Please select your home edition
Leaderboard FD July August September 2023

Countdown is on for the RPNYC 2022 Central Triangle Race

by Deb Williams 21 Feb 2022 00:21 PST From 4 March 2022
Distraction and High Voltage in the 2020 RNI © Deb Williams

The third edition of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) Central Triangle is being run as a combined fully-crewed and two-handed event. The approximately 730nm race starts from Wellington on Friday March 4 when boats head south on the 190 nm leg to Akaroa.

After a short stopover and a chance to experience the fabulous local hospitality, boats head north on the longest leg (350 nm) to Napier. With an opportunity to visit the local wineries, complete some repairs or rest up, the boats then complete the triangle with the return 200 nm leg to Wellington.

Boats have entered from Nelson, Waikawa, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Unfortunately, the international entry Poulpito (Sydney 38) from New Caledonia couldn't make it to New Zealand in time, despite receiving a Covid exemption and working hard with the committee to comply with all other entry requirements.

Wasabi (Sayer 12) and Satellite Spy (Ross 40) will battle it out in the fully crewed division, while an experienced fleet of 6 boats will take up the two-handed challenge. In particular, Distraction (Farr 1020), Arbitare (Farr 38), Am Meer (Bavaria 38), The Guarantee (Ross 1066) and High Voltage (Elliott 1050) all completed the 2020 SSANZ RNI race and are back 2 years later to race closer to home. Rounding out the two-handed fleet is Kokomea (Beneteau 40.7) from Nelson, making this a competitive fleet of 35 - 40 footers.

Armchair sailors can also join in, as are running a virtual race with Sunfast 3600s at the same time as the real-life event.

Boats will be carrying YB trackers and posting updates to the event website so we can all follow along.

For more information visit and

Related Articles

CentrePort Match Racing: Australia wins title
CYCA's Will Sergeant wins NZ title in first international competition in the Capital after two years The Aussies made the most of the open borders taking the honours in the 2022 CentrePort Youth International Match Racing Championships held in Wellington 25-29 May, hosted by the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. Posted on 30 May 2022
Entries open for the Central Triangle Race for 202
Crews can now enter into the Category 2 race with divisions for two handed and fully crewed. Entries are now being accepted by Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) for the Central Triangle race. Posted on 28 Jun 2021
12ft Skiff Interdoms: Photo Gallery Race 10
Another breezy day on Wellington Harbour to see out the regatta The regatta wrapped up with some wild rides for the Kiwi and Aussie crews competing out on Wellington Harbour in the 60th edition of the competition. Posted on 28 Feb 2020
12ft Skiff Interdoms: Image Gallery Race 4 & 5
More action from Worser Bay as the Kiwis and Aussies duke it out. Wellington turned on the sunshine for the 12-foot skiffs competing in Races 4 & 5 for the Silasec Trophy in the 60th running of the event. Posted on 26 Feb 2020
12ft Skiff Interdoms: Day 3 - Kiwis lead
‘The Worser the Bay, the Better the Sailing' - First three days of action and images The 60th edition of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion Championships is underway on Wellington Harbour, hosted by the Worser Bay Yacht Club. Garrick Cameron was on hand to capture the action from Days 2 & 3. Posted on 25 Feb 2020
Image gallery: 12ft Skiff 60th Interdominion title
Windy Wellington dishes up some exciting conditions for the opening of the regatta. The 60th edition of the 12ft Skiff Interdominion Championships is underway in the capital with some fresh conditions out on the course, hosted by Wellington's Worser Bay Yacht Club. Posted on 24 Feb 2020
Global Ocean Race Leg 2 Prize Giving
At the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, Wellington On Thursday evening local time, the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race (GOR) Leg 2 prize giving was held at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) on Oriental Parade on the western shore of Wellington Harbour. Posted on 27 Jan 2012
Henri-Lloyd 2022 December - SW FOOTERVaikobi 2024 Sale - FOOTERLloyd Stevenson - TTSkorpios 728x90px BOTTOM