With a fabulous array of spot prizes and sponsors this Regatta is a MUST enter.
Friday 26 February: Evening skippers briefing in the Quarterdeck with complimentary nibbles
Saturday 27 February: Race One and Two followed by an informal Prizegiving in the Quarterdeck
Sunday 28 February: Race Three and Four followed by an informal Prizegiving in the Dinghy Locker
Monday 1 March: Race Five and BBQ NIGHT in the Squadron Ballroom & Dinghy Locker followed by the official Prizegiving
Meal specials, bar snacks and cash/eftpos bar available on all nights.
Fabulous racing, camaraderie and prizes to be won!!
NZ ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOATSHOW
Once again, old boat-lovers - you have the opportunity to indulge in a long weekend of glorious hydromatic relaxation at St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes National Park, with next year’s NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show on March 6&7.The show is set for the weekend of March 6 & 7 and many boaties have indicated they’re going to turn up a bit early and maybe stay a bit longer. It’s a great idea, and a growing trend!
There will be the usual range of boats…from clinkers and veteran wooden yachts, old race boats, to jet boats and fibreglassics from the 60s and 70s on show from early morning on both days of the weekend. You can wander around the boats on land, chat with other owners, view displays with stories of restoration and rebuild and then take part in the activities on the lake in the afternoon.
Best Restored Sailing Vessel Over 40ft (12.2m) category in Classic Boat magazine’s annual awards. (UK publication.)
Please take the opportunity to vote for IDA and do pass this link on to any other friends and classic yacht enthusiasts who may be interested!
Competition closes at 0900 GMT, 8 March, 2021
Special invitation from Roger Rushton, Centennial Race/Rally Organiser
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of your members, to enter the rally with their yachts and launches and cruise down to Tauranga to share with us, our Centenary celebrations.
The Bridge Marina has offered a very generous sponsorship to all those entered in the Centennial race or rally - rent-free berths for the week following the race or rally. There will be a charge for power and water of $8 per head per boat with a maximum charge of $16 per boat per day. If there is no one staying on board, there will be no charge at all.
There will be a special briefing at the RNZYS at 0730 hrs on Friday 26th March for those wanting to join the rally and entrants will have an escort, a modern yacht, cruising with them all the way to Tauranga.
A reminder that the Rally starts off the RNZYS at 0900 hrs Friday 26th March. It is planned to stop for the night at Mercury Cove or Kennedy Bay depending on weather and restart at 0800 hrs on Saturday 27th and head for A Beacon off Tauranga harbour entrance. However, as it is a rally, a 3rd day could be contemplated if thought desirable by the entrants.
There will be spot prizes for those entered in the rally and a big welcome pack that will include a Rum bottle and coke cans, hot cross buns, with a famous hot Ponsonby meat pie voucher to be redeemed at the TYPBC before prizegiving on Sunday 28th March at 1930 hrs.
Because your members are not taking part in a race and entrants are responsible for their own safety, Cat 3 is not a rally requirement as a condition of entry, but sensible safety measures are recommended to be taken under your club guidelines.
Please advise Jason Prew, CYA Launch Captain if you are interested and keen to join the rally
Essential Skills Course with John Welsford. Our most popular course and a great introduction to the skills required to build small plywood boats. This is a two-day hand-on course. Dates: 20th and 21st March. 09.30 am-4 pm.
Build a Half Model Course. This is a very popular two-day course where you will learn the basics of lofting and will develop and build your own half model to take home.
Dates: 27th and 28th March 09.30 am-4 pm
For more info or to book your space follow the link below.
Even if you haven't entered a boat in this amazing initiative, take a look at their promotional video. You'll see a number of our local friends starring.
Quite aside from their boat show, which runs for a limited time, their site is awesome - well worth the small subscription, which means they don't need ads. There are many videos of Kiwi boats and Kiwi scenes - they love to come to New Zealand when they can.
These are coming in and reminder invoices are being forwarded. If you have chosen not to re-join please let us know so we don’t keep bothering you!
It is with great sadness we advise of the passing of two long-time Classic Yacht Association members.
We send our deepest sympathy to the families of BRUCE CATO and BERT WOOLCOTT - may they both enjoy fair winds and following seas in their new waters
A VERY WARM WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS:
Adam Ross crew NGATIAWA
Michael Seaton SY TE WAIORA
Andrea Chung crew
Alan & Tracey Gilder MV KOKORU
Rory Bourke SY PACIFIC VOYAGER
Lorenzo Canal MV ST CLAIR
Peter Crane MV NOR WEST
Kathryn Hobcraft crew RAWENE
It’s a busy time of year for boating, and our harbour is going to get even more congested with AC36 racing.
We just want to remind all members to:
read and follow the race instructions if you are racing,
follow collision regulations at all times in respect of vessels that are not racing,
be courteous and apply the CYA principles of friendly camaraderie, respect of our older wooden vessels, good sportsmanship and politeness.
In the event of an incident, the CYA expects masters of vessels will immediately take steps to ascertain that the other vessel is undamaged and that her crew are safe.
Stay safe out there, people!
NEWS & VIEWS FROM AROUND NEW ZEALAND:
We would love to hear what you are doing in Wellington, Lyttelton and absolutely anywhere there is a classic boat in the water!
Your contributions and ideas would be so welcome - and please do let us know if you are restoring a vessel, planning an event or would just like to share a classic experience with us.