Launch Events 2021-22

There will be a Launch Series with trophies up for grabs at the CYA Annual Prizegiving.
Points will be awarded to launches for all events for competing and participating

Entry details coming soon

Saturday 4 December Patio Bay - The Milford Slipway Launch Poker Run
A fun day of Playing Card pickups and culminating in a game of poker at Patio Bay, winner takes home a major prize.

CYA Christmas BBQ & prize for the launch with the Best Dressed Christmas crew – launches MUST go past the race committee boat for judging

Saturday 29 January - Mahurangi Launch Parade and Log Rally
Join the Classics for a beach flyby and show off your vessel. Log Rally for those who want more to do.

Registration of interest and entry details coming soon

31 January - Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta Classic Launch Race
To enter: Click here
Throttles to the floor and get around the course as fast as you can. A Handicapped event for those who are more responsible.

Saturday 26 February - Fosters-Harken Kennedy Bay Launch event
4:00pm onwards on-shore
Join the yachts ashore for a Beach BBQ and Band

Featuring Aaron Carpenter and his band, for dancing into the night.  A BBQ is available on shore – AND the Lewis’s fantastic L’Authentique sausages (real and vegan) will be on offer again for a gold coin donation – or bring your own steaks to cook.

And for an extra $20 you will go in the draw to win some fabulous spot prizes including vouchers from Harken-Fosters, but you must register so we have your boat name to go in the draw.

Register at:

Launch Race/Cruise
There is a Mark Foy style race/cruise for those who like to nudge the throttle a wee bit, it’s a handicap event where the start time is generated from your vessels theoretical cruise speed with an allowance for lead feet at the start and finish.  When you enter you will be given a time to be at the start line – a line between Orakei Wharf and the yellow Orakei Racing Buoy.

When your start time appears on the GPS clock, go for it

More details emailed to the entrants closer to the day.

Saturday 12 March - Round Rangitoto Launch Race & CAKE DAY - must have a female skipper
Race around Rangitoto, BBQ ashore and CAKE DAY!!

Bake us a cake and enter the competition, prizes for Best Presented and Best Tasting Cakes

Saturday 9 April - Riverhead Tavern Trip
A trip to the head of the Harbour for Lunch at the Famous Riverhead Tavern

Friday 15 April - Waihau River trip to Paeroa (Invitation Event, limited spaces)
A 4-day trip away to a place not many can claim to have taken their boats.

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