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Yachting NZ Briefings for 5 April 2011
– 5 April 2011
Yacht Club SurveyAnother two years has rolled by and once again it is time
for the Yachting New Zealand 2011 Yacht Club Survey – this year it’s on-line.
We only require one completed survey from each Yacht Club and it’s
due back before 20 May 2011. We know it takes a little time and
effort, (hopefully not too much) and we really appreciate your help and
YNZ has been conducting the survey since 1999 and it
allows us to monitor overall Club membership throughout New Zealand and also to
get an idea of whether you think we’re doing a good job, and where we can do
The YNZ website has a link to the on-line survey, tips on completing
it, a pdf copy of the survey which can be downloaded and printed, and also a
list of Clubs noting those that have completed and submitted the Survey
Performance & International
World Cup, Spain: Light and shifty on day two
Racing continued for the kiwi Olympic class sailors in
Spain overnight sailing day two of the ISAF World Cup Regatta with very
different conditions to those experienced on day one.
Image © Jesús
After some postponements a light and shifty 10-15 knot
offshore breeze filled in and racing got underway. The change in conditions
produced some shuffling across the leader boards.
The performance of the
day from the NZL Sailing Team came from Jo Aleh and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher who
mastered the light and came away with two guns on day two. This sees them climb
from fourth up to second overall lying two points adrift of the Japanese pair in
New Zealand’s young duo in the Men’s 470 of Paul Snow-Hansen
and Jason Saunders couldn’t repeat their double gun of day one, but sailed
respectably finishing 13th and then cross fourth in race two. A subsequent DSQ
in that last race hurts the pair in the standings dropping to 22nd on the
A third and a second on the water saw Dan Slater improve his
standing in the Finn event overnight moving up to fifth overall after starting
the day in 12th. On 20 points Slater is in easy reach of the two sailors lying
third and fourth both sharing 19 points.
The other big mover was wind
surfer Tom Ashley who went a long way to right his wrongs of day one returning
to shore after adding a sixth and a win in the two races completed.
promised, a better day today!” says Tom Ashley. “Much more reasonable
conditions, but more importantly I didn't sail like a ‘muppet’ so results were
much more respectable”
“First race was sailed in a very shifty 11-15 knot
offshore wind. Had a great start, headed to the right and then decided to cross
to the left hand side about halfway up the first upwind. Not the best decision
in the end as the right came good and all the guys who went that way beat me to
the top mark. I rounded about 12th and then caught up as the race went on to
Lack of wind interrupted the start of race two for the Men’s
RS:X fleet, but after a long delay the race started at 4pm local time and Ashley
won the race and climbs back into the top ten on the board.
“I got a
great start and rounded the top mark first, then got away a bit on the first
downwind so the rest of the race was relatively comfortable,” says Ashley. “I'm
looking forward to the next few days of racing. Will keep you all posted on
New Zealand’s five Laser sailors played some leader board
snakes and ladders with Andrew Murdoch now the best placed of the kiwis in fifth
place. Mike Bullot is also inside the top ten with Andy Maloney and Sam Meech in
13th and 14th respectively.
Racing resumes late evening Wednesday (New
Zealand time) with live updates and race news available from the regatta
website. Another three days remain; the regatta finishes in Spain on Friday
April 8th. Read more>
ISAF Sailing World Cup
NZL Sailing Team on Facebook
Racing second in SydneyThe kiwi team of
Danielle Bowater, Katie de Lange, Bianca Cook and Hannah Osborne competed in
Sydney recently at the 2011 Harken International Women’s Match Race Regatta,
sailing through to the grand finals and finishing second to Katie
Here’s their wrap from the business end of the regatta…
Yesterdays semi finals we started in 15- 20 knots of fresh westerly
wind, we had picked Stephanie Doyle for our match and beat her convincingly 2-0
securing our position for the grand final against Katie Abbott.
race of the finals started in light breezes; we won out of the pre-start and
were leading up the first beat to the top mark until a wind shift leading to an
abandonment of the race. The second start was similar this time however Katie
had the lead when again the race was abandoned due to a wind shift.
the third race the windshift came through too late for an abandonment however we
did call for a protest hearing for redress due to unfair conditions, but nothing
could be done and Katie's win stood.
