High Tea with Shirley Martin

High Tea 1 copyWhat a fabulous afternoon we had last Sunday when over 40 members and guests joined us for High Tea with Shirley Martin. We started and ended the event on the deck enjoying the sun and each other’s company. Inside we were treated to fabulous catering by Chef Francis Motta who was assisted by Philippa Dirkin and Sjieuwke Vriesinga. Tea and cakes were served in style by our wonderful waitrons, Matt Birchall and Paul Atkins.


High Tea with Shirley Martin CBE

Shirley copyWhen life member Shirley Martin CBE spoke at Prize Giving recently, she talked about how, back in the day, the men went sailing and the women stayed back and made sandwiches at the Club. We’ve come a long way since then and it’s time to acknowledge Shirley and all those women who quietly supported the club in the past. 

Working Bee Thanks

RPNYC Working Bee Team 2014A huge thank you to the fantastic team of members who turned out last Saturday. They cleaned, polished, scrubbed, waterblasted and generally tidied up to ensure the Club is in ship shape condition for our Opening Day on Saturday. 

Wine Race 2014

wine race cropped The Savour Wineworks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Wine Race is coming to town on Thursday 6 November. Meet the winemakers behind the wine, hear their stories, and find out what makes Malborough Sauvignon Blanc world famous. Notice of race available here. Entry form available here.


Opening of our 132nd Season and 2014 Ambassadors’ Race

BurgeeV1-1Saturday 20 September 2014

Programme for Opening Day

1100 Pre-opening Reception in the Wardroom
1140 Opening Day Speech. Her Worship Celia Wade-Brown

Click here for full programme

Notice of Race published

DSC 8775 resizeThe Notice of Race for the 2015 Port Nicholson Regatta has been approved by YNZ and is available here.

It's confirmed! The PHRF Nationals are coming...

DSC 2770It's confirmed! The PHRF Nationals are coming once again to the Port Nicholson Regatta February 20 - 22 2015. We also have our favourite race management team of John and Linda Parrish returning to run an awesome regatta on the water for us. Briefing is on Thursday night, with racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Watch this space for more updates with some exciting news to come ...

The 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff… maybe

2014MWWSWebImageYet again it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series. This week we have two unique views on the racing: the Classics from a competitor’s viewpoint; and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat “Bloody Mary”.

Entries open for 2015 Crewed Central Triangle

2015CrewedCentralTriangleThe Club is now taking entries for the Crewed Central Triangle Race. The Central Triangle is a three-leg coastal race starting in Wellington on 6 March 2015.

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Days!

2014MWWSWebImageWith a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a “mix, stir and repeat” of the conditions experienced in the series so far.

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