Welcome to Mt Maunganui Yacht Club

Welcome to the Mt Maunganui Yacht Club, we are an active club based in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand.

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Winter Series 2024

It was a busy weekend of sailing with both the 2 handed and Open series being held.  There was good fleets for both events but the weather was almost opposites from Saturday to Sunday.

Challenging light conditions on Saturday meant that only a few boats completed the course and only one in the second division.  That made it an enjoyable day, if your intent was to catch some sun.

On Sunday, the weather had turned and a sprinkling of moisture for the prestart gave way to a warm but grey day with a good amount of wind to keep everybody moving.  There was some close racing with several places being decided by seconds with 10 between Not Negotiable and River Rebel and 4 between Whistler and The Rascal - although that finish was accompanied by no small amount of yells of PROTEST!  Because no protest was lodged, the result stands.

The prize giving had a great vibe with such a large fleet and crowd - the set menu meal was popular too.

A grey day, but a great day with close fleet racing.  The winning photo from the weekend competition - thanks Chris.

Results have been posted for critique.  Watch out for amended sailing instructions to be issued this week - a few things need to be clarified for the scoring.

Reminder that the AGM will be held after the prize giving on 23 June.

Next event is 2 handed race on Saturday 8th June (open series on 9th).

 

See you on the water.

 

Once again, special thanks to our sponsors which enable us to have a great range of prizes for this season:

Burnsco Marine

Mills Reef

Bridge Marina Travel Lift

First Mortage Trust

 

Fair winds

 

Adam Yates

Commodore

 

 

Summer Series

Whangamata race is over and despite there not being much wind, was a great event.

Because the aim was to not only have a great race (which there was) but also to make sure that all entrants got to be inside the Whangamata bar before closing time (low tide for those thinking the other bar) the committee added a motoring clause similar to the Legends regatta motoring clause.  This was a great addition because there was not a lot of wind to start and without this everyone would probablt have had to withdraw to make it in time.

As it turned out, it wouldnt have affected the result as Sunchero, the most patient of us all (and a trimaran with almost zero draft) took out the top prize after 8 hours elapsed time.  Well done, Sunchero and crew.

Sunchero all powered up

As always, the prizegiving and hospitality from the Whangamata Yacht Club was superb.  Hand made burger patties and lots of volunteers on the barbie with a few traditional Mount Yacht Club line honours rum bottles opened made for a great night.

We were reminded (several times) that this was the 41st running of the Whangamata Tauranga race and one person present had been to the very first one.  Thanks very much Whangamata for 4 decades of great camaraderie.

Happy Birthday to young Mr Pettersen too.

There are a number of photos to be found in the Gallery (click here) of all boats that entered.  These are copyright free, so help yourselves to download of your favourite.

 

Results are now posted.

 

 

Adam Yates

Commodore

 

 

Our generous Sponsors

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