snacks, hot chips (after sailing), tea, coffee and a range of sweets.
Volunteers are rostered to staff the shop.
CLEANING OF CLUB FACILITIES: A cleaner is paid by the Club to clean after each
weekend’s event, but members are asked to assist by leaving the clubrooms as tidy as
BAR: Another asset of the QCYC is the well appointed bar. Designed and installed when
the clubhouse was renovated in 1980, the bar – lawfully instituted under licence – has
indeed proved an asset, both socially and tangibly. An efficient cooler supplies a variety of
beers, wines and some spirits. The bar operates under a Club Licence, which is
renewable, every three years. Delegated persons can work at the bar, but they are
responsible to a licensed Bar Manager.
On occasions where the club is being used for the promotion of yachting, the bar may be
opened between 8:30am to 10:00pm, Sunday to Thursday and 8:30am to midnight Friday,
Saturday and Public Holidays. Members are reminded that only members over 18 can buy
alcoholic drinks. Identification must be available on request. Young club members can drink
alcoholic drinks if supplied and supervised by their parents who are members. Guests of
minors or minors, who are guests, must not be supplied with alcoholic drinks.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Appropriate clothing should be worn at all times. Modern wetsuits and sailing suits provide
warmth and comfort when wet but are reasonably expensive and can be uncomfortable on
hot days.
A polyprop (or two) worn directly against the skin with some form of waterproof spray jacket
and lifejacket is still one of the best outfits for sailing. Rash vests and titanium tops are
popular among sailors. They are not essential and can be expensive items at times. Check
with other club members or on the noticeboard for good second-hand gear.
Longs (either polyprop or titanium) under hiking pants provide protection from the cold, and
sandshoes or sailing boots avoid chafed feet when sailing and on the beach. These, along
with copious amounts of lip gel and sunscreen will identify the fashion followers this year.
Whatever your choice of clothing, it must be WIND-PROOF and be able to keep you
WARM WHEN WET. Sunhat and glasses are also advisable.
For a great selection of clothing, visit Oddies Marine in Waikawa Marina. Ph (03) 573 8369
A range of good quality clothing embroidered with the Club logo has been sourced at
reasonable prices. These are for all ages and include tee shirts, jackets, polar fleeces,
hoodies, sports bags, caps and much more. A catalogue is available at the clubrooms.
Members can choose and order individual items which are produced locally by “Just Tag It”
in Renwick, or alternatively, members can have their own choice of clothing embroidered
with our logo.
To enquire about products or order, call Just Tag It direct: Ph (03) 573 9410
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Club Optimists are there to be used. Members are welcome to use them, and are
encouraged to use them for racing, particularly those who have gone through the ‘Learn to
Sail’ programme and are keen to try racing.
There are however, some guidelines which the Sailing and General Committees would like
to see followed in relation to their use:
If you wish to use (race) a Club Optimist, contact the Junior Convenor. There is a
charge for the season or $5.00 per session to cover minor maintenance (minor
breakages), for second season users.
If you wish to use a particular boat for a series of races, see the Junior
Convenor/Sailing Master.
The person using the Club Optimist is responsible for the boat he/she is sailing and
must wash, de-rig and put the boat away after use. This also applies at all times (if you
have used the boat during Saturday morning ‘Learn to Sail’ classes).
The use of the Club Optimists by Club Members on other than sailing days is okay
provided a responsible adult with sailing experience is present at all times that the
boat is out of the shed. The Junior Convenor or another club officer must be notified
prior to such use.
All club rules, sailing instructions and dictates of sound seamanship should be
followed while using these boats.
Report any breakages, defects and missing gear to the Junior Convenor.
Users are responsible for arranging repairs. Cost of repairs will be met by the QCYC
unless caused by negligence of the sailor or caregiver.
If you decide you enjoy racing and wish to be competitive, consider getting a boat of your
own. There are always a few for sale within the club.
For a nominal rental the Optimist Shed provides limited storage for Optimist and P-Class
yachts and the Storage Compound provides limited storage for Lasers and Starlings.
Preference is given to people training on a regular basis.
