Sheerlines – January 2018

The January issue of Sheerlines is now online – check it out!


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CYA Update – Latest edition of the Classic Yacht Journal now online

The latest edition of the Classic Yacht Journal is now online – click on the images below. We hope you enjoy it!

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CYA Update – Patio Bay photos, video & Mahurangi launch parade

Patio Bay – photos, video & full results

We were treated to another spectacular Patio Bay weekend in December with a large number of launches and yachts heading down to the bottom end of Waiheke for the traditional CYA pre-Christmas weekend. Full results of the passage race can be found here

Congratulations to the divisional winners:
A Classic Division – Katrina II
B Classic Division – Jonquil
A Modern Division – Archernar
B Modern Division – Paramour
Townsons – Romance

As usual, Alan Houghton over at Waitemata Woody’s captured some great photos – you can check them out here. The above photos are from Waitemata Woody’s. Roger Mills on board Aotea shot some great video – check it out below!

Launch parade at Mahurangi regatta – January 2018

We ask that any launches intending to take part in the parade at Sullivan’s Bay during the Mahurangi Regatta on Saturday 27 January 2018 send your details to Joyce Talbot at so that we can help co-ordinate this increasingly popular event!

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Biosecurity message from Auckland Council

It’s that wonderful time of year to spend time on and in the water! We can all play a part in protecting what we love, and help stop of the spread of pests and diseases. You can help by checking and cleaning your boat, hull and equipment before leaving Auckland, particularly when heading for other harbours and Great Barrier Island.

There have been a couple of articles about Auckland’s marine biosecurity recently which you can find here and here if you missed them. Please share the articles and spread the word.

You can also visit for useful information including other region’s requirements, and the recently upgraded Ministry for Primary Industries marine biosecurity porthole. If you are heading to Northland you must ensure your vessel is free from marine pests before you enter Northland waters. If you are entering a marina you must provide evidence of either a lift and wash within the past month or an antifoul within the past 6 months. Marinas in other areas are also adopting this, so check with the marina before you go. More information can be found via the nrc website. If you are unsure of what to look out for, you can find more information via the pest control hub.

If you take your pets with you on board, remember to check where you can take them ashore. Please leave them behind if you go ashore to any of the pest-free islands. These islands protect some of our unique and rare birds, lizards and plants that we all want future generations to be able to enjoy too.

You can find out more about how to help keep our Hauraki Gulf islands pestfree on the Treasure Islands website and the Department of Conservation’s Top tips to protect Northland this summer.

Discount rope from Donaghys this summer!

Donaghys have a pile of rope they are willing to do a fantastic deal on for CYA members. An export customer ordered the wrong colour –  oops!

Polyester double braid by Donaghys so is good stuff made well, spliceable and all the usual you’d expect from a good rope.

6mm – $1.15 per mt
8mm – $1.61 per mt
10mm – $1.84 per mt
12mm – $2.10 per mt

This is available from Chains Ropes and Anchors in Colway Place, Wairau Valley, North Shore. Print out this email or tell the staff that you are getting the classic discount.

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Sheerlines – December 2017

The December issue of Sheerlines is now online – check it out below

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Patio Bay Race Information

See below for the start times, sailing instructions, and sailing instruction amendment for tomorrow’s Patio Bay passage race. We have a large fleet this year of 36 yachts which is fantastic.
Note that the start line is between Orakei yellow and Torpedo yellow buoys
Note that the finish line is a line between the point at the eastern end of Patio Bay and the committee boat. The committee boat is SEA FEVER, a 35’ sedan launch that will be flying a CYA flag and an orange committee boat flag.
Time signals are to be taken from GPS time
Note that competitors who choose to not start the race, or retire during the race, for any reason, MUST advise the Race Officer (Doug Reid) on VHF Ch 77 or on mobile at 021 747 387.  Please adhere to this as it is frustrating if the committee boat is waiting around for a yacht to arrive that is not racing.
Weather forecast:

Metservice: For the Waitemata Harbour

Saturday : Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, chance shower.
PWG/PWE model: NE approx 7kts
ECMWF model: NE approx 9 kts
Seabreeze may establish, with convergence zone expected to sit over the Manukau Harbour given the underlying NE’er.
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