2017 Classic Yacht Regatta – programme and dates announced

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!!




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2017 Classic Yacht and Launch Exhibition – photos

This weekend saw an awesome collection of Mullet Boats on display at the 2017 Classic Yacht and Launch Exhibition in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Check out a great write up of the event and some more great pics at Waitemata Woody’s

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2017 Classic Yacht & Launch Exhibition – this weekend!






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Opening Day photos – courtesy of RNZYS

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Opening Day race results




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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.


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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 Labour Weekend Cruise
Labour Weekend Cruise
Oct 21 – Oct 24 all-day
Coinciding with the Mahurangi Cruising Club Spring Splash and the reopening of the Kawau Boating Club for the season, join other CYA members for a weekend rally to Kawau.
all-day Upper Harbour Regatta
Upper Harbour Regatta
Nov 5 all-day
Double-header race in the upper harbour.
all-day Riverhead Brunch
Riverhead Brunch
Nov 6 all-day
Join the CYA launch fleet at the Riverhead Hotel for a late morning brunch. Shallow draft yachts can happily follow the launches up the ditch; alternatively you can join us by car. (high tide 1239hrs)
all-day Gulf Harbour Cruise
Gulf Harbour Cruise
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day
Cruise & Boat Hop @ Fairway Bay Marina. More details to come soon.
all-day Round The Buoys
Round The Buoys
Nov 20 all-day
Season staple hosted by DYC, raced to the east of the port. Post-race prize giving at DYC clubrooms.