Omokoroa Boat Club, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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OBC 2019 Prize Winners

Sporting Trophies:
Pool Singles :- Alan Deane
Pool Doubles:- Warwick White and Steve Aldridge.
Anthony Avery Pool Trophy:- Matthew Farrell.
T Edwards Darts Trophy:- Andrew Ridley.

Fishing Trophies:
Snapper:- Bridie Hinton 4.234kg
Kingfish:- Jack Beattie 14.024kg. (Also won the Wattie Crapp Cup)
Trevally:- Andrea Willoughby 2.270kg
Kawahi:- David Rolfe 2.470kg
John Dory:- Tim Raeburn 2.318kg
Gurnard:- Nick Drake 0.675kg
Largest Fish in Harbour Shields: Senior Jack Beattie, Junior Cohen Watts.
Fisher Persons of the year:- Stew and Zac Weir.
Stan Rogers Memorial Trophy:- Tim Raeburn.

Junior Sailing Trophies:
Wilson Cup:- Makayla Morgan.
Budden Trophy most improved :- Emily Aldridge
New Optimist sailor:- Alice Miller
Sunbursts:- Henry Ahearn
Vikings:- Akira Cook
New Sunburst Sailor:- Seb Newman
Waitangi Day Golden Centre Board:- Alex Annan.

Senior Sailing Trophies:
Livingstone Cup ( Line Honours) Keelers -Richard Miller "Invincible"
Hiskin Cup ( Handicap ) Trailer Yachts )Diogo D'Ajuda "Rosie"
Coulson Cup for Karewa Island events
1st equal Richard Miller " Invincible" and John Budden "Piccaninny"
Patrons Plate:- Jo and Paul Uttinger "Sophie Rose" Barrier Island Cruise.
Bush Cruising Trophy:- Richard Miller "Invincible"
Sam Snowden Trophy best presented Yacht:- "Little Gem "The Miller Family
Captain Crapp Cup most improved crew:- The Miller family "Little Gem"
Merv Anderson Trophy for consistency:- Diogo D'Ajuda "Rosie".
G Crapp Memorial for most events sailed:- Richard Miller "Invincible"
Walsh Cruising Cup for winter series :- Jo and Paul Uttinger "Sophie Rose".
Mono Cup for single handed sailing:- Keith Heron "Daylight Robbery"
Ladies Trophy Jo Uttinger "Sophie Rose"
Vivian Crapp Cup for multi hulls:- Bruce McCabe " Murungaru"
Roberts Family Trophy :- The Miller Family "Little Gem"
Crapp Memorial smallest yacht competing John Budden "Piccaninny"

Rowing Shields:
Mens' Shield :- Tim Raeburn
Ladies' Shield :- Robbie Banks.
Juniors' Shield :- Benny Drake.

Sports Trophy Winners 2019 Fishing Trophy Winners 2019 Junior Sailing Trophy Winners 2019 Senior Sailing Trophy Winners 2019


Well, we were so lucky with the weather on Sunday 28 April. Rain clouds all round the hills but the bay remained calm, rain and wind stayed away.

With the "course" laid and an avid crowd of duck “owners” (as all 200 had been sold) and interested bystanders, the 9th Duck Race was on. The ducks were scrabbling to escape their bag for their annual outing. The race was amazingly even but eventually the four leaders were rounded up. The winner was Steve Clarke - our very own chef of Skippers, 2nd was Sarah Aldridge, 3rd was Caitlin Adams and 4th Lolita Edwards. Having started the race, Patron Terry Edwards awarded the four prizes. The balance funds ($800) were then donated to the Omokoroa Pahoia Sea Scouts.

The Men's Rowing race was then readied for the off with a large field of seven able bodied males lined up. The course was from the Club deck to the foot of Omokoroa Road, then an out to sea leg and back to the Club.

At the off all were away including Lawrence "the lion" rowing a suitably coloured dinghy. There were two rubber ducks and five traditional dinghies. After a very close run Commodore Tim put in a strong row to win 1st place and shield and also edged out John Budden in 2nd, 3rd was Chris Moon, 4th Richard Miller, 5th Peter Catcheside, 6th Steve Guiness and 7thLawrence "the lion" Daly.

Next up the Ladies with a strong field of five fit girls lined up all in traditional dinghies. At the start Robbie powered away with Nicky, Louise, Angela and Andrea sorting out their oars and personal space. At the first turn Robbie had an overpowering lead and took first with the shield, but second and third were up for grabs, Nicky and Louise rowed their hearts out but Nicky kept her cool and stroke to get 2nd (with 2 feet in the air to prove it), 3rd was Louise, 4th Angela and 5th Andrea. Well done girls.

After the Ladies it was the turn of the Juniors with their kayaks on the water.

Benny Drake and George Miller had really serious vessels whilst Emily and Alice had more basic models. At the off Benny and George took off in an epic struggle but the girls were still in the paddle. Benny won by a short head to get 1st and the shield, George 2nd, Emily 3rd and Alice a really game 4th.

Many thanks to all who bought ducks, all the rowers and paddlers, the rescue boat crews (and duck recoverers), Commodore Tim , Bar Manager Rachel and Terry Edwards our Patron for awarding the prizes. Finally, Club Captain Steve Willoughby for proving an outstanding commentary during the races. Well done all.

John Budden
Sailing Convenor OBC

2019 Duck Race 2019 Duck Race 2010 Duck Race 2019 Duck Race Start of Men's Rowing - from right to left:  Tim Raeburn, John Budden, Chris Moon, Richard Miller, Steve Lawrence and Peter Catcheside Commodore Tim Raeburn finishing first with John Budden coming in second Ladies Race - Robbie Banks, Andrea Willoughby, Louise Turner, Angela Farrell, Nicky Raeburn Ladies Race - Robbie Banks, Andrea Willoughby, Louise Turner, Angela Farrell, Nicky Raeburn Robbie Banks - winner of the Ladies Race Second place getter Nicky Raeburn 2019 Duck & Rowing Race