2020. That’s a wrap!

Well, it’s fair to say 2020 isn’t what most of us expected. A huge thank you goes out to the SSANZ community for their fantastic support and understanding! We managed to get ROUND NORTH ISLAND 2020 done, an absolutely EPIC journey. Remember, RNI2023 is being planned, and we can safely say from experience it might feel a long way off, but it comes around very quickly!

The LEWMAR TRIPLE SERIES 2020 was amazing once again, with an incredible turn out! Sadly we couldn’t get the last race done due to COVID-19 issues however, tried to make it up to you all with a rescheduled CHAINS ROPES & ANCHORS ENDURO.

It’s been a challenging year to say the least however, we would be no where without are incredible members, Thank you to each and everyone of you and our amazing sponsors, without you guys none of this can happen.

Looking ahead to 2021, the Sailing Calendar looks like this:

  • 23rd April 2021 – ANZAC ENDURO
  • 10th July 2021 – LEWMAR TRIPLE SERIES – Race 1
  • 7th August 2021 – LEWMAR TRIPLE SERIES – Race 2
  • 4th September 2021 – LEWMAR TRIPLE SERIES – Race 3
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Highlight 9 of 10 of the SAANZ 2020 recap has to be the awesome people who make up our club and all the cool things that we have achieved this year! A true bunch of characters that it’s great to have racing as part of our fleet! Here’s a few snaps of some of you! Cheers for being part of SSANZ IN 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

Highlight 8 of 10 of the SSANZ 2020 Review - has to be the RNI in its full glory - relive the highlights the Evolution Sails NZ #RNI2020 thanks to our mates at @Live Sail Die in our documentary from Start to Finish - check it out below! ... See MoreSee Less

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Highlight 7 of 10 of the SSANZ 2020 recap - the adventures and legendary stories of the 2020 RNI like the one the boys on Deep Throttle - Shaw 9m Canter had to tell after they battled it all getting into Wellington Harbour, including a knock down with just the storm sails up! The RNI is legendary for the people you meet, the stories you craft, and the adventure that underpins it all! We cant wait to do it all again in a few years!Two very wary sailors got in early this morning after battling big breeze and dodging ferries.

The boat got laid flat in this configuration during the night with a peak reading through the wind gear of just over 60kts!

It’s an amazing effort by all the sailors involved getting through this leg. Nearly twice as long in distance as the Sydney to Hobart!

Rest up team. Get a couple decent feeds into you and Enjoy a normal bed.

#ssanz #rni2020
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Highlight 7 of 10 of the SSANZ 2020 recap - the adventures and legendary stories of the 2020 RNI like the one the boys on Deep Throttle - Shaw 9m Canter had to tell after they battled it all getting into Wellington Harbour, including a knock down with just the storm sails up! The RNI is legendary for the people you meet, the stories you craft, and the adventure that underpins it all! We cant wait to do it all again in a few years!

Highlight #6 of 10 for SSANZ for 2020 was the little boat that could in the Evolution Sails NZ RNI. Ben and Nick made some big calls, sailed half way to Aussie as they headed down the west coast, had the most amazing attitude and got the job done with an awesome result and definitely became the fleet favourite! Not bad for the smallest boat in the fleet!Ok its time for a massive shoutout to Ben Beasley & Nicholas Gardiner on MV Sailing Elliott 7.9 - Moving Violation who are having a sensational leg! They held their own very nicely across the top of the North Island and then they headed off like they wanted to going to Australia, before jybing in and they have picked up the Northerly beautifully and are smoking it, from being last on line early yesterday they are now 26th on line and leading Div 4 on PHRF - Go Boys Go!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Highlight #6 of 10 for SSANZ for 2020 was the little boat that could in the Evolution Sails NZ RNI. Ben and Nick made some big calls, sailed half way to Aussie as they headed down the west coast, had the most amazing attitude and got the job done with an awesome result and definitely became the fleet favourite! Not bad for the smallest boat in the fleet!

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Ben Beasley the quiet achiever. Wasabi Racing NZ is lucky to have you on the squad. It’s always awesome racing with you mate.

