Legends Regatta


22-25 October - Great Mercury Island.

  Great Race Results

The great race was sailed in trying conditions.  With a steady Easterly having been blowing for 3 or 4 days there was a large swell and the 20 knots or so added a significant chop.

Of the 19 boats that entered, 14 started and 7 finished.  Congratulations to Doug and crew on Wizzard who kept the hammer down even with persistent seasickness on board.

Well done to La Vida (Davidson 35) for being the only B division boat to complete the course, commendably, under 10 hours.

Special mention and commiserations to Kuihi which dropped the rig near Whangamata and self rescued.

A great race.

Tauranga to Great  Mercury Island
Finish Elasped Time tcf Adjusted time
Wizzard Tennant Cat 12.5 13:43:00 6:28:00 0.93 6:00:50 1
La Vida Davidson 35 16:30:00 9:15:00 0.665 6:09:05 2
Truxton Tiller 36 14:43:00 7:28:00 0.855 6:23:02 3
Manxman Ross 35 14:58:02 7:43:02 0.855 6:35:54 4
General Jackson Farr 38 15:37:40 8:22:40 0.83 6:57:13 5
Double Diamond Given Cat 15:00:00 7:45:00 0.9 6:58:30 6
The Rascal A40 15:38:00 8:23:00 0.855 7:10:04 7
Kuihi Newick Val 31 DNF 0.905 14
Pork Chop Elliot 10.5 DNF 0.825 14
Dovetail Given Cat DNF 0.76 14
Tumbleweed Pelin Vision 29 DNF 0.69 14
Candela Whiting 29 DNF 0.69 14
Rimfire Davidson 35 DNF 0.665 14
Gillian Wright 10 DNF 0.655 14
Rascal Tom Young 88 DNS 0.73 19
Diversion Davidson 35 DNS 0.665 19
Hapai Freebird 50 Cat DNS 0.8 19
RiverRebel Lambert SR 36 DNS 0.79 19
Seas the Day Beneteau First 40 DNS 0.71 19



We also have, prizes from McCormick Rigging, Bridge Marina Travel lift, Burton sails, Burnsco, Globalcomms, Peet Jewellers, Ideal Electrical, Mills Reef, Super Liquor Greerton, Sew Hot monograms, and more to come.

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



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




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.

Photo Gallery here