Trust Aoraki Aviemore Classic

Event Details

Event Date: 
25 Oct 2014 to 26 Oct 2014
Event Type: 
Submitted By: 
Laurence Smith
Lake Aviemore - Waitaki Valley
Registration Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014
Entry Fee: 
Entry Fee Due Before: 
Monday, October 20, 2014


For: Lake Aviemore Classic sailed out of Otematata Harbour – Waitaki Valley
Date: 25/26th October 2014.
Organising Body: Timaru Yacht and Power Boat Club (TYPBC)
Organising Personal:
Charlie Orton – ph 021 411715 e-mail: cmorton@slingshot.co.
Laurence Smith – ph 027 2294335 e-mail: smithcam@clear.net.nz
Event History:
The Aviemore Classic trailer yacht regatta has been run for 25 years on Lake Aviemore in the Waitaki Valley. It is hosted by the Timaru Yacht and Power Boat Club .
Saturday of Labour weekend we run the class events for yachts including class championships – eg Noelex 25 and 22 champs, Farr 6000 champs and the NZ Trailer Yacht Champs. Participants come from a variety of North and South Island Clubs.
Last year, 2013 the participants came from Timaru, Oamaru, Queenstown, Wellington, Christchurch, Ashburton, Dunedin, Amberly, Alexander, Nelson and Napier.
Also on Saturday, we run a fun event for those not competing in the Class Champs – “The Speight’s Fun Race”. This attracts those whom do not wish compete at a higher level and is always well supported.
The Aviemore Classic run on Sunday is the premier event being the largest freshwater trailer yacht event in NZ and such is the regard, a similar event is being planned by North Island Clubs to be sailed on Lake Taupo 2011 or 2012.
Numbers over the last few years are between 70 and 80 yachts entered with up to 280 people involved.
We use local businesses and various prizes are donated by local people.
We also hire the complete restaurant and room for prize giving at the Otematata Hotel.

This year’s event will not be on the large scale as 2013, but still expecting around the 80 yachts and with the probable cost increases, so our grant application will be $5500.

Photos of Event:

Laurence Smith (Rear Commodore Trailer Yacht Section - TYPBC)
198 Rosebrook Road
RD 4
Timaru 7974
PH/Fax: 03 6861973
Mob: 027 2294335
E-Mail: smithcam@clear.net.nz

Boat Type: 
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