Events

International and National Competition

The Javelin is a competitive class with racing ranging from regional and club racing through to National Championships and the combined New Zealand and Australian South Pacific championships.

Javelins are raced by male and female crews of differing height and weight combinations. Combined crew weight is ideally over 130kg’s, and with an efficient rig, the Javelin can be worked hard by both young, and old.

Races are sailed on primarily a windward/leeward courses.

Australian Competitions

Racing in Australia is made of club racing across Perth, New South Wales, and Victoria.  A National title held every year.

New Zealand Competitions

Racing in New Zealand is made up of club racing, the Sanders Cup Inter-Provincial contest, along with a National regatta.

Other regattas include the North, and a Travelers Series.

New Zealand Nationals

The New Zealand Javelin National Championships have been held every year since the first competition in Wellington in 1964.

Over this time the competition has been won by some of New Zealand’s most best sailors, with names like Murray Ross, Peter Mander, Jack Cropp, Jock Bilger and Dave Elder appearing on the trophy.

The class has also attracted notable designers, such as John Spencer, Bruce Farr, Iain Murray and Ben Lexen. These designers playing a large part in new Zealand and Australian America’s cup efforts.

Sanders Cup

The Sanders Cup holds a special place New Zealand Yachting History. It is the oldest trophy sailed for in New Zealand under it’s original inception. It is the only remaining senior interprovincial challenge competition still sailed for today.

Since the inaugural races in 1921 it has been sailed for every year with the exception of 1942-45. The Sanders Memorial Cup was presented by Messrs Walker and Hall Limited in 1921 in the memory of Lieutenant Commander W.E.Sanders, V.C., D.S.O., R.N.R. for interprovincial competition between 14ft one design yachts.

South Pacific Competition

A South Pacific contest is held in which both New Zealand and Australian boats compete. The regatta is sailed every two years, and is alternated between countries.

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Season Dates New Zealand

16-17 November— LTYC Wooden Boat Regatta, Taupo. Entries on https://www.ltyc.org.nz/page/537046 6-8 December—Sanders Cup and Kingham Trophy, Evans Bay, Wellington. Notice of Race on https://www.ebymbc.org.nz/2020-sanders-cup 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 https://lcsc.org.au/javelintitles/

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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!

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Sanders Cup 6-8 December 2019

The traditional interprovincial challenge for the Sanders Cup will be held at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club in Wellington 6-8 December 2019. Details and the Notice of Race are available on https://www.ebymbc.org.nz/2020-sanders-cup

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2020 South Pacific Championships Information

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2019 National Javelin Championships

Howick Sailing Club 29th to 31st March 2019 /// Report by Craig Gilberd, Photos courtesy of Howick Sailing Club /// Over the last Friday and weekend of March, Howick Sailing Club hosted the Javelin National Championships, with the conditions being a choppy 15 to 25 knots for all 9 races, but still warm and sunny. … Continue reading 2019 National Javelin Championships

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2019 Sanders Cup – Welcoming New Champions

This year’s edition of the Interprovincial Challenge offered a variety of conditions making for a very close contest where seven boats had top three finishes. When Northland chose to hold their fifth consecuitve defence on Lake Taupo, the Horowhenua Sailing Club offered to host the contest in Motuoapa. Being unable to sail on their home … Continue reading 2019 Sanders Cup – Welcoming New Champions

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Sanders Memorial Cup 2019 Notice of Race

    The Sanders Cup Interprovincial Challenge will be decided this year on Lake Taupo on 22-24 February 2019.   Sanders Cup NOR 2019

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