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Clash at the Cove - Enter now! Enter here!

by Paul Shanaghan on 14 Feb 2012
Kia Kaha - will be competing in the Clash of the Cove 2012 Wayne Henderson

It goes something like this; Friday race from Auckland to Whangarei, have a party and prize giving, more races on Saturday. Then have a bigger party and more prize giving. Get up late on Sunday, have breakfast and cruise home.

If this sounds like your idea of a great weekend sailing event, put a crew together, http://tinyurl.com/6qrla6s!register_online and mark out March 2, 3 & 4 on your 2012 calendar and register now for one of the feeder races and Clash at the Cove regatta - Marsden Cove.

The ex World Cup and Med Cup front runner Kia Kaha now owned by Chris Hornell from the Bay of Islands is planning to line up with other similar yachts when the racing starts on March 3 at Marsden Cove. Kia Kaha, Reichel-Pugh design, formerly named 'Lexus Quantum' when skippered by Russell Coutts, is one of the latest additions to the New Zealand yacht racing scene.

The TP52s. Transpac 52 was established as a class for competitive yacht racing world wide and has also been campaigned by Team New Zealand.

The class is recognized by the International Sailing Federation, which entitles the class to hold official world championships and compete in one-class regattas such as the now infamous Med Cups.

The class was developed for both inshore and offshore racing and has been a huge hit wherever they compete. Kia Kaha will be the one to watch over the coming months.

Chris Hornell principal of the Bay of Islands Marine Centre has been yachting all his life and is well known for the past exploits of his Ross 40 Revs well known for its Auckland to Fiji races and around the New Zealand circuit.

The arrival of Kia Kaha will add to a now developing fleet of hot racing boats in this class and 52 foot range so we can only wait and see just how exciting these fantastic boat are to watch and sail on.


Facts:
- Participating yacht clubs include Richmond, Gulf Harbour, Onerahi and Opua Cruising Club
- 2 Divisions: Cruising and Racing yachts.
- Families and friends are welcome to drive up
- Competing yachts and support boats may be left at Marsden Cove marina free of charge for a limited period
- Races include: Lombardini Route 66, Firewatch 56, Opua to Marsden Cove, Around the islands race and the Bream Bay series (cruising fleet), Windward / leeward races (racing fleet)
- Clash sponsors: Marsden Cove, Lombardini Marine, Firewatch, Cranston Homes, Signature Homes, Thirsty liquor, Agip, Transdiesel.
- Beverages supplied by Thirsty Liquor
- Catering supplied by Waterline Café

Free Berths:
Remember, berths are available at no charge for competing yachts and support boats but registration in advance is essential. Please email completed entry form

Catering:
A full meal service is offered to all sailors and support crew for a modest price of $110. (see attached menu) Payment should be made directly to Waterline Café upon arrival. Vouchers will be issued for redemption at the main marquee

Registrations

Registrations close Feb 29 - Late entry fee $20

http://tinyurl.com/6qrla6s!Enter_Here



1. Feeder races to Marsden Cove:

Friday’s Individual feeder races from Bay of Islands and Auckland are being managed by associated yacht clubs. Skippers should register with the appropriate club, for their point of origin.? Auckland yachts will race to Marsden Cove in two separate coastal feeder races 1. Gulf Harbour Yacht Club - Firewatch / Marsden Cove

 www.ghyc.co.nz www.ghyc.co.nz

 2. Richmond Yacht Club - Route 66

 www.richmondyc.org.nz

 3. Bay Of Islands yachts

 Contact Opua Cruising Club by emailing info@opuacruisingclub.co.nz www.opuacruisingclub.co.nz

 4. Races at Marsden Cove - Clash at the Cove Regatta Saturday’s regatta will be administered by Onerahi Yacht Club.

 Registrations are available from www.oyc.org.nz

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