The Mount Maunganui Yacht Club Summer programme has seen some outstanding sailing conditions, along with well attended social events.
The Triple Series kicked off with the White Island Race in November, with a relatively steady breeze giving boats a reasonable finish time in the early hours of Sunday morning. In collaboration with Whangamata Yacht Club, this year saw the race taking the Whangamata to Tauranga route.
The regatta started at the Sunset Bar with a briefing, a barbecue and beverages going down with sea stories new and old. Mayor Island race, the third and final event of the series, saw light conditions but sunny skies, topped off with some fine hospitality on arrival.
A number of MMYC members attended the Bay of Islands Sailing Week, experiencing some of the best sailing conditions on offer in the far north. Sandbank cricket and the Christmas Raft Up were an effervescent hit as we saw out 2020 and batted in the new year under sunny skies and a strong flotilla of boats, families and friends.
The Winter Series 2 Handed and Open Series dates are now on the website calendar. We have some new and exciting courses planned for 2021, so join in the fun. MMYC operate a Mark Foy start system, taking some of the stress out of fleet racing with your own start time.
MMYC are pleased to announce that we are working with SSANZ to host a brand new race leg with a stop-over in Tauranga for 2022. We can’t wait!
In other big announcements, we have a new website and you can now find us on Instrgram @mmyc8 and on Facebook. Follow along to keep up-to-date with the latest events and news.
Our membership base has grown substantially over the past year and we continue to welcome new members. As they say, the more the merrier. If you’re keen to join, visit: www.mmyc.org.nz