Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - RG

Ten teams line up for RNZYS Harken Teams Regatta 2013

by Amber Roberts on 8 Mar 2013
The RNZYS Schools series will be sponsored by Harken Ivor Wilkins/Offshore Images http://www.offshoreimages.com/

Ten teams of talented youth sailors from schools around New Zealand are descending on the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for this weekend’s Harken Schools Regatta.

This event was established in 2007 by the then RNZYS Youth Committee as a great way to showcase the Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme amongst school age sailors in the wider Auckland Region. Also at that time Harken New Zealand signed up as naming rights sponsor and has generously continued to support this growing event ever since.

The event has now grown to attract schools from across New Zealand; as far south as Canterbury and as far north as KeriKeri, and is considered a fun opportunity for school teams to enjoy the excitement of the Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme Elliott 7 metre yachts and try some small keelboat racing.

Schools are invited to enter a team of four; helm, main, trim and bow and this year's teams are;

1. Canterbury combined schools team
2. Hutt International Boys School
3. King's College
4. Mahurangi College
5. Rangitoto College
6. St. Kentigern College
7. Long Bay College
8. KeriKeri High School
9. Auckland Grammar School
10. Westlake Boys High School



The St. Kentigern College team are back with skipper Michelle Tait and are keen to defend their 2012 victory!

Registration and briefing commence at 9am Saturday, with racing scheduled to start at 11am. Nine fleet races are scheduled to be held and the racing area is just off the Westhaven seawall in front of the Squadron Clubrooms.

Racing is scheduled to being at 10am on Sunday with Prize giving and BBQ from 3pm.

For any spectators watching, the team number above corresponds to their BIG boat number on the mainsail - so easily identifiable from onshore.

For regular updates and results throughout the regatta check our website www.rnzys.org.nz / Youth Programme and ‘Like’ our RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme Facebook page.
Hamilton Island LuxuryX-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 1Zhik Warehouse Sale 660x82

Related Articles

Superyacht Cygnus Montanus glides out of Auckland destined for Sweden
Cygnus Montanus is the first new build by Yachting Developments in four years. She departed New Zealand in July. Cygnus Montanus is the first new build by Yachting Developments in four years. After starting her design life as a cafe racer, for a Swedish owner, she became orientated more towards ocean passages. She is a step up in size from the owners' previous yacht, of the same name, a Swan 77. Built in West Auckland, the hull, spars and sails all came from companies just a few kilometres apart.
Posted on 31 Jul
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron now hiring for two new Sailing roles
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is adopting a new structure within its Sailing department One of the world's leading yacht clubs, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is adopting a new structure within its Sailing department and as such two new roles have been created and a recruitment process begun.
Posted on 18 Jul 2015
Harken Young 88 Nationals- Team NZ crews back to regain title
The Young 88’s reputation for hard but fair and fun racing has attracted some top America's Cup crews this weekend The Young 88’s reputation for hard but fair and fun racing has brought America's Cup sailor Jeremy Lomas back to one hull this weekend. He is skipper of Flash Gordon with some well know teammates including Dean Barker and James Dagg as crew.
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
Knight Frank Racing -T2 Soft-Attach double and Lead Rings from Harken
Knight Frank 18ft skiff, who recently launched a new boat, has introduced some of the latest products from Harken Knight Frank 18ft skiff, who recently launched a new boat, has introduced some of the latest products from Harken onboard. Harken has released two new products in recent months that further expands on their top quality range of sailing hardware.
Posted on 27 Feb 2014
Thunderstorms rain on the parade on Day 3 of Harken International
The penultimate day of competition in the 2013 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship. . The penultimate day of competition in the 2013 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club only saw the completion of stage one on a benign Pittwater today with just four matches sailed.
Posted on 24 Nov 2013
Auckland Cup- TeamVodafoneSailing drops rig on opening day
Drama struck on the opening day of the 2013 Auckland Regatta when the ORMA60 Team Vodafone Sailing was dismasted Drama struck on the opening day of the 2013 Auckland Regatta today when the high-profile trimaran Team Vodafone Sailing was dismasted while sailing in light conditions. The mast on the high-performance record-setting multihull came down in light winds during the third race of the regatta. According to eye witnesses, the 18m catamaran came off the startline in good order and less than a minute l
Posted on 22 Mar 2013
Harken Youth International- RNZYS crew wins by a 3 second margin
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2013 Scott Barnes and his team of Jackson MacFarlane, Rawiri Geddes and Michael Boucher representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron win the Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2013! Barnes beat Adam Middleton (RPNYC) 2 nil in this afternoon’s final. Barnes took the first race by 36 seconds, and in the second Middleton came back on the second beat. The wind was shifty and Midd
Posted on 24 Feb 2013
Barnes & Gilmour lead on Day 2 of the RNZYS Harken Youth International
Scott Barnes (RNZYS) and Sam Gilmour (RFBYC) still hold the lead with 8 wins each on day two of the RNZYS Harken Youths Scott Barnes (RNZYS) and Sam Gilmour (RFBYC) still hold the lead with 8 wins each on day two of the RNZYS Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships 2013. After another day of impressive close racing on the water, the duo hold a two point advantage over the four next placed skippers all tied on 6 wins each.
Posted on 22 Feb 2013
14 Teams in RNZYS Harken Youth International Match Racing title
Fourteen teams of talented youth sailors from around the world arrive at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for this w Fourteen teams of talented youth sailors from around the world arrive at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for this week’s Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships. Teams from Sweden, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand are getting ready to do battle on the Waitemata Harbour for the illustrious Harken Cup!
Posted on 19 Feb 2013
Hazard and Steele into all NZ final - Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing
Defending Harken international youth match racing champ Dave Hazard and Chris Steele will contest an all Kiwi final Defending Harken international youth match racing champion Dave Hazard and Chris Steele both representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will battle it out in an all Kiwi final tomorrow after convincing wins in their semi finals in the 20th Harken International Youth Match racing championships on day three on Pittwater today, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
Posted on 24 Nov 2012