Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars

Royal Port Nicholson Youth Scheme team wins 2012 Governors Cup

by Josh Junior on 23 Jul 2012
The winning crew from Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club - Governors Cup 2012 Josh Junior

Royal Port Nicholson Youth Scheme's Tim Coltman, James de Lisle and Adam Middleton have won the 2012 Governors Cup in style. Coltman and his team defeated Dave Hazard from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 3-0 in the final.

'We are so excited to have won the Gov’s Cup' Coltman commented. 'We have been improving all week, we have been fast, and we knew we could win the Gov’s Cup' Coltman went on to say.

Gov’s Cup is held out of the Balboa Yacht Club, Newport Beach, California. 12 teams from 4 nations Including Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and USA made up a very tough field. With plenty of sunshine and steady winds, there was plenty of action through out the whole week of Match Racing.

'It wasn’t all plane sailing for us' Middleton mentioned. After the round robin stages the Youth Scheme Team made it into the semi finals with only two points separating them from being eliminated. From there they had to take on defending champion and series leaders, Nevin Snow from the San Diego yacht Club in the Simi finals.

On the Final day of the regatta Coltman and team were on fire. They closed out there semi final winning the series convincingly 3-1. From there they progressed to the finals. The experience of Coltman started to show, applying pressure throughout the whole first match, Coltman and his Youth Scheme Team came away with the first scalp. From there Tim Coltman, James de Lisle and Adam Middleton went onto win the next two matches and take the finals series in a well deserved victory 3-0.

Wellington Spirit Sailor Matthew Steven has been working with the team and coached them over at the Gov’s Cup. 'It is fantastic to see the continued depth and skill of sailors that are coming out of the Wellington Youth Scheme Programme, this is Tim's last Youth Match Racing Event, and so it’s great to see him finish his youth sailing on a high' Matt explained

For more stories visit: www.rpnyc.org.nz/club/news [Sorry, this link had a problem]!website

Final Standings:

1 Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club
2 Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
3 Cruising Yacht Club if Australia
4 San Diego Yacht Club
5 Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
6 Balboa Yacht Club
7 Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
8 Mission Bay Yacht Club
9 San Francisco Yacht Club
10 Gotesborgs Kungliga Segel Sallskap
11 Chicago Yacht Club
12 Newport Harbor Yacht Club
Protector - 660 x 82North Sails NZ 2017 - 3DiBailey Insurance

Related Articles

America's Cup - Russell Coutts takes charge at Manly Sailing Club
Sir Russell Coutts has gone from running the America's Cup to running a small yacht club on Auckland's Hibiscus Coast, 'He can be commodore as long as he wants the job,' Bennett said. 'We don't have set terms here. 'He's said he's done with the America's Cup so has time and he's also said he needs something else to get his teeth into. All of a sudden, he's like a big dog with a bone.'
Posted on 25 Jul
NZL Sailing Team - Indifferent day puts Kiwi 470 crew out of medals
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox will look to win tonight's medal race to finish the 470 world championships in Greece Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox will look to win tonight's medal race to finish the 470 world championships in Greece on a good note after they dropped out of medal contention overnight (NZ time). The Kiwi pair went into the penultimate day in fourth but a 27th on the third and final race overnight saw them drop to ninth and out of medal contention.
Posted on 15 Jul
Safety at Sea Triple Series - NZ Rigging 60 a drifter
Over 90 boats started the NZ Rigging 60 in light winds and showers on Saturday July 8 in the inner Hauraki Gulf. Over 90 boats started the NZ Rigging 60 in light winds and showers on Saturday July 8 in the inner Hauraki Gulf. Despite the six separate starts for the nine divisions, the fleet were soon bunched up together in Moutihe Channel waiting for breeze.
Posted on 11 Jul
O'pen BIC - 87 junior sailors take part in Forward Sailing Winter Cup
Sailors across three fleets from all over New Zealand, Australia and Rarotonga came together at Manly Sailing Club What a weekend! Sailors across three fleets from all over New Zealand, Australia and Rarotonga came together at Manly Sailing Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula for the second annual Forward Sailing NZ Winter O’pen BIC Cup this past weekend July 7-9.
Posted on 10 Jul
Encouraging outlook for O’pen BIC class and junior sailing in NZ
The New Zealand O’pen Bic class association has today launched a new website and online events calendar The NZ O’pen BIC class association has launched a new website and online events calendar to support the significant momentum that has been generated. The class is going from strength to strength in NZ and expecting a fleet of about 75 boats for the next event in July. The class gained official class status in NZ earlier this year and the 2017/18 season calendar already boasts 14 nationwide events.
Posted on 20 May
King of the Waitemata - Foiling Kites take on 18ft Skiffs over 34km
The inaugural King of the Waitemata Regatta was held today, based out of the Takapuna Yacht Club. The inaugural King of the Waitemata Regatta was held today, based out of the Takapuna Yacht Club. The regatta is a counter clockwise, 34 kilometre circumnavigation of Auckland’s Rangitoto and Mototapu Islands open to any wind powered vessel. A number of trials had been run over the past 12 months indicating that a time of less than 60 minutes on a foiling kite could be achieved with the right
Posted on 15 May
Auckland Grammar win NZ Secondary Schools Team Sailing Champs
A record thirty-six teams competed at the 2017 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships A record thirty-six teams competed at the 2017 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships held at Sandspit Yacht Club, Algies Bay, during the last week of April. Teams came from as far away as Wanaka and the Cook Islands.
Posted on 30 Apr
Sailing World Cup - Meech scores vital race win in Laser at Hyeres
Rio Olympic Bronze medalist, Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed on Wednesday Rio Olympic Bronze medalist, Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed on Wednesday at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France. He climbed from 11th to fourth overall with the result and is well placed
Posted on 26 Apr
Twice Whitbread Round the World Race skipper Digby Taylor dies
Digby Taylor who master-minded, built and skippered two Whitbread Round the World Racers has died of a heart attack. Digby Taylor who master-minded, built and skippered two Whitbread Round the World Race campaigns, has died of a heart attack. He was in his early 70's. Taylor was the leading force behind two Whitbread Round the World race campaigns.
Posted on 20 Apr
NZ Optimist Nationals - Murrays Bay's Seb Menzies wins in fine style
Murrays Bay sailor sailor Seb Menzies has convincingly won the 2017 Toyota Optimist Nationals sailed over Easter Murrays Bay sailor sailor Seb Menzies has convincingly won the 2017 Toyota Optimist Nationals sailed over Easter in Napier. Only two races were able to be sailed on the Final day due to light winds and a general recall, delaying the final start beyond the allowed time limit.
Posted on 19 Apr