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Titahi Bay Winter Series

We are keeping records from previous Winter Series on this site but still have a few gaps to fill. Just click on the Past Results link above to see what we've got. We've also kept the news and pictures from the 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 series and you can access them from the links on the menu bar above


We're following our usual formula for this year's TBBC Winter Series which will run over two groups of five Sundays either side of the July school holidays. The series is open to all centreboard classes and there is no need to register prior to the series starting. Full details are available here:
Group 1 got underway on Sunday 3 June - click here for Latest Results and see below for daily reports and pictures.

Cancellation decisions are usually left as late as possible because we, like you, want to sail if we possibly can. We make the decision no later than 7:30 on Sunday morning and then:
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Just enough breeze to get everyone off the start line for the first race but fortunately things picked up a bit later in the morning as a light and very shifty northerly developed. Short courses (even by TBBC's standard) kept all fourteen boats in close contact and made for some interesting situations at mark roundings. Great to see some new faces on the water and we hope Derek Milne (TBBC - Mirror), Dave Tattersfield and Patrick Mailer (HBC - Sunburst) and Bridget's new Sunburst crew Neil will be back for the rest of the series. Thanks again to John Shehard for today's photos which feature the new faces and show the range of conditions on the day. You can find all John's photos from the day on the club's Facebook page here.


The day's sailing was cancelled. With a forecast offering only a couple of knots of breeze and a good chance of rain showers (both of which proved to be correct) this was one of the easier decisions to make.


We came really close to cancelling but decided to back the PredictWind forecast and were rewarded with a near perfect morning's sailing in a moderate, gusty northwesterly. Even better, we had blue skies for most of it and could watch the shower clouds to the north making their way over to the Hutt. The ten sailors had a great morning and the rescue boats weren't kept too busy. Thanks to John Shephard for today's photos.


We had planned to use the Lay Day scheduled for today but an awful forecast for the weekend (which turned out to be completely accurate) meant that the event was cancelled on the Friday evening.


The early morning decision to go ahead with the day's racing brought out the hard core sailors and made sure that the rescue boats had a busy morning. The first race went off without a hitch but the breeze freshened for the second and went up another notch for the third to give us 20+ knots at the top mark and gusts in the 30s. Everyone deserves credit for toughing the day out but a special mention has to go to the two young sailors Tessa Thornley and Rory Kilmister for battling through the first race and being prepared to out again - well done both of you! The photos were taken before and during the first race - it got too hectic on the water to take any more after that.


Racing for the day was cancelled. The decision was made on the Saturday evening with a forecast suggesting rain and a 20 knot northwesterly gusting over 30 and this is what we got eventually after a morning of clear skies and a breeze well below forecast. You can't win them all!


A light and shifty northwesterly for today's racing with the breeze almost dropping out completely during the second race. A few of the regulars were missing but we welcomed two new boats to the fleet this week - Tuakana Holmes and Craig Allfrey in the TBBC Sunburst and Jaxon Roddick in his Starling. We've now completed nine races so the results include one discard. There are clear leaders in the Starling (Fergus Baxter), Laser (Reuben Smith) and Open B (Jack Callear) classes but Opti A and Open A are too close to call.


Another cool and overcast morning with a gentle breeze blowing straight down the channel from Paremata allowed us to set a course that was much truer than last week's and made for a much easier day for the race management team. With a few more of last year's regulars turning up we had a good mixed fleet of 14 boats and some close racing, particularly in the Optimist and Open A fleets. Really good to see Liam McCorrison and Caelan Taylor, who were both going to sail Opti Green taking the step up to join Tessa Thornley and Jack Olson in the A fleet. Thanks this week to Nick Vause who was out on one of the support boats taking pictures.   


A cool and overcast morning with a gentle breeze that varied between southeasterly and easterly made for an interesting first day of the series. The short course could probably have been a bit longer but it did mean that the Optimists and Open B (which today was an Open Bic event) had finished all their races and were ashore before the third race on the long course got underway. The long course was badly affected by wind shadow at the top mark and was shortened after race 1 and again after race 2.

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