Welcome to Mt Maunganui Yacht Club
Welcome to the Mt Maunganui Yacht Club, we are an active club based in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand.
We welcome new members so please contact us for further information or any queries.
NEW YEAR NEWS
Happy New year from the Mount Manganui Yacht Club
There are a number of events which are planned for the next few months as we wind down towards the end of Summer. Importantly, the calendar has been changed due to difficulties with the tides and conflict with other summer events.
- Mayor Island Race - Date has changed to 12 February
- Whangamata Race - Date has changed to 12 March 2022
- SSANZ Northern Triangle Race - 22 February
Because of a conflict of dates at Whangamata Harbour the Whangamata race has been delayed until 12 March 2022. Consequently, the date of the Mayor Island Race has been brought forward to the 12 February 2022.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF SAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
The sailing instructions for the two remaining Triple Series have been amended so that the dates of the events is now:
Mayor Island Race
The sailing instructions have been changed to amend the start date of this event to 12 February 2022.
The sailing instructions have been changed to amend the start date of this event to 12 March 2022.
Evolution Sails SSANZ Northern Triangle Race - 22nd February 2022
MMYC have been asked to assist the SSANZ in the Northern Triangle race which is a 2 handed race covering the Northern harbours of Auckland/Mangonui/ Tauranga.
This exciting event takes a stopover in Tauranga before heading back to Auckland and MMYC has volunteered to host the stop over. There are 50 boats entered.
The expectation is that the boats will begin to arrive at Tauranga from the evening of Tuesday 22nd with Stragglers continuing throughout Wednesday 23rd.
To do this we need to provide volunteers to assist with the following and are looking for some champions to manage the tasks at hand.
Kevin Cooper From Pacific Auto Rentals has provided several Vehicles so we can provide a Taxi service to the competitors.
This is so we can get them to the Mount Yacht Club for nourishment (both solid and Liquid) along with helping get to repair and suppliers, if needed.
We are looking for a volunteer to organize a small group of drivers (must have a license) to facilitate that for us.
From Tuesday 22nd until the last boat has arrived shore crew teams are needed at Bridge Marina helping boats get tied up and direct skippers and crew to where they need to be. A key person is needed to organize these teams of volunteers. MMYC will be providing a small care package from Bake Shack (hot pies) and Greerton Super liquor ( a couple of beers). This role could could possibly stretch through to Wednesday afternoon.
On water support
The SSANZ organisers are providing their own on water finish and safety personnel but MMYC will need to supply a couple of small fizz boats to take over from the SSANZ rubber duckie to lead the boats to the Bridge marina. These support boats can be tied up at the Yacht Club (wharf at Pilot Bay) and those volunteers are able to use the facilities of the club while waiting.
There will be a need to have people hosting at the MOSC as skippers/Crew and supporters arrive and may need help organizing themselves.
If you are able to assist with any of these roles please Contact Haeg Pettersen, Club Captain.