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

 

 

 

 

White Island Race report

The White Island race was held on Saturday November 16.  6 

6 boats entered with one withdrawing shortly after the start.

The forecast for the day was for the breeze to be almost non existent at the scheduled start of 8.00am, so the start was delayed until 10.00 when a light westerly was blowing.

Most of the boats made the best of the conditions flying spinnakers for the first 1/2 hour.  The exception was Formula One which reports that they only used their code zero and no1 jib for the whole trip.  Unlike Truxton and Pork Chop which both made continuous changes as conditions changed from the light westerly to a solid 20 knot North westerly and then back to a strong westerly.

The result was that all boats had a fast trip to White Island but a slow return.  Open Country and Rimfire were arriving at White Island as Pork Chop and Truxton were leaving.  The trailing boats suffered as the breeze slowly backed to the west and then all but died as they attempted to get past Motiti.

Formula One had the best of the conditions finishing around 11. pm for a 13 hour trip, Truxton an hour later and Pork an hour or so behind them.  Open Country finished before the was up but Rimfire had the worst of conditions and crawled to the line well after breakfast.

All in all it was a great race with Truxton picking up the win on handicap.  Only 9 minutes covered the first 4 boats on adjusted time so it was a great effort for everyone.

Mount Maunganui Yacht Club are pleased with the event and are keen to hold it regulalry.  They have even inaugurated (recycled) a new cup which was first donated in 1946.  It will be awarded for each of the Coastal Series races.  The next of which is Whangamata race on 7 February 2020.

The next club event is the Christmas Raft up on sunday afternoon 15th December.

See you there (details to come later).

 

White Island Race – Amendment to Sailing Instructions

The race committee has amended the Sailing Instructions for White Island Race.

Section 4 stated the race was on 15th November.  This is incorrect.  The race is to be held on SATURDAY 16th November starting at 0800.

New Sailing instructions are found here: Sailing Instructions White Island Race  V2.

 

 

 

Legends and White Island Race (Triple Series)

The 2019 My Legends has finished and all boats report that the event was especially successful.  Report and results can be found on the Legends tab.

The next event on the calendar is the White Island race scheduled for 16 November.

Notice of Race and Sailing instructions has been issued and can be found here:  White Island Notice of race and SI.

Entry Form can be found here:  White Island Entry Form.

 

 

 

Legends update

My Legends Regatta has just finished.

All boats, skippers and crew had a testing time getting to the island with a strong westerly developing into a 35knot plus blast for the finish.  Hence, boats coming in later were directed to finish at Coralie Bay to avoid the lumpy crossing from Opito Bay to the island.

The westerly blew most of the weekend and the fleet gathered at Coralie Bay for the Saturday prizegiving after another boisterous race around the island.

The change to hold the Sunday race earlier resulted in more boats competing and attending the prize giving in the cove.

The final leg home to Tauranga provided the best sailing of the weekend with a moderate North Westerly allowing some boats to fly spinnakers to whole way.

Important information:

PrizeGiving: This will be held at MOSC on Saturday starting at 5.00pm.

Photo Competition:  Entries to this are to be emailed to legends@mmyc.org.nz before Friday 1st November 5.00pm.

Log Sheet (Attachment C) is to be emailed to legends@mmyc.org.nz before 12.00pm Thursday 31st, as per the sailing instructions.

 

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

Commodore

 

 

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:  http://www.mmyc.org.nz/legends/

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:http://www.mmyc.org.nz/winter-series/

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;  info@mmyc.org.nz.

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:  Info@mmyc.org.nz

 

 

 

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