Richmond is a friendly yacht club for racing and cruising in Auckland, New Zealand. We are located on the breakwater at Westhaven Marina, literally and figuratively at the heart of sailing in Auckland. Come sail with us!
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We have a programme to suit every taste – whether you are interested in besting the opposition in round-the-buoys racing, a team player or a solo sailor. We have it all – social events, overnight cruises, passage sailing, BBQs, and beaches.
Richmond's final cruising event of the year was the YachtShare Cruising Rally to Waiheke last Saturday the 25th of March. It was a beautiful, hot, end of summer day as 11 boats sat by the start line wating for the gun and some breeze., neither of which eventuated so we reconvened at Northern Leading. The gun went just after 11am and we slowly drifted in a slow motion dance. A lucky few managed to cross the start line and head off on a secret zephyr in the right direction while the rest of us wallowed and waited., Whilst wallowing we took a pre-start swim and some decided enough was enough and motored. The course was shortened to finish at Navy Buoy and first across the line was Chain Reaction in the extras division and Manawa in the no-extras at times of 2:11 and 2:41 respectively. On handicap the Commodore took it out on Cool Change followed by Chain Reaction and Peppermint Planet. Manawa claimed the no-extras. Anchored in the lovely Te Wharau Bay a barbeque was set up and a few drinks had. The results were announced and awards given, a special mention was made to Time Out for persistence, we crossed the finish after 3hrs 39 mins eventually propelled by a nice westerly.After the sailing the highlight was the bottle top throwing competition that Keith organised and won and consumed the Mount Gay in about 10mins with a little help from us all!Bacon, sausages and eggs were served for breakfast the next morning and we sailed home on a lovely 10 to 15 westerly. What a lovely weekend and great to catch up with fellow Richmond sailors.Enjoy the pics . ... See MoreSee Less