Port Nicholson Regatta News
After three superb days of sailing in the Port Nicholson Regatta on Wellington Harbour the 2013 New Zealand IRC and PHRF keelboat champions have been crowned. Georgia took a clean sweep of the A Division winning both the IRC and A Division PHRF national titles while Real Deal won the B Division PHRF national title.
Saturday night at the Port Nicholson Regatta is normally pretty social and 2013 was no exception! With the band Feilx laying down the tunes, including the club's own Matt Wood on drums, it wasn't long before the wardroom was pumping.
With the worst of the Southerly over in done with it was a case of the old saying “You can’t beat Wellington on a good day” on day two of the 2013 Port Nicholson Regatta. Race officer John Parrish opted to make the most of the conditions by taking the fleet out to Course B by Somes Island and got racing underway with a windward leeward track for both divisions.
It is not all about the big boats this year at the Port Nicholson Regatta. The Wellington Radio Control Yacht Club have also come down for some racing on the Clyde Quay Boat Harbour. Check out some photos of their action.
Wellington laid on its traditional welcome to racing yachts on day one of the 2013 Port Nicholson Regatta. The regatta, which doubles as the IRC and PHRF national championship, got underway with a stiff southerly gusting into the early 30kts providing some entertaining and exhilarating sailing for competitors.
The 2013 Port Nicholson Regatta is underway with some fast rides in 25 knots of breeze at the top of the Evans Bay. In the first two races, however, there was as much action for the support boats as for the race boats!
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Welcome to the 2013 Port Nicholson Regatta - Your chance to be a Double National Champion. Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club is proud to host the 2013 Port Nicholson Regatta - it's going to be a ripper! Briefing and registrations are scheduled for Thursday Feb 21 and 9 races are scheduled between Friday Feb 22 and Sunday Feb 24.