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John Dixon Memorial Winter Series is back! This annual trailer yacht event is now reborn as a two day regatta, 9 and 10 July. For more information see this post.  Entry form and NOR click here.

6 Hour Race Results

Lots of fun was had at the match racing!  Results here

The calender has been updated

Results for all series/regattas are up to date in the results tab.

The WTYA regatta at Ngaroto was well supported.  Thanks everyone!  The results are in the results tab and see all the news and photos like the one below on our Facebook page!

The Mangapiko seris results are available.  It was a seris with very mixed condititons with two days ofr drifters and the middle day blown out.  See our facebook page for some great Go-Pro footage from Thomas of his thrills and spills!

The Paper Tiger Regatta 2015 results are available now.  Line honours here and fleet result here.

The results of a fantastic Hartley and Sailabilty regatta are here.  The club hosted 16 Hartleys and 7 Sailability boats for a fun and close fought regatta.  Conditions were light to moderate on Saturday and drifter on Sunday but a 6 race series was completed.

A record number of Hartley 16’s attended - 16 from Wellington, Wairoa, New Plymouth, Auckland and two local boats.
Hartley 16’s could be aligned to racing MK1 Cortina’s modified to the enth degree within the rules written with the knowledge and technology available back in the 60’s.
The Hartley regatta was taken out by Veloce from Wellington skippered by Paul Davies and crewed by Konrad Weiver.
The big improver was local boat Hesperus, owned by Gordon Wallis, skippered by Milly James of Scotland with local Thomas de Meijer.  They moved up the rankings to take out the Handicap trophy and finishing 6th overall.

Seven boats competed in the Sailability (Sailing for those with disabilities) classes.  All competed successfully despite challenges with launching and retrieving due to the low lake level.
Locals new to sailing, Mark James and Andrew Short, performed well in their first regatta.
Videos of action may be viewed on Ngaroto Sailing Clubs Facebook page

The calendar for the 2015-2016 season is now available here

Check out and "Like" our Facebook page to keep up to date. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ngaroto-Sailing-Club/286514074806345

Arthur G has made a cool depth chart / map of lake Ngaroto! View it here while a permanent place on the site is found for it.

About the club

Lake Ngaroto has been a popular sailing venue since the 1950s. The clubooms were opened in 1967 and there is secure boat storage.

Originally the club catered for motorboats and sail but a lake bylaw now prevents the use of motorboats (apart from patrol boats) on the lake and only sail and rowing or kayaks are permitted on the lake. This ruling makes for an ideal (quiet) environment for yachties to enjoy a days sail or paddle.

Ngaroto is small relative to Rotorua or Taupo, but a course leg of over 1 km is possible when the wind blows from the northwest. The lake is an ideal venue for both centreboard and trailer yacht racing.

Popular classes include:
Laser, Optimist, Fire Bug, P Class, Starling, Phase II, 420 Class
Paper Tigers and Hobie Cats (multi-hulls)
Trailer Yachts from 5 to 8 meters (Joker 6.7, Sabre 22, Kestrel 18, Elliott 7.4).
  
Ngaroto Sailing Clubs mission statement is:


To provide an enjoyable and safe sailing environment for members and visitors.
Where skills can be improved in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
And to maintain the clubs reputation for convivial hosting and a family environment.

We welcome everybody who would like to participate, a good portion of new members are new to the sport.  Ngaroto is a great environment in which to learn to sail.  Valuable help and advice is available from club members in a relatively safe and sheltered lake environment. Many of those who have moved on to keeler ownership will claim they learnt to sail on Ngaroto. Many also return to the lake because of its central location making a days sailing easy to achieve.

There is a full calendar from September to April with the Christmas break free. 

Gordon (Commodore)
Ph  07 871 9232

Ngaroto Sailing Club

Postal address:
PO Box 188
Te Awamutu
New Zealand

www.teawamutu.net/nbc

There is a full calendar from September to April with the Christmas break free.

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