Legends Regatta. Great Mercury Island.

24th – 27th of October 2014

2014 Entries

Entry Form and documents

Entry & Prize conditions

Amendment to Sailing InstructionsAmmnedment 1

Sailing Instructions Legends Regatta 2014


Attachment A3 Attachment B Attachment C Attachment D

Sponsor Logos

Last Year

The 10th Anniversary.

Labour Weekend 2013

 It’s never a dream run……..well hardly ever. You’re likely to get a “pasting” going up or coming back from Great Mercury Island. This year it was for those boats that left on Friday in stiff winds right on the nose. A hand full of “cunning” skippers departed on Thursday, travelling thru the night with no wind and maxing out the motoring clause. It was worth it, tucked up in the Cove on Friday resting up while news trickled in of those less fortunate battling wind, tide and broken gear….only to find themselves heading for Mayor Island instead of the Coromandel.

Hat’s off to the little guys like Manhattan (actually…not so little) with novice crew that hid at Mayor Island until it was only half bad. There was an all important netball game that delayed their departure….yes….the chosen sport of the Skipper…that’s “Netball”, not “Basketball”. Go figure!

The “seasoned” sailors (and Steely) off Not Negotiable, also waited to poke their noses out from behind Mayor Island. This crew was also conspicuous by their absence at the Saturday Island gathering. I believe they made an appearance for 5 minutes then retreated…..for a nap perhaps……..or maybe they were too bloated with scallops to endure the party.

There is a trophy awarded each year to the boat that finds itself involuntarily “Up on the Hard”! Foxy Lady’s crew jumped ship on the Saturday to complete the round the island race and came back to their boat ungraciously leaning over baring all. Every year it happened to someone. This year was your turn Dora!

The regatta’s most noisy boat award must go to “Marbles” this year whose soundz were blasting as the gathering wound up on the island at midnight. I believe one of their crew was appointed “Cleaner” part way thru the night. Hate to see what ended up in their bilge but it was enough to send Murray scurrying back to Bluebird Free.

The “Stewarts” made a presence again this year…Princesses and Princes alike. These sturdy vessels had a much nicer ride in from Auckland and dotted themselves throughout the anchored fleet. They’re a proud little bunch….flying their “Big S’s”….but their presence was surpassed by another make of Boat………..

“Beneteau”…..6 of them…..one could have been fooled into believing it was a “Beneteau Regatta” with their over 40’s hulls muscling for room in the Cove.

The round the island race on Saturday was supported by a good number of the fleet. Winds were light at the top end of the island but gathered strength and posed a challenge down the bottom end.

The return trip home began for some boats on Sunday. A mini fleet gathered at Boat Harbour on Sunday evening. All weekend a procession of tenders could be seem coming and going from Instigator 3’s transom but on Sunday evening the skipper himself manned his tender along with that of Jade Lady. Together they were seen slipping off into the twilight in pursuit of dinner using a long line. I believe the result was NOT a feast!

Legends 1

Not entirely sure why Santana wound in her
genoa…”Self Handicapping” maybe?…but she soon recovered, zipping around the
outside of On Y Va.

legends 2

On Y Va came perilously close to Bluebird Free but scampered away after having her gennaker collapsed by a true pirate skipper!

Congratulations to Persuader, the Race winners of the Regatta and also to Gannet who drew the major prize and generously donated it.

The Committee, Skippers and Crew of this regatta would like to thank the sponsors and in particular PowerCo for their generous support. We hope the PowerCo employees enjoyed this event.



Attachment C2013 Legends Regatta 25th -28th October

2013 Entry Form Entry & Prize conditions

Sailing instructions and Notice of Race Sailing Instructions Legends Regatta 2013

LR 2013 Tee Shirt Order Form



Attachment A3

Attachment B

Attachment C

Attachment D

2013 Entries

Steve Livingstone Tango Beneteau 461 1226 MMYC
Andy Kennedy Jade Lady Noelex 30 5810 TYPBC
Barry Farr Candidus Chico 30 4551 MMYC
Doug Harrison Wizzard TC 12.5 7565 MMYC
Mike Way Summer Magic Witchcraft T 3754 BOPTYS
Arthur Elworthy Hanse Free Hanse 371 8871 MMYC
Colin Davidson On Y Va Beneteau 8448 MMYC
Terry Spitz Sea Beagle Bavaria 8830 TYPBC
Euan Armstrong Marbles Farr 1020 57 Kawau Island YC
Bill van der Vlerk Brubeck Lotus 920 3769 MMYC
Shane Buxton Persuader Lotus 10.6 5007 MMYC
Adam Yates Jetstream Challenger 29 119 MMYC
Jim McCrone Gillian Wright 10 6533 MMYC
J Berrington Chelsea Hotel Crowther 12.5 7588 MMYC
Gary Urwin Not Negotiable Young 9.9 6609 MMYC
Bryan Jenkins Calumet Gulf 30 3387 MMYC
Neil Heath Precedent Stewart 34 1880 RNYS
Stu Clark Gannet Wright 36 3410 MMYC
Brian Jones Santana Bavaria 38 8952 MMYC
Wayne Eaton Kaimai Express Beneteau First 40 9289 TYPBC
Theo Vondervoort Options Beneteau MMYC
Dave Peet Instigator III Wright 43 8719 TYPBC
Murray Rhodes Bluebird Free Beneteau 1 MMYC
Tom Wheeler Force 10 Wright 10 5480 MMYC
Jim McCracken Johanna Chico 30 5778 TYPBC
Pete Linde Manhattan Challenge 29 4751 TYPBC
Sally Clark Ghia Davidson 35 6025 MMYC
Roy Petch Code Zero Lotus 10.6 4960 MMYC
Mike Evans Vino Genisis 400 Launch TYPBC
Rick Murrell Sea Change Hanse 415 9334 TYPBC
Zane Edlin Happy Hour Flannagan TYPBC
Nicole Harris Tiare Iti Compass H28 9363 TYPBC
Brett Henshaw Prince Hal Stewart 34 41 RNYS
Les McDonald Aurora Stewart 34 1044 RNYS, RPNYC,TYPBC
Ray Carter Déjà vu Baltic 42 950 TYPBC
Dave Simons Zia Beneteau
Chad Heads Foxy Lady Spencer 28
Bill Falconer Princess Stewart 34 809



The Legends Regatta is made possible by the generous support of the following companies:

Steves MarineRadio LiveElec WorksBridge Marina
BlokartDavid PeetHouse of travel Mills Reef Plimbing WorldSew Hot Southern HosWild Kiwi



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