by Dave Mackay
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) are the latest in a long line of successful NZ 470 sailors
Dear 470 friends old and new:
The NZ 470 Association is having a reunion dinner at Takapuna Boating Club. Many of New Zealand's top sailors have passed through the class, and this is a great opportunity to renew friendships and talk about the great contests, how good you really were or could have been - had a few things gone your way ...
The Reunion Dinner is set for Saturday 20th August at Takapuna Boating Club.
All past and present 470 sailors are invited. Old friends can catch up and also meet the new faces on the 470 scene.
Peter Evans and Carl Burling, finished 11th overall in the 2008 470 Worlds, an amazing achievement for two 17 year olds in their first year of sailing in the Olympic two-hander. They ahve been nominated by Yachting NZ for Qingdao in 2008.
New Zealand has a lot of history in 470s going back to 1974. We are is still at the top internationally with our women's team consistently on the podium and our men's team consistently in or near the top 10.
NZ crews in the class have won four world World Championships and and Olympic Silver medal.
New Zealand will be hosting the 470 Junior Worlds at Takapuna in January 2012 which will see many potential medalists for 2016 Olympics competing.
This is not a fund raiser. It's just a get together and a party.
24/01/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trial n°5 - Murray Jones give AC 45 closer look to his son Matthew Jones (crew) and James Turner as they were training in the same area of Hauraki gulf.
Remember - 7pm on 20th Aug at Takapuna Boating Club. Buffet $50 per head to be served at 7.30pm.
Takapuna Boating Club
Tel (09) 4896941