RUM RACE SERIES  2023-2024

Organising Authority: PONSONBY CRUISING CLUB Inc.

Race Schedule:

Every Thursday except 28 December, 2023; 4, 11, January 2024,21 March, 2024 (GP Racing Scheduled)

John Grey Memorial Rum Race 21 September, 2023

Joe “The Pipe” Clark 30 March, 2024

John Grey Memorial Rum Race 19 September, 2024


NOTE: From 1 October 2023 the Harbour Course Sheet 2023-2024 shall apply.
(Course 19 & 54 are altered.) Laminated copies available at the Club or refer PCC Website & App.)

Warning Signal:


Start Times:

1530 hrs Std. Time; 1600 hrs Daylight time.

Special Sailing Instructions & Safety Requirements:

No spinnaker or extras to be carried. All headsails must be carried in the normalforestay position and may be boomed out.

If sailing short-handed – single or two-handed - the crew shall wear a life jacket.

Time Limits:

The time limit will be 2.5 hours or as stated in Gen. S.I. 19.

Entry Fee:

PCC Member $20.00, Non-PCC Member $30.00


All Races count for season’s points.

Prize Giving & Prizes:

A Prize Giving will be held after each race in the PCC Clubhouse approximately one hour after the last boat finishes. A representative of the winning boats shall be present to claim the prizes.


Entrants participate entirely at their own risk as per RRS Rule 3 - It is entirely up to the individual skipper to decide. All those taking part in PCC races or any other sailing events controlled by the PCC do so at their own risk. The PCC and any sponsor associated with the event has no liability for any damage, loss or penal ty suffered by any boat crew or other person taking part in such events.

For late entries or withdrawals email or Call on VHF Ch. 77

Join us at the Club after the Race.
The Bar & Galley will be open.

Season’s Trophies: Black Heart – Most Guns; Numbers Game – Most Starts.