sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Classic fleet comes together for two major regattas in Auckland
Classic fleet comes together for two major regattas in Auckland

'Mahurangi Regatta, New Zealand, 2010'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

They do things a bit differently in the world of classic sailing and with two major regatta weekends nearing, including Auckland Anniversary Weekend activities in Mahurangi and Auckland in January, and Southern Trust Classic Yacht Regatta in February.

Preparations are in full swing to make sure that everything is well and truly ready, boats included.

'Classic yacht events involve a very interesting and fun bunch of characters,' says Steve Cranch of the Classic Yacht Association of New Zealand. 'We are passionate about our craft, and the owners, like their boats, have diverse and fascinating stories to tell'.

Pennant - 2012 Southern Trust Classic Yachts Regatta -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo
The Classic Yacht Association was formed in 1995 to look after the interests of the hundreds of classic craft that exist in New Zealand, and to encourage the spirit of fellowship between sailors who take delight in these yachts. This means that, for many reasons, any event on the Association's calendar tends to be that bit extra adventurous, spontaneous and fun.

On Friday 25 January – the weekend of Auckland Anniversary Regatta – the CYANZ Night Race to Mahurangi will see a fleet of nearly 50 classics race north. Once there, they will be joined by many vessels, of all shapes and sizes, new and vintage, taking part in festivities during Saturday.

All up, the enticing sight of classic sails on the picturesque Mahurangi Harbour, the summer weather, the social activities and fun beachside dinghy racing, attracts an estimated 1,000 boats to the area.

'It becomes a massive gathering point, and it works because it is relaxed. If it was more organised, it probably wouldn't work,' says Steve.

The classics participate in the Mahurangi Cruising Club Regatta on Saturday, and race back to Auckland on Sunday, where they are lit up and berthed in the Viaduct Harbour, spending the night and being available for visitors to check out and admire, before taking part in Auckland Anniversary Day celebrations on Monday, including a harbour race that starts and finishes off Princes Wharf in Downtown Auckland.

2012 Southern Trust Classic Yachts Regatta -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo
From there, things take a more serious turn, and the three-day Classic Yacht Regatta, on 8, 9 and 10 February, is the competitive calendar highlight for many of the big names of classic sailing, including Thelma, Rawhiti, Waitangi, Rainbow, Little Jim, Prize, Jessie Logan, Wairiki, Katrina II as well as for dozens of other well loved boats.

The 2013 event will have a similar format to that of 2012: race HQ will be a marquee in front of the Viaduct Events Centre, where the fleet will be berthed and where spectators are welcome to watch from the sidelines, and here will be a shore based collection of smaller classics and dayboats to view.

Three days of challenging harbour racing are designed to allow for early finishes and plenty of socialising at daily prizegivings, and spot prizes include a holiday in Noumea, staying at the Ramada Plaza, and with flights courtesy Aircalin. Sponsors are: Altex Coatings, Beacon Sails, Lombardini, Coast NZ, Mt Gay Rum, Events Clothing, Explore NZ and Yamaha Outboards.

'This regatta has a long history. It has been held at Kawau, Motuihe, and other locations, but we settled at the Viaduct after 2000, when the yacht Waitangi arrived in Auckland for the Millennium celebrations,' says Steve Cranch.

Visit www.classicyacht.org.nz to find out more about the Classic Yacht Association, its boats and the people that love them.

Classic yachts in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour for the 2012 Southern Trust Classic Yacht Regatta -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Mahurangi Regatta, New Zealand, 2010 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


Mahurangi Regatta, New Zealand, 2010 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


Mahurangi Regatta, New Zealand, 2010 -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


Classic yachts in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour for the 2012 Southern Trust Classic Yacht Regatta -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


by Zoe Wilde

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=105602

9:18 AM Tue 15 Jan 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

14 Jan 2013  Strong winds hit Starling North Islands at Wellington
13 Jan 2013  Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan - 2
13 Jan 2013  Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan
13 Jan 2013  Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Regatta Ramblings No 6
11 Jan 2013  P Class: Strong winds play havoc with Tanner and Tauranga Cups
11 Jan 2013  Auckland Anniversary Regatta: Radio controlled yachts on at two venues
07 Jan 2013  2013 Tall Ships and Classics: Video from Ocean Photography
07 Jan 2013  Images from the 2013 Bay of Islands Tall Ships and Classic Regatta
07 Jan 2013  Bay of Islands Tall Ships and Classic Regatta enjoys superb breezes
01 Jan 2013  2013 NZ O'pen BIC Cup happens in Auckland this month. Come along!
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



















2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco
















































America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature   
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT