FitzRoy House, on picturesque Great Barrier Island and with the Farr 1020 Rainbow moored off
Tony Bouzaid, former New Zealand Sailor of the Year and twice winner of the World Half Ton Cup passed away suddenly in Auckland last weekend. His service will be held on Tuesday in Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell.
Here courtesy of the Bouzaid family we present some images from Tony's sailing life which covered wins in the Sanders Cup, 12ft skiff Interdominions, two World Half Ton Cups with the Laurie Davidson designed Waverider plus a bevy of national titles.
He was also a key part of his father's firm, Sails and Covers - taking that over with brother Chris on Lou Tercel's death, and expanding it into the highly successful Hood Sails before moving into Structureflex. In the early 90's he moved the Great Barrier Island running a guest house and starting major conservation programs.
Tony Bouzaid (left) Lou Bouzaid (centre) and Chris Bouzaid (right)
Tony Bouzaid at work on the sail loft floor
Tony Bouzaid won two Sanders Cups in the three man X-class - first as a helmsman in 1963 and he won again crewing for Don Lidgard in 1966
Tony Bouzaid centre, with his half Ton winning crew including Olympic Gold medalist Helmer Pedersen (right) and John Sumich (left).
Tony Bouzaid was also a top Sunburst sailor for many years
Delta, winner of the Sanders Cup in 1963, Tony Bouzaid won again crewing for Don Lidgard in 1966
Tony Bouzaid is all smiles after another win in Waverider
Tony Bouzaid became a noted conservationist on Great Barrier Island
Tony Bouzaid - with a warm breeze on his back