Yachting NZ Briefings for 26 January 2011
Briefings – 26 January 2011
In this issue:
YNZ Life Member passes away
Yachting New Zealand was
saddened to learn and now to inform members that one of our esteemed
Life Members has passed away.
Baron Ralph Von Kohorn of
Wellington, passed away last week and our condolences go out to his
friends and family. He was also a Life Member of the Royal Port
Nicholson Yacht Club.
High Performance & International
Laser Combat to continue at 2011 Sail Auckland
Nine days from the start of competition at 2011 Sail Auckland
Andrew Murdoch has sent a message to his rivals in the Laser class
taking victory in the hard fought Laser National Championships which
wrapped up yesterday off Torbay.
Image © Cathy Vercoe LuvMyBoat.com
Within the NZL Sailing Team [New
Zealand’s elite Olympic campaigners], the Laser class is the best
represented with no less than five of the single-handed sailors meeting
the performance targets required for inclusion. It was those five
sailors who took out the top five places in the open fleet at this
National Champs, with 2008 Olympic representative Andrew Murdoch coming
through victorious on the final day at Torbay.
Murdoch defended his title with
the narrowest of margins winning on count back over Sam Meech from
Tauranga, the youngest of this hot five. Rounding out the podium for
bronze was Josh Junior from Wellington, just one point back. Andy
Maloney placed fourth, and Mike Bullot was fifth in the fleet of 27 for
the Open title.
“After one drop only three
points separated the top four of - Andrew Murdoch and Sam Meech (25
points), Josh Junior (26 points) and Andy Maloney (27 points).
This result illustrates the
intense competition in the Yachting New Zealand elite squad for the one
Laser Olympic spot,” commented Mike Knowsley, from the Laser Association
reporting on the regatta.
Next week a little further south
at Takapuna, it will be all on once more among this group who are all
seeking the single berth on offer for London 2012. Racing at 2011 Sail
Auckland starts on Thursday 3rd February and the Laser class will be
back to battling it out on the water along with the other Olympic,
Paralympic and Invited classes.
The Laser National Championships
and Sail Auckland are the key regattas staged here in New Zealand for
our Olympic Laser sailors. See Mike Knowsley's report for an indepth
account of the Laser Nationals under Local Sailing.
No late entries for Sail Auckland
A reminder to all sailors
wishing to take part – entries close this Friday on January 28th, and NO
LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED.
Organisers advise that as this
regatta is a selection regatta for a number of fleets it is imperitive
that entries are received within the time limit.
Get your entry in now – enter on-line at www.sailauckland.org.nz
Koru Match at Miami OCR
Saiilng Team Match Racers Stephanie Hazard, Susannah Pyatt and Jenna
Hansen are in Miami Florida for Miami OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta)
where they are competing against 23 other world-class teams in the
Elliott 6m women’s match racing.
Miami OCR is the second round of
the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series and racing runs from January 24th –
Koru Match is in Pool C along
with GBR, USA x3, FRA, SWE and CAN, and kicked off on day one with two
wins and one loss, followed up with three wins and one loss on day two
putting them into a repercharge round to fight it out for the two
remaining quarter finals spots on offer.
The girls reported in after day one...
“The conditions were perfect for
racing, an offshore breeze of 12 knots with flat water. The shifts
through the day made racing close and interactive.”
“We started the event with 2
penalties on the French (Le Berre, Ponsar, Ponge) to cleanly win the
race. Next up was team USA (Barkow, O'Reilly, Kratzig-Burnhan) racing
was tight through the pre-start and first beat - however we reaped a
four boat length lead on the first downwind to take the race.”
“Lastly we raced GBR (McGregor,
Rook, McGregor Jnr). Again racing was great but the girls lost the race
when GBR cleared their penalty to windward of the top mark on the final
Going into the regatta the kiwi
team were fortunate enough to have two practice sessions on their course
area where they matched up against France, USA, Germany and
There are plenty of ways to follow the racing:
* live twitter updates (http://twitter.com/RMOCR_CourseF),
* trackers (http://rmocr.ussailing.org/live_4823.htm)
* event website (http://rmocr.ussailing.org/Rolex_Miami_OCR.htm)
Bullets, Breakages and a Blast for Peter Burling
This report from Richard Burling…
Earlier this month Peter
Burling, the NZL Sailing Team’s 49er helm, joined 112 sailors from
around the world to compete in the 2011 International Foiling Moth
Worlds being held just out of Sydney at Lake Macquarie.
