Here you will find updates on the latest news from the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club BBYC and its sailors.
BBYC Sailing Academy Team Racing Teams Macleans College and St Kentigerns College competed in the NZTSA Secondary School Team Sailing National Championships last week.
They had an amazing week of weather which allowed them to complete five full round-robins including a repechage and their amazing team of race officers ran over 600 races over the week. They saw everything, from big race upsets and drama on the course, to great camaraderie and friendships being made off the course.
Macleans came 6th overall in Gold and St Kentigerns came 6th overall in Silver. Overall results can be found www.nzteamsailing.co.nz but for now congratulations to the all the schools that competed!
BBYC Youth Sailors sail at RS Feva Nationals 25th April 2021 at Manly Sailing Club.
Ben Mckeen & Jonathan Lowe coming 5th overall and Tim Townend & Charlie Sheppard coming in 28th overall. Well done BBYC a great time had by all.
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Auckland Club 24th & 25th March 2021
Two of our Team Racing Teams Macleans College & St Kentigerns College had a very enjoyable and successful two day regatta. They sailed 12 races over the two days against teams from all over Auckland. It was a great regatta, and their many hours of training both on and off the water really paid off. The Macleans College team came second overall and St Kentigerns came third overall, and both have qualified in the gold fleet for the upcoming National Championship, which will be held in the April school holidays.
For all the results CLICK HERE
RS Feva Traveller Series 27th & 28th March 2021
Our RS Feva Youth sailors joined in the regatta at RAYC last weekend in the Breezy condtions which proved tricky for some of the crews.
Ben McKeen (BBYC) & Jono Lowe (MSC) in 7416 finished 2nd overall and 1st Youth at the RAYC Traveller Series on the weekend.
Tim Townend & Charlie Sheppard in 7001 did really well completing all 8 races to finish 6th Youth team in only their second regatta.
For more action and the results click here
Wayne Huang Local Leading Chinese Sports Columnist for America’s Cup
Local Wayne Huang, Rear Commodore of Power for Bucklands Beach Yacht CLub is now the number one sports reporter for the America’s Cup in the Chinese speaking market (ref Google search) He has written and had published 25 articles across the Chinese media in New Zealand. Wayne has followed the build up to the America’s Cup with great interest and participated in the Race Village Team events for which he has received a Certificate of Recognition for his services.
Wayne has developed a huge following in the Chinese market on the social media platforms We Chat, and Tiktok as a result of his America’s Cup articles, including large local company Fisher and Paykel and the NZ International Women’s Association. On one of his recent sports talk shows he gained an extraordinary audience of 193,000!
Wayne has a passion for watersports and engaging the local ethnic community.
Wayne has organized four successful sailing events on Sir Peter Blake’s yacht, Steinlager 2 and two highly successful forums, one on the luxury catamaran Savoy and most recently at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron with special guest local sailing Olympian, Bruce Kendall MBE.
The local Chinese market is fascinated in Sir Peter Blake’s legendary sailing history, especially the chance to sail in his yacht. Steinlager 2 was the winner of the Whitbread Round the World race skipper by Sir Peter Blake and the only yacht to win all six legs. He also won the America’s Cup as skipper of Team New Zealand in 1995 on Black Magic and again defended the Cup in 2000.
Wayne will continue to share his passion for watersports and looks forward to seeing you at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club or on the water!
NZ RS Feva Nationals - 12th & 13th Dec 2020
Congratulations to Tim and Pedro from Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Yesterday they finished 3rd at the 2020 NZ RS Feva Association Nationals. Last week they decided to jump into a boat they haven't sailed before and go and have some fun. Also a mention too Carter Robson and Ben Mckeen also sailing for BBYC. The sailors overcame the 20-30+ knots both days, quite a few swims, and a couple of costly gear failures to have a great weekend.
Peter Blake Regatta 2020
The BBYC extends a big congratulations to the BBYC Centreboard sailors that entered the Peter Blake Regatta on the 5th & 6th Dec 2020.
Special mention to the following Sailors who entered:
Jamie Kwong - 1st in Laser 4.7 Yacht Class
Blake Mckinnon - 5th in Optimist Open Yacht Class
Ben McKeen & Jonathan Lowe 10th in RS Feva Yacht Class
Nicholas Drummond 11th in Starling Yacht Class
Nathan Wiseman 16th in 29er Yacht Class
Alistair Liew 40th in Optimist Green Yacht Class
Alex Zhao 56th in Optimist Green Yacht Class