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Tauranga Regatta

Feb 16, 2019 to Feb 17, 2019

Tauranga Regatta 2019

16/17 February 

Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club

Fleet Racing
Classes to be sailed:
Hansa 303, Hansa Liberty, Laser / Radial / 4.7,O'pen BIC, Optimist, P Class, Starling, Tornado, Zephyr
Bay of Plenty
Event date:
Sat 16 Feb 2019 to Sun 17 Feb 2019
Inclusive of sailors with a disability?:
Interislander Optimist Challenge 2019

Feb 22, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019


Interislander Optimist Challenge
22- 24 February

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton

Into its 11th year, the Interislander Regatta has become the highlight of the optimist season. Queen Charlotte Yacht Club play fantastic hosts, continuing to work hard to ensure an amazing experience for the whole family. The Taste of Marlborough, a lovely spread of Marlborough‘s delicacies accompanied by wines of well known Marlborough Wineries, is a huge hit with the parents. Racing in the picturesque Marlborough sounds, you couldn't ask for much more.

The regatta is open to Optimist open, optimist green as well as a rainbow fleet. The Port Marlborough Starling Championships are sailed simultaneously.

Notice of race to come...

Fleet Racing
Classes to be sailed:Optimist
Event date:
Fri 22 Feb 2019 to Sun 24 Feb 2019
Inclusive of sailors with a disability?:
Snapper Bonanza

Mar 12, 2019 to Mar 16, 2019

Tidal Trail Fun Run & Fiesta

Mar 24, 2019


The Tidal Trail Fun Run & Fiesta 2019

Motueka South School, Motueka, Nelson / Tasman

Sun 24 Mar 10:00am

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Keith Dickey

Thank you. I wish the new owner well and thanks a ton to Tony for working through the process with me. Had it not been for him, I am 100% certain this sale would not have happened. You guys have a great Broker in him. 




After searching the North Island, we bought our 12m Launch from Gavin at Vining Marine Ltd in Waikawa. Not only were we completely satisfied with our broker and the deal we made on our vessel, but we have become friends with the Vining Marine Team, as the after sales service and advice was second to none.

With the help and support of the Vinings Team we were able to leave the boat in Waikawa long enough for us to cruise and appreciate the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds.

We look forward to an ongoing relationship.

Tony & Greg

Tony and Virginia

"Making everything seamless and hassle free that is an art"

After going through the selling process for our Beneteau Oceanis 40, I found that the service and guidance that was provided by Steve Raea in Auckland as brilliant!!.

Any questions I asked, he had the answer plus a possible suggestion to go with it. It did not matter to him even if it was on his days off or when overseas.

Steve has a sound relationship with marine services such as surveyors and alike. To this I would like to say thank you Steve for making the process seamless and hassle free. Steve is continuing to help us in our  search for our next vessel.  J

My wife and I would recommend anyone looking to sell or purchase a boat to use  Vining Marine.

Tony and Virginia.



I must thank you also for your utmost professionalism, many thanks, PHIL (After the sale of Phil's launch)

David - Brian

Hi Brian

Well done on achieving the sale and thanks for your help today. As an aside I found your communication superior to most of the other brokers I have worked with as both a seller and a buyer. Must say during the sea trial I asked myself why am I selling however I am sure Mark and Family will get plenty of enjoyment from her.

Regards, David

Jessica & Chris


Thank you so much for all your help & assistance with our purchase of "Jayne", the many taxi rides, honest advice and professional approach to our new home were very much appreciated. You are fantastic to work with and made the whole experience enjoyable and relaxed.

Cheers, Jessica & Chris (Follows the purchase of a Roberts 44 Offshore Yacht - reference on file)


Hi Brent

All went well with the handover, apart from the wet weather. Steve & Sue are really nice people, so good to know that Blu Wytch has gone to a good home.

Thank you very much Brent for all your help and the professional way you handled everything in bringing the sale to a conclusion.

Look forward to a catch up sometime on your side of the hill.

Best regards,


Tony & Hazel

Dear Phil, 

We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the way you looked after us and the utter consideration you gave us right from the moment of our initial inquiry, during our stay in Picton and the purchase process, and then taking  complete care of the post purchase shipping arrangements.  

We should also take this opportunity to say how friendly and helpful we found the people you organised to carry out the services required to complete our purchase.  This is not surprising as like attracts like, so thank you yet again.

Yours sincerely 

Tony & Hazel

Mike - Fine Line

Gooday Phil,

Thanks for finalising everything its been a great excersise. I cant thank you enough and its amazing how we came to meet at the Mooloolaba Marina.

There are a few boat brokers with their noses out of joint here at the moment. 

Colin and his son only took 7 hours to get to Brisbane with the northerly getting up to 30 knots. They are really happy with Fine Line. I will keep in touch.

Cheers Mike (Follows the Sale of an Aussie Elliot 1050 to New Zealand Clients - reference on file)



I cannot thank you enough for the efforts you made to secure our ideal yacht.

After 50 years of sailing in and owning a variety of vessels, I know what I want, and the brief I gave you was detailed and demanding, indeed another broker told me a while ago that “The boat you are looking for does not exist”.

When you produced our dream boat we were amazed, and the way you helped us through the entire purchase with patience, integrity, and good humour, went far beyond what was expected.

I will definitely use your services again, and recommend you highly.


Rod & Michelle


I was wanting to give you some feedback in our recent and ongoing contact with Vining’s. Firstly to give us the quality time, with no notice as you did last Friday was remarkable.

Michelle and I had almost given up trying to find the right boat. We had a short list of which I think you showed us all of them. I had dismissed Hinewai 2 so to see it and put an offer on it was all down to you.

I have dealt with Greg in Seaview and his manner was much the same as yours, professional.

Rest assured that we will recommend your company to anyone who’s looking to buy or sell a boat in the future.

Kind regards

Rod & Michelle

Dale and Jan

Hi Brent,

Thank you for your communication. We are very excited to have it all done and dusted and looking forward to our holidays and time up there.

 We have been so privileged to have had Brent looking after us throughout. He has been so helpful and has made the process so much easier - especially when we are working from a distance. Brent and Vining Marine have certainly gone the extra mile, and we thank you all up there so much.


Warm regards

Dale and Jan.