SSANZ Newsletter / Round Waiheke Challenge
20 Feb 2008
2008 Two Handed Round North
The 2008 SSANZ Two Handed Round North Island Race is almost upon us. Starting on 23rd of February just off
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.
Ran Tan 11
Time To Burn
Bird On The Wing
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
Finally Leg 4 takes everyone back to
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.
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:
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
30th AROUND WAIHEKE CHALLENGE
Saturday 23rd February, 2008
To be held out of the Maraetai Sailing Club
NOTICE OF RACE
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
TIMES -The MSC Office will be staffed Friday February 22nd from 1800 to 2100 hours.
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
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
ENTRIES - On official entry form to: Pine Harbour Cruising Club,
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.
AROUND WAIHEKE CHALLENGE
Saturday, February 23rd 2008
(NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR ENTRY WILL BE SENT)
Please enter the following yacht in the Around Waiheke Challenge:
Yacht:_______________________Sail No._________ Division:______
Two Handed: yes/no______
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
Signature_______________________Name (please print)____________________Date__________
(Owner or owner's representative)
Name of Owner________________________Yacht Club________________________________
Address____________________________ Phones: Private____________________________
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