Kawau Island’s Bon Accord Harbour lit up with dozens of vessels to celebrate this year’s biggest boating celebration; 36° Brokers Squadron Weekend. An event to remember, this year we celebrated 150 years of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in true style.
Starting Friday, the 36° Brokers Commodore’s Cup saw racers go head-to-head on their way up to Kawau Island. The night race ended in beautiful Bon Accord Harbour with Lidgard House lit up beautifully in the background.
The race up enjoyed 12-17knot northerly winds with a mild lumpy sea state. Not champagne sailing, but no miserable with most boats finishing 10:30-11:30pm. Winds died out for the final leg, making sailing a bit challenging calling for a few tactical last minute lee changes.
Saturday’s racing around Kawau Island enjoyed a nice 10-15knot nor'easter with a glamour downwind sail once past flat rock. A fair bit of tactical jiving boats chosing an inside or offshore run, with the inside paying off a bit better this time. Breeze stayed consistent as they rounded the island to head for the finish.
After racing, party revelers got together for an evening of live music, prize giving, cannon fire, fun and games. Check out all the fabulous dance moves in the LIVE SAIL DIE WRAP UP VIDEO HERE >>>
36 Degrees Broker are incredibly proud to support the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Commodore’s Cup in seeing this event grow year on year.