2005 - 2006 Season
Major events for the Canterbury Squadron
The new L3 mould is just about ready for painting and final finishing
Treasurer and Commodore retiring, New hull mould construction report and Leander 2006.
2005 AGM, election of officers and planning for new season events
56th Leander - National R Class Championship
All finished, and ready to go.
Sea Captain Sean is back from ferrying women round the Adriatic Sea in yachts, so its all go on the new hull.
Hull is now joined together
Canterbury 2005 Season starts
The foam for the port mould has been cut, glued and vacuumed down.
Wednesday provided ideal conditions for the first outing of the new hull.
The hull has been popped out of the mould and looks awesome.
Charteris Bay Yacht Club hosted the final 3 races of the 2005 Canterbury Championships.
The hull top coat and signage are now on. Looking good.
A couple of light weather races were a good start to the season.
Fun racing and some more Nuplex - L3 testing for last official club day before christmas.
Canterbury Show weekend saw the Nelson Yacht Club again hosting the annual Ruddiman Trophy Regatta.
The first weekend of the two weekend racing for the 2005 Canterbury Championship was held at NPCL.
Nuplex and Subwoofer enjoyed the solid 18-20kt NE conditions with a moderate chop.
Close summer racing in a pleasant 12-14kt NE.
Wild gusty conditions provided, great entertainment for land lubbers, one hospital trip, and a TY and Zephyr rescue.
Another perfect Akaroa day, with hot and sunny conditions, a moderate southerly sea breeze and closeup spectator action.
Photo showing major change in shape between L2 and L3.
Photos from racing in early December
Final Leander organisation and Planning
The most exciting event to hit Lyttelton Harbour this summer
Paul and Jess steal lead to win race
In the best turnout of local R Class boats for some time, there was drama a plenty in the blustery conditons last Saturday.
Rhys has finished spraying and she looks hot. Just fittings and prod to organise.
Nuplex Davie Norris out training and testing the new jib on Sunday.
Aucklanders Paul MacIntosh and Kenny Fyfe have won the 56th R Class National Championship from Canterbury's Nuplex Davie Norris sailed by Sean Milner and Dan Leech.
R Class skiff cultural event of the year. Yes folks it's the final ho down for the season. Interest is looking good across all segments from the Jurassic to the Neophyte. So if your thinking of coming and scared of having no friends, fear not as there will be lots more weird than you (and we'd love to see you). Bring your wife, bring your girlfriend (bring your wife and your girlfriend), bring your boyfriend (we're open minded). Contact Doug now so he can tell the people down at 'Jack Flash' to order in a few more savaloys
Great evening, good fun and food.
The Commodores season report tabled at the Annual General Meeting, 1 August 2006