Boats are stored at the discretion of the QCYC Junior Convenor who will allocate bays
as they see fit,
No boats are to be stored on the floor between the bays (unless overnight on a trolley
and with the approval of a Flag Officer),
Allotted bays must be kept clean and free of rubbish,
Do not store any object in your bay that infringes neighbouring user’s access or bay
Trolleys are to be stacked away correctly at the end of the Optimist Shed,
Hoses must be neatly put away, ie rolled up,
Take care of other people’s boats in shifting your own,
Always leave the Shed and Compound locked when you are not immediately present
(this includes when sailing on the harbour),
QCYC is not responsible in any way for any damage or loss incurred while boats are
stored in the Shed or Compound (you should insure your boat against such
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
For this season the Club will be using a handicap system as used by Wakatere Yacht Club
with a few minor adjustments to our conditions.
The handicap is designed to challenge every sailor, from the sailor out in front to the new
sailor. The sailor winning on handicap will be the one sailing better than his/her average. A
sailor should always be sailing to better their own race and times and with this in mind
should do well???
This year the Optimist Green, Optimist Open and Starling fleets will be handicapped for
each Handicap Series while the Intermediate and Senior fleets will be yard-sticked on
Weymouth Yardstick. The Rainbow (Learn to Race) fleet will be scored on line honours.
Unless a race or series is stated as handicap in the Sailing Calendar every fleet will be
scored on line honours (and yard-sticked if there are different classes of boats competing
in one fleet).
What the Handicapper and handicap system does is:
Calculates a standard race time, to be used as a base line;
Then it calculates a TCF (Time Correction Factor (handicap)) by which each sailor’s
time would be corrected by to make them sail the race to the Standard Race Time;
The Handicapper after a set number of races will calculate your Club Handicap as
Your best and worst TCFs are discarded. It then averages your existing TCF with the
other four TCFs and this becomes your new Club Handicap for the next series of
The system was designed by Wakatere Yacht Club and has been used quite successfully
for a number of years. The system has facilities to accommodate sailors travelling away to
regattas. Please remember that with all systems there may be some anomalies but the
basis is to enable every sailor to be challenged and if you are improving your own sailing
you will do better than a sailor that is just relaxing at the top of the fleet.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Rules: All races to be sailed under the 2013-2016 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing with
YNZ Prescriptions as set down in the YNZ Yacht Racing Handbook and any
modifications contained in these Sailing Instructions. YNZ Safety Regulations Part 1
apply. Rule 41 shall not apply to official Club coaches giving instructions during Club
8. Notices to competitors will be written on the whiteboard in the Patrol Boat Shed
9. Signals made ashore will be displayed from the start box above the Clubrooms.
10. Eligibility: Skippers and crews are required to be current financial members of QCYC.
Members of another Club affiliated to the YNZ may sail at the discretion of the QCYC
Sailing Committee. A race charge may be made to meet costs. Only current QCYC
financial members can win QCYC Trophies.
11. Entries: All skippers are required to ‘sign in’ on the sign in sheet located in the Patrol
Boat Shed. Failure to do so may render you a ‘non-starter’ (DNS). During sailing days
with multiple races, if a sailor has omitted to sign on then they may do so on the water
verbally with the RO who will then sign the boat on with the start box/committee boat.
This recognises that the sailor has until 4 minutes after their start time to cross the line
and by this time the sign in sheets have been removed from the shed.
Sails must have numbers. Sail number must be the same as on the boat.
Some regattas and events will incur a race fee. See Rule 76.1 (rejection of entry)
12. Schedule of events published in the Club Handbook, includes the time of the warning
13. Class flags:
White Flag with “PT Class Symbol”
Senior Monohull
White flag with Laser Class symbol
International Code Flag “F”
White Flag with “Splash Class Symbol”
White Flag with “Starling Class Symbol”
P Class
White Flag with “P Class Class Symbol”
White Flag with “Optimist Class Symbol”
Green Fleet Optimist
Green Flag with “Optimist Class Symbol”
14. Racing area: Club races will be held in two general areas:
On the waters of Picton Harbour inside Mabel Island.
