Please select your home edition
Edition
Giacomo Yacht Sale

Destiny Bay Wine to help NZ sailor prepare for 2012 London Olympics

by Miranda Powrie on 21 Mar 2011
Each person who donates $100 or more to Miranda’s Olympic training campaign will receive a complimentary bottle of Destiny Bay’s 2006 Destinae wine (rated five stars by Michael Cooper). . ..

Brett Taylor, Director of Global Distribution for Destiny Bay, has announced support for Miranda Powrie’s Olympic sailing bid. The artisan winemaker will donate a bottle of their critically acclaimed wine to each person who pledges $100 or more to help Miranda train for the 2012 Olympics.

'We believe even small artisan winemakers like Destiny Bay can play a role in advancing New Zealand’s visibility on the world stage,' explains Taylor. To encourage support, Destiny Bay is donating some of their recently released wine wine to help raise funds for Miranda to prepare for her Olympic bid. 'Miranda represents the determination, grit and passion for her sport that is an inspiration to us all, and we wanted to find a way that all of us could help her achieve her Olympic dream.'

'To get to the Olympics you need to excel in the tough big fleet racing on the European circuit' says Powrie. 'You can make big gains by training hard in New Zealand, but you still need to practice the real thing'.

Miranda needs support to participate in key regattas in France, Holland, England, Sydney, Melbourne and finally Perth in December. Costs for travel, accommodation, sails, insurance and shipping are substantial.

Each person who donates $100 or more to Miranda’s Olympic training campaign will receive a complimentary bottle of Destiny Bay’s 2006 Destinae wine (rated five stars by Michael Cooper).

'We need a little over 300 donors to raise enough money to help Miranda train so she can represent New Zealand in London in 2012', Taylor said. 'We hope both the opportunity to help one of our women sailing athletes, and enjoy a critically acclaimed bottle of New Zealand artisan wine, will encourage enough people to step forward and help out.'
KZRaceFurlersProtector - 660 x 82C-Tech

Related Articles

Int Moth Worlds - Zhik returns to its spiritual home at 2017 Worlds
Zhik is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships Zhik, the innovative sailing apparel specialist, is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships. And, ten years on, the Moths are returning to their spiritual home on Lake Garda. Zhik and the International Moth class are virtually synonymous with each other.
Posted on 20 Jul
Belcher and Ryan take historic victory at 470 World Championship
Australia’s champion 470 men’s team, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, sailed into history today winning 470 World Championship Australia’s champion 470 men’s team, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, sailed into history today winning the 2017 470 World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dual Olympic medallist Mat Belcher had previously won three World Championships with Malcom Page and now four with Will Ryan, his Rio Olympic crew, and for Belcher that’s his seventh title.
Posted on 16 Jul
470 World Championship titles to Poland and Australia
A nail biting conclusion to the preceding five days of racing came down to medal races at 2017 470 World Championship A nail biting conclusion to the preceding five days of racing came down to the medal races at the 2017 470 World Championship in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Posted on 16 Jul
Medal Race line-up decided at 470 World Championship
Leaderboard shuffles in a packed three-race day for the gold fleet saw teams make the top–ten cut to the Medal Race Leaderboard shuffles in a packed three-race day for the gold fleet saw teams make the top–ten cut to the Medal Race, only to lose it in the next race, as the men’s and women’s fleets featured significant changes in finishing order.
Posted on 15 Jul
470 World Championship - Today was 'the day' for Australia's champions
At the end of racing yesterday, Australian 470 coach Victor forecast that today would be ‘The Day’ and it was. At the end of racing yesterday at the 2017 470 World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece, Australian 470 coach Victor forecast that today would be ‘The Day’ and it was. This morning, at the beginning of Day 5, Australia’s Olympic silver medallists Mat Belcher and Will Ryan were in third place on the leader board 12 points behind triple Olympian Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE).
Posted on 15 Jul
Mental challenge on light & shifty race track see new faces claim wins
When thermal breeze kicks in, it usually does so with certainty but all change today as wind filled into shorter window When the thermal breeze kicks in, it usually does so with certainty, but all change today as the wind filled into a shorter window than usual, forcing the Race Committee to abandon race nine for the men and women gold fleets.
Posted on 14 Jul
470 World Championships - 'Tomorrow is the day'
Just one race was completed in the Gold fleets, with scattered results for the regatta leaders. Just one race was completed in the Gold fleets, with scattered results for the regatta leaders. Three races are scheduled to complete the series, ahead of Saturday’s medal race, and in the words of Australian 470 super coach Victor Kovalenko ‘Tomorrow is the Day!’
Posted on 14 Jul
Poland takes lead in 470 Women - Sweden maintain domination in 470 Men
Final series for the 470 Men and Women got underway today off Thessaloniki, Greece, with two races for each of fleets. The final series for the 470 Men and Women got underway today off Thessaloniki, Greece, with two races for each of the gold and silver fleets.
Posted on 13 Jul
470 Worlds - Day 3 – Young Australians move up the leader board
Another good day for Australian squad sailing on Thessaloniki Bay in northern Greece at the 2017 470 World Championships Another good day for the Australian squad, sailing on Thessaloniki Bay in northern Greece at the 2017 470 World Championships, with two young crews working their way steadily up their fleets.
Posted on 13 Jul
Get better wave forecasts from PredictWind and ECMWF
Predictwind is well-known for accurate wind forecasts but now leads the way with accurate wave forecasts PredictWind is well known for its world leading accurate wind forecasts, but did you know Predictwind also leads the way with accurate wave forecasts?
Posted on 12 Jul