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.



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 –


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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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B Division neck and neck going in to last race of the Harbour Series

The B Division is neck and neck going into Tuesday’s ANZAC Day Regatta, the last race of the Harbour Series and the CYA’s summer racing season. Aotearoa is currently leading with 16 points, followed closely by Corona on 14, and Aramoana on 13. In the A Division, Katrina is ahead on 17 points, followed by Rawhiti on 13, and Thelma on 11. Full results are below or located at

Dont forget to get your entries in – cut off is 6pm tomorrow (Monday).

See you all on Tuesday for our last race of the summer – prizegiving follows at the Ponsonby Cruising Club!

Harbour Series Results

Division Boat Sail No. POINTS
A Classic KATRINA II K100 17
A Classic RAWHITI A2 13
A Classic THELMA A10 11
A Classic RAINBOW A7 10
A Classic ARCTURUS K9639 6
A Classic NGATIRA B2 5
A Classic PRIZE A15 4
A Classic RANGER A22 4
A Classic HELEN K1 2
A Modern PRINCESS 809 15
A Modern ADVANTAGE 3445 7
A Modern INNISMARA A81 6
A Modern MARIONETTE 1279 5
A Modern LEDA 62 3
A Modern TA’AROA A50 2
A Modern PLAYTIME 5422 2
A Modern PIM 810 1
B Classic AOTEAROA NZL3 16
B Classic CORONA H18 14
B Classic ARAMOANA B23 13
B Classic KOTUKU 216 8
B Classic SPRAY II 725 7
B Classic FRANCES A11 6
B Classic NORSMAN C48 4
B Classic JONQUIL 8141 3
B Classic WAIRIKI C5 3
B Classic TUCANA 1101 2
B Classic ESCAPADE S10 2
B Modern PARAMOUR 1737 3
B Modern RAINBOW II C96 1
B Modern RED VIKING 213 0
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Club Marine Winter Series

The 2017 Winter Series Notice of Race is now online! More details to come.


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ANZAC Day Race coming up next week

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CYA Journal – Issue 111 – April 2017

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Photos from the 2017 Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta

Finally – photos of the 2017 Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta! Thanks to everyone for providing photos, but special thanks to John Macfarlane and Peter Le Scelle for their psnaps of the weekend! For more photos of the launch cruise up to Riverhead, head over to Waitemata Woody’s

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Ngatira For Sale

The beautiful classic Ngatira is for sale – for more info see our classifieds page

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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!