News - Nationals 2013 at Taupo
Round Robin finished, based on regatta points
see results page for full listing of regatta points
Been a story of the disappearing wind. Yesterday finished early as a result of the wind dropping out and the start this morning was delay due to lack of wind. Sailing got underway about 12, but very light - but very nice day
Nice light wind, racing got underway about 10:30
Reprecharge finished -
Napier up to Gold, Marlborough Girls down to Silver
Macleans up to Silver, New Plymouth Girls down to Bronze
Reprecharge underway Bronze / Silver New Plymouth Girls v Macleans and Silver / Gold - Napier Girls v Marlborugh Girls
Sun shining light brenze and scheduled for early start if possible...
Wind died out, Race Offices's called an early finished to the day and in best tradition of such things, once most people where to close to or on shore the wind came back in... Tomorrow's another day...
Round Robin 2 underway - Kings has moved to Gold Fleet, New Plymouth Boys has moved to Silver Fleet. Wentworth has moved up to Silver Fleet and Macleans has moved down to sliver fleet
Been busy morning finishing off the Gold / Silver round robin and breaking ties to work out reprecharge races. These are underway in light winds - details will be posted on Results page.
420s are leaving shore now...
Currently under AP due to nasty waves making change over near on impossible, so no 420's on water at this stage. Ross and his team are busy relocating the course and adding an extra anchor to change over barge. The forecast is for decreasing wind. There is a lot of cards being paid at the moment by the teams.
Photo from offical opening this morning around 8:30 ish
First morning SW - 12 - 14 knots Blue skies, a bit chilly, offical opening about to take place, bronze fleet going out with reefed sails.
The scene is set, lots of hard work by many people and it also set to get. Great welcome by the Taupo Community to the event.