Legends Regatta

2022 FIRST MORTGAGE TRUST LEGENDS REGATTA

GREAT MERCURY ISLAND 21st - 25th OCTOBER 2022

Sailing Instructions and entry forms are now available.

Follow this link

It is important to read the notice to competitors regarding the alternative venue should conditions not permit holding the event at Great Mercury Island.

Note the early bird date is 30 September.

 

 Notice of Race

Notice of Race has been posted and can be downloaded here or from the downloads page.

The earlybird date has been extended to 30 September as Sailing Instructions and Entry Form is not yet available.

 

The Spirit of the Legends Regatta

Mount Maunganui Yacht Club is proud to hold the annual Legends Regatta.  The regatta is held at Labour weekend (October) at Great Mercury Island at the top of the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Legends Regatta Mission statement reads as follows:

To Create New Zealand’s BEST Annual REGATTA

To Promote;

                                    Fair Play

                                    Skill

                                    Friendship

                                    Fun

The regatta is structured to encourage all yachtsman to participate, without needing to have a true racing pedigree.  The format comprises 4 events:

  1.  the race to the venue.
  2.   a round the island race
  3.   a there and back race
  4.   The return to home base

Boats may enter from any place in the upper North Island, with start lines operating from Tauranga, Whangamata, Auckland and Whangarei.

Boats are divided into two classes:  Racing and cruising.  Prizes are awarded to sailing performance (including a trophy) for each event.

The major prize is awarded by random draw from all boats which participate in 3 events.  Past prizes have included a trip to Valencia to watch the America's cup, B&G chartplotter, and travel vouchers.

The regatta has been held for 15 years and looks set to last for many more years.

More details can be found in the sailing instructions issued each year.

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