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Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge kicks off the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta 2017

PRESS RELEASE | Friday 24th March 2017 | Jack Tar Auckland Regatta | RNZYS | BBYC

Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge kicks off the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta 2017

The Pacific Keelboat Challenge, again part of this year’s exciting Jack Tar Auckland Regatta, is an all Trans-Tasman affair in 2017 with teams from both New Zealand and Australia battling it out in the MRX fleet on the water off Rangitoto Island.

This year’s Pacific Keelboat Challenge includes 4 teams from RNZYS, and 3 teams from Australia - including Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s Chris Morgan, Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Paul King, and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Chris Way who is back to defend his 2016 title.

Racing got underway in the challenge today, with the rest of the divisions in the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta not starting until tomorrow – meaning the spotlight was well and truly on the MRX fleet today.

The day began very slowly, with the competitors and race management having to wait a few hours for the wind to come to the party. “It was a very slow morning out there but there’s not much we could do, we were happy to get some wind in the afternoon and managed to get 3 races in, but luckily there are still two days racing ahead of us” commented Race Management Team Member Stuart Heine.  

When Race 1 finally got underway, the winds were still fairly light and tricky but it was an RNZYS team helmed by Tom Macky who took the first win of the day by a decent margin of over 1 minute, with the 2016 champion Chris Way (RPAYC) coming in 2nd and another RNZYS Skipper Matt Bouzaid 3rd.

Old Timers Race & Luncheon - 22 April

Man Over Board Masterclass

In this short, action-packed seminar we will take the fear out of an MOB scenario and show you how to create and implement an MOB plan for your boat that you could use should you be faced with this danger.


Safety and fun go hand in hand on a well run boat and we will teach you simple and effective techniques to help you avoid ever being in this scenario but that you can draw upon practical experience if you need to one day.

RPAYC Course - 22 March: Book today: https://www.aabboating.com/man-over-board-master-class-booking/ 

 

Sea Safety & Survival Course - Are you current or your crew?

Do you have confidence that your crew could safely carry out an evacuation with less than 60 seconds to prepare?


​​​​​​​Do you crew on a boat where you are not really sure what questions you should be asking or drills should be happening for your safety at sea?

Do you want to spend more time racing or cruising offshore and are not sure if you are ready at the moment?

Are you planning a big trip and feeling overwhelmed by the choices and investment in all of the safety equipment available? Joining a structured course with a small group of people in a similar situation can have an extremely powerful effect on your confidence and competence for offshore boating adventures.
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The Above and Beyond Boating Sea Safety and Survival Course is Australia’s leading marine safety course. 

 
 

Using your VHF Radio correctly and efficiently

If there is an emergency onboard your vessel, would your crew know how to call for help? Do they know how to use the onboard radio?

Knowing how to use your radio correctly and efficiently can be the difference in the outcome of an emergency situation, which is why it is so important for you and your crew to feel confident when using it. 

Today's video will show you how to use your VHF radio and why you should brief your crew on how to operate it. We'll also demonstrate a simple radio check and logging on/off with Marine Rescue NSW. 

 
 

 

 

Watch the video and download our guide to using your VHF radio in an emergency here.

Talk soon,

Neil and the Above & Beyond Boating team


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Thurlow Fisher wins 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of RPAYC Member, Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas were already declared 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions before today’s race but there was tremendous interest on the result as only five points separated the next six boats.

With a SSW wind, ranging between 15 and 25-knots, meeting the 26-boat fleet it was going to be a real test for all teams over the long South course.

Desperate to prove what might have been with a little more luck, the New Zealand Yamaha team (David McDiarmid, Matt Steven, Brad Collins) scored their fourth win of the regatta in brilliant style.

About RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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