Centenary Celebrations Nov 2013

The old Richmond Cruising Club clubhouse on Sloanes Beach, Marine Parade, turned 100 this year. We celebrated on Saturday 9 November with the inaugural “Centreboard Cup” race, accompanied by fun activities on the beach. We wanted to “update” this photo of the clubhouse’s opening 100 years ago.

You can view pictures of the day on our facebook page.

Update 9/11/2013 7am
The guest boats have started to arrive, the bunting is up, and we’re ready to go. Looking forward to the Coffee Man and our guests arriving at 10am.

The Centreboard Cup 2013 Instructions (as amended Fri 8 Nov 2013)
Race start 1100 hrs, Saturday, 9th of November, Sloane’s Beach. Race briefing ashore 10am. Race entries can be made on the day; there is no entry fee except for Mullet boats, who should enter through the Ponsonby Cruising Club.

Mullet Boats start 11.00, Black flag
All Other Centreboarders start 11.05, Yellow flag

Start line shall be between the Ponsonby Cruising Club (PCC) patrol boat “Watchman”* (or a substitute patrol boat) and a yellow conical buoy off Sloane’s Beach in a West/East direction.

High tide 1245 hrs. 3.2m

Mullet Boats: Start, Watchman Island (port), Chelsea Buoy (port), start/finish yellow conical buoy (port); Watchman Island (port); Chelsea Buoy (port), to finish (start/finish line between yellow conical buoy off Sloane’s beach and the Ponsonby Cruising Club patrol boat)

All Other Centreboarders: Start, Watchman Island (port), to finish (start/finish line between yellow conical buoy off Sloane’s beach and the Ponsonby Cruising Club patrol boat).

* Yes, it is confusing having a boat and an island with the same name in the same race!

All welcome!

You can view the Centreboard Cup poster.

Approximate Schedule
10: Race briefing
1015: Traditional games on beach
11: Centreboard Cup Race
11:15 Fun small boat rowing/sailing races (during the race)
1230: Sausage sizzle
The race will be followed by a prize giving and music.

All times are approximate.

Wet Weather Postponement
If the weather is too bad, we may postpone till Sunday. Please check this page for any postponement details.


Auckland Star, Volume XLIV, Issue 270, 12 November 1913, Page 2



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