Good luck to all our SSANZ Members and regulars competing in the PIC Coastal Classic today! By the looks of this 📷 from our mates on Wasabi Racing it could be a record setting one for a long slow beat north! A massive shout out to the two handed crews doing the race! Have a great day!! #ssanz#piccostalclassic#onthewind... See MoreSee Less
Awesome to see Steve Ashley recognised for his contribution to SSANZ by Yachting New Zealand at the upcoming Excellence awards! Steve and Vanessa Ashley-Caris have supported SSANZ in many shapes and forms over the years! Thanks!!
Here’s more about Steve’s contribution: Steve has been a stalwart of short-handed sailing for more than 30 years, having been an original member of the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand when it was created in 1988. He was also on the committee until recently and had a stint as president, but Steve's contribution has been far greater than that. He often acted as race officer and assistant race officer (and could usually be found on the start and finish line no matter what time of day or night), helped repair boats and even jumped out of helicopters to help sail yachts that had been in trouble offshore. If anyone had a problem, Steve was usually the one to find a solution or step up and help, and he even competed in a few Round North Island Races as well.
To read about some of the other awesome award recipients click the below link: ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome afternoon on the beach at Shark Bay for the Chains Ropes and Anchors Prize Giving and some amazing prizes thanks to our awesome sponsor! And to add to a great afternoon many of the fleet are now on a glamour sail home! Thanks to everyone who joined us for this race! Bring on Anzac weekend 2021 for the next Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro! ... See MoreSee Less
It was pretty dark last night for the Short Haul division who split after rounding Rakino to either head back across the top of Waiheke or right around and back up the Tamaki Straight - the Tamaki Straight paid off with Southern Fun -Anna and Aaron Sailing just taking like honours less than a minute in front of Kaimai Flyer Young 11! ... See MoreSee Less
Prize giving for the Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro has been moved forward to 1300 today. Xs marks the spot in Shark Bay for the prize giving. If you raced make sure your at prize giving, will have bbq and rum for all.... need a ride? VHF 77 SSANZ sports radio for collection from your boat and a ride ashore. Spread the word! See you at 1pm ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome race report from the Young 88’s. The translation of the video is something like:
"It was fruity off the start line with wind against tide, the worst sea state of the race. A long beat up the inside of waiheke with the breeze building at the end as we cleared the shelter of waiheke. A lay through the bottom end and out pakatoa channel into the nasty sea way. Bear away around the end of waiheke and chute up for a blast down to rakino with the waves building all the way down. 2 mins rest around the back of rakino before popping out into a very long beat in stiff breeze and large sea startup to gannet. Wasn’t leaping off waves but just big waves. Around the corner again and pop the chute back in through pakatoa and a tight reach through to the finish. We finished at 5am and motoring home now with the sun coming up" ... See MoreSee Less
The latest updates from the tracker at 9:30pm and the first of the cruising division fleet are less than 30 mins from the finish with some nice long tacks down the side of Waiheke as they head for the Shark Bay finish, while in the short haul division who are off around the top of Waiheke to Rakino then back to Shark Bay to finish are making good time. Tuatahi has a good lead and the mighty Piedy Rat Catchers doing well in the back of the pack! ... See MoreSee Less