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.

Whangamata Race

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.

Transport/Taxi.

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.

Shore Crew

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.

General

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.

 

Our generous Sponsors

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Just a reminder regarding the dates for the remaining two races in the Summer Series; the Whangamata Race and the Mayor Island race dates have been swapped around due to an event clash in Whangamata.

👉 Mayor Island Race will now be on the 12th February 2022 and the Whangamata Race will be on the 12th March 2022.

NOR and SI are on the website which have not been updated to reflect.
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A very happy New Year from MMYC, hope everyone is enjoying a break and some champagne on-water days like this.

To welcome in the new year, we have a couple announcements:

👉 The dates for the remaining two races in the Summer Series; the Whangamata Race and the Mayor Island race have changed. We've swapped the dates around due to an event clash in Whangamata.

Mayor Island Race will now be on the 12th February 2022 and the Whangamata Race will be on the 12th March 2022.

👉 We are pleased to support the t Northern Triangle race running between the 19th Feb and the 6th March. Leg 2 starts at Mangonui Harbour and ends in Tauranga, which will see competitors completing approx 230NM of non stop sailing.

Roll on 2022....
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A very happy New Year from MMYC, hope everyone is enjoying a break and some champagne on-water days like this.

To welcome in the new year, we have a couple announcements: 

👉 The dates for the remaining two races in the Summer Series; the Whangamata Race and the Mayor Island race have changed. Weve swapped the dates around due to an event clash in Whangamata.  

Mayor Island Race will now be on the 12th February 2022 and the Whangamata Race will be on the 12th March 2022.

👉 We are pleased to support the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand  Northern Triangle race running between the 19th Feb and the 6th March. Leg 2 starts at Mangonui Harbour and ends in Tauranga, which will see competitors completing approx 230NM of non stop sailing. 

Roll on 2022....

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Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see you in February

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Today is the day of the Raft up. Weather looks OKish.
The plan is to meet at the Western side of Motuhoa Island from 14.00 (no real set time).

See photo for details of where and how to get there - it shows the route for deep draft boats. High tide is 17.07 so shallower draft boats could cut the corner but each skipper is responsible for their own vessel.

Coke Bottle Race - rules
Only rules are that the boat has to have a hull made from a coke bottle, be sail powered and no fibreglass, resin etc.
If you would like Further information you can contact Haeg Pettersen or Adam Yates

Also further info on the mmyc website homepage
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Today is the day of the Raft up.  Weather looks OKish.
The plan is to meet at the Western side of Motuhoa Island from 14.00 (no real set time).

See photo for details of where and how to get there - it shows the route for deep draft boats.  High tide is 17.07 so shallower draft boats could cut the corner but each skipper is responsible for their own vessel.
 
Coke Bottle Race - rules
Only rules are that the boat has to have a hull made from a coke bottle,  be sail powered and no fibreglass, resin etc.
If you would like Further information  you can contact Haeg Pettersen or Adam Yates

Also further info on the mmyc website homepage

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One of MMYC’s finest Jim McCrone (Gillian) completed a solo half marathon on Saturday to raise funds for Waipuna Hospice

Jim planned to run in the Mount Half Marathon (cancelled) but ran it anyway 🙌 from Judea to Omokoroa Boat Club in a blazing time of 2 hours 7 mins 👏👏💪💪

Jim has set up a Give a Little page open until the 15th December if you would like to support Jim and the Waipuna Hospice.

givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/jim-hospice-half-marathon
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One of MMYC’s finest Jim McCrone (Gillian) completed a solo half marathon on Saturday to raise funds for Waipuna Hospice 

Jim planned to run in the Mount Half Marathon (cancelled) but ran it anyway 🙌  from Judea to Omokoroa Boat Club in a blazing time of 2 hours 7 mins 👏👏💪💪

Jim has set up a Give a Little page open until the 15th December if you would like to support Jim and the Waipuna Hospice. 

https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/jim-hospice-half-marathonImage attachment

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That's awesome 👏Jim well done

Great effort Jim😁

Yes well done but I am having trouble getting on the hospice page any help

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We have some top events coming up (Covid willing) this summer👇

👉 First up Sunday 5th December (afternoon), the annual MMYC family Christmas 🎄 raft up, in a sunny sheltered spot somewhere in the Tauranga harbour for a few yarns, a swim and some light refreshments.

