See below for the start times, sailing instructions, and sailing instruction amendment for tomorrow’s Patio Bay passage race. We have a large fleet this year of 36 yachts which is fantastic.
Note that the start line is between Orakei yellow and Torpedo yellow buoys
Note that the finish line is a line between the point at the eastern end of Patio Bay and the committee boat. The committee boat is SEA FEVER, a 35’ sedan launch that will be flying a CYA flag and an orange committee boat flag.
Time signals are to be taken from GPS time
Note that competitors who choose to not start the race, or retire during the race, for any reason, MUST advise the Race Officer (Doug Reid) on VHF Ch 77 or on mobile at 021 747 387. Please adhere to this as it is frustrating if the committee boat is waiting around for a yacht to arrive that is not racing.
Metservice: For the Waitemata Harbour
Saturday : Northeast 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Sea slight. Mainly fine, chance shower.
PWG/PWE model: NE approx 7kts
ECMWF model: NE approx 9 kts
Seabreeze may establish, with convergence zone expected to sit over the Manukau Harbour given the underlying NE’er.