The course was moved before the
second race was held, and the breeze shifted to the south, and the race started
in very light 2-7 knots. Through many lead changes we managed to come through on
the last downwind to win the race, settling the score back to one all.Being
3.15pm and the race committee desperate to get another race away before the
3.30pm deadline we rolled straight into another start. With two pre-starts
abandoned due to windshifts, we were towed to our respective ends for the last
minute chance of a start. Katie lead off the start with a split early on, with
us rounding the bottom mark right on her tail and with better speed upwind
managed to stay in phase and on her air to round the top mark clear ahead. The
fickle shifty wind down the last run enabled Katie to sail over us and win by 3
seconds, winning the regatta and the title for the 2011 Harken International
Womens Match Racing Regatta.
For all the regatta updates, with blow by
blow accounts of each race, go to the CYCA website.
Blind Sailors place secondThe NZL Blind Sailing Team competed in Perth late last
month at the IFDS Disabled Sailing International Championship, 2011, Homerus
Blind Match Racing.
The kiwi team including Russell Lowry (helm), Tom
Donaghy and Paulien Eitjes with Gary Smith as coach, were beaten in the grand
final by GBR’s Vickie Sheen and crew.
“We arrived down at the final
briefing and breakfast to see the light NE breeze blowing in. The Race Committee
requested that we start early as the wind was expected to drop,” reports the NZL
Blind Sailing Team.
“The Team stuck to our game plan, shut GBR out on
the Yellow (starboard) pin and had a good two boat length lead as we crossed the
start-line. The GB team, that sails in Sonars coped with the increase in wind
from 10 to 15knots at this point, and sailed around us. Not to be undone, we
came back to be three boat lengths behind at the weather mark. The rest of the
race was just follow the leader, with the GBR team finishing in
“Race Two and we had a boat change and a Starboard start. Not a
great start but this time we had more upwind height and speed, and sailed away
from the GBR team. As the breeze shifted and clagged, we ended up 2.5 mins in
front. Huge lead and easy win.
“Race Three. GBR got out to a good start,
but by the windward mark the game had closed. This time the two teams remained
close, until at the bottom mark, our mainsheet came loose. Tom 1:1 sheeted the
main on the beat, fortunately the wind was only eight knots. Close downwind,
but GBR got in for win two.
“Race Four, the wind had dropped to a light
shifty, NE. Both boats slow to start, Initially the GBR boat had a head start
and then we looked good. Both boats close around the course, we led by a boat
length at the final windward mark. GBR sailed well down wind, with the boats
side by side with 100m to go. GBR got a wee puff of breeze and slipped over the
finish line for a 3-1 final result.”
The Championship was sailed in Sonar
keelboats using the Homerus Autonomous Sailing system. Three acoustic buoys,
each with a unique signal, defined the course and boats had their own sound
signal that changed when on port or starboard tack.
three sailors classified as B1, B2 or B3 under the IBSA Classification System
with a collective maximum of 5 IBSA points. All helms were classification B1
and the gender was mixed, with a minimum of one female and one male team
member. A sighted observer appointed by the race committee was also aboard.
reflects at Equator crossingThe only kiwi in the 2010-2011 Barcelona
World Race, Andy Meiklejohn sent through this update last Sunday. Mieklejohn
is on board Hugo Boss, (formally Pindar) along with Wouter Verbraak, crossed the
equator early Sunday and are lying mid-fleet. The first boat home -
Virbac-Paprec 3 - arrived into Barcelona on Monday.
We’re now 300 miles North of
the equator having crossed it on Sunday morning NZ time. The leaders, Virbac
Paprec 3 of Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron of France are now just a few miles
from the Finish in Barcelona.
For myself and Wouter onboard Hugo Boss,
the race has been a mix of emotions both high and low, but overall we are left
with a sense of what if. What if we were a little quicker in the light and were
in a better position leaving the Med, what if we didn’t have our mainsail, mast
track or generator issues, what if we hadn’t needed to stop in the Falklands,
too many to dwell on!
What we have had is an incredible opportunity to
race shorthanded non-stop around the world. With 14 boats, that’s only 28 crew,
less the half of the number that take part in the Volvo Ocean race each time. I
have been able to break out of my comfort zone of being a bowman in a team of 10
and show other skills. Helming this boat at 30 knots through white out
conditions where we have 2 inches of snow in the cockpit, Ice coating the mast
and rigging and 40 – 50 knots of wind is not for the faint hearted and not
something most professional sailors get the chance to do.
