RPNYC Youth Team at Harken International Youth Regatta in Sydney

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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.

Port Nic Regatta Update 1

sports boatsWe 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

20141118 110547This week we have had over 60 school children out on the water from St Marks Church School and Kelburn Normal Primary School. Both groups undertook a variety of ocean sports, with St Marks here on Monday and Kelburn on Tuesday. 39 Students from St Marks undertook 3 introductory ocean sports sessions each on Monday, although the conditions were a little overcast all sessions were able to proceed with the students making the most of their time. 

2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race

Wine race 2014After a challenging start with a postponement on Nov 6th due to forty knot winds that created unsafe racing conditions and a lack of wind causing a delay on Nov 7th  the  2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race commenced at mid-morning under sunny skies and building wind.

The Not Quite Island Bay Race

Island Bay 2A mill pond greeted the first boats leaving their berths to start the Island Bay race on Saturday morning so the race management team postponed the first starts to wait for the southerly to build. After a few more delays and a Shalimar weather report from the harbour entrance the wise race management team set a special course to Moaning Minnie and back with a combined start at 1200hrs.

A brave few tried a port tack start on a busy start line with 27 boats in the not quite Island Bay race and 3 boats in the championship race for the Classics. The big red sled Revs seemed to make the most of a breeze line off the start, with plenty of “Starboard” calls from the rest of the fleet following behind. Click on the title above to read more.

Match racing Classics style

Galatea from LizzieSaturday's RPNYC Classic Championship race got away on time at 12:00 with three entrants: Lizzie, Mabel and Galatea. The course was RPNYC start and finish, with starboard roundings of Korokoro, Somes and Falcon Shoal.

Mabel got off to a great start across the line on a lifting starboard tack to lay the first mark but got into trouble when her course was spoiled by another vessel on port not giving way. She lay luffing for some time before again finding clear air, allowing Lizzie and Galatea to get well ahead. Read more ...

Roger Land Trophy for Port Nic Regatta

Y88 flagFor the second year the Roger Land Trophy will be awarded to the Young 88 Line Honours boat. This hotly contested division within a division will see some visiting Y88s join our 4 regular club boats compete for the trophy, won last year by Whistler III. Will this be Incantare’s year to take it out? Will Whistler III successfully defend its title? Or will a hotshot South Island boat come and show them how to race a Young 88 and win this coveted trophy.


Wellington Ocean Sports November Update

 DSC03157Things are really ramping up at Wellington Ocean Sports as we edge closer to summer. Wellington had more sunshine hours than any other city in New Zealand last month and on the water was the place to be!!! Bookings are up across all the courses we offer and places are filling faster than ever due to fewer boats being available. This has meant some groups aren’t able to sail when they want to, but we are working hard at our scheduling to ensure as many people as possible are able to get out on the water and experience all the harbour has to offer.

Race Management 201


Part 2 of a short course covering the basics of running a yacht race.

Tuesday 2 December 2014 in the RPNYC upstairs restaurant space, starting at 6.30pm.

Additional Coastal Medic course announced

 New Image CBESAn additional Coastguard Coastal Medic Course has been announced for the weekend of 29 and 30 November. This is due to high demand and Coastal Medic being a prerequisite for the Offshore Medic course that is running in January.  As well as its marine applications, this course exceeds the Health and Safety requirements of “two day workplace first aid”, so has many commercial usages. 

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