– 17 June 2009
Race Departs in 10 Days
Offshore racers in the 2009
Auckland to Noumea Race leave Auckland harbour on Saturday the 27th June –
just ten days from now.
There are sixteen boats entered including locals as
well as two entries from across the ditch, and three from New Caledonia. Here’s
Limit, Reichel Pugh 63'
Living Doll, Farr 16.7m
REVS, Ross 40 (OCC)
the Wing, Beneteau First 50 (RNZYS)
Card, Schumacher 50' (KCC)
Essentials, Robinson 55' (OYC)
6, Dufour 44' (CNC)
Archambault 40' (CNC)
Mustang Sally, Farr 46'
Bullrush, Elliott 12
Antaeus, Davidson 65' (RAYC)
Outrageous Fortune, Beneteau 45'
Route 66, Young 11 Caledonien
V5, Andrews 52 (RNZYS)
New Zealand, Holland 80' (KYC)
II, Elliott 50 (RPNYC)
Organising Club, Royal
Akarana Yacht Club have announced that tracking of each boat’s progress will
keep armchair spectators entertained at home. Watch www.rayc.org.nz for news and
and Powrie finish 3rd at 470 Europeans
Aleh and Olivia Powrie have claimed a podium finish at the 2009 Women’s 470 European Championships just concluded in Lake
The New Zealand pair, campaigning this year in the
Olympic double-handed class for the first time have finished 3rd in the regatta
dogged by cancelled racing. The regatta is an important event on the Olympic
high performance circuit.
In unusual circumstances organisers were
facing an incomplete regatta if racing were not possible on the final day in
Austria. While strong winds prevailed over the initial days of the seven day
series conditions swung to the other extreme and racing was abandoned on days
five and six meaning race officials were under pressure to finalise the titles
with at least one race on the final day.
Aleh and Powrie were lying 3rd
overall in the fleet of 39 at the conclusion of the qualifying series, and after
the light wind cancellations they remained in a strong position for a podium
finish going into the final race. The kiwi duo finished in 14th place and held
their overall standing for a podium result at this regatta.
For Aleh and
Powrie this is one better than their 4th placing at last month’s ISAF World Cup
Series Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands. The top results mark an
impressive opening bid in the 470 Olympic campaign of these two girls who
together claimed the 420 Class Women’s World Championship title in 2008.
The title of 2009 470 Women’s European Champions went to Giulia Conti
and Giovanna Micol of Italy while Ai Kondo and Wakako Tabata of Japan were
Woche Regatta set to start
Kieler Woche - the next regatta in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Series –
kicks off this coming weekend in Germany. The Olympic classes Regatta runs from
20th – 25th June.
Amongst New Zealand’s representatives competing are
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in the 49er class as well as Hamish Pepper and
Craig Monk in the Star class. See the regatta website for more details and
results from the action once competition gets underway.
more Prime Minister's Scholarships for Yachting
More Prime Ministers Athlete’s Scholarships have been confirmed for the
next six month period with another four sailors added bringing the total of
approved sailors to 35. The successful applicants over and above those named in
Briefings of 3 June 2009, are...
- Stephanie Hazard
- Francisco Lardies
- Samantha Osbourne
- Jason Saunders
New Zealand recognizes the importance of life after sport for talented people
within our programs, so we are great advocates of the PM Scholarship program. We
are delighted with being able to have these sailors recognised midyear,” says
Marty Watson, Youth and Paralympic Manager for Yachting New Zealand.
“For most of these sailors the funding that this program offers will be
the difference between being able to represent at their next significant event
“The support that we have received from the New Zealand Academy
of Sport has been fantastic, and of course the program funders (SPARC) as well.”
Worlds team competes in Singapore
New Zealand Optimist World Championship team is taking advantage of a generous
offer from the Singapore Sailing Federation to compete at the Singapore
After having such a great experience competing at the New
Zealand Optimist Nationals over Easter at Worser Bay, Wellington the
Singaporeans decided to offer the New Zealand Worlds team free accommodation,
free boat charter and free food to compete at the Singapore Nationals. This
seemed like a great opportunity for the kiwis to get in some light air training
at a regatta which will probably reflect the light airs expected off Rio where
the Optimist Worlds will be held in early August.
With limited regattas
held locally at this time of the year, the New Zealand team jumped at the chance
to go to the warmer climate of Singapore where they are competing in a 230 boat
fleet. The Worlds team of Taylor Burn, Naomi Mannering, Erica Dawson, Keith
Inglis and Jack Collinson have also taken with them three younger development
sailors to give them early international experience. They are Cole Rippey, Ava
Mannering and Scott Inglis.
