Saturday 22/6/2013

Hi Guys,

For those who couldn't turn up you missed an awesome afternoon.  Apart
from a very few brief showers it was near perfect conditions.  Due to 
the recent windy weather the waves had swept the beach clean and 
packed the sand down right up to the grass which made for a hard, 
smooth and wide race track.The wind was less than forecast averaging  
around 10 -15 kts most of the time and stayed pretty much square on to 
the beach for 95% of the time making for some great fast racing over 
the 1000m course. It didn't seem too cold either, infact very pleasant 
especially when the sun was out.  

So the moral of the story is not to take too much notice of the 
forecast.

If my arithmetic is right we had 12 yachts turn up. 3x c3's and the 
rest mostly c5s.

It was great to have Roger, Clem, Darren and Desmond turn up from the 
BOP and see Francoise out on his new RGc5.

Great to have Bill Nairn set up the course and come out to race in his 
c3.  

John O'Donnell turned up but being straight from work was unable to 
bring his yacht so took on the OOD duties and did a magnificent job 
waving the flags at us. Both classes got in a few races each and then 
at the end some of us headed down the beach for a few kms and back 
just as a wee rain squall came through with a top up of breeze.  John 
followed us in his car and clocked us doing around 90ks.  I was 
surprised how little speed difference there was between some of the 
c5's and 3's and it's made me wonder a bit as to why I'm lugging 
around a big 3 when a 5 is almost as quick - they don't look as cool 
though and I reckon they wouldn't pull as many chicks - back in the 
day that is!

All going well we plan to sail next at Muriwai on Sunday 7th July.

Cheers,

Steve Ashley

2012 Guy Fawkes Blast Nov 16th and 17th

OHOPE BEACH SAND SAILORS

Presents

2012

GUY FAWKES BLAST

Nov  16th & 17th

 

Venue: Ohope Beach Top 10 Holiday Park.

Harbour Road,

Ohope.

www.ohopebeach.co.nz

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Fri 16th Nov

 

All Class’s.

Start time…..12 Noon.

Briefing on beach outside camp.

Low tide…. 3.30pm

Free sailing till sunset

OBSS Racing and Sailing Rules.

 

 

Sat 17th Nov

 

Ohope Beach Challenge

Briefing at 1.00pm

Long coarse sailing

till we run out of puff.

All Classes

Bring your best rocket ships!

Greetings Landsailors,

                  

 The 2012 Guy Fawkes Blast is back at the Ohope Beach Holiday Park once again .. The BEST place stay and landsail in the bay! Love that beach! Guy Fawkes may be well over by the 16th but we can still get a blast down the beach in our rocket ships. Ohope is looking great this year. We have had plenty of storms this year, which have eroaded more of the land back into beach. Not good news for some, but it sure makes for great sailing!

Ohope Beach is shaped like a hockey stick, allowing a coarse to be set with both tacking and a long reach legs on every lap with lots of terrain to negotiate along the way. This year we will be making the most of our beautifull beach east of the camp. The course will be set down to the spit and back.

 

 This year’s format is Free Sailing Friday and Saturday The Ohope Beach Challenge. The challenge this year will consist of long coarse races with all the fleet sailing together. (wind and safety permitting).

 

Steer well clear of pedestrian traffic and fishermen. The Ohope  Beach and harbour entrance is a favourite fishing spot for the locals. They have right of way all the time!

 

OBSS sailing Rules as usual. Helmet and footwear are compulsory for all pilots and passengers at all times.

 

See you at Ohope.

 

Clem Kinnaird NZ701

OBSS President.

2012 Sailing Season

Once again we are off to a slow start. Good new is that the NE weather pattern that has dogged us for the last 2 years is predicted to change back to the prevailing SW wind we normally experience this time of year. Checkout the Sailing Calender for dates, time and places. As always if the beach is unsailable the day will be cancelled. Check back here before going out. We look forward to seeing you all on the beach

GUY FAWKES BLAST 2 Sunday 6th November

 

Yo Sandsailors

 

Ohope was a no go last weekend, so we have decided to give it another go on the west coast at Ngarunui beach Raglan. Bring your best rocket ships. You are guaranteed to have a blast!

 

Clem.

 

OBSS


 

FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND.

 

Looks like a safe bet for sun and sailing. Low tide is at 1:50pm so racing can start at 12:15pm.

 

Name of road is Riria Kerepoa Memorial Drive. Which is Wainui Road Raglan.

 

All classes welcome

 

All blokarts welcome

 

WAIKATO TIMES WILL BE THERE TO DO A STORY ON LAND YACHT RACING (SO WE NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AND SAILORS THERE)

 

Any questions contact : Andrew Broadbent after hours on 07 8506058.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guy Fawkes Blast Oct 29th and 30th

OHOPE BEACH SAND SAILORS

Presents

2011

GUY FAWKES BLAST

Oct 29th & 30th

Venue: Top 10 .

Harbour Road,

Ohope.

www.ohopebeach.co.nz

PROGRAM

Sat 29th Oct

Start time…..1.00pm.

Briefing on beach outside camp.

Low tide…. 3.30pm

Racing till we run out of beach

OBSS Racing and Sailing Rules.

All Classes catered for.

Sun 30th Oct

Challenge

Start time 2.00pm

Followed by social sailing till we run out of puff.

All Classes