Being a development class, Moth
sailors can use a variety of equipment with the wings on the rudder and
centerboard lifting the boat out of the water. The biggest development
talking point was the USA sailors arriving with a “hard wing sail” (as
were used by Oracle in the last Americas cup) which proved very fast up
wind but not quite robust enough for big wind high speed capsizes.
For Peter this was a break from
his 49er Olympic campaign – the moth is a high-profile international
class due to its speed and innovative technology, and the Olympic 49er
sailors were joined by top sailors from the Olympic Laser class, 18 foot
skiff sailors, as well as Moth specialist sailors from around the
Peter reports that the Moth is
one of the very few classes where things happen faster than the 49er and
the aim of the regatta was to have fun as well as for cross-training
for fitness and agility – he certainly managed both.
Peter calculated that he had
only sailed the Moth about 25 days in total before the pre Worlds
regatta– the Australian nationals - which finished a day before the
Worlds started. With help from the “Australian Moth Squad” – a group of
Aussies Mothies practicing on Lake Macquarie, he felt that he was
learning heaps and starting to get on the pace. 4th at the pre-worlds
was very encouraging.
Keep reading Richard’s report on Sail-World.com here>
WAKA Racing earn WMRT 2011 Tour Card
New Zealand’s Phil Robertson and his WAKA Racing crew
have been named in the line-up of world match racing talent to secure a
2011 tour card for the prestigious World Match Racing Tour.
The line up of Tour Card Holders
for the 2011 ISAF World Match Racing Tour has been unveiled and
features an exciting mix of former World Champions, established Olympic
and America’s Cup campaigners and some of the hottest young stars on the
global match racing circuit.
The Tour Card Holders, who
represent six different countries, are guaranteed entry to at least six
of the Tour’s nine events which get under way with Match Race France in
May and concludes with the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia in November when the
top nine teams will be battling for a share of the USD 500,000 Tour
WAKA Racing will go up against...
2011 WMRT Tour Card Holders
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Mascalzone Latino
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing
Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team
Jesper Radich (DEN) Radich Racing Team
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team
Phil Robertson (NZ) WAKA Racing Team
Ian Williams (GBR), Team GAC Pindar
An update from Sara Winther
Sailing Team’s Laser Radial sailor, Sara Winther placed third at the
National Champs which finished yesterday, competing in a fleet of 51
including the women, open radial and youth sailors from around New
Zealand. She wrote this report just prior to the Nationals...
With the Australian racing
season behind me, I am looking forward to the New Zealand summer racing
Since having a short break over
New Year I have been getting stuck into training with my training
partner (and the current apprentice masters world champion) Scott Leith.
Scott and I have been battling it out on the water which has been
awesome – but I think he get s a bit grumpy when I beat him!
After the Nationals, we firstly
pack the container to Europe then we roll into Sail Auckland, which for
the first time is being hosted by my yacht club Takapuna Boating Club.
For as long as I can remember this event has been run out of Kohimarama
Yacht Club, so a change in venue will hopefully bring about some great
racing off Takapuna.
For Sara’s full update visit her website… http://www.sarawinther.com/
SLAM 12ft Skiff Inter-dominions
Aussies were triumphant at the 51st 12 foot Skiff Inter-dominion Champs
sailed recently at Lane Cove, Australia. Nick Press and Brad Yabsley
from Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Sailing Club successfully defended their 2010
Interdominion title, sailing Dimension Polyant to a convincing win in
the final race at the 2011 SLAM 12ft Skiff Interdominion hosted by Lane
Cove 12ft Skiff Sailing Club.
Five-time Interdominion champion
Alex Vallings (NZL) with Fraser Brown and Cameron McDonald filling in
variously as crew, finished the series third overall.
Best placed of the Kiwi entries,
Alex Vallings’ fourth and third places on the final day was enough to
knock Gemmell Sails out of third place on countback, the two finishing
on 29 points each.
Vallings cited “lack of
preparation and maybe I’m too experimental,” as to why he did not finish
in the top spot. I haven’t used my number 2 rig and I’ve only sailed
with my big rig twice – but I haven’t used it for racing yet. I might
have been better using my old rig.”
