A good weekends sailing at a great event. See results on BAI site https://bai.nz/wp-content//uploads/2019/04/SIO-2019-Final-Results.pdf
Congratulations Ian Timperley!
Ian added the 50km Marathon Trophy to his collection today.
Congratulations to everyone who competed today, especially Ian, Malcom, Ernie and Geoff for taking away the medals.
After postponing this Marathon for 5 weekends, we finally had the conditions we needed. The cooler, wet forecast put a few off, but 7 brave sailors were rewarded with some great sailing today. We normally run a 50km and 100km marathon concurrently, but because of the low numbers and pending bad weather later, we settled on one 50km Race. The odd shower came through to cool them off and test their fortitude. The beach was reasonably clean and sailing was in 27 – 39 kmh NNW wind. This meant a bit if tacking going North, then speed runs of up to 70 km/h going South.
See the full results here on MyLaps
The annual Landsailing Kapiti Waikanae Beach 50km Endurance race was a great success yesterday. The marathon event was run in almost perfect conditions with a clean beach and 20-30km NW wind. The winners completing the 50km in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
See the results on MYLAPS Speedhive site https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1496293 checkout the Lap Chart to see all the jostling (in a gentlemanly way of course) for position, especially in the first few laps. Congratulations to everyone who took part, especially Trevor for taking Gold and the Event Trophy, John for taking Silver and Ernie for taking Bronze medal.
Manawatu Blokart Club Open event at Ohakea
The Manawatu Blokart Club ran a successful Open Blokart event at Ohakea this Waitangi weekend. Seven rounds sailed on Saturday in a Southerly around 10 – 15 knots. Some sailors were swapping between 4m and 5.5m sails trying to get the optimum combination. Sunday saw light winds with just 3 rounds being completed. 10 rounds altogether, so everyone was able to drop their worst race. Congratulations to all the winners. A special mention to Nicko who was on form winning every race except for two. Dropping a 2nd must be tough!
The results are on Mylaps Speedhive
Overall results and points tables: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/315655/Championships
We finally pulled it off! The Landsailing Kapiti Waikanae Beach 50km Endurance, that is.
We arrived around 1100 to a receding tide and a reasonably clean beach.
A strong contingent had arrived to compete for the coveted Landsailing Kapiti Trophy. The wind was North and down the beach a bit and this meant there was going to be a fare bit of tacking involved and any Trophy adversaries had their work cut out for them.
Right from the start we could see this was going to be quite a marathon. The first lap took 16 minutes (for the leader) and the times were increasing with each lap. The Minimum distance for a lap is 3.86km. Most would have been doing over 4km with the tacking. The last lap took over 23 minutes!
While the goal was to cover 50km or 3 hours (whichever came first), we shortened it to 2 hours because of the dropping wind and incoming tide.
Congratulations to everyone who took part. Especially to Robert Deighton for taking the trophy!
Gold Robert Deighton
Silver Bruce Buckland
Bronze Ernie Watts
See full results on MYLAPS https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1460514