Kawau Night Race - January 25th 2013

posted Dec 5, 2012, 11:59 AM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Feb 17, 2013, 5:31 PM ]

Please register your boat on the whiteboard at the Club and see you up there!


Variable 10 knots. Southeast 15 knots developing tonight, rising to 25 knots Friday morning. Sea becoming rough. Southeast swell 2 metres developing offshore. Northeast swell 1 metre easing.

Outlook following 3 days: Southeast rising Saturday morning 30 knots with rough sea. Moderate southeast swell offshore.

Issued at: 12:38pm Thursday 24-Jan-2013

Fancy Dress Theme:  P Party (that is, come dressed as something beginning with the letter 'P').  I hear there will be a few Pirates, Pimps, Policeman, Pole Dancers in attendance!  Prizes for the best dressed male, female, crew etc...

All full crews on the beach by 5pm will be entered into the draw for a Bottle of Rum 

Social Club will provide pre-dinner nibbles.  BBQ's will be available.

Social committee Report

An excellent race was enjoyed by all with nine club boats competing for the very prestigious Jim Ellis trophy. The result are (after handicap):

1st Place - Stinger
2nd Place - Satisfaction
3rd Place - Young Entertainer (line honors)
4th Place - Unity
The record for the fastest time set by Young Entertainer of 3 hours 54 minutes in 2011 remains unbeaten.

Fun was had by all at the beach barbecue and we were joined by more club boats including Stranger, GR8 Fun, Resolute  and more.  The house committee awarded lots of prizes.  The best dressed crew was awarded to Eye Spy for all dressing as The Phantom of the Opera.  The best dressed lady went to Gary of Blue Beat who was a very convincing princess?! And the best dressed man was given to Darcy of Young Entertainer for dressing as a prisoner.  There were also lots of other inventive costumes including painters, paper boys, patisserie chiefs, pennies, and of course pirates arghhhhhh!