June

Queens Birthday Weekend 2nd-5th June 2017
Cancelled Due to River Conditions
The Great Annual British Seagull Waikato River Regatta. NZ

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


3rd June (Rain Date 10th June) 2017
Annual Heineken Round the Island Seagull race. Bermuda


As far as we know, Bermudas first organized Seagull race was in 1969, when two locals, “Ghost” and “Skeets” got into a heated argument over who had the fastest dinghy. It was decided that a fair race around the island should be run, with both boats powered by British Seagull engines. History does not reveal who won, but the idea of racing in small boats powered by Seagull outboards appealed to many and Seagull racing caught on, with the main event being the annual ‘Round the Island Seagull Race ever since.

Pre-Race Sign-up is May 25, 6-7.30pm at Robin Hood.
Tee Shirts are 100% Cotton with Pocket on the front available for $30 (RACERS PAY $25)
This year’s profits will go towards sponsoring two Bermuda students who are aspiring Watch Leaders and need more “sea time” on the Spirit of Bermuda’s spring trips-either from here to Antigua, or for the Antigua to Bermuda Race.
Start at 8:00. The venue is Spanish point Boat Club.
Route anti-clockwise around Bermuda (42 miles)

Enquiries to Martine: Ph 298-1220 or email martine.purssell@law.bm
NZ contact is ‘JC’ 09 235 9913 Auckland or email: sandspitmotor@xtra.co.nz
Details on Facebook Click Here

Click Here for photos from 2015


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