Waitangi Day pics, Mahurangi launch parade, club night next Tuesday

Waitangi Day picnic

About 16 boats and more than 40 people turned out for a day in the sun on the beach at Motuihe yesterday for a Waitangi Day picnic. Boats joining in included Lucinda, Raindance, Arohanui, Jonquil, Korara, Hope, Aromoana, Aoma, Little Jim, Tamariki, Wairiki, Allergy, Fantasy, Lucille, Ngaio and Coriolanus. Thanks to all CYA members, family and friends for a great day on the water! A few more pictures below (photos courtesy Nathan Herbert, Jason Prew, Dan Renall)

Club Night text Tuesday

Next Tuesday 13th February at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron from 6-6.30pm onwards.

Come along and join us for a drink or a curry (or both) and swap stories from recent events.  All members, partners, friends are very welcome. Cash bar and refreshments are available.

Special Note:  Due to security in place for the America’s Cup the doors at the Squadron may be locked earlier than usual. Squadron members can access with their card, if you have trouble getting in please text or call Joyce on 021 818 448.

See you there!

Launch parade at Mahurangi a great hit

Once again the launch parade through Sullivan’s Bay at Mahurangi was a great success, with more than 25 launches (a very unofficial count!) doing two laps through the bay past the assembled crowd on the beach. This is definitely one of the great highlights of the Mahurangi Regatta weekend – and one which hopefully grows with more launches joining next year.

Participating launches (in alphabetical order): Alpheus, Ferro, Juanita, Jocelyn, Karewa, Korara, Kumi, Lady Margaret, Lady Pat, Laughing Lady, Lucille, Nereides, Nikosia, Ngarunui, Primanu, Otira, Raiona, Ronaki, Sea Fever, Tasman, Te Arahi, Te Honu, Tirimoana, and W1. Apologies to anyone we missed, there were more who turned up on the day and participated. A few photos of the parade are below. Photos courtesy Jason Prew.

Lots more photos and video still to come of the Mahurangi Regatta racing – watch this space!

 

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