Outside Mabel Island.
15. Courses: Course instructions will be displayed on the noticeboard in the Patrol Boat
Shed prior to midday where possible.
16. Starts: Races will be started by using Rule 26 as follows;
Flag & Sound
Mins before starting signal
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Class Flag (one sound)
P, I, Z, Z over I, or black (one sound)
One minute
Preparatory flag removed (one long sound signal)
Class flag removed (one sound)
Times will be taken from the visual signals, the absence of a sound signal shall be
Lights may be used for Optimist Green Fleet only as described. Following the class
warning signal, the lights on the Clubhouse will be extinguished at one-minute
The warning signal for each succeeding class or group will be made with the starting
signal of the preceding class or group.
Boats whose warning signal has not been made will avoid the starting area. After
finishing, boats will keep well clear of the finishing area.
A boat starting later than 4 minutes after her starting signal shall be scored “Did Not
Start”. This changes Rule A4.
It is the competitor’s responsibility to be at the start on time.
Order of starting will be announced on the day at the briefing and posted on the
course whiteboard in the Patrol Boat Shed. Please check the course board.
Start/Finish Lines:
Clubhouse – the official starting and finishing lines shall be between a mark on the
exterior wall of the Clubhouse directly below the starter’s box and the course side of
an outer distance mark.
In the event that an inner distance mark is used (which may not necessarily be on the
line), the portion of the start/finish line to be used for starting and finishing is between
that inner distance mark and the outer distance mark.
Boats shall not sail through the finish line unless finishing. To do so will result in a
protest/arbitration hearing and may result in disqualification. The boat concerned will
be invited to withdraw from the race in the first instance.
Committee Boat – start and finish line is between an orange staff displaying an
orange flag on the committee boat and the course side of an outer distance mark.
Boats shall not sail through the finish line unless finishing. To do so will result in a
protest/arbitration hearing and may result in disqualification. The boat concerned will
be invited to withdraw from the race in the first instance.
Individual Recalls will be made in accordance with Rule 29.1:
Code Flag X broken out accompanied by one sound signal.
General Recall will be made in accordance with Rule 29.2:
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
First Substitute Flag broken out accompanied by two sound signals.
In the event of a General Recall, the class being recalled will restart after the last
class scheduled to start at the time of the General Recall.
17. Briefing: The Race Officer will hold a briefing approximately one hour prior to the start
of the first race of the day. Boats are not to go on the water until that briefing has been
completed. The Race Officer is responsible for the day’s racing and all queries should
be directed to him/her in the first instance and if the matter cannot be resolved then a
Flag Officer should then become involved.
18. Change of Course Abandoning, canceling, changing or shortening course: Will be
made in accordance with Rules 32, 33 and 34. The Officer of the Day or designated
delegate may alter the course by shifting a mark. All boats will be notified at the
proceeding mark by:
A suitable sound signal; and either a red or green flag waved in an arc above the
head indicating the direction in which the mark has moved (red to port, green to
19. Penalties: For all classes Rule 44.1 and 44.2 is changed so that the two turn penalty
is replaced by one turn penalty turn – that is a turn that includes one tack and one
gybe. Appendix P, Immediate Penalties for Breaking Rule 42, applies.
20. Time limits for each club race shall be two (2) hours from the starting signal for the
race except that if the leading yacht finishes within the time limit, then other boats shall
be allowed up to two and a half (2.5) hours total. Time limit may be varied in the case
of short and multiple races. In these circumstances, the time limit will be displayed on
the noticeboard in the Patrol Boat Shed.
21. Protests and requests for redress: All protests shall conform to Rules 60 and 61.
Protest forms shall be handed to the Officer of the Day or a starter judge within 15
minutes of the protest skipper coming ashore.
PLEASE NOTE for outside races the sailor must verbally notify and gain
acknowledgment from the finish boat of sailor’s intention to protest as they finish the
race. Failure to do so will invalidate any protest.
