UPCOMING COASTAL RACES & RALLIES
Friday 23 October – PIC Coastal Classic. www.coastalclassic.co.nz
The 2020 PIC Coastal Classic is scheduled for Friday 23 October, and entries are now open for the popular Labour weekend race. Starting in the vicinity of Devonport Wharf, the 119 nautical mile challenge is again expected to draw seasoned yachties and beginner sailors alike for a long weekend that’s more than a yacht race. Signalling the start of the summer boating season since 1982, the PIC Coastal Classic has become one of the most important events on New Zealand’s sailing calendar. The notice of race is available, and organisers are now taking entries online www.coastalclassic.co.nz, so it's time to put that date into your calendar, book your leave, and start getting ready for the traditional Labour Weekend race up to Russell.
Cruising Rally Division
For members not interested in racing, there is also the Cruising Rally division that allows up to four hours motoring... more information on that here https://www.coastalclassic.co.nz/post/keen-to-go-in-cruise-mode
AUCKLAND to TAURANGA March 2021
A message from Paul Dallimore:
Our Club, the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, is holding its Centennial Celebrations next year and one of the events is the great test of sailing skills, the Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race. This will begin on Friday March 26 for the Classics and Cruisers, and Saturday March 27 for the Racing Yachts. This race has been held in conjunction with the Squadron for many years. This year Ian Cook has advised us that he will be taking part in the 2021 race with the Classic Yacht, RANGER which won the race on line in 1939. It would be fantastic for other Classic Yachts & Launch Owners to join him and show off their magnificent recreations of history, especially those who have been here before as they would add so much to the celebrations of the 100 year history of the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club.
Classic Cruising Yachts and Launches will start on Friday March 26 and overnight near Mercury Bay - possibly Kennedy Bay ?
(I understand the CYA are holding a Rally to Kennedy Bay on the weekend of March 26 - 28, 2021 - it would be great if some of them could proceed to Tauranga following that).
Racing Yachts, start on Saturday March 27 and race non-stop to Tauranga for the prestigious Gold Cup.
I know the beautifully restored boats would be well received and attract a lot of interest. We intend to have marina berths available for all boats who register and come down.
There will a formal invitation sent out later this year, however at this early stage it would be tremendous if CYA members could register possible interest in the event so we can begin planning with some certainty.
We would love as many as possible of you to spend a week with us before returning north during Easter. Come and celebrate with us and meet our World Champions, Olympians and hopefully the winning Skipper of the 2021 Americas Cup. While you are here you could take a little time out to explore our wonderful harbour and surrounds, along with the many other events which Tauranga will have to offer.
Register your interest with Joyce at: email@example.com