Last call for entries for the 2018 Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta

Entries close today – so get yours in now!.

An entry list as of today is below – this is going to be fantastic weekend of sailing and socialising – don’t miss out!

Division 1 – Classic A Bermudan

A9 – Moana
A15 – Prize
A16 – Little Jim
A18 – Tawera
A22 – Ranger
A87 – Windhaven II
B23 – Aramoana
K100 – Katrina II

Division 2 – Classic A Gaff

A2 – Rawhiti
A7 – Rainbow
A10 – Thelma

Division 3 – Classic B Bermudan

725 – Spray II
1101 – Tucana
S10 – Escapade

Division 4 – Classic B Gaff

A11 – Frances
C5 – Wairiki
H18 – Corona

Division 5 – Modern A

A43 – Northerner
A50 – Ta’Aroa
A66 – Achernar
A81 – Innismara
1777 – Lisa

Division 6 – Modern B

468 – Serene
1737 – Paramour

Division 7 – Mullet Boats

L8 – Valeria
L53 – Orion II

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Waitangi Day pics, Mahurangi launch parade, club night next Tuesday

Waitangi Day picnic

About 16 boats and more than 40 people turned out for a day in the sun on the beach at Motuihe yesterday for a Waitangi Day picnic. Boats joining in included Lucinda, Raindance, Arohanui, Jonquil, Korara, Hope, Aromoana, Aoma, Little Jim, Tamariki, Wairiki, Allergy, Fantasy, Lucille, Ngaio and Coriolanus. Thanks to all CYA members, family and friends for a great day on the water! A few more pictures below (photos courtesy Nathan Herbert, Jason Prew, Dan Renall)

Club Night text Tuesday

Next Tuesday 13th February at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron from 6-6.30pm onwards.

Come along and join us for a drink or a curry (or both) and swap stories from recent events.  All members, partners, friends are very welcome. Cash bar and refreshments are available.

Special Note:  Due to security in place for the America’s Cup the doors at the Squadron may be locked earlier than usual. Squadron members can access with their card, if you have trouble getting in please text or call Joyce on 021 818 448.

See you there!

Launch parade at Mahurangi a great hit

Once again the launch parade through Sullivan’s Bay at Mahurangi was a great success, with more than 25 launches (a very unofficial count!) doing two laps through the bay past the assembled crowd on the beach. This is definitely one of the great highlights of the Mahurangi Regatta weekend – and one which hopefully grows with more launches joining next year.

Participating launches (in alphabetical order): Alpheus, Ferro, Juanita, Jocelyn, Karewa, Korara, Kumi, Lady Margaret, Lady Pat, Laughing Lady, Lucille, Nereides, Nikosia, Ngarunui, Primanu, Otira, Raiona, Ronaki, Sea Fever, Tasman, Te Arahi, Te Honu, Tirimoana, and W1. Apologies to anyone we missed, there were more who turned up on the day and participated. A few photos of the parade are below. Photos courtesy Jason Prew.

Lots more photos and video still to come of the Mahurangi Regatta racing – watch this space!


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Classic Yacht Regatta Only Two Weeks Away

2018 Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta
16th to 18th February 2018

With another hugely successful Mahurangi weekend and Anniversary Regatta done and dusted for 2018, attention is quickly turning toward the upcoming 2018 Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta.

Entries are coming in thick and fast, if you don’t have yours in yet, get in quick! Entries must close on Friday 9th February.

The Modern A division is looking hot, with two larger Stewarts in the mix – the 42′ Leda, and the 50′ Northerner.  In the A Classic Bermudan division, the mighty Windhaven II, Col Wild’s 71′ motor sailor built in 1948 and fresh from a restoration at  YDL is joining in on the action.

Don’t forget there are some amazing spot prizes this year, including a Takacat paddleboard, an Emirates flight, a Yamaha outboard motor, and much more!!

This spectacular weekend of sailing and camaraderie promises to be the highlight of the season – don’t miss it!

Full details are available on the regatta website, and entries can be made here.

Rawhiti and Prize on the downwind leg, Anniversary Day Regatta 2018

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Waitangi Day picnic next Tuesday at Motuihe

A quick reminder that our annual Waitangi Day Picnic at Motuihe Island is upon us!

Pack a picnic, and look on the most sheltered side of the island for the Little Jim and Lucinda with their burgees up, and cast your eyes ashore where we will have a big CYA flag in the sand 🙂

Lucinda and Little Jim are dear old girls, if the sea is too heavy we may need to cancel – so watch out for an email notification on Monday if we are pulling the pin. If you still make it there, seek out the most classic-looking people you can!

See you there!

Little Jim and Lucinda

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Mahurangi launch parade route and final racing reminders

We’ve got huge interest in this year’s Mahurangi Regatta weekend which is amazing – with the weather forecast looking fantastic this is going to be a spectacular weekend on the water – don’t miss it!

Here’s a couple of final details – the launch parade map & route for all those taking part, and a few final reminders for those competing in race events.

Launch parade route

We have 16 launches registered so far to participate – if you have not registered yet and you intend to do so please contact Joyce Talbot via email or on 021 818 448 as soon as possible.

The above map shows the course – click on the image for a full PDF version.

There will be two laps past the beach. Please congregate off Scott’s Landing ready for a start around 1030hrs.

Racing – final reminders

A big fleet will line up at Devonport tomorrow at 1500hrs for the kick off to the weekend – including some new boats and some who haven’t raced with us in a long time which is fantastic!

All race documents are available online on the sailing page of the CYA website. Please read the sailing instructions carefully.

Three important reminders….

Night Race to Mahurangi – tomorrow:  There will be no finish boat for classic yachts. The finish line is defined in the sailing instructions. Please take your own finish times and send a text message to Joyce Talbot on on 021 818 448. It would be helpful if you note any other yachts around

Mahurangi Regatta – Saturday: If you haven’t registered online, Mahurangi Cruising Club would appreciate it if you could register prior to the event.

Return passage race to Auckland – Sunday: It would be helpful if yachts passed close to the end of Orakei Wharf at the finish line to make yourselves clear to the team on the end of the wharf. An informal prizegiving will be held from 1800hrs in O’Hagan’s Irish Pub, Viaduct Harbour – there is a bottle of rum up for grabs in each division – but you need to be there to claim it!

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