sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Rebuilding the Young 88 Fleet: 2013 Knight Frank South Island Champs
Rebuilding the Young 88 Fleet: 2013 Knight Frank South Island Champs


'FM Akaroa 2012 2 - Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Champs'    MIKE LEYLAND

Defending South Island Young 88 Champion, Milton Bloomfield, described last year’s contest as the toughest event he’d sailed in the last 10 years. This year’s event is expected to be just as competitive.

While Bloomfield’s boat, Incantare, has been sold, Milton and his crew will defend their title on Akaroa based yacht, Shebeen. To be sailed on 2-3 March in Lyttelton Harbour the Knight Frank Young 88 South Island Championship is expected to provide close and competitive sailing.

medres 2Y88 Knight Frank Pic - Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Champs -  MIKE LEYLAND  
Dunedin yacht, Meltdown, has made the trip to Lyttelton for their second attempt at the South Island title. Owner/skipper Richard Hawkins is a previous national winner in the Ross 780, Noelex 22 and Noelex 25 Classes. Building on their third placing in last year’s event they are expected to come back very strong this year. Second in the fiercely contested series last year, Flying Machine (Craig Edwards), will be competing amongst a fleet of local yachts including Phil Folter’s Full Circle and Legacy II (Colin Lock).

The event will, this year, be held in conjunction with the Presidents Cup Canterbury Keelboat Champs. It will be a busy weekend at Naval Point who will also host the 420 South Island Champs, the Finn South Island Champs and the Naval Point Regatta for all classes this weekend. Since the devastation and disruption of the earthquakes Naval Point Club has rebounded. A steady increase in participation in all areas of club activities has seen record levels in many club events. This weekend is expected to yield one of the biggest turn outs of racing yachts in recent memory. Club membership is also growing steadily with memberships now at a record level exceeding membership pre quake.

Sponsors, Knight Frank, are supporting the Young 88 event for the third year. MD Layne Harwood, originally from Auckland, is keen to encourage Class keelboat racing in Canterbury. 'The Young 88 is a fantastic Class' he says. 'Many would be surprised at the standard of competition amongst the top boats here in the South Island and we are very proud to be part of this event'

Further info…

Craig Edwards: Young 88 Association 0274 344 245
Ross May/Ken Camp NPCL (03) 328-7029
Milton Bloomfield: Shebeen 021 317 872
Richard Hawkins: Meltdown 027 446 0872


by Mike Leyland

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106932

6:53 PM Mon 25 Feb 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

24 Feb 2013  Murray's Bay SC's Oki 24-Hour Race to be sailed March 9 - 10
24 Feb 2013  Harken Youth International: RNZYS crew wins by a 3 second margin
24 Feb 2013  MRX championships taken out by David Wood
21 Feb 2013  Lion Foundation ensures future of 'Waitangi'
21 Feb 2013  Barnes and Gilmour share lead on Day 1 of RNZYS Youth Int Match Racing
20 Feb 2013  Barfoot and Thompson Whangaparoa’ RS:X and Techno Nationals
16 Feb 2013  Images of the Waitemata: Millennium Cup another great day's racing
16 Feb 2013  Semi finalists are confirmed on Day 3 of the CentrePort champs
16 Feb 2013  Did you miss Sail-World's latest NZ newsletter for February 13, 2013?
16 Feb 2013  Barfoot & Thompson Whangaparoa Techno and RS:X Nationals. Day 1
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,


























America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul


IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   


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