Our first major event is The Kiwi Raid and Regatta 2016,
Its starts January 29th 2016 at Sandpit, and finishes fifteen days later in Auckland, Along the way there are lots of short adventures for sailors and rowers alike. We will have a two day St Ayles skiff regatta (short rowing races) at Whangaparoa in the middle which everyone can join in.
Its fully catered so you will get 3 meals a day, accommodation is mostly camping but with good facilities.
Heres the run sheet and a map to help make sense of it all.
Make sure you get your entries in asap, spaces are limited.
Day 1 Fri 29th HW 12:02 Distance: 8.6nm Lunch: Goldsworthy bay Camp: Martins Bay
Arrive Sandspit, Registration safety gear checks etc. Trailers stored at Mikes section. Launch boats and journey to Martins Bay and set up camp.
Day 2 Sat 30th HW 12:41 Distance: 4nm
Lunch: Sullivan’s Camp: Martins Bay Holiday Park
Mahurangi regatta, chance to join in the regatta or races from the beach. Entries on the beach at Sullivan’s. Leave skiffs at Scott’s Landing for night. Bus back to campground.
Day 3 Sun 31st HW 13:21 Distance: 20nm return
Lunch: Warkworth Camp: Martins Bay Holiday Park
Bus back to Scott’s Landing, day trip up the Mahurangi River to Warkworth. Lunch at Warkworth Cafes, bus trip to Parry Kauri Park and return. Row/sail back to Martins Bay Campground
Day 4 Mon 1st HW 14:04 Distance: 4.2nm
Lunch: Moturekareka Camp: Lidgard House
Pack up camp at Martins Bay Holiday Park and journey to Lidgard House (Bon Accord harbour) Possibly drop into Mansion House on the way.
Day 5 Tues 2nd HW 14:50 Distance: 7nm return
Lunch: Tawharanui Camp: Lidgard House
Day trip to Tawharanui and return to Lidgard House.
Day 6 Wed 3rd HW 15:40 Distance: 6.5nm
Lunch: Coppermine Camp: Motuora
Pack up camp at Lidgard’s, Journey to Motuora via Coppermine for lunch. Make camp at Motuora Island.
Day 7 Thu 4th HW 16:36 Distance: 8.5nm
Lunch: Army Bay? Camp: YMCA Lodge
Pack up Motuora Island, and journey to Te Haruhi Bay via Army Bay. Accommodation at YMCA lodge Te Haruhi bay.
Day 8 Fri 5th HW 17:34 Distance: 6.85nm
Lunch: Tiritiri Matangi Is. Camp: YMCA lodge
Day 9 Sat 6th HW 18:32 Distance: 0
Lunch: YMCA Camp: YMCA
Setup Morning: St Ayles regatta prep/boats/teams.
Afternoon: St Ayles regatta, racing in the bay.
Day 10 Sun 7th HW 19:27 Distance: 0
Lunch: YMCA Camp: YMCA
St Ayles regatta, racing in the bay.
Day 11 Mon 8th HW 20:19 Distance: 11nm
Lunch: Woody Bay Camp: Home Bay
Pack up and journey to Home Bay, Motutapu Island
Day 12 Tue 9th HW 08:49 Distance: 3.5nm
Lunch: Rangitoto Summit Camp: Home bay
Day at Home bay exploring Motutapu island or climbing to the summit of Rangitoto for the best view in Auckland.
Day 13 Wed 10th HW 09:37 Distance: 9nm
Lunch: Oneroa via Blackpool Camp: Rocky Bay
Pack up Motutapu and journey to Rocky bay via Blackpool (walk up hill for lunch at Oneroa with spectacular views into the Hauraki gulf and sandy white beaches)
Day 14 Thu 11th HW10:25 Distance: 7.5nm
Lunch: Nikau Track Camp: Motuihe Island
Depart Rocky bay after packing up camp and walking up Nikau Track. Journey to Motuihe Island.
Day 15 Fri 12th HW 11:14 Distance: 8nm
Lunch: Naval Museum Camp: Auckland CBD Pack up camp at Motuihe, journey up the Waitamata stopping for lunch at the Devonport Navel Museum. Finish moored outside The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for dinner. (Own accommodation required in CBD). All boats berthed at the Westhaven Marina adjacent to RNZYS.
Saturday 13th February: Bus to Sandspit and collect trailers/cars. All boats out at Westhaven Boat Ramp.