2022 New Year Regatta

French Bay Yacht Club Visit - Camp & Races

14 boats sailed across including 5 young sailors in optimists

Arrival Sunday 2nd January 2022 Midday

Camping Around The Club House

Regatta Race

Racing: Optimist, Starling, Laser,

Setting the Course

Race Prep Sunday 2nd January 2022

Race Briefing

CBYC Members on the Day

Club House Hosts: Rachel Woodsworth (Commodore); Robyn Pearce;

Course Manager: Barry Owen; Mark Allen

Race Start: Steve Kelly

Patrol Boat: Steve Fearon; Barry Owen

Pre Start

Race Start

Racing Underway

The Return

Return Trip Planning

                                                                              Optimist departing

Light Winds, incoming tide - need to tow out

Still under tow

Rest Of The Fleet Departing

Misleading looks underway but light winds and incoming tide only 3 managed to sail out

Making more headway up to waiuku than across out

Drifting upstream in tide as Waiuku fishing charter makes gradual but slow headway out

Alternative walking the boat out

Collected and taken undertow 

The three that managed to get some breeze making slow progress along the shoreline and out

The others undertow to hopefully sail from father out in the Manakau back to French Bay