MMYC Summer Triple Series – Mayor Island Race

The Mayor Island Race, which is the final race of the MMYC Summer Triple Series is being held on Saturday 7 March.

The race will be from the yacht club to South East Bay, starting at 0900 (9.00 am).  

If you haven’t entered the previous races of the series, there is still reason to  join in as  this will be a fun weekend.  Boats are encouraged to stay over night and enjoy the night together.   The prizegiving will be held in the bay, either onshore or aboard one or two of the boats and a light barbecue lunch will be put by the yacht club.  

Of course, boats are welcome to join the festivities at the island even if they haven;t entered/participated in the race.

Notice of race and entry forms are found on the MMYC website or by following these links:

Triple Series Notice of Race

Mayor Island Entry form


Whangamata Race update

It appears there is an error in the Sailing instructions for the Whangamata race this weekend. The race is definitely staring on Saturday the 8th, start time to be confirmed at briefing. Briefing for all boats will be held at the Mount Ocean Sports club at 6.30pm Friday the 7th of February


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 before Friday 1st November 5.00pm.

Log Sheet (Attachment C) is to be emailed to 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




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.

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