The Round North Island race is a bi-annual event run by the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand - or SSANZ.
This race will be a huge adventure and participating in this event is what precipitated the whole Mr. Roosevelt Racing programme in the first place.
Run over four stages, the race will take our intrepid yachtsmen all the way around the North Island. The stop-overs are held in Mangonui, Wellington (our home town) and Napier, with the finish back in Auckland.
The race will take us around a lot of capes and headlands, through calm and stormy seas and raise a lot of challenges. The fleet will be really competitive and it will bring out the best in all the sailors - both in a competitive spirit as well as socially.
We really can't understate how excited about this we are and invite you to come on the adventure with us through this web site.
|Course||leg 1 - Auckland > Mangonui|
leg 2 - Mangonui > Wellington
leg 3 - Wellington > Napier
leg 4 - Napier > Auckland
|Web site||Click here|
Blog entries about the Round North Island:
Video footage of the boat being craned out of the Manakau Harbour.
Anticipation, excitement, adventure at the start of leg 2 unfolded into a dismasting and woeful end to our race.
We're back in Auckland after some misadventure in leg 2.
Windless morning waiting on Doubtless Bay for the start.
The first leg let us ease into the race, but it threw up a lot of challenges with light, flukey breeze.