This race is a
true mix of skill, endurance and management and given the History New Zealand
has with the Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race, it would be a shame not to see a
new Zealand entry in the next edition. Certainly it’s something I will be
working on! So as we head up the final stretch of the Atlantic, we are looking
for one final chance to gain back some miles on the guys in front, if it
presents itself, we will be there to grab it!
24 Hour RaceThe North Shore’s beloved OKI 24-Hour Race was raced on
Lake Pupuke over the weekend.
In the ‘Legends of Sailing’ race first
place went to Emirates Team New Zealand (Ray Davies and Stu Bannatyne), with
Oracle Racing One (James Spithill and Dirk De Ridder) in second
The Open OKI was won by NSA Tax sailed by Thomas Saunders, who won
the youth division last year and won gold for New Zealand at last year’s ISAF
Youth Sailing World Championships, and George Lane.
The Youth category
was won by FYRAM, sailed by Michael Cate, who will represent New Zealand at the
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, and Dylan Wichman.
category went to Musto, sailed by Molly Meech and Miranda Powrie in 44 laps of
Lake Pupuke. Meech is the New Zealand Youth Female Champion in the Laser Radial
and is also going to compete in the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships later
in the year.
The Masters was won by Burton & Co, sailed by Tony
Nicholson, Mike Knowsley and Scott Lieth (who won last year and has had hip
surgery since then).
Geoff Smales, patron of Murrays Bay Sailing Club,
and Comworth Enterprise founder David Charlesworth and son Mark, who are the
distributors for OKI in New Zealand, presented the awards.
24-Hour Race is a competition for laser sailors held on Lake Pupuke and run by
Murrays Bay Sailing Club, a club with a rich history of sailors recognised
through national championships, America’s Cup regattas and the
See the Murrays Bay Sailing Club website for full results. www.murraysbay.org / www.comworth.co.nz
Keelboat Nationals NOR availableMRX Yachting and the Royal New Zealand
Yacht Squadron have combined to bring you the 2011 Women’s Keelboat National
Championships on the weekend of 7th – 8th May this year.
The regatta is
restricted to ten entries and the NOR is now available from the Yachting New Zealand on-line
will be accepted in the order in which fully completed entry forms are received
by the OA so get your entry in to avoid disappointment.
Please call Tom
Macky of MRX Yachting if you have any queries on 021 679 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
all Townson OwnersThe Townson Owners Association invites entries for the
Altex Marine Yacht and Boat Paints / Burnsco Marine 2011 Townson 32 Class
Championships and Townson Owners Regatta.
The event for Townson
enthusiasts is set for April 16th – 17th and class stalwart Tony Kendall is
really keen to see more boats on the start line this year.
Beach Yacht Club will host the regatta, and you will find the NOR and entry forms via the Townson 32 subsite, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club or
by contacting Tony Kendall on email@example.com
High School Wins The Kerikeri High School team of helm of O’Shea Butler, Sam
King, Sam Brierley and Klaus Ohlendorf continued their winning streak in the
RNZYS Harken Schools Regatta, adding another six wins, a second and a fourth on
the final day to their points table.
It’s a great day sailing when your
worst race is a fourth.
The 40 young sailors got to experience a range of
conditions over the two day event with light airs racing on Saturday and then
moderate breezes building to 15 knots Sunday afternoon which really tested their
skills when the races were only 20 minutes long.
The Kerikeri High School
team continue the tradition of winning this event, after getting their Schools
name on the trophy for the past three years.
The Kings College team put
in another great performance on the water and held on to their second placing
overall, just in front of Rangitoto College who also held onto their third
In between the two boys teams was the only all female team
representing Westlake Girls High School. The ladies had a very consistent day
on the water and were only pushed down one place to finish 4th overall
surrounded by much ‘heavier’ teams!
At prize-giving there were lots of
smiles and tired faces. The top three teams were presented with HARKEN vouchers
for their School Sailing Teams.
All involved are already looking forward to
next year! If you have a school sailing team interesting in competing please
contact one of the RNZYS Coaching Staff.
KeriKeri High School – O’Shea Butler (Boat 2. Watts &
Hughes) 16 points
Kings College – Jack Collinson (Boat 1. International) 46
Rangitoto College – Alex Dyet (Boat 3. Team Telecom) 59 points
Kentigern College – Stewart Dodson (Boat 6. Western Mailing) 69
Westlake Girls High School – Holly Hamlin (Boat 9. Doyle Sails) 70
Girls’ Championship RegattaSaturday morning saw a light southerly fighting the
northerly sea breeze at Kohimarama Yacht Club the venue for the 2011 Auckland
Girls’ Championship Regatta.
