sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Yachting New Zealand gives annual Cruising Award - Not so Australia
Yachting New Zealand gives annual Cruising Award - Not so Australia

'Kerry Farrand accepting the Yachting New Zealand Cruising Award for 2012'    .

Yachting New Zealand have something that Yachting Australia seems to be allergic to - a Cruising Award.

At the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards, year Kerry Farrand received the Yachting New Zealand Cruising Award for his circumnavigation of the globe - a journey in his Beneteau 50 called Irene that took him five years. It wasn't the top award of the night, but at least it was there and recognised cruising as a completely different aspect of the sport of sailing.


'It wasn't a matter of charging around the globe in a Volvo Round the World Race, I wanted to see a bit of the world, too,' he explained to the Northern Advocate after receiving the award. So he left, without any organising committee, without preset route, without outside attention, with only his good seamanship to take him through some of the most challenging situations in remote areas. The trip wasn't without its risks, particularly when passing through the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean on his way to the Red Sea.

'We thought we'd been run down by pirates one night in the Gulf of Aden but it turned out to be a false alarm but it was still pretty scary ... there are some parts of the world that you really need to have your wits about you,' he said.

The waters and the routes he was about to sail were always thoroughly researched and strategies worked out in advance to minimise risk.

Now Farrand has sold the boat he sailed around the globe in to his son and that has provided the impetus to finish off his new boat ... and that's all that's keeping him from doing some more cruising right now.

In the end he rated the South Pacific as the jewel of the crown and the most memorable part of his sailing adventure.

'We really take it for granted because it's so close to us but it really it quite beautiful ... the other part of the world that really grabbed me was Croatia and the islands around it. Its people, culture, architecture and history are so different to what we have down here,' he said.

The Caribbean was another highlight for the Kerikeri Cruising Club member but he said it was overcrowded compared to our part of the world.

The award pales into significance compared with the memories he picked up on his cruising adventure but it still was a 'nice thought', he said. 'It was the last thing I expected and I'm sure there are many others who deserve it more than me but it was a very pleasant evening and I have the cruising club to thank for nominating me.'

With the popularity of cruising increasing at a dramatically greater rate than racing, one wonders how long it will take Yachting Australia to give a tiny recognition to this section of the sport. There are Australians undertaking amazing journeys, through the Northwest Passage, down to Antarctic, around Australia, sometimes in record times and sometimes non-stop, but as far as Yachting Australia is concerned, with the exception of the heroic Jessica Watson, they may as well not exist.


by Nancy Knudsen

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104254

5:13 AM Fri 30 Nov 2012GMT


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


Related News Stories:

08 Oct 2012  Furuno wins its 205th Award for marine electronics
22 Jun 2012  Another 90-year-old sailor and skipper discovered
01 Jun 2012  Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club creams the Honours
18 May 2012  Yacht Feature: Antares III Best Sailing Yacht Award
07 Mar 2012  Cruising Club of America recognises great sailing achievements
22 Feb 2012  Bravery Award for volunteer who rescued seven
20 Feb 2012  European Yacht of the Year, Performance Cruiser: Pogo 12.5
05 Feb 2012  Far Horizons Award 2011 to sailors who 'helped out island schools'
01 Feb 2012  Royal Yachting Association Club of the Year 2012 finalists announced
01 Feb 2012  Blue Water Medal for 2011 awarded by Cruising Club of America
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


































ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   


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