What a sensational Port Nicholson Regatta! With over 170 Sailors and 30 boats on the water, including over half a dozen visiting boats with 4 Sports Boats from Auckland, RPNYC delivered an event members can be proud of!
The Port Nicholson Regatta opened with the Lawson’s Dry Hills Charity Cup Race on Thursday, followed by a convivial Regatta Dinner and presentations to Britannia Sea Scouts, Wellington Free Ambulance, and Live Ocean. It provided opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic support from our sponsors who help make things better and easier: Yamaha, Crombie Lockwood, Lawson’s Dry Hills, Mt Gay, Steinlager, North Sails, Burnsco, Pivotal Print, Barton Marine, Havana, Mevo, Chaffers Marina, and Whittaker’s.
The event delivered three days of intensive and rewarding regatta racing in perfect weather. Impeccable race management led by John and Linda Parrish, was ably supported by our support crews and assistants. Notably Marg McVeagh, Janine Small, Julie Bate, Carole Inkster, Phil Taylor, Mel Zytecka and Ashley Owers who were out on the water for the duration of the event. Not forgetting Kim McMorran of course, for our brand new marks.
After the relentless start sequence to get 44 races away in 4 divisions over three days (plus the 8 starts in the Lawson’s Dry Hills Charity Cup Race), there was silverware to award.
Ross Telford Memorial Trophy (Regatta Champion) – Zimmerframe Racing Team II
Div A – PHRF Shield – Kaimai Flyer
Div A – General Handicap – St Laurence
Div B – PHRF Shield – Zimmerframe Racing Team II
Div B – General Handicap – Prime Mover
Div C – General Handicap – White Cavalier
Div C – PHRF Shield – Saucy Sausage
Young 88 Roger Land Trophy – Whistler III
Young 88 Owner / Helm – Whistler III
Charity Cup – Airship
Sports Boats – 1st on line – Ghost Rider.
Sports Boats – 1st on General Handicap – Helter Skelter.
Check out the website for links to the amazing photos taken by Mel Zytecka over the three days (while laying marks!).
Look out for a debrief and review of the 2020 Port Nicholson Regatta in the next few weeks as we set up for 2021 Port Nicholson Regatta in 18-21 February 2021 – we’ll need some more help, if John Parrish’s challenge to the regatta fleet of bring a boat is met!
Port Nicholson Regatta Director Ashley Owers extends a huge Thank You to everyone who contributed to make the 2020 Port Nicholson Regatta a success.