We are having a little reshuffle in our crew positions. Joyce Talbot, our wonderful secretary, is stepping back from the secretarial role as she seeks to lighten the load and a change of scenery within CYA. We are not saying goodbye to Joyce! Her wisdom and treasure chest of CYA knowledge is needed.
However we are now looking for someone who has the passion and enthusiasm to be the new secretary for CYA. If you are interested, or know of someone that we should have a chat with, then please contact Richard (Chair) email@example.com or Russell (Deputy Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Events ...
Sat 30 Apr: Duder Cup
Tue 2 May: Boat Owners Meeting. RNZYS 7pm.
Sat 13 May: Race 1, RNZYS Winter Series (CYA division)
Sat 20 May: Yard Visit to Peter Brookes
Sat 27 May: Race 2 RNZYS Winter Series (CYA division)
Tue 30 May: CYA Annual Prizegiving
On The Water ...
DYC Duder Cup – Sunday 30 April
Casual race entries accepted for the final race of the 2022-23 Season Harbour Series.
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SAVE OUR AUCKLAND HARDSTANDS!
The Auckland Yachting and Boating Association need YOUR help.
As you have probably experienced, Auckland is seriously undersupplied with hardstands. Wait times are growing and costs are escalating. Despite this, Council recently approved the sale of Pier21 for housing, closed the yard at Little Shoal Bay, sold the Marina Precinct at Bayswater for conversion to apartments, and last month shut the hardstand at the Landing.
For months, the AYBA have tried to discuss these closures with Council, particularly their impact on boaties and the marine environment in Auckland – but to no avail. They believe there is adequate hardstanding in Auckland already, and it’s not Council’s business to ensure hardstands remain open. For this reason, the AYBA now have no option but to take Auckland Council to court.
We are specifically challenging their decision to shut the hardstand at the Landing (Orakei) and their decision to sell the land earmarked for a hardstand at Bayswater marina. To do this though, wereallyneed the Auckland boating community’s financialsupport. Legal fees for two Court actions are far in excess of our Association’s annual budget.
Can you help?
Check out our site www.AYBA.org.nz for more information about this problem, for contact details (if you’d like to chat to one of our team) or to donate to this legal fight.
PLEASE HELP US FIGHT TO KEEP AUCKLAND’S HARDSTANDS OPEN.