Whart a great day! The rain held off for some great sailing. We then moved into the shed to escape the drizzle for music and prizes. Many thanks to the Ponsonby mullet boat team for managing the start, the Ponsonby Watchman boat for being on patrol, and Nick Atkinson and Finn Scholes for great music to finish off a great day.
Well done to Martin Robertson on winning the Centreboard Cup 2022, and to Dan Salmon and Max for winning the unofficial rowing division.
You may wish to view our gallery; thanks to photographers Andrew (ashore) and Charles & Hamish (afloat).
Our annual Centreboard Cup will happen this year just before Christmas, on Saturday 17 Dec 2022. This yacht race features Auckland’s traditional mullet boats sailing an upper harbour course starting and finishing off the Herne Bay Cruising Club’s Sloanes Beach clubhouse.
Come along around 1130pm to watch the boats getting ready for a 12pm race start. (The mullet boats start at 12pm, and any other centreboarders at 12:05pm.)
For latest details see the Centreboard Cup 2022 Facebook Page. You may also find the 2019 Centreboard Cup web pages useful for location information and race details.
We welcome all centreboard boats, big and small, for a fun day on the water. Skippers may wish to download our Centreboard Cup Race Instructions and chart (pdf) or view the online Centreboard Cup chart.
If you don’t have a boat, then bring along a picnic, relax and enjoy watching the racing.
The day typically finishes with a prize giving and music featuring Hopetoun Brown & special guests.
Tides for 17 Dec 2022: 02:17 2.7m; 08:15 1.0m; 14:40 2.8m; 20:52 1.0m
Times are estimates only & are weather dependent.
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