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#1 island time

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

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The Marsden Cove Marina Route 66 is Richmond Yacht Club’s ‘short’ coastal race – 66nm from Auckland to Marsden Cove, Whangarei. Organised in association with Onerahi YC, the race includes open keeler, multihull and the ‘Route 1′ singlehanded divisions. With a 9AM start you’ll finish Friday evening with time to join in the party at Marsden Cove Marina. It is a great introduction to coastal racing for new boats as the safety requirements are Cat 4+ and the fleet stays within the barrier islands.  Berthage is provided at Marsden Cove.  The marina can accommodate multihulls with ease!

 

Party, Breakfast, and Prizegiving?

The dock party after the race is always memorable, be sure to come up to join in the fun. Boats are encouraged to have a great time on arrival at Marsden Cove. OYC cooks up a fantastic breakfast starting at 7AM and the prizegiving follows soon after and all should be done by 9:30AM.

Party at Kawau Saturday Night?

After the success of the 2016 event, we are again planning a party for returning boats at Kawau Boating Club for Saturday night. Plan to sail to Bon Accord Harbour Saturday after the race and come up to the KBC for a good time that evening. Food, prizes, and a special menu for hungry sailors.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:36 PM

Awesome race. This year ill be missing it as too close to the birth of my second child. Terrible timing we have, first child born on coastal weekend, second child route 66.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 05:30 PM

Timing? Or planning / self control (says the bloke who's S2 b/day is 29/10)!
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

I'm considering doing the singlehanded division if it looks like the weather is going to allow for a reasonable solo effort. Haven't had much practice flying a kite solo so that could be interesting!

Anyone else going solo?
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

Yup going solo. Wind better behave this year!
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

Forgot the link to entry! Here it is http://richmondyc.or...6-coastal-race/
Thinking of doing this solo myself...
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:14 AM

I'm also looking at doing it solo. Did last year too but didn't finish due to lack of breeze, hopefully this year there will be some wind!
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:09 AM

Damn I will be halfway around the north island. I enjoyed the solo division last year. Pretty painfully light race but a great challenge.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:26 AM

Checked with the Admiral last night, we have another commitment :-(
Next year then...
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

Awesome race. This year ill be missing it as too close to the birth of my second child. Terrible timing we have, first child born on coastal weekend, second child route 66.

 

Ken that is terrible timing. You'll be haunted by this for th rest of your life!!


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