Legends in 7 Sleeps

NEXT FRIDAY we’ll have over 30 boats sailing to Great Mercury Island and having a tonne of fun along the way. There’s still time to enter, weather is shaping up, so get involved!

 

Don’t forget: Legends Briefing at the MOSC on Thursday 22nd October @1800

 

If you have kids with you or you want a short break from the sailing, we have prepared a little activity book (with prizes) to keep them (or you) entertained along with some other activities on the island. We will have some available on Friday but you can also download the book here: Activity Booklet

 

Opening Day Race Sunday 11 October & Legends Regatta 2020

Hi all, just a reminder….. its Summer Opening Day Race this coming Sunday. They day kicks off with a BBQ breakfast at the MOSC, 0900 chased by a race out Karewa ways, start time 1300. Look forward to seeing you all there!

On Saturday 24th October, where will you be? Hopefully, waking up to a beautiful day in some quiet, peaceful bay somewhere on Great Mercury Island. 

Two weeks to go! This means NOW is the time to confirm your crew, prepare your boat and start getting excited for the Legends Regatta 2020.

There are 30 entries to date meaning this is going to be corker! Awesome to see some new boats joining in the fun – A very big MMYC welcome to you!  There’s still time to enter so get involved. Details on the website.

Thanks to our sponsors, Legends Regatta 2020 sees some amazing prizes up for grabs. This year our title sponsor is Pro Marine Electrical, with a B&G Zeus³ 9 Chart plotter up for grabs. We also have prizes from McCormick Rigging, Bridge Marina Travel lift, Burton sails, Globalcomms, Peet Jewellers, Ideal Electrical, Mills Reef, Super Liquor Greerton and Sew Hot monograms. 

 

Legends in 42 Sleeps, Opening Day Race & A2T 2021

Legends Regatta
Its just 42 sleeps until the Legends Regatta and great to see the entries rolling in.
 
There are Fantastic sponsors and prizes this year, Our title sponsor this year is Pro Marine Electrical, be in to win an amazing B&G Zeus³ 9 Chart plotter.
 
Entry forms & NOR available Here. Be sure to join the Legends Regatta Facebook Page to keep up to date on all the fun.
 
Summer Opening Day Race
Summer Opening Day Race will kick off on the 11th October with a breakfast at the MOSC at 0900 chased by a Karewa Island race, start time 1300. 
 
A2T 2021
TYPBC wish to invite all yacht owners, skippers and crew to take part in the 2020 Auckland to Tauranga Race. This will be a historically significant milestone race. NOR and further details are on the TYPBC website
 
 

Breezier. 8 Sept 2020

A squally and showery end to the #mmyc winter series. Thanks to everyone who joined the fun, especially the race committee, tower crew and handicappers. 

Coming up: A seriously tasty champagne breakfast prizegiving, 20th September 0900 @ the MOSC. Please forward numbers for each boat to info@mmyc.org.nz Tickets are $20 but there are a couple of free tickets per boat.

Legends Regatta entries are open. Entry Form & NOR on the website. Great to see entries rolling in already!  Our title sponsor this year is Pro Marine Electrical, be in to win an amazing B&G Zeus³ 9 Chart plotter!  We also have prizes from McCormick Rigging, Bridge Marina Travellift, Burton Sails, Globalcomms, Peet Jewellers, Ideal Electrical, Mills Reef, Super Liquor Greerton, Sew Hot monograms and many more to come.

 

Charging the Tide 22/23 August 2020

Surprising sailing in the sunshine for #MMYC Winter Series and 2 handed Races. A charging tide in variable breezes made for some challenging sailing at times, with most boats taking a bit of time out at Banks Buoy and one or two stopping for lunch.

In all, a pretty good weekend of sailing, thanks everyone! Results on both days as follows: Truxton in first, followed by Not Negotiable in second and River Rebel, third. No frills on Sunday won by Sophie Rose.

As we approach the last races of the 2020 winter series, we look forward to events on the near horizon: Champagne breakfast prizegiving at the MOSC on the 20th September from 0900. Please forward your numbers from each boat to info@mmyc.org.nz. Tickets are $20 but there are a couple of free tickets per boat.

Then we look forward to October and the Legends Regatta: Entries are now open and early bird prices are in effect. Make 2020 your year to enter, with no holidays abroad, what better way to spend a long weekend with your family and friends?

Some great photos of the race and Race Committee on Facebook, thanks to all that have posted.

 

Winter Sailing 01/09 August 2020

Exciting close quarter racing (at times) for the #MMYC Winter Series Race. Sunny light wind conditions strengthened and clouded over for the afternoon, conditions favouring the bigger boats and what looked like from the back of the pack an exciting race to the finish. Awesome work Truxton in first (with bonus chocolate fish points for a buried nose) followed by Not Negotiable, River Rebel and Pork Chop (one second separating 3rd and 4th). Yay for Sunshine! Winning in B division, followed by Déjà vu. Hope the crew on Sophie Rose are feeling rested after a little sleepzzzzz. Great to see lots of boats out there, just two races left as we look forward to Legends Regatta this coming Labour weekend.  This years major sponsor is Pro Marine Electrical.  With a B&G Zeus³ 9 Chart plotter with world base map up for grabs. #fizzing

Last Saturdays 2 up racing saw (some boats) reefed down for squally conditions, some great photos of the carnage on the Yeahthegirls (Rascal Tom) Facebook page.

Thank you to the tiptop crew in the tower, the handicappers and to all the crews (and support crews) that make MMYC racing so much flippin’ fun!

If you have any photos from the race you would like to share, feel free to post them via the Facebook page, always makes for some good sea stories.

 

Stella Sailing Sunday

Stella Sunday sailing conditions under a fresh and fine south westerly breeze, a little 16NM’er seeing us stretching our sea legs out to A pole, Karewa, A then home. Fortune favoured those on the return journey who stayed close to Mauao, leaving Matakana dwellers to struggle against a strong outgoing tide. Great to see everyone back at the club for prizegiving and sea stores. What an absolute corker! Thanks to the tower crew and handicappers for another great race.


Looking forward, it’s the 2 handed race next Saturday 1st August and a reminder that the MOSC AGM is on this coming Thursday 30th July at 1900. If you need persuading, there’s an excellent bar and tasty food on prem 😊

 

 

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:

 

 

 

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