Summer 2018-2019

Summer 2018 – 2019. – 

This summer the emphasis is on Adventure Sailing events.  These events are not strictly races, but opportunities for all yachties in Tauranga to participate with others either for cruising to a common destination or testing themselves against other boats.

The dates of the scheduled events are shown under the calendar here, but each event will be organised according to the weather and number of participants in the week beforehand.

Register your interest in participating by emailing info@mmyc.org.nz to ensure that you receive the updates.

 

January 2019

12th SAT              Adventure Weekend

25th FRI              Whitianga Weekend – Details to be posted

28th MON          Anniversary Day event to be confirmed

February 2019

9th SAT               Whangamata Adventure Weekend

23rd SAT or SUN    Adventure Weekend

MARCH 2019

9th SAT              Island Weekend

23rd SAT           Adventure Weekend

 

Winter Series Sailing Instructions and courses

Sailing Instructions and courses are now available from the Downloads page or by following these links:

Sailing instructions 2018

Harbour Courses 2018

Don’t forget the opening day breakfast on 6 May.  See you all there.

 

Whanga – Mount race 2019

Whangamata Race, to the Mount this year first entries are in register yours now……http://www.mmyc.org.nz/whangamata-race/

Legends Regatta Entries

Enter now for this fun packed long weekend: Here

Karewa race 3, 6th March 2016

Karewa race 3, held 6th March 2016

by Tom Wheeler

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Six yachts and their crews converged on the start line off the Pilot Bay wharf at 1 pm on a fine warm day.  A light 10 knot westerly breeze had just settled in, saving the participants from what would be have a demanding crawl through the harbour entrance against the incoming tide.  The early stages of the race featured a short upwind beat before negotiating the shifty winds within the entrance itself.  It was not long before Not Negotiable had distanced herself from the rest of the field, with Persuader following suit behind her.  Candidus got her nose in front of Force 10 and eventually pulled away, but Santana mounted a strong challenge on Force 10 on the northbound leg towards Karewa, rounding the island ahead.  However, Force 10 clawed her way back in front on the southbound return leg, thanks to her genniker, a sail that her crew rarely deploy but proving effective with the wind just forward of the beam.  Ghia, despite trailing the field, had the bonus of viewing a pod of dolphins, being the envy of some of the crew on the other yachts.  Overall, it was a great afternoon’s racing in ideal conditions.   

Karewa 1

Great start to the Summer with Karewa race 1, conditions favoured the bigger of the 12 boats that came out for a fantastic afternoons sailing in very pleasant conditions. Next Race on the 29th of November followed by a prize giving/Christmas drinks.

Results here

Legend Update

30 Boats now paid up entrants, just waiting for the paperwork to come through.

See the Legends page for an amendment to the sailing instructions changing the time of the race briefing.

 

2 Handed Race 3