OKI 24hour Race is in its 45th year and is organised by the Murrays Bay Sailing Club as a major fundraiser for the junior and youth programs
Sail-World was there for the finish of the OKI 24 Hour Race on Sunday. The event was sailed on North Shore's Lake Pupuke and had some of New Zealand's top Youth, Open and Masters sailors competing. The event was joined for the first time by a new event the OKI Opti Six Hour race.
Jason Geales (left) and Aaron Hume-Merry, third overall in the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
Winners of the Masters Event received a case of Saint Clair wine at the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
Jessica Barrell (left), Briar Dye-Hutchinson and Erica Dawson winners of the Womens’ class at the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
Peter Montgomery with Nataniel Deverell (left) and Liam Closey winners of the OKI Opti Six Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
A laden trophy table for the 45th edition of the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
ONE Sports’ Martin Tasker interviews Blair Tuke and Chris Dawson (right) aftre the finish of the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
Blair Tuke heads for the bank after the finish of the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
Peter Montgomery provides the commentary, along with some of the large crowd who watched the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke from Sylvan Park grandstand
The Cookson Boats sponsored Laser slips along to the finish line in the light airs that prevailed for the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
Max Andrews (left) with Ray Davies (ETNZ)OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke. The other half of the runners up, Chris Kitchen, had to leave early to race an 18ft skiff, and missed the prizegiving.
Travis Dow (left) and Spencer Loxton (right) with Ray Davies (ETNZ) top Youth crew at the OKI 24 Hour Race, Lake Pupuke
To view Martin Tasker's report on ONE News http://tvnz.co.nz/othersports-news/24hr-sailing-event-adds-twist-2597463/video!click_here
To view YouTube of the Le Mans Start to the 24 hour race, by Colin Preston: