Winter Series Wrap-Up and Results
With clear skies and and a chill morning air, the final day of the TBBC Winter Series saw a small sea-breeze fill across Onepoto Harbour. Tricky light-wind conditions made for three final races to seperate some close contenders on the scoreboard.
Results - including trophies - are published on the Winter Series page.
A big thank you to all of our volunteers, without who this writer would likely still be running around dealing with logistics. They are:
Don Manning and Sailability Wellington volunteers.
More photos, including prize-giving, will be up on facebook in the next week or so.
Thank you, all of you, for making this year's Winter Series such an excellent event.
Annual General Meeting & Winter Series Prize-Giving
While no sailing was had last weekend, the 20th of September will see the final day of Winter Sailing at TBBC. This was likely related to the fact that the season was in fact Spring. There are still positions to play for on the scoreboard, so we'll look to get in a solid day's racing in fantastic conditions, touch wood.
Following the final day of sailing, we'll be holding the Prize-Giving for the Winter Series at 1:30pm. A well known local business has come on board to provide some delicious chocolate, so - first place or last - don't miss the occasion.
If New Zealand finds itself still at COVID-19 Alert level 2 on the day, we'll look to hold the prize-giving outside. If sailing is cancelled, we'll still hold prize-giving at 1:30pm.
Annual General Meeting
Following the Prize-Giving, we'll be holding the Annual General Meeting. Current TBBC members will have received an email with the minutes, Commodore's Report, Financial Report and procedure for nominations. Please let us know if you haven't received this, and we'll get it to you. For similar reasons as above, COVID-19 Alert level 2 may see us have a limit on the number of members present, so if you can RSVP, this will help us see whether we need an alternate venue to accomodate all attendees.
As always, flick us an email if you have any questions.
Winter Series - COVID Alert Level 2 Info
For those of you visiting TBBC during COVID Alert Level 2 on our sailing days, please observe the following precautions during COVID Alert Level 2.
All visitors to the site are required to use contact-tracing, either through using the NZ COVID Tracer App 📲, or by filling in the provided contact-tracing sheets. Please do this upon entering the site, particularly those of you rigging up in the carpark.
Contact-tracing and hand-sanitiser stations will be available in the clubrooms, and downstairs outside the Sailability shed, weather permitting. 🌧
Please observe 2 meters of physical distancing from others, and where this is not practical, wear a face covering. 😷 It is a wise idea to bring a face covering along, as the deck and concrete area can get quite busy at times. We'll have a two-person limit in the changing rooms.
If you could also bring correct change for the pies ($3) and soup ($2), that will make life more COVID-compliant for our Kitchen Kommodore. Alternatively, just order from the kitchen and don't pay for it at the time, because we'll invoice you at the end of the series.
And of course, if you're sick, 🤧 stay at home.
Winter Series - Notice to Competitors #2
A second NTC has been published for the 2020 Winter Series:
Winter Series - Races 5 & 6
Race Day 4, aka Hurry Up And Wait.
With another marginal forecast, this time at the other end of the wind spectrum, there was much standing around and admiring the glassy nature of the pond, and the pies upstairs. Eventually, a mysterious gradient breeze settled in and two races were had (not pictured).
What about races 3 & 4, you ask? We don't talk about races 3 & 4.
Winter Series - Races 1 & 2
It's fair to say that winter can be a game of two halves when it comes to the weather. With an intimidating forecast and a wet front passing over two hours before racing, we scored a few fine hours of sun and wind before it all turned miserable later in the day.
Thank you to all our tireless volunteers, both on and off the water. Without them, you'd surely still be swimming!