The team will also stay on an extra couple
of days to compete in the Singapore Teams Racing Championship. Results for the
Singapore Nationals can be followed on www.sailing.org.sg
Yachting Trust Youth Team Update
The countdown is on for the 2009 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team as they
prepare for the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships on from 9th to 18th
July in Buzios, Brazil. Yachting New Zealand’s Marty Watson reports on sailor
& Ben Go Troppo
This month Ben Mackay and Lucy Driver travelled
to New Caledonia to train with some of France’s upcoming sailboard champions
including Thomas Coyard. Reports to date tell that the pair enjoyed a good mix
of sailing conditions and also managed to seize the opportunity to sharpen their
skills with Thomas and John. As an added bonus they have enjoyed living on the
Goyard family yacht and sightseeing around the tropical isle of New Cal.
has been an important part of their preparation for the youth worlds,” explains
their coach Natalia Kosinska. “New Caledonia offers climate and conditions
similar to what we expect in Bouzios. It has been a great experience for the two
sailors and significant improvements have been noted.”
for our Hobie Boys
Recently the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team’s
Hobie 16 representatives Marcus Hansen and James Turner teamed up with New
Zealand Hobie legend Nigel Williams, and headed off to the Gold Coast in sunny
Queensland to compete in the annual Bad News Regatta. This trip was a very
important opportunity and has not only given them much needed race experience in
their new craft, but also an opportunity to match up with Australia’s Youth
Worlds Multihull representatives Jason Waterhouse and his crew. Jason Waterhouse
has been a proven performer in youth multihull disciplines for a number of
years, and in addition to his World Championship status in the H16 in 2007 and
the Hobie Dragoon in 2006, was the Bronze Medallists at the 2006 ISAF Youth
Worlds in Canada.
Despite this being their 1st Hobie regatta (ever) and
having relatively little time in the boat, Marcus and Jason improved rapidly
over the course of the event. The pair managed a respectable 7th overall in the
19 boat fleet which included former world champions in the Hobie 16, like Bruce
Tardrew and Andrew Keag. Their score card included a number of respectable top
five results as well as some solid lessons in sailing the Hobie 16.
the guys are on track,” says Coach Nigel Williams. “No doubt more time in the
boat would be hugely beneficial, but they are clever guys and I think they have
a chance”. Not all bad news then...
Sam’s Success in
Sam Meech spent this April sailing in Spain and France, and
competed in two ISAF World Series Events. Princess Sophia is recognised as the
opener to the European Tour for international sailors competing in Olympic
Classes. Due to their popularity and intensity these two regattas provide some
of the toughest Laser fleet racing, on offer in the world from year to
Sam’s results speak for themselves at these events with each regatta
showing improvement. Whilst somewhat disappointed to miss out on the Gold fleet,
Sam used this as an opportunity to win the Silver Fleet over the remaining days
of racing. No small feat considering this meant overcoming current World
champion Tom Slingsby, a list of other well known Olympians. Well done Sam.
Keeping the Home Fires Burning
Back in New Zealand
the 420 sailors have been making good use of the local 420 fleet to sharpen
their claws for the ISAF Youth Worlds battle. Under the watchful eyes of coaches
Grant Beck, and Jim Maloney, our 420 sailors have toiled away working on speed
and handling. Results have been positive with an emerging strength in the 420
fleet providing an excellent training environment. Meanwhile or Laser Radial
sailor, Rachel Basevi has teamed up with International Radial campaigner Sara
Winther and is training regularly on the water and in the gym.
Live in Clinic
At this months live in clinic the
team will have an opportunity to hear from a number of top level guest speakers.
The line up is long and distinguished including Sports Person of the Year
Nominee, Current RS:X World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist Tom Ashley. Tom
will bring along his lovely wife Marianna who in her own right has achieved
success in the sport of sailing under her home flag of Brazil. Tom and Marianna
will be sharing with you their accumulated local knowledge on the event site and
Also this weekend the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team be
hearing from the New Zealand Olympic Sailing Team’s own sport psychologist Scott
Cresswell. Scott’s forte is around mental skills; through his experience in
endurance sports, international rugby and surf lifesaving, but also draws on his
experience from working with our own Olympic Sailors.
The NZL Yachting
Trust Youth Team is proudly supported by principal sponsor NZL Yachting Trust. Supporting sponsors include NZAS, ASB and Line 7.
