Based at the Otematata Boat harbour, it is only a short motor/sail down the neck of the lake to the racing area. The dam has provided superb deep waters with a large sailing area of fresh water sailing. Waitaki Valley breezes usually kick in during the afternoon adding to the challenge of this event generating many stories after the days racing.

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