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  1. John Croft is giving a series of training seminars on how to use the sextant at Richmond Yacht Club during June. These seminars have been organised and are sponsored by CANANZ and are open to CANANZ and RYC members (free of charge). They start with the regular CANANZ meeting on Monday 12 June – RYC doors open 7:30pm and tuition is from 7:45pm and finished by 9:45pm Bring along your own Sight Reduction Tables (available from Boat Books) and something to write on/with and “a good attitude”. John Croft thinks there may be a need for two more meetings. Nights set aside for these are
  2. The Cruising and Navigation Assn of NZ will be showing 4 of their cruising yachts at the Westhaven Marina Day next Sunday 19 March 11am - 3pm. We will be on the Events Berth outside the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. You are invited to come and talk to our skippers about their cruising adventures both overseas and around NZ. We will have a free sausage sizzle, and a lucky draw for a $60 Burnsco Gift Card. Details of Westhaven Marina Day: http://www.westhaven.co.nz/westhaven-new/news-events/marinaday/ Please print out the map with the events on this page. You will see that the Crui
  3. An introduction to the Sextant and Celestial Navigation, presented by John Croft, Mariner, Scientist, Yachtsman, Navigator and Coastguard Tutor will be the feature of the next CANANZ meeting. All welcome - free of charge. Details: Monday 13th June 7:30pm at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven. The library and the bar will be open. If there is sufficient interest, we are planning to arrange an opportunity at a later date to take sextant sights and perform sight reduction. CANANZ was established in 1978 before the advent of GPS. We hold meetings on the 2nd Monday of each even month, usuall
  4. Jim and Karin Lott will talk and show photos of their continuing cruising adventures in Victoria. In the last year they have sailed from USA across the Atlantic to Ireland, Scotland, Norway and the Netherlands. They will be talking to CANANZ on Monday 8 December 7:30pm at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven. All welcome. Free of charge. The bar will be open.
  5. To answer the original question, I flew from Vava'u to Tongatapu on Real Tonga last September to link to an Air NZ flight home after sailing a delivery up. The aircraft was good, service good, only running 20 minutes late - good for island time. Only other option is to take the weekly ship - the one that replaced the ferry that fell apart and sunk a few years ago.
  6. The Cruising & Navigation Assn of NZ (CANANZ) invites all interested to join us for our next meeting where Jim and Karin Lott will show us their adventures cruising their yacht, Victoria exploring North America this year. Details: Monday 9th December 7:30pm at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven - Free - The library and the bar will be open. CANANZ was established in 1978 before the advent of GPS. We hold meetings on the 2nd Monday of each even month, usually at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven starting at 1930 hrs. We feature a speaker who presents their recent expedition, some aspect o
  7. CRUISING OPEN DAY Sunday 10 November 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm Westhaven X marina The Cruising & Navigation Association of New Zealand (CANANZ) will display several of their member's yachts on X marina at Westhaven from 10am until 2pm on Sunday 10th November 2013. You are invited to come and meet the owners and view yachts that have cruised the Pacific Islands and further afield, as well as boats that are suited to cruising the Hauraki Gulf. A special feature will be several junk rigged sailing yachts. We will have a free BBQ too. CANANZ was established in 1978 before the a
  8. You are invited to hear Alan Wright talk about his boats and his book, Wrighty, at the CANANZ meeting at 7:30pm Monday 14 October at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven. Admission: FREE. The bar and our library will be open. More details of CANANZ and the meeting at: http://cananz.org.nz The Cruising and Navigation Assn of NZ was established in 1978 before the advent of GPS. We hold meetings on the 2nd Monday of each even month, usually at Richmond Yacht Club, Westhaven starting at 1930 hrs. We feature a speaker who presents their recent expedition, some aspect of yachting, navigation, me
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