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Perennial call for regatta crew

by 17 Jan 2012Regatta 20120 comments

Jennifer McGreal reporting per kayak at Scotts Landing

Scotts Stalwart: Ōpahi volunteer Jennifer McGreal reporting for duty at the 2008 prize-giving dance at Scotts Landing. From 2005 to 2010, the bar and burger crews recruited were predominantly residents from the opposite side of the harbour. photographer David Tate

It is still a big ask. Even without the prize-giving dance, there is need to round up 48 volunteers for the shoreside events at Sullivans Bay and Scotts Landing.

To man the bar and burger production at Scotts Landing would optimally have required 36 regatta-goers to forsake a couple of hours each. The reality of course was that the crews worked mostly shorthanded, with some toiling from mid-afternoon until midnight, not to mention several subsequent days spent cleaning up, recycling cans and bottles, and returning equipment.

Optimally, the shoreside events at Sullivans Bay would similarly involve a morning team and an after-lunch team, so that volunteers might also have time to enjoy the spectacle. It is in pursuit of this ideal that the following list of volunteers is published:

The afternoon before

Friday 27 January 2012, Sullivans Bay

Small-marquee erectors 3 pm [Filled]
Buoy-layers [Filled]

The morning of
Saturday 28 January 2012, Sullivans Bay

Information and publications (dispensing of, from the comfort of the small marqee)[Filled]
Tractor ground crew 
Announcer [Filled]
Starters [1 more required]
Finishers [Filled]
Dispatch runners
Master of the Mahurangi boatswain
Augustin Sea Bear Kayak Cup boatswain

The afternoon of

Sack race, Scotts Landing 2006

Back at Scotts: The 2006 regatta shoreside events were held at Scotts Landing, after a forecast for strong easterly winds made Sullivan Bay unviable for the prize-giving dance, which had been organised to launch the Mahurangi Action Plan. Although traditionally the picnic was held on the sheltered side of the harbour, this is the only time it has been held at Scotts Landing since Friends of the Mahurangi revived the regatta in 1977. photographer Max Cumming

Saturday 28 January 2012, Sullivans Bay

Information and publications
Announcer [Filled]
Starters [1 more required]
Finishers [2 more required]
Sandcastle supervisors [Filled]
Sandcastle judge
Dispatch runners
Tug-o-war boatswain [Filled]

The evening of

Saturday 28 January 2012, Scotts Landing

Bottle scouts, can be small and fleet of foot

The morning after

Sunday 29 January 2012, Scotts Landing

Small-marquee strikers

Mahurangi Regatta supporters

Auckland Council
Browns Bay Boating Club
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
Citywide Electrical
Classic Yacht Association
Corporate AV Services
Devonport Yacht Club
Gulf Harbour Yacht Club
Mahurangi Cruising Club—host club and race organiser
Mahurangi East Residents and Ratepayers Association—co-host of prize giving and dance
Mahurangi Oyster Farmers Association
Milford Cruising Club
New World Warkworth
One Warkworth
Panmure Yacht and Boating Club
Pine Harbour Cruising Club
Prestige Loos
pūhoi net +64 27 488 8124
Richmond Yacht Club
Rob Campbell Sound
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Sandspit Yacht Club
Teak Construction—principal regatta sponsor
Weiti Boating Club

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