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COMING EVENTS (LOCKDOWN DEPENDENT)
Sat 11 Sept: RNZYS Final Winter Series Race & Prizegiving
Sun 12 Sept: Heritage Landing OPEN DAY
CYA ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
We're sad the 25th Anniversary luncheon had to be postponed due to lockdown, but we will re-schedule as soon as we can.
Hopefully everyone who rsvp’d will be able to join us on the new date.
Meanwhile, stay safe everyone – lockdown can't last for ever!
2021 - 2022 CYA SUMMER of RACING
A formal calendar will be emailed to all, advising when yacht race and launch event entries are open but happy to email you an Excel version in the meantime. Contact Joyce at email@example.com
Coming up for you to think about……..
We have three great Series put together for yachts and a fabulous series for launches – and of course the ABD Classic Yacht Regatta in February 2022.
Entry options will be by Series or as Casual Entrants
Summer Series: consisting of 12 races
Premier Series: consisting of 6 races and if you have entered the Summer Series you will automatically be entered in the Premier Series.
Challenge Series: consisting of 8 races, is a combination of 3 of the Summer Series races - Night Race to Mahurangi, Mahurangi Return, Anniversary Regatta and the ABD Group Regatta.
Entry into the Challenge Series is automatic and a bonus if you have entered the Summer Series and the Regatta
N.B. It’s also possible to enter the Mahurangi races, Anniversary Day Regatta and the ABD Group Regatta as a casual entrant.
consisting of 8 events featuring among others, the Patio Bay Poker Run, Mahurangi Launch Parade & Log Rally, Anniversary Day Classic Launch Race, Round Rangitoto Launch Race including Cake Day.
So heaps of options to think about before entries open in the next week.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
We had a case of mistaken identity in last month's Sheerlines. WAHOO was in fact, UNDINE. In the ensuing discussion with John Duder, we learned more about this very significant vessel. So, we're not sorry, John. Instead, we’re delighted to correct it! Thanks for the fascinating piece of history below.
From John Duder:
UNDINE is arguably the oldest working sail in NZ, built in 1887 at Tangitu, on the northern side of the Bay of Islands.
Sailors may recall her dark green hull and deep red sails in the 90's, campaigned by Bruce Marler and the Duder family. We had 10 great years, including her hundredth birthday and tussles against our vintage sister, REWA, now in the Maritime Museum.
When we bought back SPRAY II from Howard Patterson about 1996, UNDINE returned to the Bay of Islands, her birthplace, under the tender care of Pete Richards, who has further upgraded her. She now lies off Paihia, albeit with white hull.
(Look for more of UNDINE’S story in a future issue of our CYA Journal insert in the RNZYS magazine Breeze.)
A VERY WARM WELCOME TO :
Ross Bateup SY MATA ATUA
Peter Delamore MV MAHANUI
Samuel Harkin SY NORDIC
PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN
New Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan – changes to rules around hull cleaning and marine pests.
Did you know that up to 90% of marine pest spread comes from pests hitching a ride on vessels? Prevention is better than cure – once marine pests are established, they’re very difficult to control – so the most important thing we can all do is avoid further spread. We need your help – we know you want to do the right thing to keep your vessel clean and help protect our marine environment for future generations.
Auckland Council’s new Regional Pest Management Plan came into effect earlier this year, and contains new rules to protect Auckland from marine pests. As a boat owner, you need to know:
craft must have no more than light fouling, including on the hull and niche areas. This is particularly important when traveling to areas that are relatively free of marine pests, such as the outer Hauraki Gulf islands, north of Tawharanui Peninsula and the West Coast.
nine species are named as marine pests in the Auckland region. You must not move your vessel to new locations if these species are present on it.
when cleaning your vessel, you also need to ensure pests are not released back into the sea. To play your part in protecting our marine environment from pests, find out where and how to safely clean your vessel.
Information on the new Auckland Regional Pest Management Plan rules is available on our website, alongside information on existing obligations under the Auckland Unitary Plan.
Information on the species listed as marine pests in Auckland is also available on our website Pest Search. For more information on these and other marine invasive species, check out the Marine Biosecurity Porthole or marinepests.nz
Vos built fishing boat, WAIPAWA, built in 1940 for Waitemata Fisheries. She has now been converted into an eye catching pleasure launch and is based in the Bay of Islands.
For those of you who couldn’t make the celebration of the Vos Shed last Thursday, check out the video at this link. It's is a must-see for anyone interested in classic boats and a wonderful review of the life and heritage of a remarkable man.
The celebration was held to mark the handover of the facility from Auckland Council to Auckland Unlimited. Panuku were the developers.
The Percy Vos Charitable Trust, chaired by Dr. Bruce Donaldson, had the initial vision of saving the site, due to its significant contribution to Auckland’s overall marine industry. As well as building many significant boats, Vos's shed was known for its launching parties, attended by many of Auckland’s leading business people and politicians. Due to these events it became a social destination for these people.
The site will be managed by and linked to the New Zealand Maritime Museum. The CEO of the NZMM, Mr. Vincent Lapanovich, stated in his speech that this space would become a maritime heritage activity centre. It is the hope of the PVCT that the two organisations will form a partnership to link the space with Auckland’s already established and thriving heritage maritime network to grow and sustain the overall visions of these combined entities.
The PVCT have no doubt, with the right leadership and culture of the site, Auckland can be a world class leader at integrating our active maritime heritage into modern city design, thus creating spaces that celebrate its maritime culture.
Congratulations to Baden Pascoe and the Percy Vos Charitable Trust for bringing this hugely significant project to completion.