OHIWA BEACH Fr 28 – Sun 30 October 2016

Due to badly timed tides on the West coast it has been decided to have our annual away regatta at Ohiwa Beach in the Bay of Plenty this year.

Fri 28 LW 1146  Racing to commence at 0930

For those that can’t make Friday then be there rigged up by 10am Saturday.

We’ll be staying at the Ohiwa Family Holiday Camp (Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park).

There will be a good fleet of class 3 and 5 yachts but all classes are welcome.

Any questions ask Clem Kinnaird












Next event is the annual Ohope Blast.

A great event in NZ’s sunniest area!

November 8-9

Sat    LW 1457

Sun   LW 1546

Backup date if conditions aren’t suitable:

Nov. 22-23

For more information contact Clem Kinniard  clemko@xtra.co.nz

Kariotahi Sunday 7 September CANCELLED

Cancelled due to unfavourable conditions

we will try again asap


LW 1415

1100 Meet at beach 500m south of the carpark – weather permitting

Practise racing and discussion for labour w/e regatta at 90 Mike Beach

For more info contact Steve Ashley 09-4181344 / 0274777969

(note that cell phone reception is not good at Kariotahi)

90 Mile Beach Enduro Labour w/e

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th October 2014

3 days of intense fun for all classes of Landyachts incorporating the

world famous 180km Eduro.

for more information contact:

Steve Ashley




As of Aug 20 we have 11 yachts confirmed

Muriwai Saturday 21 June

LW 1046

Good onshore wind forecast.  Looks like we may get a good sail in this time.

The tides and wind haven’t been playing ball just of late.

Meet at the stream at 8-8.30am

Contact Steve Ashley for further information on 0274-777969

Muriwai Sunday 25 May

Sunday’s looking good with Westerlies of 10-15 after the rain front passes by early to mid morning. At least 5 yachts confirmed as going as of Friday

See you all there.

For more info call Steve Ashley 0274 777969  or (09)4181344

Muriwai 28 April 2014


It was a last minute decision but a quick ring around produced 2 C5s and 3 C3s to take advantage of the near perfect conditions at Muriwai this afternoon.  Who says you have to work on a Monday afternoon?!!  There was a good gusty 20kt breeze blowing almost square on to the beach producing some pretty wild rides even with our small sails on.

Tony Harold turned up in his newly rebuilt Winger to give Dick a hurry along in his Winger and Phil, John and myself made up the C3 fleet.  Most of us hadn’t sailed since last winter so we were a bit rusty and there were some spectacular spin outs at the gybe mark the first few times – mostly by me!

Since it wasn’t always possible to guarantee control we opted to sail a course north of the stream where there were no dogs nor small boys building sandcastles in the middle of our race track.


No one brought a gps with them and I felt it too hairy to try reading a speed on my phone as both hands were necessary to play the mainsheet to keep on a relatively even keel but we were quite sure we were exceeding 100ks at times.

Looking forward to some more racing soon and we’ll endeavour to give more notice next time to drag some of the rest of you out.

Steve Ashley