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Course Sheet for twilight racing

The new course sheets for twilight racing throughout Spring and Summer are now available – you can download a copy by clicking here. Laminated copies will be available from the clubhouse soon.

Please also remember to download a copy of the OCC Racing Rules for 2011-2012. There haven’t been any major changes, but there are a couple of minor ones, and it’s worth having a quick read over them to re-familiarise yourself before racing starts again tomorrow. Wow! Tomorrow! How time flies… :D

Cut Lunch cleans up Winter Series

Elliott 5.9 Cut Lunch wins Wet & Forget Winter Series

The results are in after yesterday’s final Wet & Forget Winter Series race, and top of the table after all 8 races is…. Elliott 5.9 Cut Lunch! Well done the Hornell Family.

Second place in the series goes to Charisma of Nelson – well done Ian, and third place goes to Sensation – congratulations Luke. :D

Blustery winds kept the fleet on their toes yesterday. The first down wind leg saw a fair amount of “wipe outs”, and then a very tactical rounding of the bottom mark with a few smooths moves from the growing Elliott 5.9 fleet. The race finished up with a nice sail back to the finish line in the warm spring sun. All in all a great afternoon on the water rounded of with a friendly chitchat and a drop of grape juice at the club rooms.

Final results from yesterday:

1. Cut Lunch (E5.9)
2. Kantime
3. Animal Crackers (E5.9)
4. Ice Breaker (E5.9)
5. Elliott Goblet (E5.9)
6. Charisma of Nelson
7. Frivolous Fish (E5.9)
8. Sensation


Elliott 5.9 Regatta comes to Opua

This month, Opua Cruising Club will be hosting the Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series 2011, with two full days of racing on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. You can download the Programme, Entry Form, NOR & Sailing Instructions here, or by clicking the image to the right.

On Friday 23rd September the bar & bistro at Opua Cruising Club will be open from 4.00pm, and competitors are welcome to come along and enjoy a few drinks and something to eat before the competition begins on Saturday 24th. The clubhouse also has shower and toilet facilities, and a hot drinks are available throughout the day for club members and their guests.

Registration will be at Opua Cruising Club in the morning, followed by a cooked breakfast at Marina Cafe, and racing commences at 10.00am. After racing, the OCC bar & bistro will be open again, and we’ll be showing the much-anticipated All Blacks v France game on the big screen.

Sunday will follow a similar format, with a cooked breakfast available in the morning, followed by racing from 10.00am, and the OCC bar & bistro will be open again from 4.00pm. We look forward to seeing some very close and exciting competition from the E5.9 fleet, and wish our local competitors the very best.