Victoria Friday Night Special

friday special

Whether you are are Crew looking for a way to get on the water and learn some new skills or a Boat Owner looking for a gentle introduction to racing on the Waitemata Harbour the Friday Night Special is for you.  Come and join us during the summer for our Friday Night Fun Races.

Crews: The series provides an opportunity for people that have little or no sailing experience to race on keel boats around the buoys in the beautiful Waitemata Harbour in a supportive, low-key environment. Experienced sailors that wish to get more sailing in or wish to try out a number of new boats are also encouraged to join.  Each race you are allocated to a different boat, which can range in size from 26ft to 44ft.

Skippers: The series provides a chance to experience racing your boat on the Harbour in a less agressive environment.  Use it as a lead up to tackling the big fleets of the Wednesday Night Series.  We can help you out with crew when you are ready.

After each race there is a social evening for participants in the RYC clubrooms with the bar open and a meal available. The series is great for networking – we encourage crew members to let skippers know if they are available to crew for races outside of the Friday Night Special series.  To participate, you need to be a member of our club.


Our Race Dates are:

Intro Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8
15th Oct 3rd Dec 10th Dec 17th Dec 21st Jan 18th Feb 18th Mar 25th Mar 1st Apr


Sailing Basics Online Zoom Talk with Steve from Belle – Fri 29th Oct

Docking Hoisting and Tacking with Chris Crone and Andy Bevan – Fri 12th Nov

Contact Us for further information.  Total cost is $250 including Crew Membership.