2019. EPIC.

What an amazing year 2019 has been for SSANZ. Thank you everyone for making it so awesome! Here’s how things are looking for 2020. Start booking time off, get planning and get excited!

  • 22nd February 2020 – Evolution Sails Round North Island
  • 24th April 2020 – ANZAC Enduro
  • 4th July 2020 – Triple Series 60
  • 1st August 2020 – Triple Series 100
  • 29th August 2020 – Triple Series 50

Relive some of the AMAZING 2019 Triple Series action below!

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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #25: Blink

Blink is a Shaw 12 designed by Rob Shaw and built by Craig Partridge Yachts. Blink was designed by Shaw to maximise the performance potential of a 12m offshore monohull, with the capacity to sleep a full crew and with a usable interior. Blink is a versatile boat, set up for high performance racing either short-handed or fully crewed, both in harbour and offshore.
Blink was built with robust construction and systems, foam core, and options chosen with the wisdom that 'to win you must first finish' in mind including twin rudders, twin hydraulic rams, and dual hydraulic keel power sources (electric and engine pumps).

In the 2020 RNI Blink will be skippered by Tony Wells & Craig Shearer.

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 110011
Beam: 4.0m
Length overall: 12.00m
Length on waterline: 11.70
Draught: 3.0m
Club Membership: Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club
Home Port: Wellington
#128daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #25: Blink  Blink is a Shaw 12 designed by Rob Shaw and built by Craig Partridge Yachts. Blink was designed by Shaw to maximise the performance potential of a 12m offshore monohull, with the capacity to sleep a full crew and with a usable interior. Blink is a versatile boat, set up for high performance racing either short-handed or fully crewed, both in harbour and offshore. 
Blink was built with robust construction and systems, foam core, and options chosen with the wisdom that to win you must first finish in mind including twin rudders, twin hydraulic rams, and dual hydraulic keel power sources (electric and engine pumps).  In the 2020 RNI Blink will be skippered by Tony Wells & Craig Shearer.  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 110011
Beam: 4.0m
Length overall: 12.00m
Length on waterline: 11.70
Draught: 3.0m
Club Membership: Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club
Home Port: Wellington
#128daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails

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One to watch for sure!

Hardy Michel

RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #24: Activator

Activator is a Hauraki 45 designed by Craig Loomes and built by Vaudrey Millar. Activator will be skippered in the 2020 RNI by Andrew Peat & Rob Neeley. Activator will be on her second RNI lap with Andrew and Rob on board. In the 2017 RNI, Activator was 2nd overall on corrected time so she’s definitely a boat keep your eye on! Activator was designed as a Hauraki Golf cruiser/racer and spends the summer set up as the family holiday home and in the winter she becomes a racer.

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 9189
Beam: 4.5m
Length overall: 13.85m
Draught: 2.75m
Club Membership: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), SSANZ & Point Chevalier Sailing Club
Home Port: Westhaven
#129daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails

You can follow Andrew and Rob's RNI Campaign on their facebook page: Activator Racing
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #24: Activator  Activator is a Hauraki 45 designed by Craig Loomes and built by Vaudrey Millar. Activator will be skippered in the 2020 RNI by Andrew Peat & Rob Neeley. Activator will be on her second RNI lap with Andrew and Rob on board. In the 2017 RNI, Activator was 2nd overall on corrected time so she’s definitely a boat keep your eye on! Activator was designed as a Hauraki Golf cruiser/racer and spends the summer set up as the family holiday home and in the winter she becomes a racer.  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 9189
Beam: 4.5m
Length overall: 13.85m
Draught: 2.75m
Club Membership: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), SSANZ & Point Chevalier Sailing Club
Home Port: Westhaven
#129daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails  You can follow Andrew and Robs RNI Campaign on their facebook page: Activator Racing
Make sure to check out their page!

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Beautiful shot.

Apparently she's being sailed by a bunch of fast tarts at the moment :)

RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #23: Mr Kite

Mr Kite is a Cape 40 canting keel carbon fibre racing yacht, designed by Andrew Cape and built by Boat Speed Performance in NSW. Originally built in 2005, Mr Kite was built largely as an experimental yacht with self tacking runners, twin canards and many other technological advancements for the time. An extensive refit in 2009, saw her brought her back to a more traditional design, whilst maintaining some of the more radical and technological advancements in modern day yacht racing, the design and construction included a technically advanced canting keel.