John’s Rotary CORK Scholarship Recipient Announced
New Zealand is delighted to announce George Lane as the successful recipient of
the St John’s Rotary CORK Scholarship. The scholarship will provide assistance
for George to compete in the CORK international regatta, and the CORK OCR in
August this year in Kingston Canada.
George is representing the Murrays
Bay Sailing Club and is a student at Rangitoto College where he is undertaking
his NCEA Level 3.
George’s current ambition is to have successful
results at the Radial Youth Worlds and the ISAF Youth Worlds in 2010. It is
expected that this opportunity will align well with this goal and that this
international experience will better his potential to achieve this objective.
“This year’s scholarship intake has seen some highly worthy sailors
apply once again. It is great to see such depth in our youth programs,” says
Youth and Paralympics Manager Marty Watson.
“We are very grateful to
those visionary people who instigated this program many years ago and have kept
it running through sourcing the funds to keep it alive. The St John’s Rotary
CORK Scholarship has provided opportunities to so many of our top young sailors
over the last 14 years. We wish George all the best with his event.”
more information on the St John’s Rotary Scholarship, or the CORK Regatta click here.
Outsider Youth Girls Sailing Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity and support of friends of youth sailing,
Yachting New Zealand is able to offer a scholarship opportunity to up to two
youth aged female sailors to attend the 2009 Sail Melbourne regatta. The
successful applicant/s will receive airfares to the Olympic & Invited
Classes Regatta of Sail Melbourne, and will be billeted by a host family close
to the event venue.
Application forms are available on www.yachtingnz.org.nz and should be received at Yachting New Zealand before the 31st of August
2009. The successful applicants will be announced in the Briefings newsletter
later this year. For more information on the Outsider Youth Girls Sailing
Scholarship or to download application forms click here.
Save get behind Youth Sailing
Pak’n Save became a supporter of YNZ’s Youth Sailing through support to the
Outsider Youth Girls Sailing Scholarship program. Through this program, Yachting
New Zealand contributes directly towards travel costs of young female sailors
who show potential to achieve on the world stage.
“We are extremely
pleased to have Pak’n Save support this program. Sailing is a grass roots and
successful sport and Pak’n Save serves New Zealanders nationwide with great
value. Both have real connection with New Zealanders.” Marty Watson said.
The support comes through a syndicated group of Pak’n Save outlets.
Albany, Botany, Glenn Innes, Pukekohe & Manukau. “I really am anticipating
that sailing families in these areas will be changing to Pak’n Save if they are
not shopping there already. I would like to think that the sailing community
will get behind those that get behind them.”
to phase out Seabed Fees
week the Auckland Regional Council resolved to phase out excessive and unfair
seabed fees levied on Auckland boaties.
On Tuesday June 9th the ARC met
to deliberate on its annual long term plan and to consider submissions from the
people of Auckland. Following a petition last November and many submissions from
Auckland boaties, Chairman Mike Lee and his Councillors resolved to phase out
the unpopular fees over a four year period. Further the ARC will write to Rodney
and Manukau City Councils for similar action in support of Pine Harbour and Gulf
Half Moon Bay spokesman and campaigner against the
fees, Geoff Burgess says, “It was a great day for Auckland boaties. This is the
city of sails, we have a magnificent harbour and boating is what it’s all about
for thousands of Auckland families.”
With the ARC resolution occupation
costs to boaties will reduce significantly at Half Moon Bay, Bucklands Beach
Yacht Club and Westpark, and will bring them in line with Westhaven, Bayswater,
OBC and Orakei as recreational boating facilities.” Boaties now look to Rodney
and Manukau City Councils to support boaties at Pine Harbour and Gulf Harbour.
Geoff Burgess says, “Auckland boaties owe a huge vote of thanks to ARC
Chair Mike Lee in the ARC action to support boating as an affordable sport and
recreation for Aucklanders.”
Pleasure Boat Safety Forum
Yachting New Zealand represents the interests of members by sitting on
the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum. National Programmes Manager Andrew
Clouston attended the most recent forum.
There was a move from some forum
members for compulsory licensing after a number of fatal accidents in the South
Island a few months ago. Yachting New Zealand and others held the line based
upon the NPBS research – licensing has not been shown to be a factor in
Continued vigilance is needed to ensure that such
regulations are not imposed incurring great cost to boaties. Yachting New
Zealand will continue to work to effectively represent the boating
Review Navigation Safety Bylaws
Marlborough District Council is going through the process of updating
their Navigation Safety Bylaws and the public were invited to make submissions
on the proposed bylaws.
