29 Nov 2014 Centerboard Cup & Regatta: 1030-5pm

Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 Centreboard Cup such a fun day despite the high winds. Well done to Ben Freedman aboard Valeria (L8) for winning the Centreboard Cup as the first boat around the top mark and, more importantly, first boat across the line. We then had Orion (L53) 2nd, Tamatea (L10) 3rd; Komuri (L7) and Melita (L28) DNF. The winner on handicap was Charles, Catherine, Lisa and younger crew on Silver Star.

Honourable mentions include Hawke Sea Scouts who made a valiant effort to battle up against the wind all the way from Westhaven. While the two Hawke boats turned back, the crew on “A” battled on to be the only under-18-footer to make it to Sloanes (and hence the moral winners of the under 18-foot division, even though gear failure meant they chose not to race). It was also great to see so many mullet boats . . . → Read More: 29 Nov 2014 Centerboard Cup & Regatta: 1030-5pm

Centreboard Cup ready to go

The plans for our Centerboard Cup and Regatta this Sat 29 Nov are falling into place nicely. The coffee man is booked, the Sloanes Beach mark is laid, and the bunting is ready to hoist. The weather forecast is not too bad, but does include strong Westerly winds of 25 knots (meaning you should expect gusts of at least 35 knots in the squalls).

The Centerboard Cup sailing race is going ahead as planned. The Mullet boats will be coming along, and showing how they can perform in stormy conditions. We invite other boats with experienced skippers and crews to enter on the day and join us at the 11am briefing. However, 25 knots is not the sort of weather for novice sailors unless they are accompanied and supervised by more experienced crew members. The Ponsonby Cruising Club will be running the race from their boat Watchman, but they are . . . → Read More: Centreboard Cup ready to go