2013 Farr MRX Pacific Keel Boat Challenge

Invitation to Overseas Crews

Following the enthusiasm generated from our 2012 regatta we are expecting this event to be NZ's Farr MRX Fleet's premiere event for 2013.

The Farr MRX Pacific Keel Boat Challenge is an invitation fleet racing event for 10 leading Yacht Clubs or Crews from around the Pacific - including USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. The regatta will be organised by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Bucklands Beach Yacht Club as part of the BMW Auckland Regatta.

Great One Design Racing


The event will be sailed in 10 identical 10.2m Farr MRX Yachts each with 6 crew. There will be 1 practice day and 3 race days. Up to 12 windward leeward and harbour course races will be held on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

This will be one design racing at it's best. The Yachts are ready to sail and cannot be altered so all you need is an able crew and your sailing gear!

Planned Regatta Program

21st March
11.00 to 14.00hrs Practice
     18.00hrs Briefing & Welcoming Ceremony
 Friday  22nd March            
 10.00hrs First Race
 Saturday 23rd March
 10.00hrs First Race
     Beach Party Motuihe Island
 Sunday  24th March
 10.00hrs First Race
     Prize Giving

Expected Entry Fee and 4 day charter is NZ$2,600 including taxes.

Put your Club or Crew in the Picture

Send Your Expression of Interest

For more information and to secure a position in the in this event please send your Expression of Interest to Tom Macky.

Click on this link to Send an E-mail or call +64 21 679 125