Port Nic Regatta Update 1

sports boatsWe are delighted to announce entries are now open for the 2015 Port Nicholson Regatta, including the PHRF Nationals. The Notice of Race and entry form  (online and paper) are available on the website. If you enter before 20 December you'll get the early bird discount entry fee of $225. Want to win a bottle of rum? Enter before 27 November and go into the draw to win a bottle of Mount Gay rum! Meanwhile details are being finalised to confirm our major sponsor so watch this space for an important announcement.

2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race

Wine race 2014After a challenging start with a postponement on Nov 6th due to forty knot winds that created unsafe racing conditions and a lack of wind causing a delay on Nov 7th  the  2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race commenced at mid-morning under sunny skies and building wind.

The Not Quite Island Bay Race

Island Bay 2A mill pond greeted the first boats leaving their berths to start the Island Bay race on Saturday morning so the race management team postponed the first starts to wait for the southerly to build. After a few more delays and a Shalimar weather report from the harbour entrance the wise race management team set a special course to Moaning Minnie and back with a combined start at 1200hrs.

A brave few tried a port tack start on a busy start line with 27 boats in the not quite Island Bay race and 3 boats in the championship race for the Classics. The big red sled Revs seemed to make the most of a breeze line off the start, with plenty of “Starboard” calls from the rest of the fleet following behind. Click on the title above to read more.

Match racing Classics style

Galatea from LizzieSaturday's RPNYC Classic Championship race got away on time at 12:00 with three entrants: Lizzie, Mabel and Galatea. The course was RPNYC start and finish, with starboard roundings of Korokoro, Somes and Falcon Shoal.

Mabel got off to a great start across the line on a lifting starboard tack to lay the first mark but got into trouble when her course was spoiled by another vessel on port not giving way. She lay luffing for some time before again finding clear air, allowing Lizzie and Galatea to get well ahead. Read more ...

Roger Land Trophy for Port Nic Regatta

Y88 flagFor the second year the Roger Land Trophy will be awarded to the Young 88 Line Honours boat. This hotly contested division within a division will see some visiting Y88s join our 4 regular club boats compete for the trophy, won last year by Whistler III. Will this be Incantare’s year to take it out? Will Whistler III successfully defend its title? Or will a hotshot South Island boat come and show them how to race a Young 88 and win this coveted trophy.

 

Race Management 201

RM201

Part 2 of a short course covering the basics of running a yacht race.

Tuesday 2 December 2014 in the RPNYC upstairs restaurant space, starting at 6.30pm.

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.

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