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February 09 Don’t forget to log on There are new videos to check out. February Sun 15 - Dinghy’s, Dinghy only aggregate including P-Class capsize race Sat 21-22 - Trailer Yachts, Te Anau Down Classic Fri 27 – Trailer Yachts – You’ll come out better off Mitre 10 series – 6.30pm Dinghy’s – Subway Te Anau series – 6.30pm March Sat 14 – Social day sailing, potluck BBQ to follow Fri20 - Trailer Yachts – You’ll come out better off Mitre 10 series – 6.30pm Dinghy’s – Subway Te Anau series – 6.30pm Sat21 - All classes - Aggregate five

Easter Regatta 10, 11, & 12 April 2009

February 23rd, Monday 6pm There is going to be a brief dedication and thank you ceremony for all of the sponsors who have contributed to the clubs recent purchases of boats and sails. We would love to see as many club members attend as possible. These sponsors have made a huge difference within the club with what they have done so it would be great to show them that we appreciate their contributions to the sport.

Oh yeah and the bar will be open afterwards.

Coming Soon A new look website is being worked on as we speak. It will have a nice easy web address for everyone to remember and be a lot easier to navigate around. As soon as it reaches a stage where it is looking something like it is meant to the address will be mailed out to everyone.

Southland Championships Two regattas for $15, a canny wee deal for a McKenzie. The Southland Champs was held in Queenstown with the SBS regatta. Eighteen sailors represented Marakura, many of front of the fleets and some of us at the back. It was great to see the “Opti Sail� kids staying on to compete in the regatta. Saturday saw everyone but the green fleet out in the open lake for one race in great wind conditions. The bouys blew away and the committee boat could not hold position with only 1 motor running, so the rest of the regatta was held in the Frankton arm. Sunday mornings very light breeze quickly built up to a heavy blow giving the Trailer Yachts some exciting sailing. Iain was kept busy in the RIB towing in lots of boats . The club cup went to Wakatipu. Congratulations to all those who gained placing especially Cody who now has his name on the P trophy twice. Thanks to Doug, Annabel, Merv, Phil and the team for organizing the regatta. Sue McKenzie

Te Anau Downs Classic

21ST & 22ND February 2009 Sponsored by

Yes it has rolled around to that time again where the Downs race is back. This is an exciting race and of course a great social event as well. If you are going to be entering in the race and require some extra crew speak up early or if you are interested in being crew on a boat let Gordon Ashton know and he will see if there are any spots on a yacht somewhere. We will also probably require a couple of extra hands on the

Southland Champs Videos Scott Riley under tow Overview of the champs Tight squeeze at the bottom mark Local sailing, Time to escape


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