A Notice to Competitors has been posted
Please remember that 40% of the crew on each boat in the Central Triangle must have completed an Advanced Sea Survival course within the last five years. For a crew of 5, this means that two crew must have completed the course. For crews of six or seven, this means three crew must have completed the course. For crews of eight, nine or ten, four crew must have completed the course.
We are aware of at least three boats that don't currently meet the 40% requirement.
We have asked Wellington Ocean Sports whether another course could be run before the race. This would be subject to minimum numbers. There are two possible course dates: 14/15 February, or more likely 28 February/1 March.
If you don't have 40% of your crew qualified, please contact Pedro on 021-476-514 or email email@example.com to register your interest in a course urgently.
(Note that the requirement for the advanced sea survival course does not apply to boats competing only in the Akaroa Race).
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club is proud to announce its relationship with Sovereign, who have been insuring New Zealanders for 25 years. Sovereign has joined forces with RPNYC as the naming rights sponsor of the 2015 Sovereign Port Nicholson Regatta.
Friday morning Dec 5th saw Cruising Skipper 43 meet at the Interislander terminal at 7.30 am or shortly thereafter with boxes of food, some bags of gear and wet weather gear that surely wouldn’t be needed for 3 sunny days in the Marlborough Sounds. On arrival at Picton, Compass Charters picked us up after collecting our bags and then a quick trip around to Waikawa for the formal paperwork for the Charter.
It’s that time of year to start getting sorted for that Christmas feast and we all know that Ham is an essential part of any good feast. This year the young sailors in the Wellington Youth Sailing Scheme are again selling Christmas Hams to assist their fundraising drive for coaching.
The forecast was daunting. Northerly 10 gradually rising to 25 in the morning and 40 by the evening. We all know you can add 20 more when travelling along the South Coast. 60kn on the way home? That would be interesting.
Over the next two weeks at least 300 school children will be undertaking the Wellington Ocean Sports safe boating programme. Recreational boating is the number one cause of drowning in New Zealand and Wellington Ocean Sports are leading the charge to address this. Although swimming is quite rightly a high priority when considering the drowning statistics, most children will make it through the education system without receiving any safe boating education.
They Youth scheme has recently been represented at the Harken Youth International at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and the Musto Youth International at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, both in Sydney.
Representing RPNYC this year at the Harken youth International Match Racing Championships is Sam Mackay, Ben Caundle, Kate Johnson-Lee, Stuart Williams and Will Eastman. After three days of racing they have won their quarterfinal to make the top four where they will race in the semi finals.
We are delighted to announce entries are now open for the 2015 Port Nicholson Regatta, including the PHRF Nationals. The Notice of Race and entry form (online and paper) are available on the website. If you enter before 20 December you'll get the early bird discount entry fee of $225. Want to win a bottle of rum? Enter before 27 November and go into the draw to win a bottle of Mount Gay rum! Meanwhile details are being finalised to confirm our major sponsor so watch this space for an important announcement.
- School groups get best of the weather
- 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race
- The Not Quite Island Bay Race
- Match racing Classics style
- Roger Land Trophy for Port Nic Regatta
- Wellington Ocean Sports November Update
- High Tea with Shirley Martin
- Weather comes right on second week of holiday programme
- Book your end of year function at Wellington Ocean Sports
- RPNYC dominate NZ Youth Match Racing National Championships
- Finalists decided on day 3 of the 2014 NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals
- High Tea with Shirley Martin CBE
- Stunning weather for first week of holiday programme
- Places available on cruising courses this weekend
- First week of holiday programme sold out
- At Risk Youth hit the water at Wellington Ocean Sports
- Winter Match Racing Programme Concludes
- Advanced Sea Survival Course 18 Completed
- Next learn to sail course commences Tuesday 21 October
- Working Bee Thanks
- Wellington Ocean Sports Spring Update
- Wine Race 2014
- Opening of our 132nd Season and 2014 Ambassadors’ Race
- Holiday Programme Places Available
- Enter The Youth Scheme Quiz Night
- Notice of Race published
- It's confirmed! The PHRF Nationals are coming...
- Friday Night With PJ huge success
- Winter Series success for Wellington Ocean Sports crew
- Corporate Sailing and Team Building
- Waterfront venues available for hire
- The 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff… maybe
- Entries open for 2015 Crewed Central Triangle
- Wellington Ocean Sports Winter Update
- Youth Scheme fall short of Semi Finals
- Holiday Programme available for booking
- Update from RPNYC at Governor's Cup
- MRX fleet leaving Wellington Ocean Sports
- Youth Scheme Team Ready For Battle
- 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Days!