Held at North Harbour on Kawau Island, this Easter event, usually in April, is frequently the last of the long summer weekends for sailing. It started out at Doug and Helen Schmuck’s place with a Mark Foy race on the Saturday followed by a BBQ ashore and a prize giving, including the Victory Rum trophy presented to the first to finish. After Doug and Helen left the island the Rally was held at Steve and Jo Horsley’s bach but it is now held at Lin and Larry Pardey’s place. John Pryor presented the club with a new trophy for the race after the Victory Rum trophy sadly went astray for several years. It is made from a bent piece of bronze that was once one of Gypsy’s portholes, salvaged after she was struck by another yacht and sank in an Auckland Anniversary Regatta. The Rum trophy has been recovered and the event is open to all comers afloat.
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