Big progress today. First got the old faithful TackTick racemaster hooked up to the network then Andy got the B&G Nemesis working as well, so we have a working set of instruments. And sorted the radio and VHF issues. Next job is to fit the AIS unit that we need for the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand Northern Triangle race in Feb. First race back post lockdown looks like it will be the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Gold Cup race on 4 December. ... See MoreSee Less
This story has a great ending team!!!
Cracker was spotted today, on Motutapu and we have just picked it up relatively damage free.
We definitely have 2 very happy little sailors on board again.
Thanks to Chris from Simply The Best for spotting it and letting us know 👍
Awesome to see the SR26 entries in the 2022 Evolution Sails NZ Northern Triangle out doing some training this weekend! Putting in the miles now - makes a massive difference on raceday! So does the maintenance - which is what Kaimai Flyer Young 11 has been focused on this weekend! Less than 90 days until the start!
We only have 5 yachts left on the waitlist - and odds are that covid will keep messing with things for some of our entrants and everyone of the wait list is going to get a spot - want to try your luck - pm us if your interested in joining the waitlist! ... See MoreSee Less
Who's hoping they can visit Great Barrier Island this summer? SSANZ Members love to race and cruise to this beautiful island! Thanks to our mates at Great Barrier Marine Radio for the update on some of the things it’s good to know before you head that way - if we are allowed! Check out all the details below or visit the link in the comments to support this awesome organisation that supports us when we visit! ... See MoreSee Less
Next year is a massive year for SSANZ with the Evolution Sails NZ Northern Triangle at the end of February and then the Chains Ropes and Anchors Enduro starting on Thursday 21 April. Both are RNI qualifying races so if you’re planning on the 2023 Evolution Sails RNI, make sure you’re on the start line of one, or even better both races!
For the Enduro make sure you save the date or more specifically from Thursday evening (21 April) to Sunday 24th April for the 250nm course - short haul and cruising divisions will start on the Friday night - with all yachts finishing at Kawau for a family friendly BBQ and prize giving!
Hi SSANZ boaters here is a really cool short handed boat Im helping to sell.
Merci is an IMOCA 60 designed by Angelo Lavranos and built by Artech do Brasil in 2005. Constructed from pre-preg / post-cured carbon / Nomex Core, this boat is extremely strong. She has a canting keel with water ballast and twin rudders. In February 2021, this boat was overhauled by the best New Zealand specialists In 2016 under the name Foresight Natural, kiwi skipper Conrad Coleman Conrad put an electrical engine and is the first skipper to complete the Vendee Globe without using fossil energy.
SSANZ Race Delta 2021 ***START: 29 October at 2125utc***
Welcome back to the Hauraki Gulf and a course that will be familiar to you as it formed the third and final race of this year's SSANZ Triple Series that was unfortunately only raced on the virtual waters as pandemic restrictions in NZ kept racers ashore in reality. With a prudent and careful government, once again, restrictions mean the real racers cannot get back on the water for this Race Delta but, luckily for us, we may well see several of them joining us here to test their navigation skills in our Sun Fast 3300s around this approx. 45nm course. Race #1520
SSANZ has an announcement, and we are announcing now - because no one likes waiting for the inevitable- when the answer is already apparent.
Sadly the Lewmar D Race will not be going ahead on Saturday 30th of October while Auckland remains at Level 3 Step 1.
We are gutted this race can’t happen as planned and want to say a MASSIVE thanks to our sponsors Lewmar, Kiwi Yachting, Baltic Lifejackets, Doyle Sails & PIC Insurance Brokers. These guys have been massive supporters of SSANZ for many years and have stuck by us and supported us, and we appreciate it! Please support those that support us - in the good times and bad!
Unfortunately the current climate and uncertainty means we can’t reschedule this race in 2021 - but we are pretty confident that as soon as rules allow everyone will be keen to get into the wider Auckland Summer Sailing Program which will be jam packed with awesome events given all the postponements happening at the moment.
So for SSANZ - the AP Flags flying on the Lewmar Delta Race, and will have to wait until 2022 for the next instalment of epic two handed yacht racing SSANZ style.
Stay safe, go for a sail, enjoy the sun and bring on some yacht racing of some style as soon as it’s allowed! ... See MoreSee Less
Totally agree with you, but we aren’t allowed to run an organised event under L3.
Always hard as an organising committee to try so hard to get events off the ground only to be blocked! Having done the same last year I feel your pain but when you finally get it off the ground when we are unlocked it will be worth it! Nice work guys keep trying!
Sad to hear, but clearly the only decision you could have made under the circumstances.
Love your work guys, see you next year!!
Sailonline's Virtual version of Race Delta will be running - obviously nothing like being on the water in reality but we'd love to see you racing against our virtual racers. To race on Sailonline is free and the technique for racing (but for the boat performance and on-the-run forecast weather) is the same across all races, so why not check us out at www.sailonline.org/ (Y)
Shame the rules are so open to interpretation there is no mention of any restrictions on notice to mariners. Two handed racing for one day with out stepping off the boat other than at your own berth is deemed far too dangerous ,yet sitting on any beach with a thousand others is safe ? Things need to make sense or the people who still follow the rules are going to stop trying to do the right thing.
Sorry to hear, but good luck to your events further on. Were in Auckland and out on Waiheke Xmas 2018, missed AC 36 this year, but would love to come back and hopefully ”have a bite” of the Hauraki gulf!! ClasH of Sweden
Please can ssanz consider a discount on next year's ssanz entry fees. Gosh I hope the northern triangle goes ahead.
SSANZ has an announcement about an announcement for Lewmar Race Delta!
We want to run this race but right now we don’t rate our chances. In the current Level 3 - Step 1 environment- it wouldn’t be possible to run this race. It may be possible at step 2 or step 3 but the rules keep changing so we can’t say for certain if we could.
What we do know is to run the race safely and the way we would want to we need - at minimum: - Entered yachts to have two skippers from two different bubbles allowed - Both skippers to be allowed below decks - for safety reasons - A race management bubble (with multiple bubbles included) - A few other things on top of this - but you get the idea!
So for now this is our plan - We will make an announcement at 11:59am on Tuesday 26th October - confirming if based on whatever rules are in place then we can run Race Delta on Saturday 30th October - you can continue to enter if you had a Lewmar Triple Series or Race 3 entry for free - If you didn’t and need to enter and pay an entry fee - entries are on hold for you until Tuesday 26th October at 12:00pm - if we can race will open this up again for 48 hours and you can enter and pay then.
We appreciate everyone is mad keen to go for a sail and love the racing that we do - and we want to run the race if we can - but we also wanted to let you know our current thinking so you're in the loop!
Thanks team. Even if the entire SSANZ race committee went on a one week post-race rum bender, you would still be a better bet to run the country than the current buffoonery:)
Really hope you can race this - otherwise please know that Sailonline's virtual version will be running - free to "play" as always and we'd love to be challenged on our platform by some real racers! If you are able to race in reality, be assured we'll be keeping an eye on you all (Y) #StaySafe
Love your work guys
Good call SSANZ
Nice work Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand and Thankyou!
Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand, SO if we were entered in the Lewmar Triple Series there is nothing we need to do for entry? just turn up on race day?
Sarah Morgan… we’re a bubble at home and a bubble at sea!