Launches & Cruising

2016 / 2017 – Cruising Season

Update 07 February 2017

 Event Details
 24-26 October 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.

 1 November Riverhead Brunch 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 1152hrs NZDT – 3.4m)
 3-4 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!

27-30 January 2017 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.

 29 January 2017 Kawau Island BBQ Head across to Kawau from Mahurangi for an afternoon BBQ with the Kawau Boating Club.
 6 February 2017  Waitangi Day Picnic

Held at Motuihe Island this is a handy event for a day trip or a great launch pad for a weekend away. Load up the family, pack a picnic and the beach cricket for a catch up with some classics.

 11-12 February 2017  Launch Rally to Issy Bay & CYA Cake Day

Join in the launch rally to Rangi! Islington Bay is home to the world famous, International CYA Cake Day. Make no mistake, this is a hotly contested event! 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, along with prizegiving from the Round Rangi Race.

18 February 2017  Fairway Bay Cruise Cruise to Fairway Bay Marina. More details coming.
 05 March 2017  Riverhead Lunch  Join the CYA launch fleet at the Riverhead Hotel for a lunch. Shallow draft yachts can happily follow the launches up the ditch; alternatively you can join us by car.
 18 March 2017  Bottom End Wine Tasting  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 and a BBQ ashore on the beach. Prizes for most female crew! Coincides with the passage race to Man o War Bay, so this is a great opportunity to catch up with the CYA fleet.

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