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.
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.
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!