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Images from Takapuna: Opening Ceremony 470 Junior Worlds

'Irish crew participate in the Mixing of the Waters - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The Opening Ceremony for the 470 Junior Worlds was held this evening at Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore.

Major supporter of the event is the Auckland City Council. Mayor Len Brown attended and opened the regatta. The World Championship is the 14th World Championship held at Takapuna, the event has attracted a fleet of 33 crews from 13 countries.

A feature of the ceremony is the Mixing of the Waters where each team pours a symbolic bottle of water into a bowl, the mixed water is blessed and then poured into the water for the regatta. Previously competitors coming to Takapuna were asked to bring a bottle of water from their home country, but with current airline regulations this practice is no longer possible and the ceremony is now purely symbolic.

The 2012 470 Junior Worlds is the first World Sailing championship held under the auspices of the new Auckland City Council, which was formed from five Councils in the Auckland region. Tomorrow Mayor Brown is scheduled to take a ride with Emirates Team NZ aboard an AC45.

Racing in the 470 Junior World Championship gets underway on Saturday, concluding next Friday with the Medal Race.

A blessing from the local Iwi - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Cpmpetitors from Argentina, Greece, Australia, Denmark and Great Britain - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Competing crews from 13 nations - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Mayor Brown addresses the competitors, officials and supporters - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Mayor Brown addresses the competitors, officials and supporters - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

470YouthW25012012 (5) - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Mixing of the Waters - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Competitors from Denmark wait in line at the Mixing of the Waters - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Mayor Brown addresses the competitors, officials and supporters - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

The Mixed Waters are emptied into the waters for the competition - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Taking the Competitor’s Oath - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Competitors from Denmark - Opening Ceremony - 2012 470 Youth Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by Richard Gladwell


  

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