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Nathan Bax Memorial Regatta North Island Championships Notice Of Race

Notice of Race & Special Sailing Instructions

Nathan Bax Memorial Regatta at Rotoiti (ROTOITI SPRINTS BACH REGATTA) 

Nov *6, 7 and 8 NOV 2020

Series will be Governed by the “Rules” as defined in the Current Racing Rules of Sailing , except as noted below.

All boats sail at their own risk. 

*(Friday 6 is a practice- training day.)

Race area will be off Gisborne Point, Lake Rotoiti.

Briefing 900 Hrs Sat 7 Nov.  Race 1 Warning Signal 1000 Hrs (Approx)

Boats shall conform to Current Class Rules and YNZ Safety Regulations Part 1. 11, & Life Jackets must be worn at all times while afloat.

Courses shall be Port courses consisting of 2 x Windward / 2 x Leeward legs. 

Course length will be approx 0.5 Nautical Mile from start to top mark.

The course may be shortened at the bottom mark gate if required, at the discretion of the Race Officer.

The start will be sailing to windward with downwind finishes where possible. i.e the finish will be in the opposite direction to the start.

Start boat will be as described at briefing. Marks will be described at briefing.

Starts sequence shall be over a 3 minute time-frame as follows;

3 Minute (Warning signal), 

2 Minute (Blue Peter up), 

              1 Minute (Blue Peter down), 

0 Minutes (Start, Class flag down)

The start / finish line will be between the Start Boat and the Leeward Mark.

(This may be used as a bottom mark gate.)

Races shall be sailed back-to-back.

The warning signal for consecutive races will be made approx 5 Minutes after the FIRST boat finishes.

Time limits will be as per briefing.

Alternative penalty for on the water infringements will be 1 x 360 degree turn.

All marks shall be taken to port, (The exception of this will be when the start / finish is being used as the bottom mark gate) however touching a mark will NOT constitute a penalty. (The exception to this is at the start and finish.)

No Protests are allowed (i.e. all on the water infringements shall be exonerated on the water)

Scoring System                           First                   1 Point

                                                Second              2 Points

                                                Third                 3 Points

                                                Fourth               4 Points

                                                And so on. (DNF will score the same as last in that race)

Discards; Dependant on the number of races sailed discards will be allowed. This to be advised at briefing.

Peter Millar 

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2020 Sanders Cup Interprovincial Challenge Results

After having to postpone the Sanders Cup due to gale force winds in December, again Windy Wellington lived up to its name and made it challenging for the organisers to get a contest in.

The Kingham Trophy was held early Saturday morning in light Southerlies. Even though OA and FDSM had the lead for a while, Trailblazer claimed the lead on the last downwind leg to finally claim this elusive prize.

After waiting for the Northerly to fill in for a while, the Sanders Cup was held in a building breeze with very close racing and mixed results.

In the end, Manawatu dominated over East Coast, who were the only team to put two wins on the board. Northland came third and sported a win in the last race.

David Brown and David Feek won the Sanders Cup for Manawatu on Trailblazer

Season Dates New Zealand

16-17 November— LTYC Wooden Boat Regatta, Taupo. Entries on

31 January – 2 February —Sanders Cup and Kingham Trophy, Evans Bay, Wellington. Notice of Race on

14-16 February— Javelin Nationals, Tauranga

22 or 29 February—load boats for South Pacifics

10—13 April—South Pacific Championships, Lake Cootharaba, Queensland, Australia. Information on

2020 New Zealand Nationals 14-16 February in Tauranga

The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club is hosting the NZ Nationals on 14-16 February 2020. Special thanks to Colin and Ben for pulling this together!

The Notice of Race is available here

The Standard Sailing Instructions are published in the Racing Rules of Sailing. For your convenience, you can find a copy here.

There has been a change to the Notice of Race:

Sanders Cup 31 January – 2 February 2020

The traditional interprovincial challenge for the Sanders Cup will be held at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club in Wellington.

Details and the Notice of Race are available on

The original contest dates were 6-8 December 2019, but it has been postponed to 31 January – 2 February.

New entries will be accepted (late payment fee comes in after 26 January).

The entries and fees from the original dates are still valid.

For those that are unavailable on the new dates, the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club will refund the entry fee if advised before the contest.