Americas Cup in the Bunker Bar
Posted by Super Administrator on 28/10/2017
A special night in the MBSC “Bunker Bar” on Friday night with honoured guests Murray Jones, Ray Davies, Elise Beavis and Josh McCormack sharing insights into how Emirates Team NZ brought home the Americas Cup. Thanks to the MBSC Alumni for organising the event and to Harold...
Posted by Super Administrator on 27/10/2017
To be awarded for the place getters in Murrays Bay regattas this season. Gold, Silver and Bronze.
MB Sailors in the Noumea Development Squad
Posted by David Stanton on 17/10/2017
The regatta in Noumea has come to and end. Kids did amazing - 17 races over 4 days in knarly conditions!
Noumea Sailing Club was a great host and everyone had a fabulous time.
Our Murrays Bay sailors, Jaspar Carmenzind, Lucas Day and Naiomi Ferrissey did well on their first overseas...
Letter from the Commodore 17th October
Posted by David Stanton on 17/10/2017
It is not until you experience another do you realise do you realise how great you have it back home. Or understand the depth of experience in NZ our volunteers offer to run successful regatta’s.
2017 Stack Winter Champs Regatta lived up to its reputation and was certainly the...
Stack sends us ripping in to Summer
Posted by David Stanton on 10/10/2017
The 17th STACK Interiors Winter Champs are over. This year was the 21st year since the first event was held in 1997. It was great to welcome come long distance travellers, including 8 Bic sailors from Dunedin, and 6 Optimist sailors from Australia.
The week began with 63...
Letter from the Commodore
Posted by David Stanton on 26/09/2017
Hello Members and Friends of the Club,
The rush of AGM is over and we have already held our first event of the season - we were very pleased to see a huge turn out for the traditional Icebreaker, and true to form the weather really turned it on for us!
But before talking...
Elise Beavis & Team New Zealand - A Trophy!
Posted by David Stanton on 14/06/2017
Most of you probably know the Beavis family through their long history with MBSC. What some of you might not have known is that Elise has made an outstanding contribution to Team New Zealand's performance at the America's Cup.
Great job, Elise!
Annual Prize Giving 2017 - Here are the winners
Posted by David Stanton on 12/06/2017
We nearly had a full house at prize giving. A great night of socialising, snacks, a few drinks and great people. Chris Steele gave us some insights into the world of competitive racing and was an inspiration not only for our opti sailors, but also to those who have graduated to the next...
Posted by David Stanton on 10/05/2017
Dan Slater on his way to Gold in the Apprentice Masters Laser
Blake McGlashan Winner of Wihau Shield
Posted by David Stanton on 02/05/2017
Blake McGlashan has won the Wihau shield. Congratulations!
The Wihau shield is a reward for great versatility at sailing. It is an inter boat event, with the top 5 boats from the qualifying series (usually 5 races) progressing to a final series. The final series is contested with each...
2017 Toyoya Optimist Nationals - Napier
Posted by David Stanton on 26/04/2017
Opti Open Report
The 2017 Toyota Optimist Nationals in Napier saw 177 Open fleet entries, 77 Green fleet entries and threw up (no pun intended) some challenging conditions for sailors, organisers and spectators alike. The imminent arrival of Cyclone Cook on Thursday night sent the boat...
MBSC Starlings Nationals 2017 - Wakatere
Posted by David Stanton on 19/04/2017
Murrays Bay Starling sailors performed well at the 2017 Nationals. The 11 strong representatives were: Henry Elworthy, Ben Gentry, Steve Dacre, Logan Beckman, Samantha Stock, Blake McGlashan, Ethan Berry, Caleb Armit and in Development Fleet: Georgia Livingston, Phillp Lyanguzov, and Daniel...
Posted by David Stanton on 04/04/2017
What an amazing day we had at Murrays Bay on Saturday for the Birdman, estimates of 5,000 plus spectators both on sea and land crowded every vantage point to join in the fun. According to a few older gents at the club it was bigger than in 1976 which is...
Posted by David Stanton on 28/03/2017
We had the club champs on the weekend, with a great turn out of younger sailors, unfortunately, many of the youth classes were off at Aon clinic and will hold their club champs in the near future.
Congratulations to our club champions from the weekend;
Opti Blue - Sam...
NI Opti Champs 2016
Posted by David Stanton on 08/11/2016
It has been a fantastic start to the season for our Opti Open team and a big thanks has to go to Susannah and her coaching group of Zac, Sam, Erica, Olivia, Isaac…
Thirteen sailors made the trip to New Plymouth for the North Island Championships and for five of them...
P Class North Island Champs
Posted by David Stanton on 01/11/2016
Congratulations Seb Menzies for a dominant performance at the P North Islands in Taupo over Labour weekend. It was a competitive series, with the 8 race wins being spread across 6 different skippers. Predominantly light shifty airs saw Seb reading the breeze to remain consistent and win by a 10...
YNZ Youth Trials 2016
Posted by David Stanton on 11/10/2016
Last week was a tough week weatherwise. Gales, lightning and rain were the order of the day at the Yachting New Zealand Youth Trials held at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club, Whangaparoa.
The on water Race Committee led by John and Linda Parrish, fresh from running B Course at Murrays Bay...
Opti NAMS , Caleb takes 1st in Silver
Posted by David Stanton on 18/07/2016
The 2016 North American Optimist Champs have just finished in Antigua.
Caleb Armit placed 1st in Silver Fleet, Thomas Mulcahy 4th in Bronze Fleet and Sophia Fyfe 26th in Bronze Fleet.
This was the first international regatta for Caleb and Thomas, and they have learnt many lessons to take...
Zephyr Nationals 2016
Posted by David Stanton on 29/04/2016
The big question is, how long did it take to park 86 Zephyrs in numerical order??
Optimist Nationals 2016 Wrap Up
Posted by David Stanton on 11/04/2016
What a good year it was for Murrays Bay sailors. Commitment from early in the season was rewarded with great results. New Zealand National Champion Henry Wilson, First Girl Greta Pilkington and First Green Fleet Lucas Day were the standouts, but with plenty of other good performances through the...