Launches & Cruising

2017/2018 – Cruising Season

Updated 2 February 2018

Calendar of Events

Event Details

 Event Details
 24-26 October 2017 Kawau Island Cruise

Coinciding with the Mahurangi Cruising Club Spring Splash and the reopening of the Kawau Yacht Club for the season, join other CYA members for a Saturday rally to Kawau, returning home on Labour Monday.

 2-3 December 2017 Patio Bay Christmas Cruise & BBQ

Held in Patio Bay, Waiheke Island, this is the CYA social event of the year. The race fleet arrives and settles in by mid-afternoon. Crews slowly make their way to the beach for a BBQ, prize giving and general good time at the classic kiwi bach owned by our kind hosts Bert and Margaret Woolcott. Prizes for the best dressed crew!

26-29 January 2018 Anniversary Weekend & Mahurangi Regatta

Coinciding with Auckland Anniversary, this is a great opportunity to maximise a long weekend. Arrive at Mahurangi on Friday night; join in the various activities of the Mahurangi Regatta on Saturday including the spectacular BBQ, dance and prize giving at Scott’s Landing, and cruise home on Sunday / Monday. A fun weekend with road access for non-boating friends and family to join in.

6 February 2018  Waitangi Day Picnic 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!

  10 March 2018  Man O War Bay Race & Launch Cruise
Wine, classic boats and launches, and beaches! A great combination!
The passage race starts at Westhaven with the RNZYS Te Kouma fleet, and finishes in Man O War Bay on the beautiful Waiheke Island.
For those not racing, pack the family and make a weekend of it down at the Bottom End of Waiheke. Head ashore at Man O War for some great wine-tasting or perhaps a BBQ ashore on the beach.
24 March 2018  Launch Rally to Issy Bay & CYA Cake Day Join in the launch rally to Rangi! Islington Bay is home to the world famous CYA Cake Day. Make no mistake, there are prizes at stake, and they’re hotly contested. Bring your best nautical themed cake and test yourself against the finest bakers the CYA has to offer. Judging kicks off mid to late afternoon on the beach (or on the biggest boat!) after the race fleet arrives.
 25 March 20178 Riverhead Lunch Join the CYA launch fleet for a leisurely cruise up the upper Waitemata Harbour to the Riverhead Hotel for a casual lunch and catch up with other CYA members. Shallow draft yachts can happily follow the launches up the ditch; alternatively you can join us by car.

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