Two of the Sir Peter Blake skippered Round the World race yachts, Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand - Viaduct Harbour May 5, 2012. Both are now owned by the NZ Sailing Trust.
There are a still crew positions available to race in the Coastal Classic with us on board Lion New Zealand.
Lion New Zealand was built for Sir Peter's 1985/86 Whitbread Around the World Race attempt and is perfect for the windy conditions we are currently experiencing. The race will take 10-20 hours depending on the conditions and there are opportunities to sail back to Auckland on her also if you would like to make a weekend of it.
This is a perfect opportunity to share a father and son or mother and daughter weekend, young people are welcome, 13 years or older with a parent. No experience is required, the professional crew on board will teach you all you need to know to experience the race of a lifetime.
You will be sailing on board with our newly appointed Skipper Alistair Moore, a very experienced yacht racer and was crew for Sir Peter Blake on Seamaster so has lots of history to share if you are interested. The crew will gather on Lion New Zealand at 8.30am on Friday the 25th October, the race starts at 10am so plenty of time to get to know each other and the boat before the starting gun.
As a Trust we need to cover our costs for the race, the contribution to costs for the Coastal Classic is $450.00 per person. To race with us you will also need to become a member of the Trust, membership is included in the contribution. You will receiving the following benefits from becoming a member of our Trust:
- Access to organised Auckland Harbour races, typically the Friday Rum Races - selected number throughout the year (race fee applies)
- Priority selection for crew positions in race events, both inshore and off shore (race fee applies)
- Priority selection for vessel deliveries and evening/weekend sails as organised by the Trust
- Invitations to Official Engagement Events
- Opportunities to assist in the maintenance of our vessels
- Discounts on Trust Clothing through our sponsor Events Clothing
- 15% discount on a charter booking
- Regular communication via e-mail newsletters
For more information or a booking form contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 215 0762. If you know someone that might enjoy this experience please share this news item with them, thank you for supporting our Trust!