2011-12 North Island Paper Tiger Freshwater Series - Dates confirmed

Scott Pedersen - 2011 New Zealand Paper Tiger North Island Champs
Rachel Leatham

Dates and Venues for the 2011-12 North Island Paper Tiger Freshwater Series have been finalised.

The North Island Paper Tiger Freshwater Series is regatta series held over four regattas around the North Island that will this year include:

Lake Wairarapa - 22-23 October 2011;
Lake Ngaroto - 19-20 November 2011;
Turangi - 25-26 February 2012 (also the North Island Cat Champs); &
Taupo - 10-11 March 2012.

Lots of Action in Taupo - 2011 Paper Tiger North Island Grand Prix Series
Glenn Syman
Points are tallied at each regatta, with the overall series winner calculated by allowing each sailor to count 3 regattas from the 4 in the series.

The 2010-11 series saw a total of 51 sailors competing, with the overall series winner being decided in the last race of the last regatta with a match race to the finish line. This year's series promises to be hotly contested by boats from out the North Island (as well as potentially a few South Island visitors).
The Freshwater series this year will also be used as practice by the New Zealand fleet in a build up to the New Zealand Nationals and International Selection Trials being held in New Plymouth in early January (more to come on this), before the final build up to the International Paper Tiger Championships in Melbourne at Easter.

The Paper Tiger fleet is the sixth largest centreboard class in NZ and enjoys an active annual racing and social calendar. This includes a number of championship regattas in the North and South Island and the National Championships, all of which are spread geographically to provide top racing opportunities to all the fleet and to support local clubs.
All NZPTOA recognised regattas are contested at three grading levels (A, B and C) to ensure close competition for competitors at all levels of experience, encouraging the development of skills.

Glenn Syman, Ryan (Rowdy) Leatham, Scott Pedersen - 2011 Paper Tiger North Island Grand Prix Series
Glenn Syman

The Paper Tiger is a catamaran designed by Ron Given of New Zealand in 1968. It is widely sailed in New Zealand and Australia.
Paper Tiger Overall Dimensions
Length: 14 ft (4.3m)
Width: 7ft (2.2m)
Minimum Weight: 110 lbs (50kg)
Sail Area: 100 sq ft (9.2 m2)

For further information please contact Ryan (Rowdy) Leatham on 027 636 6465 or rnleatham@gmail.com

Ryan (Rowdy) Leatham
Publicity Officer
New Zealand Paper Tiger Owners Association
e: rnleatham@gmail.com
w: www.papertiger.org.nz
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