At Tuesday night’s AGM, the new committee for the 2017 – 2018 term was elected:
The folks over at OffCentreHarbor.com have put together a great video previewing our very own Mahurangi Regatta – featuring Chas Bailey’s NGATIRA (Steve Horsley).
Check out the video below – you can also visit the website to access the full version.
The new owners of Ariki are currently running a restoration project to get her back racing. They hope to have her ready for Patio Bay in December.
An Open Day is coming up on Sunday 13 August for anyone who is interested to come along and see where things are at, hear the plans, and share any stories you may have.
If you’d like to know more, check out the facebook page here
Event details are as follows:
10am to 2pm
The Landing – Okahu Bay
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!
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 email@example.com so we can confirm numbers.
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
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.
CYA Annual Prizegiving – Wednesday 24 May
Club night – Tuesday 6 June
Winter Series – Race 2 – Saturday 17 June
Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 1 August
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
Peter & Rachael Busfield: aunch VALHALLA 1
Dimitar Penchev: yacht GYPSY
Warwick Marshall: launch PUAWAI
Bruce Mitchinson: launch LADY ELLEN
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!
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.