sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Karma Police with Unitec crew competes in Coastal Classic

Karma Police with Unitec crew competes in Coastal Classic

'Karma Police - 2011 Coastal Classic - 2011'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Karma Police, the first carbon composite race boat built at Unitec based on the design of Marine Technology lecturer Rob Shaw, saw action again in the biggest race in New Zealand over the Labour Day weekend.

Earlier in the week Rob announced their participation in the Coastal Classic which began at 10am on Friday 21 October from Devonport Wharf in Auckland, and finished 119 nautical miles up the coast, off Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands. On the crew were Unitec CAT Boatbuilding graduates Blair Gerard and Paul Flett with Benny Butcher currently studying towards the Boatbuilding National Certificate at Unitec.

The lightweight canting-keel racer measuring just 9.1 meters finished second overall in the Round the North Island Race held early this year. It has also garnered third place in the 2010 HSBC Coastal Classic Race and second place in the 2010 Bay of Islands regatta in the two short years it’s been in the water.

These are but some of the projects that Unitec’s marine staff and graduates continually involve themselves in to stay on top of training and education in the marine industry, one of New Zealand’s largest manufacturing sectors.

Karma Police, the Shaw 9 owned by the designer, Rob Shaw - HSBC Premier Coastal Classic  Cathy Vercoe LuvMyBoat.com?nid=89855  

The Unitec crew was reinforced by two veteran sailors this year, Stu Wilson, who has been on multiple round-the-world races, and Derek Saward who has recently taken up a full-time sailing position at EmiartesTeam New Zealand working towards the next Americas Cup campaign in San Francisco. Both sailed in the Coastal Classic on the boat in 2009.

Karma Police was fast out of the start holding onto several much larger yachts, and went on to finish 8th fastest monohull to Russell and 7th on handicap taking a fraction over 12 hours to complete the 120nm course.

*Related photos available by clicking here?nid=89855




by Gia Dumo

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89855

5:58 AM Sat 22 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Kiwi Yachting Generic

Related News Stories:

28 Apr 2014  Lewmar launches 110TT bow thruster
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
24 Oct 2013  Safe Anchoring with Easy Installation with New AA570 Wireless Counter
29 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - It's over
09 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - Day 3 Reviewed
02 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - Back on the water
29 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - The Cup is ours
18 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - 'Dive, Dive, Dive!'
09 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Dean Barker hits out at Oracle Team USA
06 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Dean Barker - Return to the Bay
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT