April

 Easter Weekend 14th – 17th April 2017
The Great Annual British Seagull Waikato River Regatta. NZ
Proposed to be Re-scheduled to Queens Birthday Weekend June 2017
Now Cancelled Due to River Conditions

The Longest Seagull Outboard Regatta in the World.
Every Easter from Karapiro to the Tasman Sea 142km (76Nm) over two days.
Full details here for the Waikato Regatta

History – Way back in 1985 several locals from the Hoods Landing Delta Swamp couldn’t agree on who had the fastest Seagull Outboard. So it was decided that a race was the only way to settle the debate. That original race started from the the Karapiro dam & finished at the Tasman Sea. That inaugural trip took 4 days to complete, & it’s unclear who the winner was. The trip is now an annual voyage. It’s enjoyed a continuous history of community support. This family event has the main emphasis is on finishing & having lots of fun.

View photos from 2016 thanks to Cam
Visit the new Facebook page of this Waikato Regatta
View video of the custom 2 cylinder Thanks to Nina

Contact email sandspitmotor@xtra.co.nz


Anzac Weekend 23rd Saturday April 2017
Hamilton City Seagull Regatta. NZ.

An ANZAC  Fun Run/Regatta  as a warmup to the rescheduled Queens Birthday Weekend  Great Regatta…This  is a run from Leamington Pool to finish @ Ann St in Hamilton  outside Al ward’s house.Heaps of room to land on…
Driver briefing  @ 10-30am …Any type engine/boat  ..The slower  boats with  Stock  2.5 Hp & 4.5 HP , start @ Leamington 11am, Modifieds,  R models, Qurlews, Ospreys Sport 5’s, etc  start 11-30am…
No prizes no entry fee but bring some fare for a BBQ at Al’s on finishing…
Usual safety rules & common sense apply as for the Great Waikato Regatta. All subject to weather & river conditions. Remember to slow down just after Cobham Bridge opposite  the water treatment station on your left where there is a 5 knot sign on your right until you get past the Band Rotunda where the restriction  ends. Its about 800 yards.

Contact & Suggestions to Al Ward miraj.music@clear.net.nz


Weekend Sat 20th Sun 22nd April 2018
Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic, Stansbury and Port Vincent, South Australia.

Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic is a special event for enthusiasts and admirers of wooden and classic boats. These vessels have been faithfully restored by their owners to keep afloat some of the great traditions of boat building. The regatta is open to all sail and power boats, but with a focus on classic craft. The Australian Maritime Museum defines a classic boat as “any vessel with unique and enduring qualities.” Put simply, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! The biennial event attracts people from across Australia to parade their boats in the waters off the sister towns of Stansbury and Port Vincent, and it draws spectators to a variety of water-based and shore-based attractions. Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic is a community-based event that has become a significant tourism feature on Yorke Peninsula.

website www.ypsaltwaterclassic.org.au
Tel: 0438 524 243 e-mail: lighthousepr@adelaide.on.net


Previously April 2016
Foxton Beach Seagull Run on the Manawatu River. NZ.

Classic Seagull outboard run.
Saturday
Night gathering at the Boat Club
Sunday
9:30 Gather at the boat club. 10:00 Departure for a run up the ‘Town Loop’. Travel time approx 1 hrs. High tide at river entrance approx 11am. High tide at Foxton town approx 1pm. Regroup in Foxton Town. Explore the upper reaches of the town loop. Back to Foxton town for lunch stop. Either bring your own food for a riverside picnic, or visit a local cafe. Return to Foxton Beach. Evening barbeque at Warren’s house 14 Mack Street. BYO drinks & some food to BBQ.

For accomodation at the motorcamp click here
Contact Warren email warrenlyn@paradise.net.nz


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