Entries are open and the first race of the Passage Series, the DYC Icebreaker is coming up on 29th October. Passage Series: View here
Sailing Instructions will be online shortly.
And what is now the first race of the Harbour Series is on 14th November – it’s not too late to enter the Series. Harbour Series: View here
Ahoy launch owners!
Join in the Patio Bay Poker Run on December 3rd.
Boats will be organised at the waypoints for you to collect your cards. You then proceed to Patio Bay to finish your final poker hand ashore and enjoy the BBQ. The best dressed Christmas-themed launch wins a prize!
7.00PM THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron.
The Classic Yacht Charitable Trust would like to invite you, your family and your friends, to celebrate the 125th birthday of Thelma, the 1897 Logan gaff-rigged cutter, and the 130th birthday of Gloriana, also a Logan built gaffer.
Our special guest will be David Barker, the world-renowned maritime artist, who has extremely generously created a new painting, which features our classic fleet and entitled "Start", to assist in our fundraising effort. Come and meet David and find out how you can take home this fabulous artwork. (You can see it at the top of this newsletter.)
This fun evening, with like-minded classic yacht enthusiasts, will also be a crucial fundraising event for all seven of the boats in the trust - Thelma, Gloriana, Waitangi, Ida, Frances, Ethel and Rainbow II. So, please support this event and we know you will have a fun evening.
CYA CLUB NIGHT – TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 7.00pm at Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
" Cruising the coasts of British Columbia and SE Alaska".
Mike & Dee Pigneguy have cruised these wonderfully scenic coasts, filled with a wide variety of wildlife, over a period of 20 years and will be sharing these experiences with you.
Great opportunity to enjoy the Squadron’s ‘special Tuesday meal’ in the Member’s Bar prior to the talk.
A big thank you to all who have paid your subs so promptly – and if you haven’t received your membership card yet, it will be on its way shortly.
I have had a couple of members advise me they are now over 70 and so qualify as Veterans ($40.00 subs) or have moved to the Country ($65.00 subs) so please let me know if you've had your 70th Birthday or have moved. firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to New Member:
Andrew Harwood Crew
CYCA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA, SYDNEY
9 – 11 December 2022
Make sure you put the date in your diary.
2021 saw 30+ starters over three divisions and was a spectacular event on Sydney Harbour.
More details and entry information to come, but feel free to register your interest with Joyce: email@example.com for up-to-the-minute details.
CYA JOURNAL LINK
Our Journal, two pages of classic vessel stories, can be seen in the RNZYS magazine, Breeze, Read it here. View Journal.
Thanks to Penelope Carroll, crew on Waitangi, for managing our contributions.
WHERE ARE YOU?
Your CYA Committee wants to know where you keep the love of your life, your boat, that is!
Why? Because our members are scattered in marinas all around the Auckland area, some are possibly feeling a little bit remote from the ‘action’. If we know where you are it would greatly assist us in the planning of events, not so much the large scale events, but something like a lunchtime cruise to Tiritiri for members who berth in Gulf Harbour, for example. Or it could be a coffee morning where members meet on someone’s boat and just have a good old informal chat to share successes or to solve problems.
Because we don't have our own club-house, this will be an easy way to further engender friendship amongst members and CYA club spirit. Let’s put some more social life into your boating!
Required: Your boat name, Where berthed, Your name/email and phone.
LAUNCH OF THE MONTH - CENTAURUS
Angus and Jenny Rogers purchased Centaurus in November 2019. She was built by Bailey & sons and was launched in 1968, powered by a Cummins V6-200 VIM motor and Capitol gearbox.
She’s carvel 1 & 3/4 spaced with massive engine bearers and floors as well as a couple of hefty stringers each side. She weighs about 15 tonnes with full tanks. Baileys must have had an unlimited supply of Kauri!
When we bought her she still had her original motor, some shonky wiring, and chain to rod to truck box steering, which was extremely heavy and slow to turn. It became apparent that getting into her marina at OBC in a Southerly breeze and outgoing tide was going to be a mission!
Recently the old Cummins cracked its port side head. Damage to one of the cylinders has meant we are out of action for some months.
KAWAU BOATING CLUB DISCOUNT
As the Classic Yacht Association is affiliated to the KBC, current members are entitled to a $10 discount for individual or family memberships in the KBC.