The Hauraki Singlehanded Series (HSS) links singlehanded races from five Auckland-area clubs into a fun and competitive series. The 2014-15 HSS will consist of seven races from October to April, with a range of racing – from no-extras harbour courses to the challenging 66nm Route 66 race to Whangarei. All skippers and boats are welcome to join!
To enter the series: read the Notice of Race and complete and submit to RYC the entry form and safety declaration along with $20. Then contact the host clubs to enter each individual race. Details and updates will be posted on this page to help you plan for the racing.
Contact RYC for more information on the series. Contact the host clubs for information on individual races.
- Peter Locke / The Bondi Tram (Ross 930)
- Bryon Wright / Revolution Blues (Ross 830)
- Chris Binning / Heaven ‘N’ Hell (Young 88)
- John Thornton / Mykonos (Noelex 25)
- Andrew Hall / Unitec II (Elliott 8.5)
- Richard Limbrick / Cool Change (Ross 8.5)
- Ray Hudson / Big Bikkies (Bruce Farr 920)
- Carey Shelley / Zilch (Stratus 25)
- Glen Jeffery / Oracle (Nelson 32)
- Sin Grujicic / Wild (Bruce Farr 7.27)
- John Davies / Crocodile (Elliott 770)
2014-15 HSS Schedule
|1||12 Oct 2014||WBC||NOR | SI | EF | Website | Courses|
|2||9 Nov 2014||RYC||NOR | SI | EF | Website | Courses|
|3||30 Nov 2014||BBYC||NOR/EF | SI | Website | Courses|
|31 Jan 2015||BBYC||NOR/EF | SI | Website | Courses|
|5||1 Feb 2015||BBYC||NOR/EF | SI | Website | Courses|
|6||6 Mar 2015||RYC/SSANZ||NOR | EF | 2 Minute Form | Website|
|7||18 Apr 2015||DYC||NOR | SI | EF | Website | Courses|
These links are provided as a guide. If no link is provided then the information might not be available on the web. Please check with the host clubs (contact details are listed on the HSS NOR) for their official information.
hese links are provided as a guide. If no link is provided then the information might not be available on the web. Please check with the host clubs (contact details are listed on the HSS NOR) for their official information.
The first race in the 2014-15 HSS will be the first Weiti Boating Club singlehanded race on Sunday, October 12th. Sailed from Arkles Bay, this race has provided tight racing and exciting spring weather in years past. The wide open courses are well-suited to getting your systems down for singlehanded racing.
You can use the revamped WBC website to enter the race and get the SIs and NOR. Entries are accepted up to the race day, but it’s better practice to give the host club notice of your intention to race so they have time to prepare.
Please note WBC S/H Series Amendment 1.
Next Race: BBYC Race 1
The third race in the 2014-15 Hauraki Singlehanded Series is the first race in the BBYC’s “BJ Tyres” singlehanded series is on November 30th, starting at 1PM. For more information please check out the Website and Notice of Race and Entry Form. Courses are here. This is a race around Motuihe, starting at Motukorea beacon area with both open and restricted categories. All HSS boats should enter the OPEN division. To get a copy of the BBYC sailing instructions you will have to front up at the club.
This is the last race to enter the HSS before the drops will affect your series score, so get your entry in! We will happily accept late HSS entries up to this race.
Next Race: BBYC Races 2-3
The fourth and fifth races in the 2014-15 Hauraki Singlehanded Series are the BBYC’s “BJ Tyres” singlehanded series’ “weekend away” on January 31st to Feb 1st. For more information please check out the BBYC website and Notice of Race and Entry Form. Courses are here. This is a race to the bottom end, followed by a catered party on the beach, a sleep if you’re lucky, and a race back in the morning. To get a copy of the BBYC sailing instructions you will have to front up at the club.
UPDATE: Amendment No 1 – course 2 changed due to a missing Brown’s Navy Buoy:
BJ TYRES SINGLE HANDED SERIES Saturday 31 January 2015 – Race 2 Amendment No. 1 Race two course: Start between Race committee Boat (stbd) and Motukotea Yellow Buoy (port), take Browns Island (stbd), take Passage rocks (stbd), Finish between the Race Committee Boat (stbd) and Orapiui Wharf (port)
Next Race: Route 66 Singlehanded
The big one. RYC, OYC and SSANZ present the Route 66 singlehanded division – 66nm of fun and challenge, Auckland to Whangarei. We get a big singlehanded turnout for this event, and all boats from Trackers to 11m beasts. At the end there is a crew on hand to guide you into Marsden Cove for the berthing and party. You don’t have to be part of the HSS to race the R66 singlehanded division – the more the merrier, come join the longest sanctioned singlehanded race in NZ!