As of 22nd November 2018, the AYBA VHF Repeater Channel 27 has been changed to Channel 4.
Please use Channel 4 going forth for your VHF communications.
‘This change was required to be implemented to allow for international use of the frequency. This decision was made by the International Telecommunication Union in 2015, in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation. New Zealand is a member of both of these organisations. The changes will allow international vessels to use these channels for new uses in New Zealand waters without interfering with local repeaters.’ ( Min. of Business, Innovation and Employment, Radio Spectrum Management, 2017)
Recognition of Services to Sailing: Bernie Schmidt Plate 2017 – 2018
This year the Bernie Schmidt Plate for Recognition of Outstanding Service to Auckland Yachting
was awarded to Garth Briden for his many years of voluntary service with race management and assistance with sailing events. He is a face often seen at major regattas and is very much an integral part of the youth sailing across the country. He has always provided excellent service due to his communication skills and his keen mark laying ability, making for a great colleague to work alongside.