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Images from the Marine Trades Challenge - On the water action

'The winning crew fron C-Quip - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The Marine Trades Challenge was staged again this year with teams of young apprentices from 15 organisations and three schools participating.

Their task was to build a boat from supplied kit inside three hours, and then then paddle, sail and finally motor their craft around a triangular course.

Two heats were held to pick the finalists. Plus three schools entered a separate event - all three coming from outside the Auckland area.

Here the action from on the water

2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Tense times ashore in the Members Stand - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

One of the schools find that a rudder is not really an optional design feature - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Plenty of right of way issues at the first mark - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Start of the Final - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Peter Montgomery did his usual top job with the commentary - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Southern Spars were second home in the Final - 2012 Marine Trades Challenge -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by Richard Gladwell

  

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