Mr Kite has extensive race history across the ditch in Australia. She arrived in New Zealand in early 2019 and is here to shake things up as a very competitive 40 footer. In the 2020 RNI she will be skippered by Nathan Williams & Craig Satterthwaite

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 16522
Beam: 3.70m
Length overall: 12.90m
Draught: 2.9m
Club Membership: RNZYS
Home Port: Westhaven
#130daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #23: Mr Kite  Mr Kite is a Cape 40 canting keel carbon fibre racing yacht, designed by Andrew Cape and built by Boat Speed Performance in NSW.  Originally built in 2005, Mr Kite was built largely as an experimental yacht with self tacking runners, twin canards and many other technological advancements for the time. An extensive refit in 2009, saw her brought her back to a more traditional design, whilst maintaining some of the more radical and technological advancements in modern day yacht racing, the design and construction included a technically advanced canting keel.  Mr Kite has extensive race history across the ditch in Australia. She arrived in New Zealand in early 2019 and is here to shake things up as a very competitive 40 footer. In the 2020 RNI she will be skippered by Nathan Williams & Craig Satterthwaite  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 16522
Beam: 3.70m
Length overall: 12.90m
Draught: 2.9m
Club Membership: RNZYS
Home Port: Westhaven
#130daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails

RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #22: Start Me Up

Start Me Up is a Ross 930 designed by Murray Ross and built by Craddock. Start Me Up is based in Whangarei but regularly heads south to Auckland to race in SSANZ events. In the 2020 RNI Start Me Up will be skippered by Paul Parsonage & Neville Goldsbury who have been working hard to get the boat ready for the race. She’s recently had the mast out and everything replaced and there is plenty of other work underway to make sure Start Me Up is in go fast mode by raceday!

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 4903
Beam: 2.80m
Length overall: 9.3m
Length waterline:8.46m
Draught: 1.89m
Club Membership: Whangarei Cruising Club & SSANZ
Home Port: Whangarei
#131daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails

You can follow Paul & Neville’s adventures on board Start Me Up here: Start Me Up Sailing
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #22: Start Me Up  Start Me Up is a Ross 930 designed by Murray Ross and built by Craddock. Start Me Up is based in Whangarei but regularly heads south to Auckland to race in SSANZ events. In the 2020 RNI Start Me Up will be skippered by Paul Parsonage & Neville Goldsbury who have been working hard to get the boat ready for the race. She’s recently had the mast out and everything replaced and there is plenty of other work underway to make sure Start Me Up is in go fast mode by raceday!  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 4903
Beam: 2.80m
Length overall: 9.3m
Length waterline:8.46m
Draught: 1.89m
Club Membership: Whangarei Cruising Club & SSANZ
Home Port: Whangarei
#131daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails  You can follow Paul & Neville’s adventures on board Start Me Up here: Start Me Up Sailing
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Thanks Marquerite great Paul is fulfilling his dream

Scarlet Fever, another Ross 930, is for sale.

RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #21: Higher Ground

Higher Ground is a Ross 10.66 designed by Murray Ross and built by Robertson in 1990 that has had two major birthdays, in 2000 & 2015. These days Higher Ground has a carbon rig and moveable water ballast. In the 2020 RNI Higher Ground will be skippered by Bruce Curson & Nick Olson. You can expect Higher Ground to be pushing hard to take advantage of whatever breeze is on the course through the use of PredictWind and chasing a good send in what will be a competitive division! Keep an eye of for Higher Ground on the course with her smart grey paintjob.

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 6883
Beam: 3.80m
Length overall: 10.60m
Length waterline:10.00m
Draught: 2.7m
Club Membership: Wakatere Boating Club & Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa, NZ
Home Port: Westhaven
#132daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails
Photo Credit: Deb Williams

You can follow Bruce & Nick’s adventures on board Higher Ground on their page: Sailing Higher Ground
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #21: Higher Ground  Higher Ground is a Ross 10.66 designed by Murray Ross and built by Robertson in 1990 that has had two major birthdays, in 2000 & 2015. These days Higher Ground has a carbon rig and moveable water ballast. In the 2020 RNI Higher Ground will be skippered by Bruce Curson & Nick Olson. You can expect Higher Ground to be pushing hard to take advantage of whatever breeze is on the course through the use of PredictWind and chasing a good send in what will be a competitive division! Keep an eye of for Higher Ground on the course with her smart grey paintjob.  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 6883
Beam: 3.80m
Length overall: 10.60m
Length waterline:10.00m
Draught: 2.7m
Club Membership: Wakatere Boating Club & Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa, NZ
Home Port: Westhaven 
#132daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails
Photo Credit: Deb Williams  You can follow Bruce & Nick’s adventures on board Higher Ground on their page: Sailing Higher Ground
Make sure to give their page a like!

The ladies on High Voltage are out on a training sail in Cook Straight and the Marlborough Sounds this weekend! #RNI2020It’s a bit damp out in Cook Strait. #rni2020 ... See MoreSee Less

The ladies on High Voltage are out on a training sail in Cook Straight and the Marlborough Sounds this weekend! #RNI2020

RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #20: C U Later

C U Later is a Ross 8m, designed by Murray Ross and built by Vaudrey Miller. The mighty C U Later is one of the smaller boats in the 2020 RNI Fleet and could be a reasonably wet ride!