For protests where only a Rule of Part 2 is alleged to have been broken an arbitration
hearing will be offered prior to any formal hearing. Yachting NZ 4.5.5 will apply (This
changes Rule 44.1).
Optimists – Protests among Optimists will be treated in a fashion, which will provide
a positive learning environment for the sailors involved. The intention is to be fair
without being unduly rigorous. The relative experience of the sailors involved will be a
22. Scoring:
Club Series shall be scored using handicapped corrected times
Opening and Closing Day races will be scored using low points system
QCYC Club Championship Series will be scored using low points system
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
One starter constitutes a race in all programmed Club events and will be awarded
points accordingly.
Skippers who miss points while attending International, National, North Island or
South Island contests may be awarded average points by applying to the Sailing
Committee prior to departure. Those who miss races due to O.D. duties will be
awarded average points.
23. Safety: Attention is drawn to Rule 23.1. Before or after she is racing, a yacht shall not
seriously hinder a yacht that is racing.
All skippers to notify the start box or Committee Boat if withdrawing from the race.
Skippers not complying with this rule will be scored a DNS.
QCYC Rules state that all sailors and patrol boat personnel wear approved buoyancy
vests at all times when on the water.
No competitor shall sail into the swimming area marked by buoys at Shelley Beach or
Picton Foreshore. To do so will result in disqualification.
Throughout the sailing season volunteers are required to assist with the smooth running of
the Club. Help is required:
Kitchen / Shop preparing food
Bar serving
Patrol boat crew
Start box
Course laying
Race management
This is a great way to learn new skills and get to know other Club members. If you would
like to assist in any way please get in contact with the Commodore.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
These rules apply to all racing centreboard yachts, open-yachts and sailboards, are
effective from January 2009 and supercede previous publications. Rules 1-11 are
mandatory and failure to comply with them while racing will be grounds for disqualification
following a protest or other prescribed penalties as stated in the Sailing Instructions, with
the exception that sailboards are exempt from Rules 7, 8 and 9. These regulations are
considered to be a minimum standard applying to all of New Zealand.
All Rules are relevant whether or not yachts are racing and the NZYF recommends that
they be observed by all centreboard and open-yacht crews and by board sailors at all
1. Crew members shall wear buoyancy vests in good repair, properly secured about their persons and
complying with the NZYF minimum standard, S.R. Appendix 4.
2. Centreboard and open-yachts shall be constructed or fitted with reserve buoyancy so when swamped or
capsized in an ‘emergency’ they will support their own weight including all equipment plus 10kg for each
crew member. Buoyancy shall be disposed as to float on an even keel when righted after a capsize.
When provided in the form of inflatable airbags or closed cell plastic foam, the buoyancy shall be
securely held in place. For the purposes of this Rule an ‘emergency’ is defined as follows:
When enclosed hulls are not divided into at least two separate compartments, the entire hull is
When enclosed hulls are divided into two or more separate compartments, 50% of the total is
When inflatable bag buoyancy is fitted, 50% of the buoyancy is deflated.
3. Yachts shall be fitted on their centre-line with a ring, closed fairlead or towing eye of not less than 25mm
minimum internal diameter at all times to which a towline may be connected or led through to a strong
point. On monohull yachts this fitting shall be at or near the bow but not on a bowsprit. On catamarans
the fitting may be at the stern for towing in reverse.
4. Yachts shall carry a towline of adequate strength that it will extend twice the yacht’s length beyond the
bow when fitted as described in Rule 3. If the yacht’s mainsheet or other running rig is to be used as a
towline they shall be so fitted as to be readily available.
5. Yachts shall be fitted with a quick release mechanism (not a bolt, lashing or screw shackle), or a halyard,
which allows the mainsail to be lowered or, in the case of pocket-luff sails or rigid aerofoils, which allows
the entire rig to be lowered quickly and easily.
6. Hollow masts shall be either completely sealed to prevent entry of water or fitted with a drain hole not
more than 500mm above the base and of such a size that it is capable of emitting all the water that could
be contained in the mast within 30 seconds, with the mast stood upright.
