The Mercury Bay Boating Club invites you to the Fourth Annual Double Trouble Multi Hull Regatta, Mercury Bay Boating Club, Whitianga, 19-20 November 2022.
After a great inaugural event in 2019, an even larger fleet in 2020, and then the Covid Relief Package Regatta in early 2022, MBBC is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s Double Trouble Multihull Regatta: 19 - 20 November 2022. If you have a Hobie Cat, Prindle, Tornado, NACRA 17, A-Class (foiling or classic) or similar and you are keen to join in on some fun and exciting races in a stunning location, then mark the date on your calendar and click the link below to receive the notice of race, registration details, local information and other updates.
The 2020 Second Edition featured a total of 35 boats, spread across three separate fleets.
Mercury Bay is on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. With Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach to the South and Opito and Otama Bays to the north, Whitianga is at the epicentre for the best the Coromandel has to offer. Our race course has an amphitheatre-like quality to it. Rocky islands and dramatic stone arches lie just offshore while sheer cliffs and both white and black sand beaches ring the perimeter. The bay is challenging but very safe. Orca and dolphin are frequent visitors, as are Kingfish, Kahawai, and Snapper. Captain Cook observed the transit of Mercury from these shores in 1769.
Our town of Whitianga has numerous attractions for both young and old including great fishing, diving, and hiking. The Lost Spring Geothermal Spa is located here for hot water soaks, dining, and beauty treatments. Restaurants, cafés and galleries are plentiful as are supermarkets, hardware stores and chandleries. Accommodation for all budgets is available in town, on the outskirts and of course in our sister villages of Kuaotunu, Wharekaho, Cook’s Beach and Flaxmill Bay. Whitianga is a family friendly thermal ocean village with a recent town centre upgrade, a brand new playground, and marvellous beaches, estuaries and creeks.