Sailed by SSANZ Committee Member Logan Fraser and Nicolas Henry, these boys will be keen to send it as they do the lap of the North Island. Expect these guys to be pushing hard to be at the front of the pack as seen in the SSANZ Triple Series this year when C U Later took the double in their division. With plenty of racing miles together on C U Later two handed under the keel, you can expect this to be a real advantage for Logan and Nico at the smaller end of the fleet.

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 8586
Beam: 3.0m
Length overall: 8.0m
Length waterline:7.3m
Draught: 2.20m
Club Membership: SSANZ
Home Port: Westhaven
#134daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails

Photo Credit: Live Sail Die

You can follow Logan and Nico's adventures on the C U Later's Facebook page here: C U Later Yachting
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #20: C U Later  C U Later is a Ross 8m, designed by Murray Ross and built by Vaudrey Miller. The mighty C U Later is one of the smaller boats in the 2020 RNI Fleet and could be a reasonably wet ride!  Sailed by SSANZ Committee Member Logan Fraser and Nicolas Henry, these boys will be keen to send it as they do the lap of the North Island. Expect these guys to be pushing hard to be at the front of the pack as seen in the SSANZ Triple Series this year when C U Later took the double in their division.  With plenty of racing miles together on C U Later two handed under the keel, you can expect this to be a real advantage for Logan and Nico at the smaller end of the fleet.  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 8586
Beam: 3.0m
Length overall: 8.0m
Length waterline:7.3m
Draught: 2.20m
Club Membership: SSANZ 
Home Port: Westhaven
#134daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails  Photo Credit: Live Sail Die  You can follow Logan and Nicos adventures on the C U Laters Facebook page here: C U Later Yachting

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When does betting open? My money’s on these boys! 💵🚀

Send it boys

Bruce McKay looks fast

Start Me Up Sailing has joined the growing list of #RNI2020 yachts who have taken a spin in the beauty parlour this month! Ticking off the job list one by one!We have been seeing lots of RNI entrants with lots of new shiny things...a new bow here,,,,new deck ornaments there....

We thought we had better continue prep so here is some new stuff that was installed today. Port and Starboard lights! Note how the colour matches nicely with the raised prod and the thundercloud in the distance....

Cat 2 Inspection booked next week 😎

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Start Me Up Sailing has joined the growing list of #RNI2020 yachts who have taken a spin in the beauty parlour this month! Ticking off the job list one by one!

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are you guys still on the standard keel?

Dillon Browne

RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #19: Fifth Dimension

Fifth Dimension is a Beneteau First 36.7 which has recently arrived in New Zealand waters. A NZ family purchased her in the British Virgin Islands and sailed her back to Wellington where current owner Yuri Schokking bought her and moved her home to Nelson. Yuri has been slowly transitioning her from cruiser to racer, including some new sails that have just been delivered by our friends at Evolution Sails NZ. Fifth Dimension is yet to start a yacht race in New Zealand.

Fifth Dimension will be sailed by Yuri Schokking and Richard Borrell in the 2020 RNI, in their second RNI together after completing the previous race on Farr 1020 Jet.

Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 8272
Beam: 3.50m
Length overall: 10.98m
Length waterline:9.23m
Draught: 2.2m
Club Membership: Nelson Yacht Club & Tasman Bay Cruising Club
Home Port: Nelson
#134daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails

Keep an eye out for a Fifth Dimension Facebook page - coming soon!
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RNI 2020 Meet the Fleet #19: Fifth Dimension  Fifth Dimension is a Beneteau First 36.7 which has recently arrived in New Zealand waters. A NZ family purchased her in the British Virgin Islands and sailed her back to Wellington where current owner Yuri Schokking bought her and moved her home to Nelson. Yuri has been slowly transitioning her from cruiser to racer, including some new sails that have just been delivered by our friends at Evolution Sails NZ. Fifth Dimension is yet to start a yacht race in New Zealand.  Fifth Dimension will be sailed by Yuri Schokking and Richard Borrell in the 2020 RNI, in their second RNI together after completing the previous race on Farr 1020 Jet.  Basic Boat Facts:
Sail number: 8272
Beam: 3.50m
Length overall: 10.98m
Length waterline:9.23m
Draught: 2.2m
Club Membership: Nelson Yacht Club & Tasman Bay Cruising Club
Home Port: Nelson
#134daysuntilraceday
#SSANZ
#RNI2020
#evolutionsails  Keep an eye out for a Fifth Dimension Facebook page - coming soon!

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Boat looks nice Yuri. Sweet headsail!

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