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2015 Route 66: Cat 4 Race from Auckland to Marsden Cove

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The 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 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.

OYC and RYC invite you to join our annual coastal race from Auckland to Whangarei

Start at 9am on Friday 6 March
66nm Cat 4+ coastal race – see NOR for details
Divisions include open keeler, multihull and a singlehanded division presented by SSANZ
Finishing prizes, free berthing and the famous party on arrival at Marsden Cove
Breakfast and prizegiving on Saturday morning
For more info and entry form visit www.richmondyc.org.nz
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I'm doing the race again this year, for the fourth time. Easily one of the most enjoyable Yacht Races on the calendar. Not just a great destination, but really well run. So helpful to have people on the water and at the dock when we got in. 

There should be a contingent of monohulls coming from Sandspit this year too.

If you are thinking about it, then it's time to enter! 

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The Marsden Cove Route 66 is THIS FRIDAY! Get your entries in... deadline is 5PM Wednesday. The forecast is just getting better and better - time to crack sheets and head to Marsden Cove.

A special treat for all finishers this year will be provided by SailIQ - a Route 66 crew bag... to hold the rum, of course!


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So will it be upwind the whole way??

Will the breeze shift late in the day and the little boats come reaching home at the end to win?


Is the small fleet this year weather related?


For sure the best ride will be under gennaker early morning saturday heading home before the breeze goes w/ sw


not really looking forward to going upwind again  but as they say. upwind there downwind home.





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racing up single handed .....for the challenge, but i have crew driving up sat monring to help bring the boat home, so am looking for possibly crew off another boat that are wanting to drive our car back to auckland.

as im doing the race please call Nicola on 021 817 124 if you can help out

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