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SSANZ Newsletter / Round Waiheke Challenge

20 Feb 2008


February 2008


2008 Two Handed Round North Island Race

The 2008 SSANZ Two Handed Round North Island Race is almost upon us. Starting on 23rd of February just off Devonport Wharf for the leg to Mangonui.

This year's race see's 24 entries, which is a record for the race while organized by SSANZ. It's great to see such a wide mix of boats in the fleet and the promise of lots of close battles and tough competition.

The Farewell Function will be at Devonport Yacht Club on Thursday 21st of February from 1930hrs.

The briefing at RNZYS on Friday 22nd February will feature a helicopter rescue and liferaft demonstration. The briefing will start at 1100hrs and we expect the "rescues" to take place starting between 1200 and 1230hrs. SSANZ welcomes all members who would like to come and look. 


Entries are


Laissez Faire

Mr Roosevelt





Ran Tan  11


Time To Burn





Bushido II

Second Nature

Bird On The Wing




Mrs Jones

Insight 11


Not Negotiable


The start will be at 1400hrs on the 23rd off Devonport Wharf so if you get the chance either come down to the wharf, find a good viewing spot on North Head or get out on the water to wish the competitors well with a friendly wave as they set off on a great adventure.


Leg 2 will take the fleet to Wellington after a trip "around the top" of the island and then down the wild west coast. Next Leg 3 takes on the Waiarapa coast on the way to Napier. By this stage there will be some weary crews. Napier is always an enjoyable stopover but it is very easy to over indulge during wine tours to the excellent local vineyards.

Finally Leg 4 takes everyone back to Auckland. East Cape normally throws in a final good test of crew and yacht .

During the race SSANZ will be posting position reports asap after each radio sched. So keep checking for updates. Hopefully competitors will also provide reports (email or phone 0212267662) which will also be put on the website.

SSANZ would like to thank all the competitors for taking on the challenge and wish them the best of luck for what will be a fantastic race.


Pine Harbour Cruising Club Round Waiheke Challenge

For those of you disappointed that the Waitangi Enduro was put on hold this year due to SSANZ commitments with the Round North Island Race we have the answer...

If you'd like a smaller island to round try the Pine Harbour Cruising Club Round Waiheke Challenge. This year is the 30th  Anniversary of the race, which now has a Two Handed Division and a Trophy supplied by SSANZ. Details and Notice of Race below:


TYBC Auckland to Tauranga Race

Don't forget the Two Handed Division gets the biggest Trophy !!! Starting on Thursday 20th March.




2008 B&G Simrad Triple Series

Provisional dates are :   B&G Simrad 50 5th July

                                       B&G Simrad 60 2nd August

                                       B&G Simrad 100 6th September






Pine Harbour Cruising Club

Presents the



Saturday 23rd February, 2008

To be held out of the Maraetai Sailing Club



This race will be sailed under International Sailing Federation Racing Rules 2005 - 2008 with YNZ Prescriptions, this Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions, Respective Class Rules and the appropriate YNZ Safety Regulations.

Between sunset and sunrise the International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea will apply, replacing the relevant rules of Part 2.  The Harbour Regulations will always apply.


Open to all trailer yachts, keelers, sportsboats and multihulls registered in the name of their current owner with YNZ and whose skipper is a current member of any yacht club affiliated with YNZ


Code Flag Y indicates life jackets shall be worn at all times. Navigations lights shall be lit when appropriate. Yachts may be liable to inspection at any time

Trailer Yachts - Regulations Part 5, Cat B but excluding "need for parachute rockets"

Multihulls - Cat 4 of International Offshore Multi-hull minimum equipment and safety regulations including NZ prescriptions.

Keelers - Cat 4 of YNZ Offshore Safety excluding dinghy.

Please Note:  In light of an increasing awareness, generally, for sporting clubs to ensure safety and thereby avoid liability, the Pine Harbour Cruising Club is insisting that the requirements of the above regulations be strictly adhered to. A cursory glance at Part 5 for the trailer yachts will simply no longer suffice.  All of the requirements layed out there make good sense.  Boats WILL be checked for compliance. Those that do not comply will not start the race. 

