The annual invasion of Patio Bay by the Classic Yacht Association is only just round the corner! This year’s event is being held on Saturday 2nd December.
Make sure this one is in your Christmas calendar folks – this is always a spectacular event. Held at Patio Bay, at the ‘bottom end’ of Waiheke Island, this is the CYA social event of the year.
The passage race for the yachts is a ‘Mark Foy’ staggered start, aiming for a joint finish. The launches usually sweep past the yachts at about Rocky Bay, and settle in by mid afternoon. Crews slowly make their way to the beach for a BBQ, prize giving and a general good time at the classic kiwi bach owned by our kind hosts Bert and Margaret Woolcott.
If you are a new CYA member, or if you have not been to Patio Bay before, we would love to see you there!