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ONERAHI REGATTA., 4 January 1915
, CLUB'S ACHIEVED OJNTT. 4"WeU «leset\ ed success ptHrhetl to 4e, Qnerahi regatta hel 1 on Xcw Yjwu's Day It \mh iUo " umque success* for the Ouerahi Regatta Club ty&s founed only about o T\eek,s be fjtte the event was held. About three weeks previously the Whaugaiei I?o ' gatta Club decided that they could not hold a ipgatta this yeai, behe\ing ihatdjjfere v.i a lfttL. of publn' sm]< Oneiahi thought and With the courage of the convictio i > proceeded with the arrangements foi -which was so successful. Respite the Whangarei Club's deeig sion, the,} along with the Whangarei »k Racing Club ga\e the piojeet every swnpathy, an attitude that was' greatly appieciated. An exceldrawn up, it was impossible to include - the important losing events that haye "' been so popular a feature of the Wha regattas. .To atone Jor th s *%' the new club added an \m 1 raned series of side shows, ■■* i «vhich provided plenty of e\citemeut /t; andjajKuaemeiit. The absence of ~* t big rowing e\ents affected the attend r -'ance fiom Auckland, but there fle'-e t /, between 2000 and 3000 people present, i a."total quite equal to the geneial m , aVerage at pre\ ious regattas of the ■ , Club. Good airangements Wk x obtained for the comfort and conveniy I enee of Msilors and with glonotts v>ea k . / / ther the Oneralu beach presented a animated scene. Eseellent by Whangarei Municipal ifßarfd added to the general pleasure A >.fiElf yachting breeze prevailed and fine tracing with close imiahes T\as witne°s ed from the -wharf. Here, too, mat ters worked smoothly, the handicap »-~j>ing giving satisfaction. Mi Wilkinson, editor of the "New Zealand Yachtsman ,, gave valuable Assistance an this connection i An interesting feature of the jacht laem* was the victory m the under 26 feet 1 o\erali class of Mr Walker -«\ho ' brought his yacht, "Gertie," from Bussell, beating down the coast m th<» gale which prevailed during the day and night piece Lng the legatta. He arrived i«t Onerahi at 2 am on \<?w Ye«r s Da} , , completing the aiani*") ~\o\a.!ie oi h,, yacht which he hid
boi'lt* hiiuself. Jfo crowned this. T\vwienini* the race by-33 seconJs, «n seupon which he deserves tjompliment. Another feature of the day was that none of the competing launches broke down. Mr J. Keys was, the judge, Sfr P. R. Going the atittrter; aud the handicappers wera, Messrs* Mclntosh, Keys and Wilkinson BP»(sailing), and launches Messrs Cole '- and JTord strand. The timekeepers were Messrs Simmons, Washington and Handforth. The president of the ; Club- is Mr W. E. Washington and Mr ST. Munro seerefary. KACING RESU/LTS. « The results of the racing showing corrected times are as fellow: — Yacht race (open cMtss), course about 12 miles. —Eotiu (W. Lowe).
handicap JOmin, time Ihr. omin lose?; ' 1; Kgahau ,(McLeod), scr, 1—15—20, 2; Loloma, handicap lSmin; 1—1.7 —10, 3. Sailed: Kismet, handicap 20mm, 1—19—21; Mabel, handicap lOimu, 1—31—21. Under 20 feet overall, course about 9 miles. —Gertie (Walker, Russell), handicap l'6min, I—23 —f>o, 1; Niobe
(Cutfojrth), Handicap lSmin, 1—24—20, 2; CJypso (Wild), ser, ]—27—5, ss; __ Mona (Bissett), handicap 23min, and jgffiijSPlielma (Rainnie), handicap 21tnii, SMpbotli gave up. * r Eighteen feet and under, course * -ijfeout 8 miles.—Herondile (Harnett). - 'handicap 12min, 59—23, 1; Pataki(W. Courteney), sor, I—o—3o, 2. Launch, ."5 h.p. ami under, course about G miles. —Xancy (M!ason), handicap -'Smin, ]—16 —10, ]; Whakarapa (E: Cossill), handicap I—l 9— <U, 2; (W. Cossill), handicap Bmifl r 1—22—5, ?,; Maori (J. Lupton), handicap 16min, 1—22—40, 4. Sailed:
v Freda (11. SkelJern), handicap 12min; Ellen (C. Kirven), handicap Sinni; Jock (Boss), handicap Bmin. Launch cruisers, over 5 h.p., course about 12 miles. —Tauri (.Tagger), ban-" dicap lrain 30see, i —l7—,lo, 1; Quaker Girl (Walker), handicap llmiii, 2, Wave (Stewart), 'handicap Imin, 2— 3; Nancy (Mason), handicap Hm'in, 2—49, 4. Sailed: Thor (Solem),. jr- handicap llmin; Whati (Dr. FrazersHOt* Hurst), handicap 13min; Te Pua (Hew^ lett), handicap.. Adventure (JSreaver), handicap Smin; Matea (W. - Cossill), handicap 14min; ard Britt ', ■ (Nordstrand), handicap ISmiri.
Four h.p. and under, course about G miles.—Sea Gull, \ ser, 3—0—45, 1; Dawn (W. Rodgoirs), handicap (?mui, K \-'_3 —5—20, 2; Frefla .TT. Skellern), han Mfcfreap Bmin, 3—6—lS, 3... ." ' Launch,; course about 0 —Adventure (A. Drever), han : Bmin, 4~r41 —25, 1; Britt (J. handicap 18min, 4—41 — 45, 2; Tauri (Jagger), handicap lmin s 30see, 4—42 — 50, '6. Sailed:, Oleo (Haroett), handicap 2min SOsee. • Auxiliary launch, course about 9 miles—Sunbeam (I*. Dent), 'handicap lmin, 4—17—48, 1; Nancy (Mason), handicap smin, 4 —l9 —14,,2; Marsden (Mark), handicap lmin ? %r-23—28, 3; TiriJEccles), ser, 4—27—-&2>' 4;'- '.■■-: Vy __The programme included Whangarei jf ßowing Club trial fovrs, but the lnembflrs of the crew representing Onerahi were engaged in other events so that ,the fours had to be postponed. JSide show results Tfere ay follow: — j Ladies' pair-oar race,! -Mrs Johnson 1; ~, yacht's dinghy," 8. Maifsoji 1; Limestone /; |slaftd dinghy race, Fitx-.
mauriee 1, A. Littioa 2, J. Culbert 3; mop competition, Moffattl; harbour championship swimming iaee, " 100 yds, Hurley 1, Calverton 2; tub iace, Grant 1, Fowler 2; greasy boom, Cossill % Gtant 2. ■ .
ONERAHI REGATTA., 4 January 1915
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