Picton: The New Place for Sailing Events

The sailors, volunteers, and members of the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club will be busy as the club is going to host quite a few championship events across different boat classes. From 14th to 15th December, 4 different events have been arranged at Picton being the base. The regional race for the Marlborough Nelson Centerboard Sailing, A Class South Island Championships, Zephyr South Island Championships 2019, and the Skiff Regatta Regional Open are the four events that will be held there.

It is also known from the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club that races will run on different courses including the outer and the inner harbors. More than 80 sailors and 15 boat classes will be involved in the regatta that will go on for two days. The classes include Starling, Laser radial and full, Optimist rainbow both open and green, open skiff, Splash, Farr 3.7, Finn, A-class, Flying Dutchman, 29er, and 420. Other than these, the volunteers and members of the club are expecting that some more foiling yachts will also be present on the day of the races as entries are continuously arriving. They are also taking all the necessary measures so that every sailor who has registered their yacht names can take part in the variety of races.

Till now, constructions are going on for the yacht club building that is being newly made. It is also being said that it is going to be one of the most impressive facilities of the yacht club. Once the work gets over and is opened, more sports events on the water will be arranged on Picton by the club itself. The very first event that will take place is the Zephyr nationals next year. It is likely to happen in the month of February. Some weeks after the national level Zephyr event finishes, the Optimist Regatta ranking is going to take place there.