Offering divisions for the more serious who fly their spinnakers to the more cruise orientated yachts who race the white sails division we have a full a varied racing program.
Each season we have new owners who are learning, competing against the more experienced. There is plenty of helpful and useful advice to be given if requested.
Our aim is to get new owners out onto the water enjoying their boat as much as we do.
You will find our program on the results page.
2019 / 2020 Officers and Committee:
Joint Rear Commodore – Tom van der Burgh email@example.com
Joint Rear Commodore – David Grigg firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Carpenter email@example.com
Bill Crossen firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron van Velzen email@example.com
Flic Loncar firstname.lastname@example.org
David Roberts email@example.com
Paul Tredinnick firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Underwood email@example.com
Peter Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Dawson email@example.com
SPRING TWILIGHT TUESDAY RACING: Starting on 1st October the Spring 10 race series will see both spinnaker and white sails divisions. Races utilise both traditional spinnaker “round the cans” races and the more gentle Mark Foy handicap races, which do not fly spinnakers. This year the Spring Twilight Series is sponsored by Marlborough Sounds Marinas.
SUMMER TWILIGHT TUESDAY RACING: Beginning Tuesday 21 January 2020 will see the Tuesday fleet split into 3 spinnaker divisions and the White Sail division sailing on Thursdays.
SHORT-HANDED RACES: Running on Thursday evenings during Spring this 10 race series is open to both keelers and trailer yachts.
LAP / CIRCUIT RACING: New to our racing calendar is this 3 race series beginning on Tuesday 10 December and sponsored by Boom Town Brewing Co.
WHITE SAILS RACING: To be held on Thursdays evenings in the Summer starting on Thursday 16 January this 10 race series is sponsored by Vining Marine and has a Mark Foy start.
OFF SHORE SERIES: These races are open to keelers only and are planned as a one day race for Saturday, usually with a Start and/or Finish line at Motuara Island, except for the Cook Strait Race, which is from Wellington to Tory Channel. The Cook Strait Race is run by RPNYC (Handicaps are allocated by that club). Within this series the WBC run the WineWorks Wine Race. Yachts entering all Offshore races must have at least Category 3 Safety Certificates.
NEW YEAR REGATTA: We are delighted to announce Giesen Group as our premier Regatta sponsor. The highlight of the racing calendar, 2 full days of racing, with a mixture of short and medium length courses. There is usually excellent support with yachts from Christchurch, Nelson and Wellington boats attending. Friday night is the First National Twilight Invitation Race for yachts entered in the regatta.
WINTER SERIES: These are the only races throughout the winter. They are held on Sundays and begin on Sunday 3rd May 2020. The races planned to last approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours and are very well supported in two divisions. There are 10 races scheduled for this series. We are delighted to have the support of New Zealand King Salmon once again for this series.
WINEWORKS MARLBOROUGH Wine RACE: Friday 3 November 2019. This race is a very well supported and high profile event with yachts racing from Tory Channel to Wellington Harbour Yachts entering require a valid category 3 Safety. This race has a time cut off at 1730hrs.
MUD HOUSE WINES WOMEN’S Regatta is a new three race series to be held in September and will showcase the helming talent of our ladies!