by RNZYS Media
Close racing in the 2009 BMW Sailing Cup
The wild weasther that hit the northern half of the North Island on Saturday mean't racing was confined to just the Sunday 2 March.
Eventual winner was Roger Pagani and his crew from his Young 88, Triple 8. Roger and his crew now go on to an all-expenses paid trip to race in the World Final in Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy from 21-26 April 2009, a fantastic, prestigious event open to all qualifying amateur skippers and crew.
The BMW Sailing Cup was scheduled to be sailed on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March, in MRX yachts, with crews of six. It was free for all qualifying crews to compete in.
The BMW Sailing Cup is the foremost amateur sailing series in New Zealand, and is based on the successful model of the BMW Golf Cup, the world’s largest and longest running amateur golf tournament.
The skipper and crew from the winning boat in each division at BMW Auckland Regatta (including IRC, and multihulls) were eligible to compete in the BMW Sailing Cup. All crew members have to be amateur sailors to qualify.