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Multihull Racing and events for next season?

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How about we have a discussion about what we want for our racing, and cruising get together type events, for next season while we are still enjoying this one.

If we had some good consensus we would get better numbers at events. Better to support a few good ones than lots with few entries.

What's your thoughts?

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How about this as a starting point:

 

Racing:

- Both downtown Wednesday series

- Great Barrier Express Race

- Squadie Weekend

- Route 66

- Auckland Regatta

- RNZYS Winter Series

- SSANZ Triple Series

- Coastal

 

Phew, that's a  lot! It sounds like some of the bigger multis are keen to do Bay week but the 8.5 owners I've talked to aren't that keen.

 

I haven't done a lot of cruising events yet so I won't make suggestions there apart from we are hoping to do an 8.5m cruise to the Riverhead pub one day (bigger multis will probably have mast clearance issues)

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Although not a multi owner yet, I'd be quite keen to see one of the long weekends (Auckland anniversary perhaps) as a three day event. Start mid Saturday, race to somewhere about 3-5 hours away, social gathering that evening, barby on the beach? Then some fun stuff Sunday, maybe some short races, beach games, whatever, then a resty evening. or not. BBQ breakfast Monday morning, race or cruise back.

 

Just thinking, could actually do it any summer weekend, start say 6pm Friday, aim to arrive before dark. Come back Sunday. Those who work late can just catch up Saturday to join in the fun.

 

Liking some of the earlier suggestions too - Riverhead and round Waiheke especially.

 

Having young family means that around the cans wont be one of our specialty areas - in fact my wife said earlier today (while I was clambering around a certain trimaran i like), that part of the appeal of a bigger boat was the chance to get away for some solitude. So I think cruising could be us. Fast, trying to get there first, type cruising.

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Ok...... as a poor landscaper / orchardish  I will be busting a gut to this years coastal classic in the old dear , the thing is what division  ( yes multihull :eh: ) would be the best to enter a 1976 built  ply under riged heavy 9.2 mt  cat ...

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Mate we really already have this. Auckland Anniversary is attended often by cruising multihulls. On the Saturday there is lots of kids events on the beach at Sullivans Bay at Mahurangi. Then there is the classic yacht regatta to watch. We often manage a modest raft up and get together. There is the option of a big band at Scotts landing on the Saturday night. Then we typically go to Kawau for the Sunday evening. It is usually a very fun weekend.

I'm sure there are other weekends we could do more family cruising events at too though. Keep the suggestions coming!

Although not a multi owner yet, I'd be quite keen to see one of the long weekends (Auckland anniversary perhaps) as a three day event. Start mid Saturday, race to somewhere about 3-5 hours away, social gathering that evening, barby on the beach? Then some fun stuff Sunday, maybe some short races, beach games, whatever, then a resty evening. or not. BBQ breakfast Monday morning, race or cruise back.

 

Just thinking, could actually do it any summer weekend, start say 6pm Friday, aim to arrive before dark. Come back Sunday. Those who work late can just catch up Saturday to join in the fun.

 

Liking some of the earlier suggestions too - Riverhead and round Waiheke especially.

 

Having young family means that around the cans wont be one of our specialty areas - in fact my wife said earlier today (while I was clambering around a certain trimaran i like), that part of the appeal of a bigger boat was the chance to get away for some solitude. So I think cruising could be us. Fast, trying to get there first, type cruising.

 

Anvsy raft up 15.jpg

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How about this as a starting point:

 

Racing:

- Both downtown Wednesday series

- Great Barrier Express Race

- Squadie Weekend

- Route 66

- Auckland Regatta

- RNZYS Winter Series

- SSANZ Triple Series

- Coastal

 

Phew, that's a  lot! It sounds like some of the bigger multis are keen to do Bay week but the 8.5 owners I've talked to aren't that keen.

 

I haven't done a lot of cruising events yet so I won't make suggestions there apart from we are hoping to do an 8.5m cruise to the Riverhead pub one day (bigger multis will probably have mast clearance issues)

Looks a good list. I'll not be able to do wednesday unless I can find a babysitter, and not able to do squadron weekend if not member.  but keen on the rest if possible. 

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Definites


  • Wednesdays

  • Winter Series

  • Windward/Leewards

  • Squadron Commodores Cup Series -  Weather based though (Opening Day October,  Round Rangi November, Squadron Weekend February,Haystack April
  • Great Barrier Race  :thumbup: Party after on Sundreamer!  ;-) 

  • Last Friday of the month Rum Racing and maybe a few more

  • Auckland Regatta - if it is on next year!?

 


Maybe's


  • Round Waiheke? 

  • SSANZ  will pick and choose based on weather

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Yea I heard that it ran at a big loss - I could be very wrong and I don't actually remember who mentioned it so it may all just be rumour.

 

hope it's not the case as it was really good fun. 

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