The Mercury Bay Boating Club has a Double Trouble Multi Hull Regatta planned for November and is calling for teams to register. The regatta will be held in Whitianga from the 13-15 November and builds on the success of last years inaugural regatta event.
Sailors and crews that have a Hobie Cat, Prindle, Tornado, A-Class or similar vessels are encouraged to mark the date in the calendar and contact the Mercury Bay Boating club to enter.
If you are keen to join in on some fun and exciting races in a stunning location, we’d love to see you and your team here. Last year we hosted a highly successful inaugural regatta with 13 boats. This year we are hoping to double the number of boats registered. We'll continue to build on our previous experience to create a regatta that competitors and spectators continue to enjoy on and off the water.
Jonathan Kline, Commodore Mercury Bay Boating Club.
The Regatta Race Course
The Multi Hull Regatta race course has what is described by Commodore Kline as an amphitheatre-like quality to it. Rocky islands and dramatic stone arches lie just offshore while sheer cliffs and both white and black sand beaches ring the perimeter. The race course offers scenic round the bay races, large triangles and sausages, windward leeward and destination sails.
Mercury Bay Boating Club Facilities
The Mercury Bay Boating club is situated right next to the beach with birds-eye views of the bay and the race course. There is a large area for visiting boats to be staged in a secure area for the duration of the regatta. Parking, kitchen, briefing room. change rooms and toilets are all on site.
Regatta Schedule Overview
- 13-15 November 2020
- Registration and Social gathering on Friday, 13 November at the club. Registration will also be held on the Saturday morning
- 3 to 4 races on Saturday 14 November followed by BBQ and Beach Party
- 2 to 3 Races on Sunday morning, 15 November, with prize-giving immediately following.
Past Events Hosted by Mercury Bay Boating Club
In addition to hosting this event in 2019, the Club has hosted an Opti Nationals, a Paper Tiger Nationals, Waikato Champs, Starling Nationals and several Mistral regattas. In 2017, the club hosted the Weta trimaran rendezvous. Most famously in 1988, the Club challenged for the America’s Cup.
For more information and event registration details go to events listing on the related link.