2013 Two-Handed Central Triangle Race - News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t already done so.
Overall results table for the race here
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!
This 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.
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
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
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!!
John Hardy was out on the water to shoot some great photos of the fleet leaving the harbour.
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.
Nine 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.
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.