Winter !? Racing (and Socialising)  ⛵

NSR Winter Series

6 Races over the winter months
Race 1 8/5  1400hrs
Race 2 5/6  1400hrs
Race 3 17/7 1400hrs
see all dates on our website 

Makana Confection (and Cafe) Women’s Winter Series

Same deal – 6 races to make up the series
Race 1 22/5 1400hrs – POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST 
Race 2 19/6 1400hrs
Race 3 3/7 1400hrs
see all dates on our website

Interclub Series – all boats required!

Yup, it is the time again to retain the beautiful trophy above the bar….
Race 1 OCC start noon 29/5
Race 2 RBC start noon 12/6
Race 3 OCC start noon 26/6

Quiz Night is back!

Our Quiz Master, Malcolm Shaft, is looking for all keen “Quizzers” – the next round of our ever popular Thursday evening event is taking place on 26 May from 7 pm. Everyone welcome!

Darts has taken off

Wednesday Night Darts is also back on the social calendar. We have had over a dozen of players turning up. A very social evening. See you all there!

Working Bee

Time is up for our pre-winter working bee. Bring your enthusiasm and a smile. Saturday 14 May from 10 am – who’s making the scones?
Please contact Andy Vanasch if you have any questions 021 395 115

AGM

Tuesday 14 June 1900hrs at clubroom
All Committee positions are up for re-election

Let’s Talk! Health Evening 2nd June 2016

Hosted by our own Pharmacist and Actress (the cat), Jilly Alexander

What is the leading cause of death in men?

What is my blood pressure and why is it important?

What is a “standard drink”?

These are common questions that you may or may not know the answer to. I hope to inform you about various aspects of Men’s Health, and how you can be pro-active about your well-being. As a pharmacist, I think it is very important that people are knowledgeable about their health. Very often men do not talk about their health worries with their loved ones, and do not get regular check ups by their doctor. I am developing a programme called “Let’s Talk”… in this case – Let’s Talk about Men’s Health, in the hope to educate my local community and encourage people to engage with their health care professionals. As with all initiatives, it takes a lot of hard work to get the ball rolling. I have already held one Men’s Health event with the Okaihau Lions Club in early April. It was a fun night with lots of laughs, even some wives attended. I would like to host such an event at the Opua Cruising Club, and invite all interested parties to come along for an evening of health education.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

Mahatma Gandhi

What’s on at the OCC – check online for an up to date calendar

Winners are grinners

Annual Prizegiving – an evening of celebration

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from left back: Dave,Chris, Ian, Paul, Lewis, Nev, Gary Cees

From left middle: Buda, Bill, Andy, Rob

Front: Scarlet & Baylie

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Member of the year – Beryl Edwards

Upcoming Events

ANZAC Lunch BBQ Cruise

Let’s make the most out of this glorious autumn weather and the long weekend.
Lunch BBQ at the Eastern End of Long Beach, Russell. On Monday 25 April.
Come by boat, bike, foot or car – BYO food and drinks – Gas BBQ supplied.

See you there
Cees 021 060 9706

Annual Prizegiving and end of summer Party

Another sailing year has flown by and we are gearing up for our end of season party and annual prizegiving. It is time we celebrate our sponsors and our sailors. We would like you to come along and celebrate with us on Saturday 30th April from 5 pm onwards. Tickets are on sale now for $28 per person; this includes a welcome drink and dinner. And we will make sure to supply the entertainment.

PLEASE RETURN ALL TROPHIES TO THE CLUB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I am looking forward to catching up with you on the 30th April.Manuela Gmuer-Hornell | OCC Publicity | +64 21 44 55 29

Quiz Night is back!

Our Quiz Master, John Goldsbury, is looking for all keen “Quizzers” – the next round of our ever popular Thursday evening event is taking place on 28 April from 7 pm. Everyone welcome!

Darts has taken off

Wednesday Night Darts is also back on the social calendar. We have had over a dozen of players turning up. A very social evening. See you all there!

Working Bee

Time is up for our pre-winter working bee. Bring your enthusiasm and a smile. Saturday 14 May from 10 am – who’s making the scones?
Please contact Andy Vanasch if you have any questions 021 395 115

What’s on at the OCC – check online for an up to date calendar

Youth Training Program

In the second week of the school holidays we are running a training program for youth classes. Laser Radial, 420, 29er, Windsurfers and Catamarans. The goal of the week is to introduce sailors that are keen to step up into these classes and allow them to try out the range of boats available. The second goal of the week is to provide some training and information about this next step in their careers.