Image © Jonathan
“Waiting for the breeze to kick in Alan McKenzie (Race
Officer) decided getting out the sea biscuits might bring the wind in quicker,”
says YNZ Regional Support Officer, Kim Admore.
“An hour and a half later
racing was under way in the light nor’easter and we managed to get three races
away for the Optis, Starlings and four for the P class.”
There was good
racing in all the fleets and being a girls only regatta makes for a different
atmosphere then seen at mixed regattas. “A bit more relaxed,” observes Kim.
“It was a great regatta and there were some awesome prizes.”
would like to thank the major sponsors Hewlett Packard (laptop), Roxy
Merchandise (bags,rashtops), North Sails, Orca( sports clothing), Madloop
Windsurfing, Remington Products (hair straighteners & dryer), Cuddle Buddy,
Trilogy, Devonport Chocolates, Equip –Fashion jewelry, Revlon New Zealand, Force
Racing, St Heliers Unichem Pharmacy, Hoyts Movie tickets, Lipton Ice tea, Wilson
Consumer Products, Crème Magazine and a rose for all sailors from Morrison
Full results can be found on the Kohi web site
prepares to host Optimist Nationals As the Toyota New Zealand 2011 Optimist National
Championships draws nearer (19th – 25th April) the regatta host - Wakatere
Boating Club – staged an Optimist Pre-Nationals Regatta late last month.
Here’s a short wrap of the action from Roger Pearson who took the photo
at left. See more in his gallery here.
Fleet managed to get all six races in the can with the Saturday races giving
sailors a gusting 25-30 knots.
Joe Pearson was the star on Saturday with
a 1st, 1st and 3rd. Sadly Joe was hit from behind by a team member on Sunday
causing him to lose valuable places and points. Nevertheless, overall a great
weekend for the Green Fleet sailors and an enjoyable family weekend. Wakatere
dominated the Green Fleet with 1st ,2nd, and 3rd places overall.
Sadly, the Open Fleet only managed three races on Saturday as the 20
knots promised for Sunday made no appearance. Two races were started and both
cancelled after 30 minutes. Olivia Mackay from Napier led the field in
Saturdays racing taking 1st place in each race. The race committee had time to
test out the conditions and equipment and were most pleased with the data they
All in all the weekend was a huge success and Wakatere
Boating Club is very much looking forward to hosting the 2011 Optimist Nationals
April 19th – 25th.”
now for Supercity Regatta
Sailing Club will play host to the Supercity Regatta on the 16th, 17th and 18th
April, featuring racing for the Splash, Starling, Laser 4.7, Radial, 29er, 420,
Techno and RS:X classes.
“This is a great little regatta to end the
season for the Youth Classes,” says YNZ Regional Support Officer Kim Admore.
The NOR and entry form are on-line here and entries close April
9th – so act now if you’re keen to take part.
Lion Foundation Youth Training Applications Applications are still open for
the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme... just.Only three weeks
remain until the 2011/2012 RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme begins
its 24th year.
Any young sailors between the age of 16 – 21 years who
have a passion for sailing and are keen to take up the challenge please contact
the RNZYS Coaching Staff.
RNZYS provide the new Elliott 7 yachts, sails,
coaching staff, race management and 24 years of experience – you just show up at
9am each training day and learn!
Visit the RNZYS website for further information.
Guide to “Finding a Coach”
Here is a list of things to consider and questions to ask
when selecting a coach. When undertaking this process, take time to consider
your stage of development as a sailor.
Is the coach
* Qualified – Do they hold a qualification that gives them
coaching expertise in your stage of development? In Yachting? Or in your
particular class or discipline (e.g. Optimist, 420, double handed, Multi hull
* Experienced – How long have they been coaching? How many sailors have
they coached? Where?
* Accredited – Are they accredited by Yachting NZ or
another national Yachting National Body? This means they are up-to-date with
their knowledge base and regularly attend coach development opportunities. Have
they signed a code of ethics?
* Willing to attend Competitions? – This may be
an important aspect to discuss with a prospective coach.
o How many events per
year/season? How often, what would the process entail? (Ask for
o Would your coach be attending the event with you personally,
or would it be with a team?
o What are the costs – fee, transportation,
meals, and accommodation?
o Do they have experience in taking
tours/traveling with athletes of your age, gender, stage of development,
Has the coach got a proven track record
* In working with athletes of the same standard, gender, stage of
development and achieved the results you are looking for?
