CYA Journal – Issue 112 – June 2017

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Prizegiving tomorrow night!

A quick reminder about prizegiving tomorrow night – this is going to be a fantastic evening.  All members, skippers, crews, friends and family are very welcome! Don’t forget that a cash bar and complimentary nibbles will be available from 7pm, with prizegiving kicking off at 8pm. Tickets are still available online or at the door.  See you all tomorrow!

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Sheerlines – May 2017


May 2017
Newsletter of the Classic Yacht Association of New Zealand


Pictures from the first race of the Winter Series – 6 May 2017


Annual Prizegiving coming up next week

A night not to be missed!

All members, skippers, crews, friends and family are warmly invited to the Classic Yacht Association Annual Prizegiving at the Dinghy Locker (RNZYS) on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

A cash bar and complimentary nibbles will be available from 7pm, with prizegiving kicking off at 8pm. Tickets are $25pp and are available online at the CYA website, or are able to be purchased at the door.

Please RSVP by Friday 19th May to Joyce at admin@classicyacht.org.nz so we can confirm numbers.

2016-2017 season trophies and burgee winners

Trophies and embroidered burgees will be awarded to the following boats so if you cant be there in person we would greatly appreciate it if your crew could attend and collect your award.
ADVANTAGE; AOTEAROA; APPALOSSA; ARAMOANA; ARCTURUS; CORONA; DOLPHIN OF LEITH; ESCAPADE; FRANCES; HELEN; INNISMARA; JONQUIL; KATRINA II; KOTUKU; LITTLE JIM; MARIONETTE; NGATIRA; NOCTURNE; PARAMOUR; PIM; PRINCESS; PRIZE; RAINBOW; RAINBOWII; RANGER; RAWHITI; SERENE; SPRAY II; STARLIGHT; TA’AROA; TAMARIKI; TANGO; TAWERA; THELMA; TUCNA; WAIRIKI; WAITANGI


Thelma, from on-board Waitangi, Winter Series Race 1

Racing results – ANZAC Day Regatta and Winter Series Race 1

The ANZAC Day Regatta was a frustratingly slow affair with yachts struggling to make much headway down the harbour toward Devonport in a strong flood tide and very light breezes. A course was set to Torpedo, and Resolution Buoys, but it took almost three hours to do the short loop there and back. The crew on Princess showed how it’s done in the light, crossing the line two minutes before Aramoana. Psyche, Katrina, Innismara, Jonquil, and Corona all finished within the three hour mark, with Little Jim (in her first race appearance in a few years) and Aotearoa rounding out the fleet. Full results are available online.

The 2017 Winter Series kicked off on 6th May with five yachts (Waitangi, Thelma, Starlight, Katrina, and Aramoana turning out in light conditions. The smaller, lighter boats were much better placed to get around the course, and Starlight and Aramoana crossed the line four almost half an hour ahead of the other three. Full results are available online.


Upcoming events

CYA Annual Prizegiving – Wednesday 24 May
Club night – Tuesday 6 June
Winter Series – Race 2 – Saturday 17 June
Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 1 August


CYA June club night

Tuesday 6 June at 1800hrs – Royal NZ Yacht Squadron members bar
Please put the date in your diary and join us for refreshments and great camaraderie on this first Tuesday of the month. We’re looking forward to catching up with you all and specially to welcoming our new members. Remember – partners, friends, family are very welcome!! Just look for us near the CYA flag. Cash bar and refreshments are available


Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of
Felix Von Luckner

Do you have a launch similar to the PEARL (see below) and would be willing to take part in a celebration at Motuihe in December?

The purpose is to mark the 100th anniversary of Felix Von Luckner’s association and escape from the island. At the moment the Motuihe Restoration Trust is exploring ideas as ways to celebration, and plans are not yet fixed, but the notion of some kind of re-enactment might be fun.

Further information about Felix Von Luckner is available here

If you would like to take part please contact; Felix Billott:  francesbillot@gmail.com

 


CYA Classic Vessel Register 2017

Extra copies are now available for purchase at $15.00 a copy, a steal for such an awesome publication.

Did you know you could view this online? Check it out at http://classicyacht.org.nz/publications

Available online or contact us: admin@classicyacht.org.nz


News & views

Your contributions and ideas are very welcome – do let us know if you are restoring a vessel, planning an event or would just like to share a classic experience with us. We would LOVE to hear from you and share your story.


Welcome

to our new members, great to have you all on board with us!

Peter & Rachael Busfield:  aunch VALHALLA 1
Dimitar Penchev: yacht GYPSY
Warwick Marshall: launch PUAWAI
Bruce Mitchinson: launch LADY ELLEN
Michael Chopping
Hamish Coney & Sarah Smuts-Kennedy: Launch HOPE
Boris Penchev: yacht TONNANT
Chris Sadler:  launch MOERAKI

If you see these boats out and about, or anyone flying a CYA Burgee, please row over and say hi. Everyone is keen to share their classic boat stories!


For sale & classified

We’ve now created a page especially for those looking to buy, sell, rent, give away, or generally do anything with their classic boat. Check it out online at http://classicyacht.org.nz/classifieds

Note that classified notices will no longer be carried in Sheerlines.


