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    • Rum Racing: Dave Hastings
      • 25 Years of Rum Racing – Congratulations RPNYC! By my reckoning that’s around 450 bottles of rum so a big shout out to all those sponsors over the years too. While it may not be the classiest series in the racing calendar, for plenty of skippers and their crews it’s right up there as an [...]

    • Bruce Askew
      • We are sorry to learn of the passing recently of Hon. Life Member Bruce Askew. Bruce joined the Club in 1946, and remained an integral Club member. Never taking senior positions, he nevertheless worked behind the scenes in committee roles, particularly in the sailing committee and acting as measurer and safety inspector. He is most [...]

    • Wanted – Club Operations Manager
      • We are seeking an outcomes-driven and customer obsessed Club Operations Manager for the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) who enjoys working in a varied environment and is passionate about sports club management. The position requires someone who is well organised, with strong communication skills and able to build and maintain effective relationships. The RPNYC [...]

    • Sydney to Southport – by Tim Hampton
      • Ten years ago, shortly after moving to Sydney, I literally stepped onto Midnight Rambler, a boat of incredibly experienced offshore sailors, including the skipper and crew from the boat that won tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart race. I ended up sailing intensively with them for the subsequent seven years before I moved back to Wellington. [...]

    • Draft Sailing Programme for New Season
      • As the Winter Series comes to an end so we prepare for the new 2022-23 Sailing Season! The official Programme will soon be published along with the Notice of Race, but the Sailing Committee issued this provisional copy for your interest. Note: The programme as shown on this document is subject to change when the [...]

    • Cameron and Brent’s delivery to Fiji
      • Brent Dewhurst writes a short account of a delivery trip to Fiji. It includes incidents which he glosses over in typical style, but would have many people dramatising as an inspirational book. All in a day’s work… (well 7.5 in fact). I was asked to help deliver a Beneteau 47.3 to Fiji from Whangarei. They [...]

    • RPNYC and the Navy
      • Club members have been well represented in all of the armed forces through the years, but it comes as no surprise that the closest affinity over the years has been with the Navy. As the Royal New Zealand Navy was only created in 1941, most members joined up as reservists with the Royal Navy during [...]

    • AGM update – Nominations for office
      • This year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday the 28th of June at 7pm in the Wardroom. Pop the date in your diaries. Notice of AGM The following nominations for office have been received and the candidates will be elected to their positions unopposed: Commodore (Dave Roberts) Vice Commodore (Amanda Daysh) Rear Commodore (James Dunlop-Storey) [...]

    • Grad of the Year 2022 – Ellie Eagle
      • This grad came straight out of the Grad programme, and their immediate approach to life at Port Nich was – what can I do, how can I help? From initial foray’s out on Te Ruru, to helping out with a Rum Race, to jumping behind the bar, within weeks they soon become a face that [...]

    • Volunteer of the Year 2022 – John Hunt
      • The Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded to the many dedicated RPNYC volunteers that without each and everyone of these dedicated members, our club activities would not survive. Attributes of generosity, humility, just getting on with it without fuss or fanfare are typical attributes of volunteers who support our club and are passionate to [...]

    • Gucci’s ride to Ship Cove
      • What a great last race to end the main season 2021-2022 on with the Ship Cove Race on Saturday. Thank you to Jim Gordon, Geoff Herd, Deb Williams and Elle Eagle for doing race management. Here is a report from Brent Dewhurst, skipper of Gucci. Friday nights briefing forecast Northerly 30kts and rain. Managed to [...]

    • 2022 Island Bay Race
      • Thirteen boats, including one from Evans Bay, took to the water on an overcast morning to race to the top of Somes/Matiu Island, out of the Heads and around to Island Bay.  One boat was enjoying it so much they decided to sail a bit further than the virtual mark. Results can be found here. [...]

    • Leg 1 Report – Central Triangle
      • Leg 1 report Our eight boats started in a very light Southerly on Friday afternoon, which meant a long drift out of Wellington harbour. Satellite Spy unfortunately caught an island of weed around their keel at the start, which slowed them considerably. After their dedicated crew took a quick swim to remove the weed, their [...]

    • Leg 1 Report – Central Triangle
      • Leg 1 report Our eight boats started in a very light Southerly on Friday afternoon, which meant a long drift out of Wellington harbour. Satellite Spy unfortunately caught an island of weed around their keel at the start, which slowed them considerably. After their dedicated crew took a quick swim to remove the weed, their [...]

    • One month to the start!
      • We’re one month away from the start of the 2022 Fully Crewed and Two Handed Central Triangle and 9 boats are working on their boat job lists to make the start. Despite the emergence of Omicron moving us to Red in the COVID-19 Protection Framework, the organising committee is confident that both the race and [...]

    • One month to the start!
      • We’re one month away from the start of the 2022 Fully Crewed and Two Handed Central Triangle and 9 boats are working on their boat job lists to make the start. Despite the emergence of Omicron moving us to Red in the COVID-19 Protection Framework, the organising committee is confident that both the race and [...]

    • 2022 Latitude Race
      • Wellington provided the most picture perfect day ever seen for the Latitude Race in recent years.  There were no stomach churning waves at the entrance to contend with and the head wind wasn’t ferocious on the return leg. Thanks to all the volunteers who made the day happen – James Snowdon, Amanda Daysh, Ellie Eagles, [...]

    • Winning Wellington Ways in Nelson
      • By Tim Hampton It was fantastic to see seven boats line up for the 2022 Barton Marine Wellington to Nelson race – including RPNYC boats the Guarantee and Gucci – albeit in very light conditions. Furthermore, the boats could consistently see three or four other boats around them, which made for competitive racing throughout.The first [...]

    • Have Some Sauce With That
      • Saucy Sausage returned to the Giesen Wines New Year Regatta at Waikawa Boating Club to try and better than their 2nd in Div Two from last year. Two days of Marlborough Sounds Racing promised to be interesting especially in a div two fleet that included three quarter-tonners, a Young 88, a Farr 1020 and a [...]

    • Penwill James Moore, 1920-2021
      • Over the Christmas break we were saddened to hear of the passing of the Club’s oldest and most enduring member, Penwill James Moore. Pen was born in Wellington in 1920, joined the Club in 1936, and remained a member until he died a few days before Christmas 2021. He began racing in Z Classes, and [...]

    • What a classic!
      • This year’s Cook Strait Classic race had a bit of everything for the intrepid few that lined up on a grey Saturday morning. A frisky forecast of 30kts gusting 40kts, and rough sea in the Strait, promised plenty and delivered on so much more. I was crewing on the Shaw12 ‘Blink’, with a combined team [...]

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