But the fact he did not come
with a regular crew and sailed with two different crew members he would
never usually sail with, says a lot for Vallings’ sailing ability. “I
need to do more sailing and with a regular crew,” he said.
Tim Bartlett and Adam Miller on
Frankenskiff were the next best placed of the kiwis, finishing in fifth
International Field for 2011 Glenn Family Foundation Kiwi Cup
nations will be competing in the 2011 Glenn Family Foundation Kiwi Cup
being held in conjunction with the New Zealand Access Class
Championships in Napier this week.
photo and this report by David Staley / IACA
The regatta will be hosted by
the Napier Sailing Club in conjunction with Sailability Hawkes Bay from
26-29 January. Three classes will be competing - the Access 303,
Liberty and SKUD 18, which is the two-person Paralympic class. Most of
the competitors are sailors with a disability.
Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel from
Auckland qualified New Zealand for a place in the 2012 Paralympic
Sailing Competition with their performance in the SKUD 18 at Medemblik,
Netherlands last year. It is anticipated they will be battling for top
spot in Napier against another team also qualified for the 2012 Games –
Jovin Tan and Desiree Lin from Singapore. Based on previous encounters
overseas, stronger breezes will favour the Kiwis while light and flukey
conditions will suit the Singaporeans.
Two Australian teams will also
contest the SKUD 18 fleet. Krista Bailey and Russell Phillips from
Melbourne are joined by Genevieve Wickham from Perth who will have
Auckland sailor Hannah Morris on board as sheet hand. Annabelle Tye
(Wellington) with Andrew May (Christchurch) are a new SKUD combination,
but both have performed well in other classes. May won the 2009 Kiwi
Cup while Tye was the highest placed female in that regatta.
In the Liberty fleet, Auckland’s
Brendan Tourelle will probably be the local sailor to beat, but there
is some stiff international competition in this fleet. Magali Moraines,
from Lyon in central France, and Australian sailor Chris Cook finished
one point apart at the 2010 Access Class World Championships in England
last year, with Moraines coming out the winner. The remainder of the
fleet will be made up of up and coming sailors from Auckland and
The Access 303 fleet will
include sailors with a broad range of experience – from novices to
experienced competitors. While the aim of the Glenn Family Foundation
Kiwi Cup is to promote sailing for people with disabilities, the Access
Nationals are open to non disabled and disabled sailors. These classes
are ideal for sailors of all abilities and they allow sailors, even
those with a severe disability, to compete alongside their able-bodied
peers. Above all it is an opportunity for sailors, their families,
supporters, volunteers and coaches to get together and enjoy a great
The Kiwi Cup has been generously
supported by the Glenn Family Foundation, Hooker Pacific Transport,
Mondiale Freight Services and New Zealand Sailability programs.
2011 Laser Nationals - a full range of conditions
This report from Mike Knowsley (who finished eighth in the Laser Radial Masters fleet)...
The progression of a tropical
storm provided a full range of conditions for the 2011 New Zealand Laser
Champs at Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore where racing wrapped up
Image: The Laser Radial Open fleet © Cathy Vercoe LuvMyBoat.com
Andrew Murdoch defended his
National title despite stiff competition from fellow NZL Sailing Team
members, edging out Sam Meech on count back. Jo Aleh, back in the Radial
for this regatta took out her division – the Laser Radial fleet. Keith
Inglis was the convincing winner in the 4.7 fleet, while Mark Page took a
narrow victory in the Laser Masters, and Scott Leith the victor in the
Laser Radial Masters.
On day one the race committee
struggled with dramatic wind shifts between South East and East. The
starting sequence for the men’s Open Standard fleet was abandoned in the
first race. They got away in 5 to 7 knots but dramatic shifts continued
for their first beat. Ultimately a significant left bias affected all
fleets and created a reaching course, overlaying and few passing lanes.
The breeze increased to 10 knots
towards the end of the race and increased again towards the start of
the second. The course was adjusted to the left but after a clean start
for the Laser Standard men the breeze went dramatically right and the
race was abandoned at the top mark.
