After three days of racing in the Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta Brian Cowper and his crew on Bacchante were crowned the winners of the Ross Telford Memorial Trophy along with winners of the National PHRF Div B Championships title while Jamie McDowell and his crew on Black Diamond took out the National PHRF Div A Championships title.
Day two dawned with a less than inviting forecast of northerlies rising to 35-40 knots. The weather on the harbour was slightly less than the forecast so John and Lind Parrish and the race committee team headed out to the race track to see if anything could be achieved.
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Rumour has it that the Rum Happy Hour will be both Friday and Saturday. You can dance the hornpipe with the Sea Shanties on Friday night, then boogie down with the DJ on Saturday night.
A big thanks to Matt Taylor for making his launch Bittersweet available again as our committee boat, and remember if you are available to help out over the regatta email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time is running out to enter for Port Nic Regatta so get your entries and crew lists in fast. Enter online here and email through your crew lists to email@example.com. Remember that all crew must be members of a YNZ affiliated yacht club to sail in the regatta, and we do check this. The first 15 boats have entered which is awesome to see. The regatta is also the PHRF Nationals so if you haven’t already got one, you can apply for your PHRF certificate through Yachting NZ.
The social side of things is coming together – we have the Sea Shanties group performing and I hear a rumour of Rum Happy Hour … more details coming soon. Meals will again be provided as part of the entry fee, so sailors will be able to come along to the wardroom for a free feed, a story or two and maybe some cheap rums.
The regatta is only a few weeks away, boats are being prepared, crew lists finalised and volunteers sought. The regatta relies heavily on volunteers to make it run smoothly, from race box to Caniwi, saftey inpections to hospitality, there are a range of ways that you can be involved. You do not have to commit to all three days, any assitance that you can provide makes a real difference. If you can provide any volunteer assistance this year, please contact Kate Beckett directly on firstname.lastname@example.org and specific roles can be discussed.
Be one of the first 15 boats to enter and go in the draw for a Line 7 Marine Dry Tube Bag.
Organising is well underway for the 2014 Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta so book the dates February 21-23 in your calendar now. This year we are expanding into a trailer yacht division so hope to have a number of visiting boats from Napier, New Plymouth and Taupo joining us for some competitive racing on the harbour.
As part of the partnership the club’s marquee sailing event will now be known as the Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta.
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