And during the first week we hold a learn to sail program.

Contact Robbs directly to book a spot

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Youth Sailing – short Easter Week

Hi team we have a big week of sailing planned for you.
The focus this week is on lift, sails and foils. So here are some things to think about and research before your next training session.
Lift, sail trim, the slot between the sails, bi plane vs single wing, pumping, flicking the leech, rolling, underwater lift, sculling rocking, angle of centreboard. Feeling the boat from response you get from the rudder. Heel of the boat, rounding up or bearing away. If the rudder is heavy you are not flat.
Thursday coaching 
Boat handling 10 timed tacks and gybes every 15 seconds.
Mark rounding practice, follow the leader and hoist, bottom mark drop and around. Repeat 5 times.
Starting drills, transit drill hand up when on the line, stay inside the box starts.
Tactics, split pairs one boat left one right see who wins. Discuss with the other boat why.
Sprint races to finish
Friday learn to race group 
We are going to focus hard on part 4 in your level 3 books. Forces in your boat. So please read through this. If you don’t have a level 3 book yet you can purchase them from the club for $19
Drills will include,
Boat handling, 1 whistle tack or gybe (depending if your already sailing upwind or down.) 2 whistles bear away or head up, depending if your already sailing upwind or down.)
Mark rounding diamond shape drill lots of mark roundings.
Starting transit drill raise your hand when you are on the line then 5 practice starts.
Races with one selected person to start 10 seconds early. They have to defend and the others attack.
I am formulating a plan for this weekend so I will get back to you about that ASAP.
Robbs Hielkema
Sailing Coach and Yacht skipper
021858897
Skype: robhielkema
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Youth Sailing Update

http://opuacruisingclub.co.nz/youth-sailing/

Hi team
This week we are on for Thursday 2 handed coaching.
We are all go for Friday learn to race group.
Saturday am, I’m going to spend some time at lake Manawai to try and convince some kids to come sailing in the ocean with us.

Saturday pm there is a match racing regatta at Opua yacht club in their club 420’s. I encourage fathers mothers and their children to join in on the fun and fly the flag for bay of islands yacht club. Registration is 330 racing from 4. There will be heats and sudden death until the finals.
Dinner and a band at the club afterwards.

Sunday am is learn to race group
Sunday pm I will run racing, we will be low on numbers with many of our starling sailors in Auckland with regattas. Please email or txt me if you are keen to race on Sunday so I can prepare. I might tow a boat out to the race course and join in on the racing action. Parents come and race, club boats are available so don’t be shy.

Also here is some information about youth class training good info and will help everyone to understand the next step. In competitive sailing after/at the end of your starling career..
http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/high-performance/youth-programme

Here is the performance pathway including ideal ages and weights
http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/sites/yachtingnz/files/page_attachments/RACING_Performance%20Pathway.pdf

Less competitive less expensive opportunities also available!!!  Talk to me and we can set goals.

Robbs Hielkema
Sailing Coach and Yacht skipper
021858897
Skype: robhielkema

P/T BAR MANAGER – THE ‘CRUISIEST’ JOB IN THE BAY OF ISLANDS

The Opua Cruising Club is looking for a Bar Manager to run the bar and serve drinks at our busy yacht club. Located on the waterfront in Opua, we’re proud to be the social hub of the area, for locals and visitors alike.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Bar Manager to come on board, working primarily in the afternoons/evenings, including weekends. Hours can be negotiated to suit the right applicant(s), but you will need to be flexible, working longer or shorter hours than rostered, dependent upon how busy the club is.

This is a varied job, and you’ll need to be able to work alone most of the time, carrying out all duties required, including serving, cash handling, glass collecting and stock taking. During busier times you’ll work as part of a small team, so you’ll need to be an excellent leader, with good communication skills.

This role would particularly suit someone with an interest in or knowledge of sailing, although it’s not a requirement of the role. The most important requirement for this job is the right ATTITUDE! If you can stay calm under pressure, get on with people from all walks of life, and carry out your duties quickly, accurately and always with a smile, we’d love to hear from you.

The successful applicant will have:
A current Bar Manager’s certificate
At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
A solid knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol requirements for a club and proven ability to enforce them.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please email your application and CV to secretary@opuacruisingclub.co.nz