TIMES -The MSC Office will be staffed Friday February 22nd from 1800 to 2100 hours.

Start Times:     

Trailer Yacht Div 1                  0830

Trailer Yacht Div 2                  0900

Keeler Div 3                            0900   

Keeler Div 4                            1000

Sportsboats Div 5                    1000               

Multihulls Div 6                       1030

Warning signal for all divisions 5 minutes prior to their start.

DIVISIONS - Trailer Yachts

Div 1 - Cruising. All trailer yachts, no spinnakers.                   White Flag

Div 2 - All trailer yachts, unrestricted.                                     Blue Flag


Div 3- Cruising. All keelers, no spinnakers.                             Orange Flag

Div 4- All Keelers unrestricted.                                               Black Flag

Sports Boats   Div.5                                                               Pink Flag                                 

Multihulls        Div. 6                                                              Yellow Flag

 All multihulls, unrestricted.                                                    

A 200mm x 200 mm divisional flag on port shroud or backstay

Classes - Minimum of 5 yachts in the same division. Close off date Thursday February 21st, 2008.    

Final classification will be at the discretion of the Race Committee.

COURSE; From Maraetai leaving Waiheke Island to either port or starboard depending on the decision of the race committee on the day, finishing at Maraetai. See the Sailing Instructions.


Trailer Yachts - current NZTYA ratings held by MSC

Keeler, Sports Boat & Multihull - current ratings held by PHCC and NZMYC

Race Committee reserves the right to reassign ratings or refuse any entry.


Line Honours 1st in each division.

Handicap 1st and 2nd in each division on corrected time. 

1st place in class.

 SSANZ Trophy for 1st 2 handed monohull on handicap.

Top Club Trophy for the Club with the greatest point's total.

PRIZEGIVING - To be held in the Maraetai Sailing Club Lounge, Saturday February 23rd beginning 1900 hours or delayed until no further boats can affect the outcome.

PRE-RACE GATHERING -The Maraetai Sailing Club Lounge will open Friday 22nd February in the evening for meals and drinks. For queries and late entries, the MSC Office will open till 2000hrs downstairs in the clubhouse.

STAY OVER - The club's hardstand and ramp facilities are available for entrants. Good anchorages are also available in the area.  There may be berthage available at Pine Harbour for Friday and Saturday nights.  The marina can be contacted on 5364720.  Transport to and from Maraetai Sailing Club can be arranged by calling Steve on 021-323008.

ENTRIES - On official entry form to: Pine Harbour Cruising Club, P O Box 55, Whitford, by Friday 22nd February 2008. Entry fee $25.00. All fees must be in the Club's hands prior to the race.

MEALS- in the Clubrooms. Club meals are available Friday night.   A buffet dinner is available on Saturday. If you are intending to eat on Saturday after the prizegiving, please indicate approximate numbers on the entry form. 


Pine Harbour Cruising Club



       Saturday, February 23rd 2008


Post to: Pine Harbour Cruising Club, P O Box 55, Whitford, Auckland

Please enter the following yacht in the Around Waiheke Challenge:

Yacht:_______________________Sail No._________ Division:_­­­_____

Two Handed: yes/no______

Hull Colour:_______________________Design___________________



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION e.g. Design modification, sails, hull etc,


DECLARATION: I agree to be bound by the 2005- 2008 ISAF Racing Rules, the current Prescriptions of the YNZ under which this race is sailed and by the sailing instructions issued by the Pine Harbour

Signature_______________________Name (please print)____________________Date__________

(Owner or owner's representative)

Name of Owner________________________Yacht Club________________________________

Address____________________________    Phones:   Private____________________________

__________________________________                    email___________________________

Helmsperson________________________                   Mobile____________________________

Number of persons on board_________________         Numbers for Saturday Night Buffet_______

RACE ENTRY FEE: Entries close February 22nd, 2008                                 $25.00

Please ensure this Entry Form is fully completed and signed