Patio Bay Pics – Waitemata Woody’s

As usual, Alan has posted some fantastic photos over at Waitemata Woody’s of another fantastic CYA weekend at Patio Bay. Check them out here

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Patio Bay Start Times


Start times for Patio Bay are now online here cya-patio-bay-2016-start-list

The forecast is extremely light – see the snapshot below from Predict Wind or attached also.
I have tried to start all boats in similar wind conditions, while aiming to have the race finished by 1630hrs.
Please note the following:
  • Please refer to the Sailing Instructions for all race information
  • Start times are listed below. Time signals are to be taken from GPS time.
  • Competitors who do choose to not start the race, or retire during the race for any reason, MUST advise the Yacht Captain on VHF Ch 77 or on mobile at 021 532 500
To all skippers with berths in the Viaduct or west of the Viaduct (including all of Westhaven, Westpark, Greenhithe etc.). Please note the following notice to mariners regarding the closure of the harbour in a line from the Viaduct to Bayswater Marina on Saturday morning. If you are berthed in the Viaduct or West of the Viaduct you will need to be east of this line prior to 0945hrs.
The 2.9 Km Harbour Crossing Ocean Swim will take place from the Viaduct Harbour Marina to Quinton Park Bayswater on Saturday 03 December 2016 between the hours 9.45 am and 12 o clock. Some 1750 swimmers will be identified by bright coloured caps and escorted across the harbour by clearly marked Patrol Craft. The Viaduct Harbour will be CLOSED to the public and authorised berth holders are requested to contact Viaduct Control on VHF Channel 73. The swim course area is RESERVED for the duration of the swim, all vessels should remain clear of the swimmers. All mariners are warned to navigate with caution during this event and to follow the instructions given by course marshals


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Patio Bay coming up this weekend!

Hi all – just a last reminder that the Patio Bay Passage Race is on this weekend! The forecast is light so it should be a really fantastic weekend. Entries are due by tomorrow – enter online or contact Joyce Talbot if you have any questions.

  • Sailing instructions are located here or attached to this email.
  • First starts are from 1030 hrs onwards. Mark Foy start times will be published on and emailed out to all skippers by 1800 hrs on Friday 2nd December 2016 (at the latest).
  • Start times are to be taken from GPS time.
  • Please note the change in start line this year is now a line between yelow Orakei buoy and Yellow Torpedo Buoy. We are no longer starting at Northern Leading.
  • Lastly, don’t forget there is a bottle of rum to be had for the best dressed crew!
For your information, season race results and the current leaderboard are now online at
Also, the list of current TCFs (handicaps) are also posted online at
Now that these are performance based, you will see adjustments made after each race.
Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at Patio Bay!
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Mahurangi Cruising Club Yearbook now available

Our friends over at the Mahurangi Cruising Club have launched their 2017 yearbook – just in time for Christmas. Most of our launch and yacht fleet will know that this makes a fantastic momento of the Mahurangi Regatta weekend, but if you’d like to get your hands on one a little earlier, head over to MCC’s facebook page

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Upper Harbour Cruise to the Riverhead Hotel – Waitemata Woody’s pics

Alan over at Waitemata Woody’s has posted some fantastic shots of last weekend’s CYA cruise to the Riverhead Hotel – check them out!!

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Welcome to the CYA website

A refuge for owners and admirers of wooden boats. Take your time and look around – maybe check out our fleet or see what events are coming up.

If you need advice about a wooden boat or are trying to track down that old family yacht or launch or just want to crew on a classic – the Forum section is the place to be!

Upcoming Events

all-day Night Race To Mahurangi
Night Race To Mahurangi
Jan 27 all-day
Afternoon start off Devonport yacht club for the Night Race to Mahurangi.
all-day Mahurangi Regatta
Mahurangi Regatta
Jan 28 all-day
The one and only Mahurangi Regatta, followed by a spectacular BBQ, prizegiving, and dance ashore at Scott’s Landing.  Road access for non-boating friends and family to join in.
all-day Mahurangi Return Race
Mahurangi Return Race
Jan 29 all-day
Return race from Mahurangi to Princes Wharf ahead of the Auckland Anniversary Regatta
all-day Anniversary Regatta
Anniversary Regatta
Jan 30 all-day
Auckland Anniversary Day regatta raced in the Waitemata Harbour.
all-day Waitangi Day Picnic
Waitangi Day Picnic
Feb 6 all-day
Held at Motuihe Island this is a handy event for a day trip or a great finishing point from a weekend away. Load up the family, pack a picnic and catch up with some other classics.