There were a number of issues in the proposed
bylaws that may have posed a threat to yacht club operations including a daily
charge to use the water and a requirement for powered sail training vessels to
be fitted with navigation equipment worth thousands of dollars.
New Zealand made a submission to the council strongly opposing a number of
proposed bylaws as did a number of other parties including the local yacht
Yachting New Zealand provides a collective voice and lobbies
legislative bodies to protect all members’ interests on issues such as maritime
rules and safety, marine farming, central government legislation, resource
management and other environmental issues. Recent submissions are on posted on
the Yachting New Zealand Website for download including the submission to the
Marlborough District Council: click here.
early for best travel deals – Commodores Conference & AGM
Commodores of all Yachting New Zealand affiliated clubs are invited to
attend the Yachting New Zealand Commodores Conference - this free one-day event
will be held on Saturday 29 August 2009 at the Waipuna Conference Centre in Mt
Wellington, Auckland. Details of travel subsidies available for those outside
the Auckland region have been posted to all Clubs and we urge Commodores to act
now if you haven’t already made your flight bookings. Contact Zoe Hawkins by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
The 2009 Yachting New Zealand Annual General
Meeting is on Saturday October 3rd at the Napier Sailing Club, Napier. Clubs and
members wishing to attend are encouraged to book early for travel to Napier to
ensure convenient flights at a reasonable cost are secured. Watch the AGM
webpage for more details as the AGM approaches.
to YNZ Council
Council representative from East Coast North Island region, Tim Sandall
was recently appointed as Chairman. Bay of Plenty has a new representative
following the resignation of David Pierce. He is replaced by Richard Burling
“Due to work commitments and other new challenges David
Pierce has decided to step down as the Bay of Plenty Councillor,” explains Tim
Sandall, Council Chairman. “I would like to thank David for his efforts and
contribution during his time on the Council and wish him well for
“I would like to welcome Richard to the Council and look forward
to his contribution in continuing to grow sailing within the Bay of Plenty and
wider yachting community.”
Yachting New Zealand's Council consists of
members from regional associations. The Council is a forum for ideas and
initiatives which are in turn recommended to the Yachting New Zealand Board for
further investigation, and in some instances, instigation.
to Sail Club Presentation
Yachting New Zealand has produced a presentation to make it easy to
deliver an information session to parents of children about to start a Yachting
New Zealand Learn to Sail course at your club.
This session is aimed at
making the job of parents as helpers (for their kids and the club) easier and
thereby increasing the numbers of sailors staying in the sport in their first
The presentation and user guide are available on the YNZ
website: click here.
How do you fit into the new coaching framework?
There are career opportunities in coaching and a real need to up skill
and develop our currently certified coaches.
Yachting New Zealand is
staging the learning over time and slowly moving away from the long weekend
sitting in a classroom. We want these modules to be delivered and worked on so
coaches can take a new idea try it out and come back to the class environment
with new experiences.
Here is how the framework looks; new logos have
been designed to avoid confusion between the course names. Who are you and how
do you fit into this?
Instructor (Under 18)|
||Race Coach: You do a
bit of club sailing yourself, you are over 16 and you have done a Club/Keelboat
Instructor course at your club already, or you are a parent of a kid who is now
racing. If you want to get into coaching, then this for you.|
||Regatta Coach: You
have a couple of years experience coaching at a national and regional level.
Perhaps you have taken a team or individuals to a National Championship or
another significant event. If you want to up skill your entry level coach
qualification, this course is for you.|
Ok now you’re really getting serious with coaching as a job
prospect or part time income. You are dealing with athletes that are looking at
competing internationally and you have the technical knowledge and ability to
deliver this information well. You will be at this level until you have coached
an athlete to success at the Olympic Games.|
||Olympic Coach: You
are in the elite group of coaches who have produced results at the Olympic
Games. You are a coach mentor and will be working with performance coaches to
give them the knowledge and skills to produce top
There will be courses run over the
winter so get in touch with Rob Hielkema, YNZ Coach Development Manager to
register your interest.
(09) 361 4027
Chance to return Club Survey
A big thank you to all the Clubs who have taken the time to complete the
Yachting New Zealand Club Survey and return it to us – we appreciate your
cooperation and your feedback. The survey provides Yachting New Zealand with
important information for reporting to supporters and funders, as well as
providing you the opportunity to give us some feedback on our services to you.
