Centreboard Cup Chart & Map 2016

A chart is available below showing the key landmarks, including Sloanes Beach, for our HBCC Centreboard Cup race and regatta. We also have a map of the planned courses and possible launching ramps. Any changes to these courses required by the weather will be advised on the day.

Open the full Google map

LINZ chart 5323 updated to show Sloanes beach and Chelsea buoy. This chart is not suitable for navigation.

View larger version of this chart. This is a modified section of chart 5323, available from LINZ here.

Centreboard Cup 2016: Sat 17 Dec 2016 11am Racing

Thanks to everyone for helping make our 2016 Regatta such a success. Congratulations to Valeria for winning the Mullet boat division, and to Hawke Sea Scouts for completing and winning the under-18 race.   Photos of the day are now available in our Gallery.   ———————   This year’s Sloanes Beach Regatta and Centreboard Cup at Sloanes Beach, 33/35 Marine Parade, Herne Bay, is scheduled for Saturday December 17th 2016

We will be running our usual mix of childrens’ games, mucking about in boats, and around-Watchman-Island racing for centreboard boats big and small. As in past years, our racing will feature the historic Mullet boat fleet in all their glory. The racing starts at 1100 hrs (centreboard boats 18’ and over) and 1105 (for the smaller centreboarders), and will be run by the Ponsonby Cruising Club. All centreboarders are welcome. High tide is a 3.6m at 10.45am. There . . . → Read More: Centreboard Cup 2016: Sat 17 Dec 2016 11am Racing

Sloanes Beach Regatta & Centreboard Cup Sat 19 Dec 2015 12pm-5pm; 2pm race start

Sat 19 December 12:00pm: Centreboard Cup Racing, Classic Boats, Childrens Games and a Picnic on Sloanes Beach, Marine Parade, Herne Bay

Thanks to everyone from Ponsonby Cruising Club & Richmond Yacht Club, and in particular Nick Atkinson, for making this day work so well. Photos are available on Facebook. There is a lovely independent writeup of the day from Waitemata Woodies.

Note: This event will be going ahead tomorrow, even if the wind is on the strong side. Skippers are asked to keep an eye on the MetService forecast and our local weather station and to sail to the weather.

We will be running our annual Sloanes Beach regatta and Centreboard Cup this year on Sat 19 December from midday with our usual mix of childrens’ games, mucking about in boats, and around-Watchman-Island racing for centreboard boats big and small. There will be activities . . . → Read More: Sloanes Beach Regatta & Centreboard Cup Sat 19 Dec 2015 12pm-5pm; 2pm race start

Meola Mussels

Check out the Sept 2014 “Revive Our Gulf” Newsletter for a brief article about our contributions to re-invogorating the local mussels.

Facebook page for Celebrations

There is more information available on our centenial celebrations on our facebook page. (Thanks, Nick, for setting this up and coordinating the racing.)

Sat 9 Nov 2013: Centenary Celebrations

The Sloanes Beach clubhouse turns 100 on 9 Nov 2013. We will be celebrating with a yacht race and beach activities on 9 Nov 2013.

Gypsy Update

Gypsy, as featured in our historic photos, was hit and sunk in early 2012. You can keep up to date with (and support) Gypsy’s restoration at http://gypsy.org.nz.

Weona-Westmere Walkway proceeding

There is a new walkway, the Weona Westmere walkway, being built along coastal Council-owned land from Meola creek around to the bottom of Garnet Road. View the PDF map and Council web page, and article in Auckland City Harbour News.