7. Centreboards shall be so secured to the hull that they remain centred in the centre case when the hull is
inverted and they shall be sufficiently strong to support the weight of at least one crew member during
the maneuver of righting following a capsize.
8. Rudders shall be secured to the hull in such a way that they remain in position when the hull is inverted.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
9. Tillers and rubber blades, if not permanently attached to the rudderstock, shall be secured to it by a pin or
lashing while the yacht is on the water.
10. Yachts must carry an adequate bailer or pump attached to the hull by a lanyard of sufficient length to
allow them to be operated, unless the yacht has an enclosed hull form from which most of the water
empties when righted, but not moving, following a capsize.
11. Yachts shall carry on their port and starboard side of their hull, in letters and figures at least 50mm high,
their Class insignia and registered number.
12. A personal buoyancy aid should be worn at all times while afloat.
13. Where possible and practicable, the mainsail should be able to be quickly released from both the
masthead and deck level.
14. Crews should be capable of swimming at least 50 metres in open water and should be capable of
supporting themselves in the water without a personal flotation device for at least 15 minutes.
15. Crews should ensure that clothing suitable to the local conditions is worn while on the water. It is always
colder on the water than on the beach. Weather conditions can change very quickly and warm clothing is
essential if gear failure results in an extended period in the water following a capsize.
16. Crews should check their personal gear and their yacht’s rigging and equipment in detail before going
onto the water so as to ensure that breakage or loosening of equipment is unlikely.
17. Crews should exercise caution in going onto the water in boisterous conditions or conditions heavier than
they have experienced. They should only do so if they are assured that assistance will be at hand in an
emergency. Similar caution should be exercised by race officials in proceeding with racing in such
18. In the event of a capsize in conditions beyond the capability of the crew to handle the boat, or breakage
of gear, crews should stay with the boat at all times until assistance arrives.
18.1 The correct signals to indicate that assistance is needed are:
Crew in boat:
Either both hands raised above the head and lowered to the sides cyclically at 5 second intervals:
A flag or other object on a spar moved from side to side through an arc of 30deg either side of the
vertical, cyclically at 5 second intervals.
Crew in the water:
One hand raised above the head for 3 seconds at 5 second intervals.
18.2 Crews should signal for assistance as soon as possible before becoming exhausted.
19. Yachts should not be left unattended with sails hoisted on a public beach or space because of the
dangers of a swinging boom or shaking fittings or sails.
20. Each trailer or cradle should be clearly marked with the class, number and name of the yacht using it.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
ON SHORE: Remember your fellow sailors are not
mortal enemies but good friends whom you will enjoy
sailing against for many years. Help each other as
much as possible to enjoy your club days.
ON THE WATER: One of the good things about sailing is that there is no umpire. You must
be responsible for your own actions – no one likes a cheat. Often it is best to sail quietly as
voices carry a long way across water. Always try to enjoy your wins modestly and your
losses without too much disappointment.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
All trophies won during the preceding season must be cleaned and returned by February 2014. Trophies
competed for over a three and four race series are scored on lowest handicap points with all races sailed to
count. To be eligible for a series trophy a competitor must compete in at least 2/3 of all races in that series.
