sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Whangarei to Noumea Race Reunion - 50 years on
Whangarei to Noumea Race Reunion - 50 years on


'Tarua in full sail Whangarei to Noumea Race 1964. Designed by Herreschoff, and sailed by Brian O’Donoghue, the 36fter finished first overall and was fourth boat home..'       Click Here to view large photo

Fifty years ago, on the 18th of April 1964, the Onerahi Yacht Club held it’s inaugural Whangarei to Noumea Yacht Race.

On the 26th of April this year we will celebrate this event, and the seven others that followed through to 1984, with an afternoon gathering at the OYC Clubrooms at Onerahi.

There will be lots of clippings and photos, memories and memorabilia, gossip and nostalgia.

Did you, or someone you know, participate in any of these great races?

As many of those that were involved will not necessarily be still actively sailing, we are keen to spread the word far and wide to give as many people as possible the opportunity to come along and reminisce.

Rainbow II heading out of Whangarei at the start of the 1967 Whangarei to Noumea Race -  George Layton   Click Here to view large photo


Please pass this information on to anyone you think may wish to be involved.

We cannot undertake to contact sailors direct, we have to rely on the ‘grapevine’ to do the work.

Already we have had contacts from southern NZ and Australia. It should be a lot of fun.

We will be putting more details as they unfold on our club website www.oyc.org.nz, but we can be contacted through the organisers as follows;

E-mail to daveandpatcochran@xtra.co.nz,
Phone Dave Cochran on 0274388911

Rainbow II pictured mid-ocean, being driven hard and with a bone in her teeth, in the 1967 Whangarei - Noumea Race -  George Layton   Click Here to view large photo


by Dave Cochran

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119048

2:13 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014GMT


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


Related News Stories:

06 Feb 2014  OKI 24 Hour race starts this Saturday at Lake Pupuke
05 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 4 - Laser and Laser Radial
05 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 4 - 470, 420 and Nacra 17
05 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 4 - 49ers and 49erFX
04 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 4 - 29ers
04 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 3 - RS:X, Finns and Laser
04 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 3 - Nacra and Paras
04 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 3 - 49er, 29er and 49erFX
04 Feb 2014  Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Images from Day 3 - 49er and 49erFX
04 Feb 2014  2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Day 3 doesn't disappoint
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































































Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   


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