* Do they have
references from sailors they have coached?
Can the coach provide
* Environment – The right environment for your development as a
person and as a sailor.
* Programmes – Squad/individual training. Times that
complement your school/work/family routine?
* Location – Is the coach easily
accessible relative to where you live/work/go to school?
* Expertise – In the
areas you require:
* Technical – Improving an area of your sailing technique
(e.g upwind, downwind, starting). Improving your understanding of the boat
* Planning – Can the coach develop a training and competition plan;
help you with budgeting and time management
* Mentally – Help you improve
your competitive mindset and teach you mental skills that will assist you in
training and racing; developing self-awareness, self-responsibility and
self-confidence; teach you how to succeed
* Physically – Improve your
conditioning and develop your speed, endurance, strength, power, core strength,
Things to think about …
* Why are
you looking for a coach?
* What is your commitment to yachting? Are your
goals aligned with how much effort you are willing to put into your personal
* How much time and funding do you have to spend on
* If you are changing coaches:
o What are/were the reasons
for the change? It is important you clearly understand why you are looking to
change and what contributed to this (positive and negative)
o Personal –
Misunderstandings between you and the coach? Difference of opinion,
expectations, etc. Were your expectations realistic? Did you do the work needed
to achieve the goals you had both set?o Professional – The coach lacked the
skills and knowledge to help you meet your goals
discuss with a new coach …
* Expectations – It is essential you
clearly state your expectations in all areas of training, development and
competition. This will avoid potential misunderstandings in the future and
assist in establishing a clear plan. Use the categories above to outline your
expectations (e.g., technically – improve my upwind hiking technique)
– What are your goals? Make sure they pass the SMART test (simple, measurable,
attainable, realistic, timely). Discuss these with your potential coach.
Communication – How often will you communicate? How will you communicate? Will
you meet face-to-face on a regular basis?
* Review – Set-up a regular time
period in which you would like the coach to review your progress and give you
feedback. This is an opportunity to do the same and share your thoughts with the
coach on how the partnership is working. Every 2-3 months works well with a
major review after important competitions or at the end of the programme
* Significant others – Partner/Friends/Parents/Sponsors/etc – What
role does the coach expect others to play in the developmental team? This is
critical to establish the coach’s philosophy on developing a team in the
training and competition process. Clearly outline your goals and expectation to
ISAF Publish Urgent Submissions
New Zealand was among a total of 65 organisations and individuals to make an
urgent submission to ISAF regarding the Event and Equipment choices for the 2016
Olympics. The 2011 ISAF mid-year meeting in early May is decision time for ISAF
on this hotly debated topic.
This from ISAF…
ISAF has published
the Urgent Submissions for the 2011 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting that will be held in
St. Petersburg, Russia from 4-8 May. The Urgent Submissions are all related to
the Event and Equipment choices for the 2016 Olympic Sailing
At the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference, Council agreed that the
process for selecting the Olympic Events and Equipment should be changed and
approved new Regulation 23.
The report from the Olympic Commission
recommended the change as a way to better serve the ISAF Member National
Authorities (MNAs) and sailors and to provide greater continuity for the sport.
The Commission recommended a selection process that would enable ISAF to improve
continuity between Olympic Games' and create a system for Equipment
A total of 65 Urgent Submissions have been received. They
relate to the provisional list of Events and Equipment ("the slate") defined in
Regulation 23.1.4, the voting system for selecting the slate and Core
Read more here.
Jon-Paul Tobin goes cross training
NZL Sailing Team wind surfer Jon-Paul Tobin recently took
on The Dual 2011 finishing in third place. The scene -
Rangitoto-Motutapu Island’s on the Hauraki Gulf.
