Summer sailing and Triple Series Coastal races

The Details of the sailing programme for this summer have been confirmed. 

This year there will be a TRIPLE SERIES of coastal races comprising White lsland, Whangamata and Mayor Island events.  Full details of these will be posted in due course.

The details of the summer programme are as follows:

October 25               Legends Regatta  

November 16           White Island Race (race to White Island and Return)

December 15           Christmas Raft up and Bottle race (details to come)

February 8               Whangamata Race (Tauranga to Whangamata)

March  7                   Mayor Island Race.  (race to Mayor Island)

March 14                  2nd Annual Cricket on the Bank (1600 start)

Please put these dates in your diary and we look forward to seeing you on the water or at the club over the summer.

Adam Yates




Legends 2019

Entries for Legends 2019 are now open.

We thank Pro Marine Electrical and B&G for their support in sponsoring the major participation prize of B&G V60 VHF and AIS.

Documents for entry are found here:

The committee has decided that Race 3 will start at 11.00 am on Sunday with prize giving to follow which will allow any boats intending to leave early sufficient time to attend the prize giving before heading home. 

Revised Sailing instructions have been added. 

Additionally, a Coralie Bay start and finish has been added to the SI’s.

Winter Series 2019

It has been a winter of glorious sailing, so far. The forecast for this Sunday doesn’t look inspiring but Saturday should be good for the 2 Handed Series.

Start times can be found here: START TIMES

Photos of the beautiful sailing days are on the Gallery.

Not Negotiable on a gentle run.

Winter Series 2019 – Dates and details

The 2019 winter series dates have been set!

Find the details here:

This year, we are trying a slightly different format.  We will have two divisions split according to spinnaker racing and no extra racing.

We hope to see boats out that would not want to have to fly spinnakers, but enjoy being out on the water for a bit of healthy competition.

All races are Mark Foy start so there is none of the start line jostling that can put your boat in precarious situations.

For more information, make enquiries at;

ISLAND CRUISE – 9th -10th March

The weekend of 9th March is the date for the next big sailing event.

We hope that the island cruise will be a mini Legends – a good reason to have a weekend away with fellow yachties from the club.

The destination is always weather dependant but options include Mayor, Motiti and Motuhoa.

The Brief programme is:

Friday 8th or Saturday9th – Cruise out to the island for a get together on board with other sailors.

Saturday 9th – An idle morning (or late arrival for those wanting to leave on Saturday)  and possibility of afternoon there and back race.  Social evening to follow.

Sunday  10th – Cruise home.

Let us know if you intend to join us by email to:




Island Beach Cricket!

And now for something completely different.

March 23rd will see the inaugural Mount Maunganui Yacht Club Island Beach Cricket challenge.

The concept is a simple one – to celebrate the especially low tide on Saturday March 23 the stumps will go down on the new bank in the middle of the harbour that the dredging has courteously created.  Two sides will be drawn to oppose each side of low – The Ebbs v The Floods.

Refreshments and some sort of trophy will be awarded at the prize giving to be held at Pilot bay once stumps are drawn.

We are hoping for a fun day out with boats intentionally mooring at the pesky bank for a change.  Start time is 1300 (low tide is 1401 – 0.1m).

Please indicate your intention to attend by emailing: or contacting Doug directly.





Christmas on the Beach 2018

Happy Christmas to all yachties in Mt Maunganui.

We celebrated the year end with a raft up at Omokoroa beach.  The weather was kind and the the water was warm.

5 boats turned up and enjoyed the afternoon sun, drinks and a meal.  The children and Richard Harrison entertained everyone with bombs from the bimini of The Wizard.

The highlight of the afternoon was the inaugural coke bottle boat race.  Many well thought out craft appeared – largely adhering the “no motor’s, no glue’ rules.

The prize (of a trophy and toy bottle of rum) was taken by Gary in the multi hull division.


Bottle boat winners

River Rebel, Hanse Free, The Wizzard, Pork Chop and Rahona.


The next adventure event will be Saturday 12 January or Sunday 13 January.  Details to be provided.

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 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

Whanga – Mount race 2019

Whangamata Race, to the Mount this year first entries are in register yours now……

Winter series results.

Available here

Photos – 2015 Winter Series Race 4

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