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Sail Noumea 2012 - What you need to know

by Matthew Woodley on 17 Aug 2011
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Over 50 New Zealand boats have registered an interest with Royal Akarana Yacht Club in Sail Noumea 2012. Sail Noumea is an offshore yachting event to be run in conjunction with the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Cercle Nautique Caledonien.

The three clubs have agreed to collaborate in the conduct of ocean races and passage cruise rallies from Auckland and Queensland to Noumea, with a post event cruise rally.

Races will start from Auckland on Saturday 2nd June 2012 and from Brisbane on Sunday 3rd June 2012.

People intending to join Sail Noumea 2012, those just considering it, and those simply with an interest in the South Pacific Islands and offshore sailing are invited to attend the first seminar of the Sail Noumea 2012 seminar series.

Sponsored by Nouvelle Caledonie Pacific Heart 'Living the Dream of Blue Water Sailing – What you need to know' will be held on Thursday the 25th of August at Royal Akarana Yacht Club from 1900 hours.

The bar will be open from 1800 hours and a selection of finger food will be served. Entry is free of charge. This is a valuable opportunity to meet other sailors who intend to compete in Sail Noumea 2012, learn about New Caledonia, and get an overview from a very experienced professional offshore skipper of the things you need to consider when sailing offshore.

New Caledonia Tourism will give a multimedia presentation showcasing the best on offer in the French tropical paradise so sailors and visitors to the island can plan the perfect pacific island family holiday after the race.

In addition Cris Brodie will present on 'the things you need to consider for offshore sailing'.
Chris is a professional yacht delivery Captain with 200,000 miles experience covering all oceans of the world. He is currently preparing his offshore cruising yacht for another ocean adventure and has extensive knowledge of the Pacific, Indonesia, Indian Ocean and the east Coast USA/Caribbean.

John Muir, offshore education and race advisor of Royal Akarana Yacht Club said 'Cris has the perfect mix of experience and professional qualifications to explain the adventure of offshore sailing and communicate the practical considerations for sailors wishing to join Sail Noumea 2012.'

More information about this Seminar and Sail Noumea 2012 can find it at www.sailnoumea.com. The website is the source of all the latest information and news about the race and includes: A timer counting down the time to the start of the race, boat and crew profiles of current entries, live race tracking when the race is underway, Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, an online entry form, and all the forms required for a paper entry.

The Sail Noumea Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sailnoumea will continue to be updated with useful information. It’s a great way for sailors intending to join Sail Noumea to stay in touch.
Anyone who wishes to attend the seminar or to register their interest in the race can do so by e-mailing Kevin@rayc.org.nz with boat name, e-mail, and phone contact details.
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