I can tell you some stories. But I won't lol

Highlight 5 of 10 for our SSANZ wrap of 2020 has to be our awesome team of race officers! Here’s the team looking cool, calm and ready for action as we got ready for the first of the Lewmar Triple Series races this year! A massive thanks to our Race Officers, Committee and all the volunteers who support SSANZ!Here’s one of our favorite photos from the Lewmar Triple Series so far! Our race officer and race director contemplating which course to race at the start of the Lewmar 60. Post your favorite photo from either of the first two races below! Fingers crossed we get to make some more memories next weekend for the final race! #level2yesplease #letsgoracing #ssanz #lewmar

Cheers to Lewmar, Doyle Sails, PIC Insurance Brokers, Baltic Lifejackets, Kiwi Yachting and Live Sail Die for supporting the series.
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Highlight 5 of 10 for our SSANZ wrap of 2020 has to be our awesome team of race officers!  Here’s the team looking cool, calm and ready for action as we got ready for the first of the Lewmar Triple Series races this year! A massive thanks to our Race Officers, Committee and all the volunteers who support SSANZ!

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Thank you for another great year of cooperation - our virtual races in association with SSANZ are now part of our tradition! #StaySafe

Highlight #4 of 10 for 2020 has to be the breeze on buzz that was race 2 of the @Lewmar Triple Series which was really the double series this year! We love our partnership with Live Sail Die - and the epic memories they create for this series! Take a walk down memory lane with the Race 2 recap below! ... See MoreSee Less

Highlight #3 of 10 for SSANZ FOR 2020 has to be the fierce and awesome competition from the Pied Piper Class Assocation NZ both on and off the water, and their amazing support of all things #ssanz! Most of them might have missed the Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro because of the conditions - but the Bacon and Egg pie bake-off was well contested! ... See MoreSee Less

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The next enduro we won’t be getting locked in at Milford 🤘

Our second of ten 2020 highlights has to be that beat, that very big beat for most of the fleet in the Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro! Originally planned for Anzac weekend it was great to still be able to have this event in springtime and wrap up the racing year with an awesome beach party! Also awesome was having Kaimai Flyer Young 11 on the racecourse with us after her delayed arrival from Wellington and missing out on racing in the Lewmar Triple Series! ... See MoreSee Less

It’s almost the end of 2020 and what a year it’s been! This week we have 10 of the highlights from 2020 in reverse order coming at you as we close out another awesome year, starting with the Yachting New Zealand Excellence awards a few weeks back. Jon for Offical of the Year, Steve for services to SSANZ, and Andrew and Jen from Duty Free who got the Sportsmanship award! As you can see they all got the memo that said smile for the photos! A big congratulations to all the winners and the amazing team of volunteers SSANZ is lucky to have that help make the magic happen behind the scenes! #ssanz2020 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s almost the end of 2020 and what a year it’s been! This week we have 10 of the highlights from 2020 in reverse order coming at you as we close out another awesome year, starting with the Yachting New Zealand Excellence awards a few weeks back. Jon for Offical of the Year, Steve for services to SSANZ, and Andrew and Jen from Duty Free who got the Sportsmanship award! As you can see they all got the memo that said smile for the photos! A big congratulations to all the winners and the amazing team of volunteers SSANZ is lucky to have that help make the magic happen behind the scenes! #ssanz2020Image attachmentImage attachment

The awesome crew of Andrew and Jen on board Duty Free took out the Sportsmanship Award at the Yachting New Zealand awards last night for the support they offered the crew on High Voltage during the first leg of the SSANZ Evolution Sails NZ #RNI2020 back in February! Well done team! ... See MoreSee Less

The awesome crew of Andrew and Jen on board Duty Free took out the Sportsmanship Award at the Yachting New Zealand awards last night for the support they offered the crew on High Voltage during the first leg of the SSANZ Evolution Sails NZ #RNI2020 back in February! Well done team!

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Very well deserved and a bit thanks from high voltage for your support and kindness.

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