A significant number of affiliated Yacht Clubs are yet to return a
completed survey form to us and they are listed below. The final deadline for
return is 30th June 2009.
Akaroa Sailing Club
Bluff Yacht Club
BOP Trailer Yacht Squadron
Charteris Bay Yacht
Clarks Beach Yacht Club
French Bay Boating Club
Howick Sailing Club
Huntly Boating Club
Lowry Bay Yacht Club
Mana Cruising Club
Manukau Yacht and Motor
Mercury Bay Boating Club
Mount Pleasant Yacht
Multihull Yacht Club (NZ) Inc.
Murrays Bay Sailing Club
North Otago Yacht & PB Club
Panmure Yacht & Boating Club
Paremata Boating Club
Plimmerton Boating Club
Pohara Beach Boating Club
Ravensbourne Boating Club
RNZ Navy Sailing Club
Tamaki Yacht Club
Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club
Tutukaka Coast Youth Sailing Club
Tutukaka South Pacific
Waiheke Boating Club
Wairarapa Yacht Club
Weymouth Yacht Club
Whangarei Cruising Club Inc.
This past weekend of June 13th & 14th was the first of the season’s
Race Management seminars. It was a massive success with 17 participants in
attendance at the Mount Pleasant Yacht Club, congratulations to everybody who
completed the seminar and thanks for attending!
We are experiencing
high registration numbers this winter; please register by the specified
deadlines on the website so you don’t miss out! The following courses will also
be run for free this winter, thanks to The Southern Trust.
Race Management- Auckland- FULL (waitlist)
July 4/5- Intro to Judging-
July 11/12- Intro to Judging- Bucklands Beach Auckland
Race Management- Tauranga
July 18/19- Intro to Judging- Picton
1/2- Match Race Umpire- Wellington
August 1/2- Intro to Judging-
August 22/23- Intro to Judging- Dunedin
Visit the Seminars
and Training webpage for more information and registration, or contact email@example.com
Level 3 Overnight Skipper
YNZ has completed and published the manual for Keelboat Learn to Sail
Level 3, Overnight Skipper.
This qualification builds on skills learnt
in Keelboat Level 1 (Introduction to Sailing) and Keelboat Level 2 (Basic
Skills), however focuses more in depth on gaining skills as a responsible
skipper for coastal and inshore voyages. As part of the assessment, participants
must plan and carry out a sail of not less than three days, which includes at
least one night on board at anchor.
If you wish to obtain this
qualification, you can take it through one of the YNZ Affiliated Sailing Schools
who run the course. Click here for more information on the YNZ National Sailing
In total, there are well over 100 changes to the new edition rulebook
which came into effect 1 January 2009. John Doerr has written the attached paper which focuses on those changes that really have
an impact on how we go racing.
Have a Go! Instructors Wanted
Zealand is looking to employ three qualified sailing instructors for the
Northern, Central and Southern regions of the Sailing…Have a Go! programme. The
positions will suit candidates who enjoy teaching children to sail and have the
energy and experience to run the mobile programme with assistance from head
office. The Northern region involves travel through Auckland and Northland. The
Central Region position involves the instructor visiting schools and clubs from
the lower North Island (Wellington to Hamilton), and the Southern Region will
travel the whole South Island. This contract will commence in September 2009 and
continue through until mid April 2010. More information on the programme is
available online at www.sailing.org.nz.
Applications close 31 July 2009. Visit www.yachtingnz.org.nzfor the job description and application details. For
additional information contact Kristine Lederis: firstname.lastname@example.org or (09) 361 4022.
Applications may be sent to (preferably via email) to Dianne Logan at Yachting
New Zealand, email@example.com or via post to PO Box
91209, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
Conroy named Otago Sailor of the Year
Conroy of Wanaka Yacht & Powerboat Club was announced Otago Sailor
of the Year at the annual prize-giving ceremony on June 6th. Club Commodore at
Wanaka, Chris’s achievements cover sailing and administration with his
organizational abilities and positive support on the water, active sailing as
well as qualified Race Officer and Umpire roles.
“The success of the
WYPBC over the last five years owes much to Chris Conroy,” state his fellow Club
members who nominated him for the Award. “It comes at a personal cost as hardly
a day goes by that Chris is not at the clubhouse or spending time on behalf of
sailing. The club and many individuals have benefited from his commitment, self
sacrifice and passion for sailing.”
