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Tauranga Draft Sailing Calendar 2018 (updated 01/2018)                                                                        

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Expected Behaviour                   Overlapped Mark Roundings

Please be careful when parking at our venues, to prevent cutting up the grass, drive slowly on the grass especially in the wet and approach from the roadside only - do not take long journeys across the grass. No more than 2 cars deep and no closer to the houses than the driveway entrance for the park. Thanks.

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Playing by the Rules

Results Page             Please check your RO Duty Days                 

24th March              IOM Saturday 180324

21st March              Fun Wednesday 180321

17th March              IOM Saturday 180317

14th March              Fun Wednesday 180314

11th March              BoP Touring Champs Round 2 180311

10th March              IOM Saturday 180310

7th March                Fun Wednesday 180307

4th March                BoP Touring Champs Round 1 180304

3rd March                IOM Saturday 180303

28th February          Fun Wednesday 180228

24th February          IOM Saturday 180224

21st February          about 13 boats sailing in tricky conditions, no photos sorry

17th February          IOM Saturday 180217

14th February          Fun Wednesday 180214

10th February          No sailing, too wet for almost everyone

7th February            Fun Wednesday 180207

4th February            Waihi Sunday 180204

3rd February            IOM Saturday 180203

31st January            Fun Wednesday 180131

27th January            IOM Saturday 180127

24th January            Fun Wednesday 180124

21st January            Marblehead CS1

20th January            VTNZ All Classes TGA 25th Aniversary Regatta

17th January            Fun Wednesday 180117

13th January            IOM Saturday 180113

10th January            Fun Wednesday 180110

6th January              IOM Saturday 180106


2nd December          Wooden Boat Regatta 171202

5th November          2017 BoP Champs day 2

4th November          2017 BoP Champs day 1

8th October                                                   2017 Nats Day 3
7th October                                                   2017 Nats Day 2
6th October                                                   2017 Nats Day 1
5th October                                                   2017 Nats practice day

1st October                                                   IOM South Island Day 2
30th September                                            IOM South Island Day 1

3rd September        Marblehead Challenge Series 6

12th March               2017 IOM NI Champs Day 2
11th March               IOM North Island Champs Day 1  

4th March                J Class North Island Champs 

22nd January          Marblehead Challenge Series 1


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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.