Singlehanded Fleet


At Richmond we pride ourselves on being the home of Single-handed sailing.

We continue to partner with Ponsonby Cruising Club, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and Devonport Yacht Club to offer competitors a range of challenging courses. At a series level the night Race to Mahurangi and Route 66 will offer competitors those more challenging options whilst the Peter Blake Memorial Race and the Buckland Beach events will provide the opportunity to race to a destination and to enjoy the company of other competitors at our renowned series beach barbecues.

To keep things interesting we are bringing a new offering to the table for 2021 – the Gulf Alone Challenge Regatta. Keep an eye out and we might even challenge you with some online racing.

If you want to spot a Single-handed sailor; look for our very distinctive series shirts or check-out our fleet below.

Cool Change

Skipper – Richard Limbrick

Single-handed sailing has always been appealing. I have plenty of friends however the idea of managing the boat on my own in a range of conditions is a challenge that I relish. Cool Change is a neat boat. Easily managed solo and challenging enough to be raced fully crewed… Read More


Skipper – Tony McAlwee

I have been sailing for a few years now, and still love the challenge of racing alone. Of course you don’t race alone, you might be by yourself on the boat but you are racing with others in the event. To me that is the key enjoyment…. Read More


Skipper – Cory McLennan

Sailing solo has been something I’ve dreamed about since I was young, so I decided to do something about it. In 2014 at the age of 19 I competed in the solo Trans-Tasman Challenge. 16 days at sea and two broken autopilots later I had completed the challenge… Read More

Melting Pot

Skipper – Alan Yardley

I came to sailing fairly late at the grand old age of 32 having spent most of my younger years involved in Surf Life Saving, Triathlons, and Surfing.I had never stepped on board a yacht until I arrived in England … Read More

Oro Rosa

Skipper – Damon Paling

Lockdown served up a much-welcomed silver-lining as I kicked back on the couch and read Running Free by Robin Knox-Johnston; an inspiring, entertaining, and somewhat terrifying insight into the world of single-handed sailing by a remarkable individual… Read More

Chico Too

Skipper  – Trish Beken

I did plenty of single handed sailing on my Reactor, Wishbone, but last year’s single handed series was the first since I changed to a Chico 30, Chico Too.. Read More

Wish You Were Here

Skipper – Nigel Collins

A late starter trying to learn guitar, ‘Wish You Were Here’ was the first song I could sort of play and sing along too. it made sense to name my new (in 2012) cruising Beneteau 34 with the same name… Read More

White Lie

Skipper – Andrew Peacocke

Having sailed a couple of times before with friends, I reckoned if anybody gets to do this, it might as well be me!… Read More