Proudly brought to you by the Classic Yacht Association of New Zealand

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2016-17 Season Prizegiving coming up on 24 May

All members, skippers, crews, friends and family are warmly invited to the Classic Yacht Association Annual Prizegiving at the Dinghy Locker (RNZYS) on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

A cash bar and complimentary nibbles will be available from 7pm, with prizegiving kicking off at 8pm. Tickets are $25pp and are available online here, or are able to be purchased at the door.

Please RSVP by Friday 19th May to Joyce at admin@classicyacht.org.nz so we can confirm numbers.

A full list of prizewinning boats is below. See you all on 24 May!

Prize-winning boats:

ADVANTAGE
AOTEAROA
APPALOSSA
ARAMOANA
ARCTURUS
CORONA
DOLPHIN OF LEITH
ESCAPADE
FRANCES
HELEN
INNISMARA
JONQUIL
KATRINA
KOTUKU
LITTLE JIM
MARIONETTE
NGATIRA
NOCTURNE
NORSMAN
PARAMOUR
PAVO
PIM
PLAYTIME
POLARIS
PRINCESS
PRIZE
PSYCHE
RAINBOW
RAINBOW II
RANGER
RAWHITI
SERENE
SPRAY II
STARLIGHT
TA’AROA
TAMARIKI
TANGO
TAWERA
THELMA
TUCANA
WAIRIKI
WAITANGI

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CYA Prizegiving delayed until 24 May

PLEASE NOTE:   there has been a change of date and Prizegiving will now be held on Wednesday 24 May at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron – 7pm for an 8pm start.

There will be more information coming shortly, this is just a quick note for you to update diaries!

Tickets will be available, $25.00pp which includes complimentary finger food prior to the start.
The committee do hope to see as many of you as possible there – its always a great night and our time to celebrate the season whether you skippered, crewed or just enjoy the camaraderie of the CYA – you are all very welcome.
More details soon
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First winter race

A few pics from Saturday’s first race in the 2017 Club Marine Winter Series event – results to come!

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The Winter Series is back!

This year’s Club Marine Winter Series for the classic division will be a 5-race series, racing on alternate dates of the main RNZYS series (i.e. Races 1,3,5,7 and 9)

Dates are as follows:
Race day One 6th May 2017
Race day Three 17th June 2017
Race day Five 15th July 2017
Race day Seven 12th August 2017
Race day Nine 9th September 2017
The Notice of Race is online – click here
Sailing instructions are online – click here
Course list is online – click here – note that this year we will be using the standard RNZYS Harbour Course list, to avoid the issue we had last season of having opposing mark roundings and having to select our own courses – too many opportunities for collisions!
The entry fee is $150 all up ($30/race). Note that you must enter the whole series, not individual races.
Please enter online – click “Winter Series “
Entries will close Friday 5th May at 6pm.
Scoring will be the Low Points System as per the Sailing Instructions. All five races are to count.
Prizegiving will be held in conjunction with the RNZYS Winter Series prizegiving after the last event on 9th September.
See you all on the water this Saturday!
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Waitemata Woody’s photos of 2017 Mahurangi Regatta

Our friends over at Waitemata Woody’s have posted some great photos of this year’s Mahurangi Regatta.

Enjoy!

 

Mahurangi Regatta – Sailing Sunday

 

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Tawera For Sale

Tawera (A18) is for sale!

Beam: 3.20 metres (10 Ft 5 In)
Draft: 2.10 metres (6 Ft 10 In)

This historic yacht was launched on 30th December, 1935. Tawera was designed by Arch Logan and built by Colin Wild of Stanley Bay. Her first race was the Auckland Anniversary Regatta in January 1936.

She was Arch Logans last big cutter, measuring almost 50 feet on deck and the culmination of a number of racing keelers built at that time. As the largest of the more modern keelers from Arch Logans drawing board she represented the very best in design development and to this day still epitomises all of the racing winning and wholesome sea keeping abilities of Arch Logans designs.

Tawera is immaculate and has been extensively restored and is now considered one of the finest examples of the a keeler of the pre-WWII era.

Her recent restoration was to the highest specification which includes the building of a new spruce mast to the original specs, new Volvo Penta engine, and redevelopment of the saloon, galley, heads and fore cabin. A new wooden spinnaker pole and wooden turning blocks on deck as well as an all new sail wardrobe consisting of Mainsail, #1, #2 genoas, asymmetric and conventional spinnakers.

Check out the link on Trademe – http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/auction-1300801831.htm

 

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ANZAC Day Regatta – start times

Start times for classic yachts

12.55  warning signal

12.56  blue peter raised

12.59  blue peter lowered

13.00  start number  #1   frances   (a board with numeral 1 will be displayed at 12.59, and lowered at 13.00, which is the start time for the first yacht, frances).  All successive yachts’  numerals will be similarly displayed one minute before their start time, e.g. For jonquil’s start, numeral 2 will be displayed at 13.05, and she should start at 13.06.

13.06  start number  #2  Jonquil

13.10  start number  #3   Corona

13.13   start number #4  Aramoana

13.14  start number   #5  Aotearoa

13.16  start number  #6  Katrina 11

13.20  start number #7  Little Jim and Rainbow

13.25  start number #8  Princess

13.30  start number #9  Innismara

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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!