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Radio Yacht Supplies started slowly in 1993, making 1 metre hulls - to a kiwi design - fins and bulbs for home completion. Meeting Graham and Lorna Bantock at the World Champs in Wellington in 1997, was the beginning of importing from one of UKs largest suppliers of quality fittings Sailesetc. We started by supplying the Auckland clubs and builders, then NZ wide. In 2006, we built a website allowing customers to make their purchasers online. We are currently NZ largest supplier of Sailsetc fittings, add to that, Mast tubes from Europe and RMG winches from Australia. We are able to supply everyone with world class gear.

After 25 years at the helm, we require a new skipper and crew to continue the course we have started.

For more info contact : steve@radioyachtsupplies.co.nz

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Playing by the Rules

Results Page             Please check your RO Duty Days                 

8th December          IOM Saturday 181208

5th December          Fun Wednesday 181205

1st December          IOM Saturday 181201

28th November        Fun Wednesday 181128

17th November        IOM Saturday 181117

14th November        Fun Wednesday 181114

10th November        IOM Saturday 181110

7th November          Fun Wednesday 181107

3rd November          IOM Saturday 181103

31st October            Fun Wednesday 181031

28th October           IOM Sunday 181028

24th October           Fun Wednesday 181024

20th October           IOM Saturday 181020

17th October           Fun Wednesday 181017

13th October           IOM Saturday 181013

10th October           Fun Wednesday 181010

6th/7th Oct              2018 BoP IOM Champs       Final Results

5th October             BoP Training Day 181005

3rd October             Fun Wednesday 181003

29th September      IOM Saturday 180929

26th September      Fun Wednesday 180926

22nd September     IOM Saturday 180922

19th September      Fun Wednesday 180919

15th September      IOM Saturday 180915

12th September      Fun Wednesday 180912

8th September        BoP 5hr Enduro 180908

5th September        Fun Wednesday 180905   Waihi Wednesday 180905

1st September        IOM Saturday 180901

25th August            IOM Saturday 180825

22nd August           Fun Wednesday 180822

18th August            IOM Saturday 180818

15th August            Fun Wednesday 180815

12th August            Waihi Sunday 180812

11th August            Fun Saturday 180811

4th August              IOM Saturday 180804

1st August               Fun Wednesday 180801

6th May                   Pre2000 Event Day2

5th May                   Pre2000 Event Day1

April                         J Class NI Champs

25th March              BoP Touring Champs Round 3 180325

11th March              BoP Touring Champs Round 2 180311

4th March                BoP Touring Champs Round 1 180304

20th January            VTNZ All Classes TGA 25th Aniversary Regatta


2nd December          Wooden Boat Regatta 171202


For any older or other results and photos please contact the webmaster, tgarsc@gmail.com

From the excellent Blog: Racing Rules of Sailing - Look to Windward

 A good basic set of rules that can help teach the RRS in its simplest form.


Ten Racing Rule Commandments:


 1) Port keeps clear of starboard.

 2) Windward keeps clear of leeward when overlapped.

 3) When on the same tack a boat astern keeps clear of a boat ahead.

 4) A boat Tacking keeps clear of one that is not tacking.

 5) Avoid collisions. Racing Rules are defensive to prevent collisions not offensive racing tactics.

 6) If you gain right of way or change your course, give the other boat time (room) to keep clear.

 7) The inside overlapped boats at four boat lengths from the mark are entitled to room to round the mark.

 8) A boat that is backing-up or not racing must keep clear.

 9) If you have broken a rule, always get well clear as soon as you can, and then take your penalty turn.

 10) It is better to give way, than to spend hours in a protest room.