Usually we aim for the Omokoroa side of Motuhoa, the exact location will be communicated via the usual channels and 77. For catering purposes, please email info@mmyc.org.nz with your boat name and estimated POB.

The fun but frightfully competitive Coke bottle boat race challenge will also be held at the raftup. The rules are simple: Create the fastest coke bottle boat. Boat must have only one coke bottle as the hull. No motor. No glue. You can make in advance or scavenge on the day.

👉 First up for 2022 Saturday 12th February, second race of the Summer Triple Series - the Whangamata Regatta, sailing from Tauranga to Whangamata.

👉 Saturday 5th of March, final race of the Triple Series - get ready and set to go for the race to Mayor Island.

👉 Rounding off the summer on Sunday 20th March is the inaugural Sandbank Cricket Challenge, quite possibly the best amature cricket venue in NZ, where the panoramic waterside view counts and the points don't (really) matter.

Sailing Instructions, NOR and entry forms are on the website.

Sea ya out there ⛵⛵⛵
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We have some top events coming up (Covid willing) this summer👇 

👉 First up Sunday 5th December (afternoon), the annual MMYC family Christmas 🎄 raft up, in a sunny sheltered spot somewhere in the Tauranga harbour for a few yarns, a swim and some light refreshments. 

Usually we aim for the Omokoroa side of Motuhoa, the exact location will be communicated via the usual channels and 77. For catering purposes, please email info@mmyc.org.nz with your boat name and estimated POB.  

The fun but frightfully competitive Coke bottle boat race challenge will also be held at the raftup. The rules are simple: Create the fastest coke bottle boat. Boat must have only one coke bottle as the hull. No motor. No glue. You can make in advance or scavenge on the day. 

👉 First up for 2022 Saturday 12th February, second race of the Summer Triple Series - the Whangamata Regatta, sailing from Tauranga to Whangamata. 

👉 Saturday 5th of March, final race of the Triple Series - get ready and set to go for the race to Mayor Island. 

👉 Rounding off the summer on Sunday 20th March is the inaugural Sandbank Cricket Challenge, quite possibly the best amature cricket venue in NZ, where the panoramic waterside view counts and the points dont (really) matter. 

Sailing Instructions, NOR and entry forms are on the website. 

Sea ya out there ⛵⛵⛵

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I reckon we should try and do this at the raft up 😀

Jana Rose

Looks very cool

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The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club - TYPBC Multihull Division is having it's annual “Kidz on Catz” day Saturday 11 December between 11am-3pm

This is a great chance for kids, big kids, mums, dads and kids at ❤ to have a
go on some of the fastest sailing machines in the Bay of Plenty ⛵⛵

Click the link 👇 to register

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZNRSmxOT0e0WcAaqJb8nAaPu821LkFUKE1X7epzLRq0BowA/viewform

👉Where: The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club
👉Bring: Wetsuit, towel, sunscreen
👉Contact: Winston Ordish-Benner 0220340773
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The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club - TYPBC  Multihull Division is having its annual “Kidz on Catz” day Saturday 11 December between 11am-3pm 

This is a great chance for kids, big kids, mums, dads and kids at ❤ to have a 
go on some of the fastest sailing machines in the Bay of Plenty ⛵⛵ 

Click the link 👇 to register 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZNRSmxOT0e0WcAaqJb8nAaPu821LkFUKE1X7epzLRq0BowA/viewform 

👉Where: The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club
👉Bring: Wetsuit, towel, sunscreen
👉Contact: Winston Ordish-Benner 0220340773
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