Te Tau Ihu Winter Series 2 – Golden Bay

Below is the latest information on the next Winter Series event, taking place in Tata Beach, Golden Bay on Sunday 9th July. It’s a great day out and for many it’s a great weekend away. There is an invitation on Teamer so please respond to help organisers know how many waka are needed etc. Enjoy !

Tēnā Koutou e te whanau!

The next round of this year’s Te Tau Ihu Winter Series is coming up. Onetahua will be hosting from Tata Beach, race to be similarly to last year. There should be plenty of space for Waka around carpark by the boat ramp. We can bring a trolley to help with launching wakas racing from beach to right of ramp. If fine weather, we’ll advise if any changes need to be made due to weather. Backup maybe Tarakohe.

Rememering main focus of this Winter series is to keep kaihoe active during the winter months and maintain our connections within Tauihu waka whanau and most of all have FUN!

Each race(W6/W2/W1) is usually around 5km and for each division (MENS/WOMENS/MIXED/RANGATAHI) 1st 2nd 3rd placings of each race will gain points to be allocated to their club, on the final event the club with the most points will receive the winter series trophy.

Here’s an outline of the Race Schedule for the day (please be flexible for change due to Wakatime)

8:30 – Karakia/Race brief

8:45 – W1/W2 (Men/Women) and W6 Rangatahi

9:30 – W6 Mens/Women and W1/W2 Rangatahi

10:15 – W6 Mixed (3× male 3x female)

11:00 – W6 Club mixup race! (A random mixup off all clubs still competing for 1st 2nd 3rd)

11:45 – Ka mutu, pack up then shared Kai

Please confirm your interest so we know who’s coming and remember your club colours!

Nau mai Haere mai

Its never too early or too late to start paddling waka ama

We always welcome new members to the Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club.
We have social and racing waka ama crews catering for a wide variety of ages and abilities.