After the course was reset to
the original heading the Open men got away cleanly again. By then the
Radial fleet was edgy and had a general recall - finally starting under a
The breeze moved even further
right as the Masters Standard then Masters Radial got into their first
Visiting Australian team member
Ryan Paulk scored 1 and 6 to lead Wellingtonian Josh Junior and
Tauranga's Thomas Saunders. Setting Australia up nicely in an unofficial
trans Tasman series.
Jo Aleh was consistent with 2
and 2 to lead the 51 boat combined Radial women, open and youth fleet.
She was chased by Declan Burn, past Splash world champion (4,7) from
Picton and Jack Collinson (10,4) from Takapuna.
The day was described as 'crazy'
by Jo Aleh - returning briefly to the Laser Radial from a 470 campaign
and 'did your head in' according to Mark Orams 2008 Laser Radial Master
Racing was cancelled for day two
as the storm set in. No surprise to the Australian coaches turned back
by the police launch as they motored their RIB up the North Shore from
Day three was dry but high winds
delayed racing till 3:30pm. The race committee made a perfect call
fitting three races in for Open and Masters fleets as the wind moderated
from an only just manageable 25 to 30 knots in the first race through
to 15 knots in the last. The junior 4.7 fleet was initially held on
shore then bought out for the final race with boats coming ashore at
Ryan Paulk (AUS) lost his early
lead with a gear failure in the first race and members of the NZL
Sailing Team, Andrew Murdoch (previous NZ Olympic rep), Josh Junior,
Mike Bullot, Sam Meech and Andy Maloney came through in the challenging
In the 51 boat Open Radial fleet
Jo Aleh lost ground to a consistent Michael Cate and Sara Winther, both
of whom enjoyed the strong conditions.
The final day three was looking
doubtful, but the oscillating and relatively consistent 5 to 9 knot
Southerly held for the three races needed to finish the regatta. Despite
the light conditions waves developed the North Shore making a good
start and clear air essential to maintain boat speed.
With 5, 6, 5 Andrew Murdoch
relied on a count back to take the regatta from Sam Meech. After one
drop - only 3 points separated the top four of - Andrew Murdoch and Sam
Meech (25 points), Josh Junior (26 points) and Andy Maloney (27 points).
This result illustrates the intense competition in the Yachting New
Zealand elite squad for the one Laser Olympic spot to be decided this
Jo Aleh was looking forward to
another light day, but with a 13th in the second race only just managed
to stay two points clear of Michael Cate. Sara Winther was third.
Keith Inglis from Taupo was
comfortable at the front of the 4.7 fleet throughout the regatta with
1,2,2,4,-5,4 ahead of Trent Rippey from Tauranga and Taylor Burn from
A fit and strong Mark Page from
Manly dominated the Masters Standard fleet with 5 bullets out of 8. But
on the light last day an 11 and 13 in the final day left him 1
nerve-racking point ahead of Andrew Dellabarca from Wellingtion and 3
clear from Murray Thom from Auckland.
In the Masters Radial two past
world champions Aucklanders Scott Leith and Mark Orams had a close
battle on points and on the course. But Edmund Tam from Wellington was
hovering and held his nerve on the last day. The final results were very
tight - Scott Leith winning with 20 ahead of Edmund and Mark on 21,
second place going to Edmund on count back.
Many thanks to our fantastic
hosts Torbay SC. And congratulations to the race committee lead by Race
Officer Ian Clouston. They made the very best of the difficult
conditions to get in a full and testing race program.
Next year we are at Worser Bay
Sailing Club in Wellington, and already looking forward to it.
Bay Week Action
Bay of Islands Sailing Week was a huge success offering up a range of
conditions over three days of racing in the picturesque Bay.
Racing was staged over
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week with champagne sailing on day
one, light and shifty on day two topped off with a windy, rainy and
challenging final day.
Attracting a wide range of boats
for fun and competitive racing spectators were treated to the high
paced action of the big tris – Team Vodafone and Triple 8, – the big
boats battling it out for the divisional prizes right down to the 22
strong Flying Fifteen fleet.
Christine Webb was on hand to
catch the action on camera and her photos are published on the regatta
Three Championship titles were
decided at the regatta including the sought after IRC National
Championship which went the way of the crew sailing MRX North Sails
(pictured) edging out Farr 1020 Hard Labour on the final day. Jim
Farmer’s Georgia One was third.
