Start Times for Race One

The start times for the first races in the 2020 Winter Series, both 2 handed (on Saturday) and Open Series (On Sunday) have been posted on the Start Times page.

Please note that under Covid Level 2.10 we are permitted to hold the prize giving provided we keep a degree of social distancing and follow the protocols which are in place at the MOSC.  Accordingly, there will be a prize giving after the racing on SUNDAY, which will cover both the 2 handed and open series results.

Hoping the weekend weather is not too foul.

See you then.

Adam Yates.

Commodore.

 

 

Winter Series is here!

The weekend of the opening races was glorious, if not a bit too benign for the two handed race.

We have been blessed with the most amazing autumn conditions and it is a pity that we have not been able to make the most of them.  That ended last weekend, when conditions were perfect and a large fleet of boats turned out for both the Two Handed and Open Series’.

With both races being mass start there was a lot of action early and not a few boats out of practice meaning some had to start twice!

Crew work was a bit rusty at times from what was seen amongst the fleet, but one never knows  what is the real story, it being handicapping after all.

It was good to see Formula one out in the two handed race – even though conditions were light 52ft of boat is a handful at any time.

With the need to maintain social distancing still in force, there was no clubroom prize giving but with Zoom and the VHF a number of the usual Mount Yacht Club rums and wines were handed out by random draw.

The next race is the open series and start times will be posted by Thursday.

See you on the water. 

Adam Yates  

Winter Series – Contact Tracing

Under Level 2, we need to keep contact tracing records for Covid-19 compliance

Skippers entering the Two handed or Open Series have been sent changes to the Notice of race and Sailing Instructions regarding this

The Tracing QR code is:

 

 

 

Winter Series – Launch Date

Hi sailors. 

WE ARE SAILING AGAIN! 

With the announcement that the country enters into Level 2 on Thursday 14 May the Mount Maunganui Winter Series is ready to launch.

The calendar looks like this:

Open series commencing THIS Sunday (17th May) and then following the dates in the sailing instructions. (i.e. the second event will be the next Sunday)

2 Handed series commencing Saturday 16th May and then following the dates in the sailing instructions.

Both races will be the handicapping race.

No decision has been made regarding the opening day breakfast but it will definitley be happening but at a later date once we can have gatherings larger than 10. 

As per the sailing instructions, the safety declarations and entry fees for all participants must be in before the start day.  Details are in the sailing instructions (here).  New sailors and boats are very welcome.

Happy end of  Lockdown and looking to seeing you on the water.

Adam Yates

Commodore.

 

 

WINTER SERIES 2020 – Sailing Instructions

In the hope that Covid-19 lock down restrictions permit the winter series to start on time, the 2020 sailing instructions are now posted.  These can be downloaded, with the course sheets on the Downloads page (here).

 

The programme starts with opening day breakfast and handicapping race on SUNDAY 3rd May, at the MOSC.  This might be a tad optimistic as there is every expectation that the Level 4 restrictions will be downgraded to Level 3, which previously restricted gatherings of any type.

 

If we are unable to hold the breakfast, and if restrictions permit, the handicapping race will still be held on 3rd May.  Please keep checking the website or emails for confirmation.

 

All skippers intending on entering for the Open series or the two handed series are reminded that the entry form and safety declaration and entry fee must be completed prior to the first race.

 

Open Series Divisions

This winter,  in the interests of promoting more participation, there will be two open series divisions.

A Division  – for boats intending on racing with spinnakers.

B (Cruising) Division – for boats not intending on racing with spinnakers.

 Winter often provides some of the best afternoon sailing conditions of the year and participation by all skippers and crew wanting to make the most of their boat and the harbour with their post-lockdown freedoms is greatly encouraged. 

 

See you on the water!

Adam Yates

Commodore

 

 

   

 

Winter Series and lockdown

Hello Sailors

With lockdown well and truly upon us, many people are asking the most important of questions (for a yacht club) ; WHEN ARE WE SAILING NEXT?

The answer is:  AS SOON AS WE CAN.   But not before  Sunday 3rd May.

The winter series opening day and breakfast is scheduled for 3rd May with the first race, being the handicapping race starting that afternoon.

Of course, we are planning this on the basis that Lockdown is over, Covid19 is history and fair winds await us.

Keep an eye on this page, your email and or the face book page for information and updates.  

Sailing instructions will be posted shortly.

Regards

 

Adam Yates
Commodore.

 

 

  

Cricket on the Bank/Close of Summer

Well, Summer events for MMYC are now over.

The finale was the AMMYCSCOTB(2), which was enjoyed by everyone who came.  There were 6 boats in attendance, Wizzard, Pork Chop, Geriatrix, General Jackson, Sophie Rose and Taihoma (?).  Because a crowd attracts a crowd, several stray boats joined in the park up.

The paying field emerged from the harbour with heaps of time for everyone to get a bat, bowl and general run around

With the shape of the bank, there was a nice eddy and deep water close to the shore which allowed everyone to hang nicely to their anchors.  This is certainly an event worth attending.

Congratulations to Dakota for picking up the Player of the day.

A noteworthy effort was put in by the grandson of Gary Bishell who came over from the UK to attend a wedding, but on the day, decided to come play cricket with us instead! 

 

 

 

Cricket on the Bank

This weekend (Saturday 14th March) will see the 2nd annual Mount Maunganui Yacht Club Summer Cricket on the Bank (2AMMYCSCOTB).

                     

The event kicks off (after a fashion) at 2.00pm.  The match is held on the sand bank which appears at low tide in the middle of the harbour between marks 13 and 9, at low tide (the lowest of the season).

Being low tide and with the steep channel cutting even boats with deep keels can “moor” alongside the playing field.

Come along, bring some food and refreshments, shoes (essential) and join in the fun.

This is a fun afternoon, in the most novel of settings.  If you would like to join in and don’t have transport, feel free to contact the club to organise a ride. 

MMYC Summer Triple Series – Mayor Island Race

The Mayor Island Race, which is the final race of the MMYC Summer Triple Series is being held on Saturday 7 March.

The race will be from the yacht club to South East Bay, starting at 0900 (9.00 am).  

If you haven’t entered the previous races of the series, there is still reason to  join in as  this will be a fun weekend.  Boats are encouraged to stay over night and enjoy the night together.   The prizegiving will be held in the bay, either onshore or aboard one or two of the boats and a light barbecue lunch will be put by the yacht club.  

Of course, boats are welcome to join the festivities at the island even if they haven;t entered/participated in the race.

Notice of race and entry forms are found on the MMYC website or by following these links:

Triple Series Notice of Race

Mayor Island Entry form

 

White Island Race 2020

Whangamata Race

WHANGAMATA RACE 8th of February 2020

Entries for the Whangamata race are now open.

Entries are open for the 2020 Whangamata Race hosted by the Mount Maunganui Yacht Club.

The race will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020.This time the direction is from Tauranga to Whangamata, where entrants will be hosted by the Whangamata Yacht Club for prizegiving and dinner.

The high tide for deep draft boats to enter the harbour is early evening around 6.00pm.

The notice of race and entry form can be found on the MMYC website here:

Entry Form 2020

Notice of Race – Triple series 2019/2020

 

 

 

 

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