Winners are grinners

Annual Prizegiving – an evening of celebration


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

From left middle: Buda, Bill, Andy, Rob

Front: Scarlet & Baylie


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 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
Skype: robhielkema
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