Here’s JPs report…
Five o’clock wakeup call, rain, wind, mud…what’s not to love about The
Following a roughish ferry ride out to Home Bay, Motutapu the
stage was again uniquely set for an amazing race, conditions were very different
in 2011 than in the previous two years with the course a little more fluid in
The pace was on from the start with the lead trio of Richard
Ussher (multisport machine) Thomas Reynolds (defending champion) and myself
forming on the climb out of Home Bay…after a busy summer on the board during
which riding has been pretty low key the pace was getting a little too hot…as I
eased up on the pedals slightly to make sure finishing was still an option
Ussher bolted…very impressive to watch one of the best multisport athletes on
the planet in action, even if it was only for a few kilometers.
around the 35 km mark the leg’s were done for the day with the Motutapu section
of the race proving to be the game, the wet grass tracks making sure any plans I
had of chasing down Thomas who had been in constant view up to this point purely
Over the final 15 km’s to the finish I was crawling giving
away over six minutes to Thomas and who knows how many to Richard…all said I was
pretty happy to see the line.
Full on period of
training on the board with a mid April departure for Hyeres, France for the
French World Cup, from France it is on to Weymouth, UK to build into the British
World Cup which is my first opportunity to gain selection for the 2012 London
Upgrade planned for NBYC
Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, which sits on the
water’s edge on Birkenhead Point, is about to undergo a massive
A planned renovation to the Clubhouse has resource and
building consent approval and construction is due to start by the end of April
with the vision to provide a pathway for marine education within the local
Club Commodore Graham Thow has been a driving force behind
the upgrade project which has been in the planning for a few years, and he is
excited to be on the brink of bringing it to fruition.
“The Club will be
an incredible viewing platform for marine events suitable for local, regional
and even potentially national events,” says Thow. “The facility will be of use
to multiple organisations within the marine education field and also to groups
and individuals within the community.”
Thow is quick to point out that
the project is very much a team effort due to the support from our committees
and Club members.
The renovation will see the Clubhouse get a new roof,
new windows, a relocated Committee room, a sheltered deck for functions, a full
commercial kitchen, the opening up of wide expansive views and become a disabled
–friendly facility. New boat storage for the Club’s four safety boats, and
approval from Council for a secure, fully fenced hard-stand storage area for
fully rigged boats will further enhance what the Club has to offer members and
The Club currently owns over twenty sailing dinghies which
are used to introduce people of all ages into the sport of sailing, and the Club
is looking to expand on this even further.
They plan to double the
Club’s fleet of double-handed 420 dinghies from three to six to launch a new
High School Teams Sailing Programme.
Already in discussions with some
local high schools the Club hopes to attract students from all over the North
Shore to Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club. They hope to launch the programme in
the 2011/2012 summer season and through programme sponsorship will offer sailing
to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to be involved.
“We want to bring kids in at the bottom with our fleet of 15 Optimists,”
explains Thow, “and as they grow they can move into the single-handed or
double-handed X3 training boats, and then step up to the High School Teams
“We see what we are offering as complimentary to,
rather than in competition with, the other Yacht Clubs on Auckland’s North
Shore, because we will provide opportunities for both single and double handed
sailing, without the need to purchase a boat.”
The internal design for
the new-look Clubrooms will offer a wider range of uses including the capacity
to host community functions. The toilet, shower and changing block will be a
separate security area and anyone from local wind-surfers, kayakers and even
ferry commuters will be able to use these facilities by joining as a non-sailing
associate member of the Club.
Northcote and Birkenhead Yacht Clubs have
been in existence since at least 1910 with the first Northcote Regatta being
held in March 1910.
The existing building was originally transported to
the site on an Auckland Harbour Board barge and then lifted by floating crane
onto a steel frame at its current site in 1985. The top floor started life as a
stevedore’s smoko shed and offices on one of Auckland’s wharfs and is between 60
to 80 years old. With a little TLC it will be an asset for our community and
sailing for another 50 years.
For more on the Northcote Birkenhead Yacht
Club visit www.nbyc.org.nz
a line up of yachting on around the country over the coming two weeks.
Visit our online calendar to see what’s on, and don’t miss out
on some free promotion for your next event... submit your event to our online calendar here.
Farr 1020 National Championships, 8th - 10th April
Presidents Cup Canterbury Keelboat Champs, 9th - 10th
Naval Point Club Lyttelton
Yacht South Island Championships, 9th - 10th April
Naval Point Club
Young 88 South Island Championship, 9th - 10th
Naval Point CLub Lyttelton
WTYA Centreboard Regatta 2011, 9th - 10th April
Bay Boating Club
2011 Young 88 National Championships, 15th - 17th
Mistral Class Championship, 16th - 17th April
Supercity Regatta, 16th - 18th April
Torbay Sailing Club
Manapouri Classic, 16th - 17th April
Margrain Rum Regatta, 17th April
Lowry Bay Yacht
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