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2010 Mahurangi Regatta

Mahurangi Regatta master stroke

First published at Mahurangi Rowing The 2010 Master of the Mahurangi race took place at 11‍ ‍am. The change to an 11‍ ‍am time was designed to allow rowers to also compete in the sailing races in the afternoon. While this was possibly announced too late to be of... read more

Post regatta resolution: Book the bach

It is all too easy to forget. A year is a long time, and resolutions made in the wake of one Mahurangi Regatta can fade—buried by the mountain of minutiae that is the reality of all-too-busy lives. One such lapse was allowing the Bailey bach to be booked for other... read more

Forecasts still fickle but Friday fingers crossed

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) This afternoon, with some trepidation, the various marquees will go up. The vastly variable conditions that makes long-range weather forecasting interesting, offer no real respite for... read more

Dance in doubt but still too close to call

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) Currently no rain is forecast. But because this will likely continue to change back and forth before Saturday evening, the Rodney Times has been given a ‘watch this space’ story. The... read more

Regatta dance prospects: First the bad news

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) The bad news story had been prepared first. The consistently worsening forecasts had suggested that it was the most likely scenario that would need addressing: That the dance would be... read more

Thousand-patty dilemma: Stubbs to the rescue

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) Stubbs Village Butchery is under new ownership. The new owners, Bill Brass and Richard Pennings, have just saved the bacon of the Mahurangi Regatta dance. Two years ago, the previous... read more

Regatta dance prospects: A washout possible

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) Many love to malign meteorologists. The suicide of the father of British meteorology, whose name is immortalised for New Zealanders geographically with Port Fitzroy, was possibly assisted... read more

2010 Mahurangi Regatta programme

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) Sailing events Mahurangi Cruising Club Shoreside events Friends of the Mahurangi Latest update Mahurangi Regatta Generally* held at Sullivans Bay *In the event of a strong easterly... read more

Regatta at Sullivans always a picnic

Event date Saturday 30 January 2010 Venue Sullivan Bay, Mahurangi regional Park, Mahurangi West High tide 07:47 (1.30 m) then 20:03 (1.21 m) Shoreside events Friends of the Mahurangi Sailing events Mahurangi Cruising Club Philippa posses, in common with many of her... read more

Volunteers called for busman’s holiday

The bar was set high for the 2004 regatta ball. As the head ranger said at the time: We wouldn’t even be having this conversation, if it wasn’t for the historic importance of Warkworth’s 150th celebrations. Given Scott Homestead’s historic role as the provider of... read more

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