Anniversary Cup
Open Class Crewed Winner - Closing Day (line
Baxter (A S) Cup
Tanner Cup Selection Trials - P Class, Marlborough Jack Tripe
Bill Gibb Memorial Trophy
Senior Monohull Winner- Wisheart Macnab Series
Hamish CLark
Borrie Family Trust Award
Sailor showing commitment and attitude to sailing
Lane Family
Bulger Cup
Starling Winner (line honours)
Nick Gardiner
Castle Insurance – Optimist
Optimist Open Fleet - Club Champs
Jasper Hopkins
CE Townsend Cup
Nick Gardiner
Charlie Miller Memorial
Intermediate - Highest Handicap points over
Nick Gardiner
Cox Cup
Optimist Open Fleet Winner - The Villa Series
Emily Overend
Derek Anderson Electrical Trophy
Optimist Green Fleet Winner - Derek Anderson
Electrical (handicap)
River Hopkins
Fi Glass Trophy - Match Racing
Match Winner - Match Racing Series
(line honours)
Alastair Gifford
Gateway Service Station Optimist
Optimist Winner - Spy Valley Regatta (handicap)
Mimi Bond
Gateway Service Station Senior Mono
Senior Mono Winner – Spy Valley Regatta
Alastair Gifford
Gateway Service Station Senior Multi
Senior Multi Winner - Spy Valley Regatta
Kain Greenbank
Hahn Cup
Open Class-Long Harbour Race (handicap)
Jeremy Hodren
Hargreaves (J) Cup
Senior Winner - The Villa Series (handicap)
Callum Radford
Haven Cup
Meritorious Service to the Club
Christel Hopkins
Haworth (JE) Cup
Intermediate Highest Line Honours points
Nick Gardiner
Hawthorne Cup
Multihull Highest Line Honours points
Kain Greenbank
Malcolm Beadle Cup
Senior Monohull Winner –Sounds Connection
Series (handicap)
Jeremy Hodren
Nick Gardiner & Nick
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Mariners Cup
Senior Sailor - Highest Handicap points over
Kain Greenbank
McManaway Cup
Senior Monohull Winner - First National Series
Alastair Gifford
M P Cup - T P Shand
Intermediate Winner - Wisheart Macnab Series
Jake Morris
Oddies Marine Spring Champs
Open Optimist Winner (line honours)
Emily Overend
Oddies Marine Spring Champs
Starling Winner (line honours)
Nick Gardiner
Optimist Series I (miniature)
Optimist Green Fleet Winner - Opening Day (line
Suede Cowley
Optimist Miniature 3 Race Series
Optimist Open Fleet Winner - Wisheart Macnab
Series (handicap)
Jasper Hopkins
Oxley Intermediate Club Champion
Intermediate Winner Starling - Club Champs
Alastair Gifford
Oxley Monohull Club Champion
Senior Monohull Winner Laser - Club Champs
Jeremy Hodren
Oxley Multihull Club Champion
Senior Multihull Winner Club Champs
Kain Greenbank
Peek Cup
Open Class
Alice Overend & Jessica
Phillip Payton Cup
Closing Day - Commodore vs Vice Commodore
Ian Gardiner
Picton Sailing Club
Senior Winner - The Vet Centre Series (handicap)
Jeremy Hodren
Picton Village Bakkerij Autumn
Champs - Intermediate
Intermediate Winner - Autumn Champs
Nick Gardiner
Picton Village Bakkerij Autumn
Champs - Optimist Green
Optimist Green Winner - Autumn Champ
River Hopkins
Picton Village Bakkerij Autumn
Champs - Optimist Open
Optimist Open Winner - Autumn Champs
Harry Edwards
Picton Village Bakkerij Autumn
Champs- Senior Monohull
Senior Monohull Winner - Autumn Champs
Jeremy Hodren
PSC Idle-Along Cup (Thos Flood)
Senior Monohull Winner - Opening Day (line
Sam Edwards
QCYC Shield
Optimist Green Fleet - Highest Line Honours &
Handicap Points over season
River Hopkins
Richardson (CB) Cup
Senior Monohull Winner - Highest Line Honours
Jeremy Hodren
Sandy Brunsell Founders Trophy
Best Performance at an International Regatta
Alastair Gifford
Short Course Champs
Optimist Open
1 Emily Overend
2 Jasper Hopkins
3 Ben Turnbull
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
Short Course Champs
Optimist Green
1 Harry Edwards
2 River Hopkins
3 Ella Wilcox
Short Course Champs
1 Iolo Adams
2 Nick Gardiner
3 Jake Morris
Short Course Champs
1 Katrin Wendt
Warren Algie
3 Jeremy Hodren
Smith Shield
All Junior Classes - Highest handicap points over
Harry Edwards
Styrotech Cup
Promising Board Sailor
Iolo Adams
