15th-16th February | Marsden Cove Marina

Radio Communications

The Whangarei Volunteer Coastguard have provided channel VHF 16 for distress calls.

The main Coastguard Channel is VHF Ch 83 and the Coastguard would like all contestants to lodge their trip reports on this channel - not channel 64 as it has been in previous years.

General talk from boat to boat is VHF 6.

We strongly recommend that all vessels carry a VHF radio or mobile phone.