Christmas on the beach





Mount Manganui Yacht Club

Christmas on the beach

HI everyone

You are invited to join us for Our final event of 2018  –


Christmas on the beach.

It will be held this SUNDAY 16th December  from 11.30am.


  • Come by Boat or by road. (Note:  High tide is 2.30pm)
  • Bring your own picnic.

The big event of the day will be the inaugural

Drink Bottle Boat race.

The idea is create the fastest coke bottle boat on the day.  The only rules are”

  • the boat must have one coke bottle as the hull.
  • No motor
  • no glue used

You can make it in advance or do some scavenging and create it on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Adam Yates





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 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

Legends Regatta Entries

Enter now for this fun packed long weekend: Here

Opening Day

Opening Day for the Winter Series is on May the 1st from 9 a.m. with a BBQ breakfast upstairs at the MOSC, BYO plate and drink.

Start Time

Please note due to daylight savings ending this Sunday’s race will start at 12 midday.

Upcoming races

The next Karewa race will be held on Sunday April 3rd, starting off the Pilot bay wharf at 12pm and following the usual course around A Beacon and Karewa, unless otherwise notified on channel 77.  Entry is free and it would be good to see some new participants, so if you have thought about racing but never  done it, this is the perfect occasion.


The upcoming Winter racing fully crewed and two-handed series calendar is now finalised, and the dates will appear in the calendar soon.  Opening day is Sunday 1st May, and will start with a breakfast upstairs at the Mount Ocean Sports Club (MOSC), followed by the first handicapping race at 12.00.  New participants, both yachts and crew, are most welcome.   Get in touch using the “contact” tab to find out more.

Karewa race 4, 20th March 2016

By Tom Wheeler

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Five yachts assembled at the usual Pilot bay start line after a morning of heavy rain, which thankfully eased before the start.  The weather was fairly pleasant, with a warm 10-20 knot northeasterly wind and cloudy, humid conditions. The course was altered to an inner harbour race so as to avoid the unpleasant choppy sea outside the harbour entrance.  Spinnakers were hoisted shortly after the start. Rocky impressed, surfing the gusts through the rest of the fleet with the help of her powerful genniker.  However, the gybe off Panepane point proved to be a troublesome one for her crew, and Not Negotiable gained a healthy lead.  Nevertheless, Rocky clawed back some ground over the last two legs to make a fair contest for line honours, but in the end Not Negotiable’s dominance was unassailable and she crossed the finish line two minutes in front of Rocky.  The rear end of the fleet also had some tight and exciting racing.  Persuader led Candidus throughout the race, but the contest for fourth place was more intense.  Force 10 trailed the fleet by a fair margin for a lot of the race, due to her decision not to subject her novice crew to the challenge of spinnaker handling.  However, she made serious gains on the return upwind leg, due to some fortuitous lifts around Panepane point and working the shallows in the centre of the harbour.  She led Candidus around Banks buoy, but Candidus soon took the lead again under spinnaker, rounding marker 21 ahead of Force 10.  However, a bad angle around the mark necessitated tacking away again, allowing Force 10 to sneak through on the inside in a bold move to gain the lead again over Candidus. The final upwind leg to the finish was tightly contested, with Force 10 just prevailing by a single second.  Overall it was an exciting afternoon’s racing in fairly pleasant conditions.      

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.   

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