Tempello Cup
Top Female Skipper
Katrin Wendt
Terminus Cup
Best Performance by a Club Member in a South
Island Championships
Oliver Cowley
Terminus Hotel Trophy
Senior Monohull Winner –Derek Anderson
Electrical Series (handicap)
Jeremy Hodren
The Villa Novice Optimist Trophy
Optimist Green Fleet Winner - Club Champs
River Hopkins
Thos. Flood Cup
Closing Day winner - Parents Race - Optimist
Bill Wilcox
Vercoe Cup
All Junior classes - Highest Line Honours Points
over season
Harry Edwards
Vercoe (C E) Cup
Optimist Open Fleet winner - First National Series
Emily Overend
Vet Centre Trophy
Optimist Green – Vet Centre Series
Suede Cowley
Vet Centre Cup
Sportsmanship Award
Peter Bush
Villa Trophy
Optimist Green Winner - The Villa Series
River Hopkins
Waitangi Cup
All Classes - Highest Line Honours & handicap
points over season
Nick Gardiner
Wills (G) Trophy
Optimist Open Fleet Winner - The Vet Centre
Series (handicap)
Not Contested
Wisheart Macnab Trophy
Optimist Green Fleet Winner - Wisheart Macnab
Series (handicap)
Harry Edwards
Wisheart Macnab Cup
Best Performance at a National Regatta
Wooden Spoon
The Hilux Incident
Jason Tripe
Wrightson Cup
Nick Gardiner
Alastair Gifford
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
September 19-20
Oddies Spring Champs
September 26
Opening Day
October 3
Handicap Series #1 of 1
October 10
Short Course #1 day of 1
October 17
Starling and Laser Match Racing
October 24
Reserve Day
Oct 31-Nov 1
Nelson/Marlborough Regional Champs & P Class SI Champs QCYC
November 7
Long Harbour
November 14
Handicap Series #2 – day 1 of 2
November 13-15
North Island Optimist Champs (1st Optimist Selection Trial)
November 21
Short Course Champs #2 Day 1of 2
November 28
Short Course Champs #2 Day 2 of 2
November 28-29
Laser North Island Champs
December 5
Bar to Bar Race
December 5-6
Sir Peter Blake Memorial Regatta and P-Class NI Champs
December 12
QCYC Christmas Party
December 17-21
South Island Optimist Training Clinic
December 19
Handicap Series #2 – day 2 of 2
Please note that the above dates are indicative only plus there are many other events you may like to attend taking place throughout New Zealand. If you are
interested in participating in any of these events please refer to the Notice of Race on the relevant club’s website. Individual Class Associations have further
information regarding specific class events – check the class website for more details.
03 573 6984
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 2015/2016 Handbook
SAILING CALENDAR 2015-2016 Cont.
January 2
Rainbow Fleet Coaching
January 9
Long Harbour
January 16-18
P-Class Tauranga Cup Nationals
January 15-17
North Island Starling Champs
January 23
Handicap Series #3 – day 1 of 2
January 30-Feb1
C Lund & Son SIAG South Island Age Group Champs
January 31-Feb1
NZIODA Auckland Champs Optimist Ranking Regatta #2
February 6
Spy Valley Regatta
February 6-8
NZIODA Pre nationals and Teams Racing
February 13
Handicap Series #3 Ay 2 of 2
February 19-21
Interislander Optimist Champs (3rd Optimist Selection Trial)
February 24-28
Sail Auckland
February 27
Short Course #3 day 2 of 2
March 5
Picton Bakkerij Autumn Champs
March 12
Handicap Series #4 Day 1 of 2
March 19-20
Club Championships
March 25-29
Toyota NZIODA Optimist Nationals
March 26
No club Sailing
April 2
Handicap Series #4 day 2 of 2
April 9
Handicap Series #5 day 1of 2
April 16
Handicap Series #5 day 2of 2
April 18-21
Starling Nationals
Naval Point
May 8
Closing Day
Please note that the above dates are indicative only plus there are many other events you may like to attend taking place throughout New Zealand. If you are
interested in participating in any of these events please refer to the Notice of Race on the relevant club’s website. Individual Class Associations have further
information regarding specific class events – check the class website for more details.
03 573 6984

Similar documents