The H28 Association
The Association was formed to further the interests of the H28 class in all respects. We run our affairs independently with our own committee, elected annually.
Around 100 members from throughout New Zealand belong to the Association. While the majority are Auckland based, the appointment of coordinators in Wellington and Christchurch is increasing membership and activity in these areas. The Association also tries to maintain contact with New Zealand H28’s voyaging internationally and has a web site on the Internet to encourage contact with Herreschoff owners around the world.
The Association has great camaraderie on and off the water, and members are only too pleased to offer advice on sailing or problems other members may have.
Membership is open to owners and part owners of H28 Yachts. Associate membership is also available to people whose interest in the class or whose qualifications may be considered to be of value and assistance in the aims of the Association.
In addition to this great network membership of the Association provides:
1. A bi monthly newsletter detailing Association news and other items of interest to H28 owners.
2. A full list of members and cruising and racing programmes published annually.
A cruising programme is put together each year of events held from Labour Weekend to Queen’s Birthday Weekend from Auckland. The full programme is published annually. All members are welcome to attend these low key but fun events. Generally there is at least one “rally” every alternate weekend between these dates. A typical rally sees everyone meeting by late afternoon at the pre-determined bay for a BYO BBQ on the beach. In addition there are several key events in the cruising calendar
- Labour Weekend Motuihe Champagne Brunch,
- December Islington Bay Christmas Party (with Santa for kids of all ages!),
- Auckland Anniversary Weekend Mahurangi Cruise,
- Special extended cruises for long weekends,
- Queen’s Birthday Weekend Islington Bay End Of Season BBQ
A number of trophies are contested by racing members in Auckland each season.
In addition to specific racing events a number of special events are held each year as part of the Cruising Programme. These events are informal, often based around cruising to the next beach BBQ!
From November to February a series of gulf races are held.
In January there is a class race from Mahurangi to Auckland as part of the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.
All members are welcome to participate in any race, especially if they haven’t raced before. The rivalry is friendly and there’s a lot to be learned from watching those more experienced.
We would like to include more information about H28's outside of Auckland, so please don't hesitate to get in touch with any news you feel may be appropriate for inclusion.