19 Feb 2024
It's "yacht " we do on Sundays - Coromandel Informer newspaper article on Whitianga Electron sailors
Coromandel Informer newspaper article link here...https://theinformer.co.nz/community/local-groups/its-yacht-we-do-on-sundays/
16 Mar 2024
Mangawhai Regatta Saturday 16th March 2024 12pm start - Notice of Racing and Entry Form.
If you want an exceptional days sailing at Mangawhai then you can't miss this. Last year we all stayed over an extra night and enjoyed emergency accomodation with the team up there as the heavens opened up! I am, sure it will be just as spectacular this year - without the rain. Fabulous spot prizes! Be quick - only 20 entries being accepted.
Cook Island Clubs National Championship 2023
https://www.cookislandsnews.com/internal/sport/other-sports/sailing/electronic-yachts-whirl-around-muri-beach-at-the-national-championships/?fbclid=IwAR2v3RBQFiyPm8d7L4vkiQxgNHdCgVMoi_cMYzbS9FLHm28EVeXiWJ27x60 Congratulations to Fleet Racing Champion Kris Goodwin and Match Racing Champion Tony Heays
10 May 2024
Aitutaki Electron Open - Offical Schedule
The offical schedule for this wonderful event organised by the Awesome Aitutaki Electron Club. Flight and accomodation options available - see the attached document.
5 Jun 2023
3D Printed Nose Cone Protector now available
Update from Greg (Licensed Builder). After extensive development and trials a new 3D PRINTED nose cone is now available. The 3D printing ensures all nose cones are the same and stay in place without tape or glue. These are available for only $25 ex the workshop.
13 May 2023
All new Boom Vang Released
After many months of various trial designs, Electron Licensed Builder Greg Stenbeck has just released the new boom vang set up for the Electron.
The previous boom vang, which had been used for many years, had a tendency for the string to chaff and break at the mast and the small acrylic “bowsie” could be difficult to adjust and remain in the desired position, especially as wind strength increased or the string got wet.
The new design features a plastic-coated stainless-steel wire section into the mast and a 3D printed plastic slide fitted onto the boom.
The boom vang tension is adjusted simply adjusted by sliding the slide along the boom. Trials in varying wind strengths have shown the slide does not move and a consistent tension can be maintained through a race or regatta as required.
The new boom vang is available now for $25 which includes fitting.
12 Nov 2023
Ryman Healthcare Open - OYC - Match Racing Regatta. Notice Of Racing (Updated)
OYC are holding the Ryman Healthcare Open Match Racing Regatta on Sunday 12th Nov 2023 at their home venue - Orakei Basin. Entry forms under the Events/Calendar section. All entries welcomed and encouraged.
11 Nov 2023
Ryman Healthcare Open - OYC- Fleet Racing Regatta - Notice Of Racing (Updated)
OYC are holding the Ryman Healthcare Open Fleet Racing Regatta on Saturday 11th Nov 2023 at their home venue - Orakei Basin. Entry forms under the Events/Calendar section. All entries welcome and encouraged.
22 Feb 2023
A Special Guest Sailor
Canada Sail GP skipper Phil Robertson was a special guest amongst our rank this morning at Snells Beach. Fresh from the "carnage" in Sydney, it was fantastic to have Phil sail with us and enjoy Electron sailing. Phil, son of our Snells Beach coordinator Kevin, didn't take long to master the transmitter and "fiddle" with the settings, although it might take a few more sessions to get the better of his father.