sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Wind and rain delay first day of racing in BMW Auckland Regatta

Wind and rain delay first day of racing in BMW Auckland Regatta

'BMW Auckland Regatta'    RNZYS Media©

Organisers called off racing on day one of the BMW Auckland Regatta following a gale warning and forecasts of winds in excess of thirty knots, with very heavy rain.

'The Principal Race Officers have taken a prudent approach,' says BMW Auckland Regatta spokesperson Ross Markwick. 'We have a large number of yachts racing in a confined area, and with the high winds the sea state would have made the going tough for many. Conditions are expected to improve dramatically for tomorrow, and we should be in a position to run up to eight great races over the weekend.'

The sailing instructions have been modified to allow for five windward leeward races tomorrow, and two windward leeward races plus a harbour race on the Sunday.

For the 64 yachts and nearly 400 crew kept off the racecourse by bad conditions today, the party will go on: Fullers Ferries are providing a special shuttle service between Bucklands Beach and tonight’s social venue, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, where a ‘happy hour’ will be held from 6pm.

Notable entrants in the BMW Auckland Regatta are eight of the top ten fastest yachts in the country, including the impressive canting keel yachts, V5, Pussy Galore and Wired, and a selection of multihulls: New Zealand Olympic rep Dan Slater’s Line 7 Marine, Jon Bilger’s PredictWind.com, and Attitude, Dirty Deeds and Epsom Salts.

The race course will centre off Eastern Beach in the Tamaki Strait, with racing commencing at 10am on both days.

The BMW Auckland Regatta is organised by the Auckland Regatta Trust, a joint initiative between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, in order to foster and promote amateur sailing in the region.

The event is sponsored by BMW, KPMG, Auckland City Council and Manukau City Council, and is further supported by North Sails, BSP Design, Mount Gay Rum, Whiting Power Systems - Yanmar Marine, OKI and Fullers. More information, including the Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions, results and latest news, can be found at www.rnzys.org.nz or www.bbyc.org.nz.




by Zoe Hawkins

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=54130

2:39 AM Fri 20 Feb 2009 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

14 Jul 2014  AON launch 18 Foot Skiff this Saturday - your invitation!
14 Jul 2014  Late surge gives Retro the Opua E5.9 Traveler Series event for 2014
14 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470
13 Jul 2014  Images from Day 5 - European 49er Championships at Helsinki
13 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: NZL leads 49er and FX ahead of Final; Podium in 470W
11 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Aleh take early lead; 49erFX excel in the breeze
10 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Nacra 17 into Euro Gold fleet; Too light for skiffs
09 Jul 2014  Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
09 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: 49er, FX and Nacra Racing underway for Europeans
08 Jul 2014  Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World







Monaco's Miani wins Melges 20 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




























































Bell’s Beer 90th Consecutive Bayview Mackinac Race
America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature
2014 Sarasota Grand Prix - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook got second place
Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare
U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship - Top teams to battle
Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action
Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3
Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video
New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings   
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport   
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons   
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira   
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon   
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results   
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue   
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT