The CYA and RNZYS are proud to announce the dates and programme for the 2017 Classic Yacht Regatta, to be held from Thursday 02 March to Sunday 05 March 2017. The Notice of Race has been posted online – see the sailing page for further information as it becomes available. Entries will open on 01 November 2016, with early bird pricing for those that enter in during November – more details to follow soon – watch this space!!
Thelma, Rainbow, and Pim
Opening Day Race – 1st October 2016
The 2016-2017 racing season kicked off on the harbour in great fashion with the Opening Day race on Saturday 1st October, hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
A staggered start under the Mark Foy system meant that mark roundings got more interesting as the finish line approached. With a short 8-mile blast in good NE’ers, nine classics crossed the line with Thelma taking out line honours, followed by Katrina II, Pim, Rainbow, Jonquil, Marionette, Paramour, Tucana, and Kotuku. Full results are below.
While the race fleet missed all of the rain, Steve Mair – the new RNZYS Commodore – commented at the post-match function that lighting the cannon in the rain to start the race is significantly harder than sailing in the same conditions!
The next race is the Upper Harbour Regatta on November 5th.