Voodoo, sailed by Simon Manning,
Andy Robertson and Hayden Whitburn (representing Auckland clubs BBYC
and RAYC) won the 2011 Elliott 5.9 Championships sailed as part of the
regatta.Second was Brzo, helmed by Rod Dawson and with owner Nathan
Williams on Bow and Geoff Clark on mainsheet. Third place went to the
Hobo (Rob Ward, Onerahi) in a count back from Zoot Allures (Dave
22 Flying Fifteens took part in
their National Champs which ran in conjunction with Bay of Islands
Sailing Week. With day three too risky for bodies and boats, their final
placings were determined on results from the first two days with Aaron
Goodmanson and Alister Rowlands on Ffortune (Canterbury) first overall.
Second was Barry Thom and Phil Quin on Foreign Affair (Auckland) and
third went to Murray Gilbert and Jonathan Burgess on Ffrenetic
Vodafone screamed across the Bay from Opua at over 34 knots. Safer to
stay clear of this missile - she was almost airborne. On the other side
of the coin, M1 ripped off a spreader in the 2nd race on Day One – then
Tongue Twister experienced compression and ‘there went the mast",
reports Lesley Haslar from the Bay of Islands Sailing Week team.
lost-it in the last race (Passage Division), literally lost it – with
the mast over the side in three pieces. Playbuoy and This Way Up had a
confrontation earlier in the regatta – with the latter over in the Boat
Yard for the rest of the week."
the yachties gave the 2011 Bay of Islands Sailing Week ‘10 out of 10’
as a successful and fun Regatta. Boat racing has its risks; skippers
and crews know how to handle the bad times, the competitive racing is
what it’s all about. Variable winds from Mother Nature are part of the
challenge, pushing the boundaries – pushing these sailing machines to
For all the divisional winners, photos and more see http://www.bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz/
Wellington Harbour Festival ready for kick off
Planning is gearing up for the Wellington Harbour Festival, a month long celebration of sailing during February.
First off the block is the
Wellington Optimist Teams Racing Championships followed by the restart
of Velux 5Oceans race on Waitangi Day. We want to get as many yachts and
launches as possible out on the water to send the sailors on their way
to Punta Del Este.
The following weekend is the
Port Nicholson Regatta, the NZ Interclub Challenge and the Clyde Quay
Model Boat Regatta. A highlight of this weekend will be an appearance by
Emirates Team New Zealand sailing in one of the MRXs.
We then roll into the CentrePort
International Youth Match Racing championships with eight teams from
Australia and New Zealand and as far away as Italy battling it out off
the breakwater at the club. Hopefully our young sailors can retain the
title they won for the club last season.
The Sailing Academy and
Centreport are working together on a ‘Get Out on the Harbour Day” on
Saturday 19 February as an opportunity to get as many Wellingtonians out
on the water as possible.
The last four days of February
sees the Round North Island Race come to town and the Musto Match Racing
Cup get underway on the inner Harbour. Women sailors in the Musto cup
will be vying for selection for the New Zealand Olympic Squad while the
winners of the male section of the Musto Cup will gain a wild card entry
to one of the European regattas in the 2011 World Match Racing Tour.
Meanwhile the Barcelona World
Race will be using Cook Strait as a gate in the two handed round the
world race. Expect to see some of these boats in Wellington during late
February as they take an optional forty eight hour pit stop at the half
way stage of the race.
And to top it all off we are
setting up a “Pop Up! Port Nic Café” on the deck in the weekends during
February. Make sure you plan to come down to the club, have a sailor’s
brunch with your friends and check out all the sailing action … its
going to be a feast!
Find out more at www.rpnyc.org.nz
Optimist Australian National Championships
New Zealand Optimist sailors Tim
Adair, Leonard Takahashi (both from Wakatere) and William Novak (Worser
Bay) competed in the Australian Nationals at Pittwater, Newport north
ith the largest optimist fleet
ever in an Australian regatta, the conditions ranged from 27 knots on
day 2 to 0-2 knots on the final day of racing. The International Team
(our 3 Kiwis plus a Japanese competitor) placed joint 3rd in the teams
The light and extremely fickle
winds on the final two days exhausted the PRO if not the sailors’
enthusiasm with only one race sailed each of those days. Tim Adair
finished in 5th place overall having carried an OCS in his first race
and a cruel wind shift at the bottom mark when leading the final race
which resulted in him narrowly missing a podium spot. Leonard Takahashi
placed 13th overall having achieved a bullet in the final race and also
carrying an early OCS penalty. William Novak finished 23rd overall and a
best result of 2nd place in race 2.
