2013 Two-Handed Central Triangle Race - News

And the winners are ....

09 Well done to Wedgetail for taking out line, PHRF and IRC. Thanks to all the competitors for making the event so much fun – bring on the next one in 2016!

Prize giving will be from 4pm Saturday April 20th in the RPNYC Ward room, followed by dinner out on the town. All are welcome to join us in the ward room after sailing for the formalities and a few drinks. If anyone would to like attend the dinner, please RSVP to deborah.wiliams@contactenergy.co.nz if you haven’t already done so.

Overall results table for the race here

Leg three results for the Central Triangle Race

20130313 124651 Results are in for the third leg of the Central Triangle Race from Napier to Wellington. Congratulations to Wedgetail for taking out the trifecta again for leg three ... first place on line, IRC and PHRF. 

Results table for Leg 3 here

All boats have finished in the 2013 Central Triangle Race

Wellycelebrations The celebrations have started in Wellington with all  boats in the 2013 Two Handed Central Triangle Race finished and safely tied up at the dock. Wedgetail was first home, finally sneaking ahead of Revs after a match race down the East Coast. Most of the fleet finished within a couple of hours of each other but not before enduring an agonising park up in no wind in sight of the finish line.

Well done everyone!

Boat Reports and Position Updates from the Central Triangle Race

leg3This is where you can keep up to date with the progress of the yachts in the 2013 Two Handed Central Triangle Race. Positions will be updated after each sched. There is also a comments function you can use to encourage the sailors, and from time-to-time they will leave comments as well.

Photos of the start of leg 3 in Napier

bacchante3 The start of the leg 3 of the 2013 Central Trianlge Race got underway in a light southerly breeze as the boats left Napier for Wellington. Check out some photos of the yachts getting underway.

Leg two results for the Central Triangle Race

becsandmerric Results are in for the second leg of the Central Triangle Race from Akaroa to Napier. Congratulations to Wedgetail for first place on line, IRC and PHRF. Combined Leg 1 and 2 results are very close with only 7 minutes separating Wedgetail and Revs on PHFR.

Results table for Leg 2 here

Napier stopover begins for the 2013 Central Triangle Race

Revs All of the boats have now finished in Napier. Wedgetail was first home but the bolter on this leg would have to be RedLine. We will publish Line, PHRF and IRC results shortly. In the meantime we have added some images to a gallery of the stopover which we will update as other photos come to hand.

Check out some photos from the stopover here

Photos from the Akaroa stopover

Prep for restart The fleet had a superb stopover in Akaroa with great hospitality from the locals. 

Leg one results for the Central Triangle Race

bacchante finishing Results are in for the first leg of the Central Triangle Race from Wellington to Akaroa. Congratulations to Wedgetail for first place on line and IRC and to Bacchantee for taking out the PHRF honours.

Results table here

All have made it to Akaroa, the end of the first leg of the Central Triangle Race

greet boat It was a busy and sleepless day for the race management team as all boats arrived in Akaroa over a 15 hour period yesterday headed by Wedgetail. On the way down the boats experienced every sort of conditions – from 30 knots of wind to big patches of nothing, boat speeds ranging from 16 knots 2 sail reaching to 1.2 knots backwards in the current. Winds flicked from northerly to southerly and back again seemingly every few hours, creating very confused seas. Off Banks Peninsula boats experienced a northerly swell and southerly swell coming together with a southerly!! 

Photos from the start of the Central Triangle Race

18 The fleet got off to a clean start in a dying southerly breeze.

John Hardy was out on the water to shoot some great photos of the fleet leaving the harbour.

Last minute preparations abound ahead of Central Triangle Race start

20130228BackCountry Last minute preparations abound as crews get ready for the start of the 2 Handed Central Triangle race, 2pm this Saturday. One of the big decisions some face is whether it will Beef Tereyaki or Classic Beef Curry for dinner on the first night out.

Central Triangle Update 1

2012summerseriesNine entries are confirmed for the 2013 Central Triangle race starting Saturday March 2 at 2pm and preparations are well underway for all competitors. A farewell function will be held in the Wardroom at RPNYC on Friday night March 1 at 1900 hours so feel free to come on down, share some offshore tales over a drink or two and wish all competitors bon voyage as they get ready to set sail for Akaroa the next day.

Interest growing in the 2013 Two Handed Central Triangle Race

RaceLogo Entries are now firming up as boats complete their qualifications. So far we have 8 boats entered from Wellington and Nelson, with Wedgetail and Am Meer completing their qualifying voyages over the Christmas break. If you haven’t already completed the Advanced Sea Survival course, a reminder that Wellington Ocean Sports is running one over the weekend of January 26 – 27 so get in quick. Click here to register, or contact them direct for more information.

The 2013 Two Handed Central Triangle Race starts from Wellington on 2nd March 2013 with the first leg of 195 nautical miles to Akaroa. Leg two takes the fleet 350 nautical miles north to Napier with the final 205 nautical mile leg taking the fleet back to Wellington. 

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