The White Island Race has been revived as part of a new Blue Water Point Score Series being introduced this season by the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club’s fixed keelers committee.
The five race series, called “The Blue Water Point Score Series”, takes in five long distance races, with three races being overnighters, this season. Shorthanded and fully crewed Divisions also being catered for.
“We are re-introducing the Around White Island Race, and including the Auckland to Tauranga Race, early next year, into the Series,” says Carl Smith.
“There has been talk by a few of the old die hards, that if they need a Cat 3 Certificate for just one race of the season, (Akl/ Trg), why not bring a few more races into the equation, and make it worth their while, in getting the Cat 3 Certificate.”
So over the last few meetings, held at the TYPBC, and some talks in between, the TYPBC, is introducing this new series. With some good sponsors coming on board, this should make for a very interesting series.
With a Perpetual Trophy as well as some good prizes thrown in, it will be good to see how many different clubs enter, and compete for this, Prestigious Trophy.
Who will have their boat name, engraved on the trophy first?
Will it be Will Horne, sailing “Truxton”, Carl Smith, sailing “Formula One”, Roger Rushton sailing “Frenzy” or maybe the Rear Commodore, Andy Knowles, sailing “Time Warp”.
The list of races and dates, are below, with the NOR coming soon.
Come and enjoy the wonderful coastline and islands around us.
White Island Race, Sat December 16.
Whitianga Race Sat January 27.
Akl-Tga Race, Waitangi Weekend.
Gold Cup with Karewa Mayor and Motiti as marks, Saturday March 3.
Tauranga-Cuvier-Mercs race, Fri March 30.