2020 Sanders Cup Interprovincial Challenge Results

After having to postpone the Sanders Cup due to gale force winds in December, again Windy Wellington lived up to its name and made it challenging for the organisers to get a contest in.

The Kingham Trophy was held early Saturday morning in light Southerlies. Even though OA and FDSM had the lead for a while, Trailblazer claimed the lead on the last downwind leg to finally claim this elusive prize.

After waiting for the Northerly to fill in for a while, the Sanders Cup was held in a building breeze with very close racing and mixed results.

In the end, Manawatu dominated over East Coast, who were the only team to put two wins on the board. Northland came third and sported a win in the last race.

David Brown and David Feek won the Sanders Cup for Manawatu on Trailblazer

Season Dates New Zealand

16-17 November— LTYC Wooden Boat Regatta, Taupo. Entries on https://www.ltyc.org.nz/page/537046

31 January – 2 February —Sanders Cup and Kingham Trophy, Evans Bay, Wellington. Notice of Race on https://www.ebymbc.org.nz/2020-sanders-cup

14-16 February— Javelin Nationals, Tauranga

22 or 29 February—load boats for South Pacifics

10—13 April—South Pacific Championships, Lake Cootharaba, Queensland, Australia. Information on https://lcsc.org.au/javelin-titles/

2020 New Zealand Nationals 14-16 February in Tauranga

The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club is hosting the NZ Nationals on 14-16 February 2020. Special thanks to Colin and Ben for pulling this together!

The Notice of Race is available here http://javelins.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-NOR.pdf

The Standard Sailing Instructions are published in the Racing Rules of Sailing. For your convenience, you can find a copy here.

There has been a change to the Notice of Race:

Sanders Cup 31 January – 2 February 2020

The traditional interprovincial challenge for the Sanders Cup will be held at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club in Wellington.

Details and the Notice of Race are available on https://www.ebymbc.org.nz/2020-sanders-cup

The original contest dates were 6-8 December 2019, but it has been postponed to 31 January – 2 February.

New entries will be accepted (late payment fee comes in after 26 January).

The entries and fees from the original dates are still valid.

For those that are unavailable on the new dates, the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club will refund the entry fee if advised before the contest.

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