Timaru Weta Meet

Timaru Weta Meet last Saturday

November 13th, 2018

After a chilly couple of cold and wet days Timaru dawned clear, bright and warm against the white mountain backdrop.

We kicked off mid-morning with David Kennett down from Christchurch joining the four Timaru Wetas to lead a boat set-up discussion. Great session thanks David.

A quick bite of lunch and we headed for the briny where the 12 knot Easterly had filled in nicely.

2 Rounding at Timaru 1


Conditions were near perfect. We normally enjoy an ocean swell but today it was flat with a building chop and white caps, possibly up to 15 knots by the end of the day.

The mixed fleet start was shared with the likes of an E6.5, N22, couple of Finns a Laser and so on.   

The first entertainment was Gordon’s rig collapsing out in the Bay... no damage but Gordon took some time out before re-joining us part way through the first race.

David’s lead was less than it might have been … was it confusion over the course or was he just putting the brakes on to stay with his flock??

After the race we all agreed to do another loop, then enjoyed the debrief in the clubhouse afterwards. Thank you Hayden (Commodore) for shouting the pizzas!

Sailed: David Kennett (1036), Peter Taylor (1180), Ross Jones (838), Gordon Collister (955), Simon Boys (1181) 

3 Reach 1


South Island Coming up:

- 11th -13th Jan  Wanaka New Year regatta - contact Quentin Smith

- 2nd/3rd Feb  Lake Brunner Regatta - contact David Kennett

- 23 Feb - Timaru YPBC - contact Simon Boys

- 30 Mar - Naval Point Yacht Club - contact David Kennett (briefing will be had before sailing as it will be high tide and we don’t want anyone on the reef). 

And a multi-hull weekend at Pigeon Bay (Banks Peninsular) this Weekend. Charlie and Steve might be going so contact Charlie.

South Island racing contact: david.kennett@gmail.com

By Simon Boys

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