Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

2012-13 North Island Paper Tiger Series underway this weekend

by Rowdy Leatham on 22 Oct 2012
Dave Shaw - 2012 Paper Tiger International Champion - 2012 Maersk Line Paper Tiger International Championships Rachel Leatham

While one group of Multihull enthusiasts will be blasting their way north towards the Bay of Islands in the Coastal Classic this weekend, another equally enthusiastic group will be heading south to Lake Wairarapa for the first event in the 2012-13 Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series.

The 2012-13 Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series kicks off this weekend with the Horowhenua Cup being hosted by the Horowhenua Sailing Club, but sailed on Lake Wairarapa (yes it is confusing).
The event will see over 25 Paper Tigers from all over the North Island competing in spectacular fashion on Lake Wairarapa with racing expected to produce some very tight results.

The event will see competitors throughout the fleet fighting for every position as they attempt to take home the Horowhenua Cup as well as gain points towards the overall North Island Freshwater Series Title which concludes in Taupo mid March 2013.

Contenders for the Cup include class stalwart Peter Robins, as well as a bunch of other up and coming sailors including Scott Barker, Scott Pedersen and Mike Hood if he brings the full package.
With a solid breeze (gale force at this stage) there could be plenty of thrills and spills over the weekend which will ensure plenty of entertainment for the sailors and spectators alike.

The regatta will as always be a friendly and sociable event with most competitors camping on the grass area next to the club and a dinner organised for everyone to attend on the Saturday evening so that war stories from the day (as well as years gone by) can be exchanged.

The Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series is regatta series held over four regattas around the North Island (Lake Wairarapa, Lake Ngaroto, Turangi, and Taupo) during the season.

Points are tallied at each regatta with the overall series winner is calculated by allowing each sailor to count three regattas from the four in the series.

The Paper Tiger is a catamaran designed by Ron Given of New Zealand in 1968. It is widely sailed in New Zealand and Australia.

Paper Tiger Overall Dimensions
Length: 14 ft (4.3m)
Width: 7ft (2.2m)
Minimum Weight: 110 lbs (50kg)
Sail Area: 100 sq ft (9.2 m2)

Ancasta Ker 33 660x82Protector - 660 x 82Naiad

Related Articles

2017 RORC Caribbean 600 – More start images by Tim Wright
Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda.
Posted on 26 Feb
2017 RORC Caribbean 600 start images by Tim Wright
Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tim Wright captured these stunning shots at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 and along the course at St Barths, Barbuda and Redonda.
Posted on 26 Feb
49th Transpac early entry deadline approaches on March 1st
Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race is well underway Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race presented by the Los Angeles Times and organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club is well underway, with 52 monohull and multihull entries from nine nations already signed up for this biennial 2225-mile ocean race, one of the world's oldest having first been sailed in 1905.
Posted on 25 Feb
More winners announced in RORC Caribbean 600
As dawn broke on day five, crews who had finished the race were beginning to arrive back in Antigua. At Dawn on the fifth day, the leading Class40s were approaching the finish. Throughout the race, the battle in the class had been intense, with three yachts taking the lead at various points along the course.
Posted on 24 Feb
Tawera Racing joins Extreme Sailing Series line-up in Muscat
Team has been formed to give New Zealand's sailors a launch pad into the cutting-edge world of foiling multihull racing. The seventh challenger for Act one is announced today in the form of New Zealand-flagged Tawera Racing, which will compete as a full season entry.
Posted on 24 Feb
The 51st Governor’s Cup at Balboa Yacht Club requests applicants
The 2017 Governor’s Cup will be sailed July 17- 22, 2017, at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California The 2017 Governor’s Cup will be sailed July 17- 22, 2017, at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California in Governor’s Cup 22’s. This event is for sailors who will not turn 23 before July 23, 2017. Skippers will be invited based on resume. Requests for Invitation will be available on the Balboa Yacht Club website under “Youth Sailing” and are due by May 12, 2017.
Posted on 23 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 – Epic win for Bella Mente
Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots in a gigantic squall.
Posted on 23 Feb
Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki
Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.
Posted on 23 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 - Rambler 88 takes Monohull Line Honours
George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking Monohull Line Honours.
Posted on 23 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 – Day 3 – Phaedo3 takes multihull line honours
While the multihull race record was not broken this year Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel Phaedo3 held on to win the battle of the trimarans, just 12 minutes ahead of Giovanni Soldini's Italian MOD70, Maserati. The high-speed battle saw the lead change hands at least four times during the race.
Posted on 22 Feb