sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Record fleets registered for Kiwi Cup – NZ Access Class Nationals
Record fleets registered for Kiwi Cup – NZ Access Class Nationals

'Access Liberty at Kiwi Cup 2011'    David Staley - copyright    Click Here to view large photo

Just one week before NZ’s Premier Olympic and Paralympic Class regatta, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland, the country’s top disabled sailors will sail in a mixed fleet against bodied people to contest for the Access Class National Championships and Kiwi Cup.

'It’s going to be a record turnout' said regatta chairman and London 2012 Paralympic sailor Tim Dempsey. 'We’re really pleased with the trend that our fleets of inclusive sail boats are continuing to grow; ultimately it’s proof that our efforts to get more people into the sport are working'.

From February 24-27th, the Access 303 class will have eleven boats competing which is two more than has ever been on a start line in NZ. This boat can be raced either single or double handed, and for this regatta at Royal Akarana yacht Club, seven will be sailing two up and just four are sailing solo.

Access 303’s at 2011 Kiwi Cup -  David Staley - copyright   Click Here to view large photo
'The fleet size is also significant because this year will be the first time we meet the quota to recognize the National Champion in the Access 303 double' Tim continued. 'We sail with an open fleet, which means people without a disability can race too.'

Access Class boats are boats made with inclusion in mind. They cannot be flipped, and they can be rigged to sail with electronic servos and the sailors stay seated in the centreline which takes away physical barriers unlike most other sail boats. Four entries have come from Australia; three are sailing in the Access 303 and one in the one person Access Liberty.

The Access Liberty will also have eleven boats competing which equals the number from last years’ National Championships. Brendan Tourelle, the Kiwi chairman of the International Access Class Association and Sailability Auckland, will be back to defend his National Championship title.

2013 will be the third time that the biennial Kiwi Cup will be awarded to the sailor/s with the lowest score across all classes at the regatta, with no discards. It will be contested across both the Access Liberty and Access 303; however only sailors/crews with a disability will be eligible to compete for the Kiwi Cup (Boats with non-disabled persons on board will be ineligible).

The Kiwi Cup and NZ Access National Championships will be sailed at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club from 24-27 January 2013. After prize giving on Sunday January 27th, Sailability Auckland will have a celebration dinner and auction for their 20th Anniversary. Tickets are just $60 and must be purchased by 12:00pm on Friday January 25th.

More info on the Kiwi Cup and National Championships click here

More info on Sailability Auckland’s 20th Anniversary click here


by Tim Dempsey

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=105827

11:56 AM Tue 22 Jan 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

22 Jan 2013  Laser Nationals Day 4 - Ideal conditions to finish at Napier
22 Jan 2013  Auckland Optimist Championships on at Wakatere this weekend
21 Jan 2013  Starling match racing regatta finishes in a last race cliffhanger
21 Jan 2013  Sail at the Regatta venue for the best Sou'west sailing in Auckland
21 Jan 2013  New Flying Fifteen launched ahead of the 50th Nationals
21 Jan 2013  Racing in the Marlborough Sounds - Waikawa Boat Club Annual Regatta
20 Jan 2013  NZ Hartley 16 Nationals 2013 - Fitting end in New Plymouth
19 Jan 2013  A Class Nationals at Christchurch attract a star-studded field
19 Jan 2013  NZ Laser Nationals Day 3 – Napier turns on champagne sailing at last!
19 Jan 2013  New Zealand Laser Championships 2013: Challenges for all on Day 2
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland


Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   


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