“The club has moved from being one
normally associated with Thursday night local racing to one associated with
sailing across many disciplines with a strong emphasis on youth and training;
this has been done without any loss of the feeling of being “local” and “for the
members”. From his early days as Commodore Chris saw that the future of the club
depended on attracting new members and securing the tenure of the club in its
present location; he has succeeded on both counts.”
Chris is passing his
mantle on to a new Commodore and will continue his sailing support in the youth
areas and Teams Racing which he is skilled to administer.
Torbay Sailing Club celebrates 50th anniversary
Torbay Sailing Club will celebrate its 50th Anniversary this
year. While the actual date of Incorporation was the 29th of August 1959, the
Club has decided to celebrate the occasion over the weekend of the 2009 Sir
Peter Blake Regatta on 5th – 6th December. As planning progresses for the event,
updates are provided, and registrations are welcomed, on the club website www.torbaysailingclub.org.nz
Commodore, John Wilson reflects on the Club’s history...
Taiotea Boating Club was situated in Browns Bay in approximately 1902 and was
one of the earliest yacht clubs in Auckland. Torbay Boating club was
incorporated as a society in 1959. In the mid 1960’s a dwindling membership and
attendance at the Browns Bay locations saw Taiotea and Torbay Boating Clubs
The club originally ran from a tent on the beach front. The
starting procedure was controlled via a series of balls mounted on the beach
where the children’s swings now sit. No racing went beyond the reef and
spectators were charged via an honesty box on the beach. In 1960 a green shed
was erected on the site behind the present club rooms and this served as a base
for the club until 1964 when, with the assistance of a Golden Kiwi Grant, new
clubrooms were built at a cost of $5000. A major fundraising effort in the
1980’s saw the existing new clubrooms erected.
The Flying Ant class, of
which 111 were once registered, was designed by John Spencer who was at the time
a member of the club. The Flying Ant was a two man boat designed for 13 to 17
year olds and utilised a standard “P” class rig.
Through the 1960’s and
1970’s, the club had large fleets of catamarans and frequently hosted the
Rothmans national catamaran Championships for A Class, B Class, Shearwater and
other classes. In the 1970’s the first of the Paper Tiger class was introduced
at Torbay. Many famous New Zealand yachting names have passed through the club,
designers Ron Holland, and John Spencer, and several others have achieved world
Galore at Waikawa
his outstanding contribution over fifteen years of membership Mark Gibbs
received the Above and Beyond trophy at the Waikawa Boating Club
prizegiving on Saturday. Mark Gibbs has been a member of Waikawa Boating
Club for 32 years, joining in 1976. He's spent 15 of those years on the
Mark as Sailing Vice Commodore had organised the
presentation evening but had no idea he would receive this very special trophy.
“Mark’s nomination had the unanimous support of the Club and Committee,” said
Rear Commodore Bryce Ecklein. “He has been unstinting in his work for members
and largely responsible for developing the sailing programme to a point where 40
to 50 boats were racing regularly over the summer.”
Malcolm Smith was
such a keen sailor that when he died his parents donated a Trophy to Waikawa Boating
Club in his memory. They were both present at the Club’s prizegiving to see
the Malcolm Smith Memorial Trophy for the most improved crew member won by Luke
Bergman. At age 13 and in year 9 at Queen Charlotte College Luke is one of the
Club’s youngest members. He has sailed on some of the Club’s top boats
including Slingshot, Spirit Wind and Nonstop and was nominated for his
enthusiasm, attitude, reliability and improved sailing ability. The memorial
trophy incorporates both new and old. The cup is new but the base is turned
from kauri taken from the old Awatere bridge.
In total seventeen boats
and their crews won a total of 28 trophies at the Waikawa Boating Club
Millennium Hotels and Resorts are offering sailors and
families who are members of Yachting New Zealand affiliated yacht clubs discount
on room rates at any Millennium, Kingsgate or Copthorne Hotels and Resorts in
See the Yachting New Zealand website for locations, a
list of rates and information on how to book.
Yacht Club Seeks Unwanted Optimist Equipment
The Port Denerau Yacht Club, Fiji, has started a learn to
sail programme and has a major shortage of boats and equipment! If you have any
unwanted kids sailing gear, sails, hulls that you would like to donate, please
be in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. The shipping
container will be leaving in the middle of July, so please don’t
7 is having an offsite sale of all its Technical marine wet weather gear and
performance outdoor wear. All marine wear is 50% off normal retail prices. The
sale is for 4 days only. Thursday June 25th to Sunday June 28th. Venue is the
old Alinghi Base, Halsey St, Viaduct Basin, Auckland. Open 9am-6pm daily.