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Invitation to Compete in the 2013 Pacific Keel Boat Challenge

by Tom Macky on 21 Nov 2012
The MRX fleet provides superb one design keel boat racing. - 2013 Pacific Keel Boat Challenge Tom Macky

MRX Yachting and the Auckland Regatta Week Trust invite overseas Clubs, Classes or Crews to submit an 'Expression of Interest' in competing in the 2013 Farr MRX Pacific Keelboat Challenge.


Event Information

Following the enthusiasm generated from our 2012 regatta we will be back bigger and better in March, 2013!
The Farr MRX Pacific Keel Boat Challenge is an invitation fleet racing event for leading Yacht Clubs , Classes or Crews from around the world. Expressions of Interest have been received from the USA, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand.
The Regatta will be organized by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Bucklands Beach Yacht Club as part of the Auckland Regatta.

Superb One Design Keel Boat Racing

The event will be sailed in 10 identical Farr 10.2 metre MRX Yachts each with 6 crew. There will be 1 practice day and 3 race days. Up to 13 windward leeward and harbour course races will be held on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

This strict one design racing provides the very best crew vs crew competition! The MRX Yachts are ready to sail and cannot be altered so all competing crews need to bring is their sailing gear!
This will be a great opportunity to enjoy great racing on the course and camaraderie ashore.

Honorary Membership of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

As a special token of their welcome the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will be offering competing crews honorary membership to the Club for the regatta.

Regatta Program & Costs

Thursday 21st March: 1100 to 1400 Practice, 1800 Briefing and Welcoming Ceremony
Friday 22nd March: 1000 First Race, 1900 Dinner RNZYS Quarterdeck Restaurant
Saturday 23rd March: 1000 First Race, 1800 Beach Party Motuihe Island
Sunday 24th March: 1000 First Race, 1800 Prize Giving
The Regatta Entry Fee is NZ$150 and 4 day MRX Yacht charter is NZ$2,400 including taxes.

Entry Process for Overseas Crews

Expressions of Interest - To ensure you are kept up to date with information as it comes to hand for the regatta please submit an 'Expression of Interest' for your club or crew by E-mail advice to mrxyachting@xtra.co.nz.

Charter Application & Regatta Entry - The Charter Application and Regatta information and Entry Forms are available from MRX Yachting’s web site at www.mrxyachting.co.nz/pacific-challenge.htm.

Up to 8 MRX yachts will be available for Overseas entries— MRX Yachts will be allocated to crews in the order in which they complete the Charter Application process.

For more information

On the 2013 Farr MRX Pacific Keel Boat Challenge click on the link www.mrxyachting.co.nz/pacific-challenge.htm or for an Invitation to the Regatta www.mrxyachting.co.nz/2013/Pacific%20Keel%20Boat%20Challenge/Invitation%20to%20Overseas%20Crews.pdf!click_here or the MRX Fleet click on the link www.mrxyachting.co.nz.

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