“Our sailors have gained
invaluable experience representing New Zealand at their first
international event which will help them grow as they fulfil their
dreams” commented John Adair, Tim’s Dad and NZIODA team rep.
Full results available here.
Hamilton Opti Sail
young sailors turned up to the Hamliton Yacht Club’s Optisail, coming
from as far away as Kerikeri in the North to Taupo in the south. The
sailors bunk down at the club for four days to live, eat and sleep
The lake and club offer an
ideal, safe venue for the future champions to hone their sailing skills,
make new friends and take back stories and new skills to their clubs.
Dave Smith from Hamilton Yacht
Club coordinates his five keen coaches some who have been coaching at
the Hamilton Optisail for five years.
“I believe this is one of the
best venues for this type of clinic with its safe enclosed waters, easy
access, shifty conditions and open areas for off the water activities.
Dave Smith and his team of helpers run a fantastic program,” said Kim
Admore, Yachting New Zealand’s NZCT Regional Support Officer.
Brad Van Liew first into Wellington in Solo Ocean Race
AMERICAN solo ocean racer Brad
Van Liew made it two wins from two ocean sprints as he sailed into
Wellington, New Zealand, to claim victory in second sprint of the VELUX 5
OCEANS solo round the world yacht race. For the 42-year-old from
Charleston, South Carolina, it brought to an end a gruelling month-long
slog through the Southern Ocean from Cape Town in South Africa alone on
his Eco 60 yacht Le Pingouin.
During the leg, the second of
five that make up the VELUX 5 OCEANS, Brad sailed 7,682 nautical miles
in 30 days, nine hours and 49 minutes at an average speed of 10.53
knots. His win earns him the maximum 12 points and places him firmly at
the top of the VELUX 5 OCEANS leaderboard after two ocean sprints.
Next up for the fleet is Ocean
Sprint 3 – a 5,800 mile race from Wellington to Punte del Este.
Crew wanted for Heritage Vessel in Auckland
Voyager – New Zealand Maritime
Museum is seeking volunteer crew for a Heritage Vessel and will give
Located in downtown Auckland,
you can choose your own days and become part of the crews at Voyager NZ
For more information contact Carol S Forsyth on email@example.com
Instructor Opportunity in Vietnam
High Tide is
a new organization in Vietnam aimed at promoting (and organizing)
water-sport activities. While focussed predominantly on sailing they
will also organize some motor boat events as well.They currently own a
fleet of 21 boats (11 RS Q'BAs, 1 Feva, 2 Visions, 4 ribs [2x3m &
2x5.7m], one 7.5m trimaran, one 11m Beneteau and one 25m motor yacht)
and aim at boosting it to 50 by the end of the year.
High Tide is looking for two
young adventurous certified sailing instructors that are native English
speakers (from New Zealand) to join in the operations in the context of
the RS/Vung Tau Cup 2011.
- Implement good practices,
- Train Vietnamese Staff
- Act as sailing instructors
- Sailing Instruction Certification
- English Native Speaker
- Available for the period of
the RS/Vung Tau Cup 2011 (2 months - late Feb to early April)
- Be ready to extend contract for a period of a year
- Fixed and performance based salary
- Paid round trip flight to Vietnam
- Provided housing and meals on base
For more information, contact Olivier: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a line up of yachting on around the country over the coming two weeks.
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2011 470 Class NZ National Championships, 29th – 31st January 2011
Takapuna Boating Club
Sail Auckland Regatta, 2nd – 6th February 2011
Takapuna Boating Club
New Zealand Masters Games 2011, 3rd – 5th February 2011
Wanganui Sailing Club
Paper Tiger South Island Champs, 5th – 6th February 2011
Naval Point Club Lyttelton
Wakatere Optimist Invitation Regatta, 5th February 2011
Wakatere Boating Club
2011 Timaru Age Group Regatta, 5th – 6th February 2011
Timaru Yacht & Powerboat Club
2011 International Youth Match Racing Championships, 11th – 15th February 2011
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
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