|The 2019 Tanner and Tauranga Cups will be at Evans Bay YMBC, Wellington, January 2019.
2019 Event Website
The Tanner Cup was first presented by Mr George Tanner, of Wellington as an Interprovincial Chamnpionship for under 16 year olds. Each Region around New Zealand is entitled to select a representitive. Until 2016 , there was just one Rep per region, but from 2017 a system was introduced whereby several sailors could be selected, the numbers based on a sliding scale dependant on the number of trial entrants. At the National Championship event held each year, the Tanner Cup Regatta is held first, followed by the Tauranga Cup
The Tauranga Cup was presented by Mrs LB Mellish in 1940. It was for Interprovincial competition in the 7 Foot Tauranga Class (later to be come the P Class). Historically it was raced for by 1 selected skipper from each Yacht Club. In 1986 it became an open competition.
|2016||Bay of Islands|
|1997||Canterbury||Trophy Winners||Invitation Race|
|1977||Murrays Bay||(Top 16)|
Thanks to Gun Caundle, Amy Mulcahy(nee Waring), John Bullot and Jenny Egnot for helping track down these results. If you can help furnish any missing results, please send photo or pdf to email@example.com
Click this for a record of all the Tanner and Tauranga trophy winners since they were first presented. Note that up until 1980 (?), the Tauranga Cup was an Interclub competition - one boat per club, though often sailors that missed their clubs nomination would sail for Clubs that had no P's. Fleet sizes jumped up considerably after this when it became an open competition.
The Mighty P Class - a history by Gun Caundle
1989 was the first year a single club (Murrays Bay) won the triple - Tanner, Tauranga and Naomi James Cups
The Girls of the 1983 Tauranga Cup
The Tanner Cup Representitives - Murrays Bay 1983
Tauranga Cup sailors of 1983 - Murrays Bay
Congratulations once again to Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club) on a very well deserved victory in the Tauranga Cup. He was kept honest throughout the regatta by George Gautry (Muritai Yacht Club) and Jayvee Buchanan (Charteris Bay Yacht Club). The regatta was sailed in a variety of conditions with a little bit of something to suit everyone. The sailors had a great time and are looking forward to the next event for the mighty P-class.
Congratulations to Isaac McHardie (Waikato-Thames) who successfully defended the Tanner Cup today. After being locked almost neck and neck with Nick-Egnot Johnson (North Harbour) overnight, Isaac put a 3rd and a 1st (his third from six races) on the board to take a clear 1st place overall with Jayvee Buchanan (Canterbury) edging past Nick by the barest of margins to take 2nd place by 1 point
Report from Day Two (via P-class website)
If you can contribute any further information to our P Class history, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org