Our 2017 champion Tawera, is bringing an extra challenge to 2018's regatta - skiff racing. With six skiffs ready to go, she's challenging other entrants to a mini regatta on Thursday afternoon to battle for the Tawera Rum Barrel Trophy. For extra incentive, there'll be a 15 litre keg of Mount Gay waiting at the finish line for the winners.
This will take place after racing and before dinner from the beach outside the Duke of Marlborough. Tawera has very kindly arranged for the skiffs to be transported to Russell, and we have had help from the Russell Boating Club in organising a run mini-regatta. Entries are not limited to one per yacht either, so get those race crews revved up for a bit of healthy competition. Come dressed to get wet, have fun, sip a beer or two, and fight for the Tawera Rum Barrel Trophy!