sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Mark Bell wins 2012 North Island Paper Tiger Championships
Mark Bell wins 2012 North Island Paper Tiger Championships

'Mark Bell - 2012 Paper Tiger North Island Championships'    Rachel Leatham    Click Here to view large photo

The 2012 North Island Paper Tiger Championships were hosted during the last weekend of February at Stump Bay, Lake Taupo by the Turangi Yacht and Power Boat club.

Mark Bell from Ponsonby Cruising Club in Auckland claimed his second Paper Tiger North Island title after sailing a very consistent event including two race victories from the five races completed. Ryan (Rowdy) Leatham representing New Plymouth Yacht Club and Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club took second and ahead of Scott (Forest Gump) Barker from Muritai Yacht Club, Wellington.

After a weekend competition and five races the top three places were separated by minimal points with no one knowing the final results until they were announced at Prize Giving.

The weekend saw typical Turangi conditions with weather conditions in the 6 -18 knot range (and beautiful sunshine) ensuring that plenty of excitement and place changes were seen with some incredibly tight racing throughout the entire fleet.

Turangi 2012 - 2012 Paper Tiger North Island Championships -  Rachel Leatham   Click Here to view large photo

Day one saw three races completed with Jamie Sutherland (New Plymouth) winning the first race before Bell took the victory in the other two races completed during the day.

Day two saw another two races completed with Scott Pedersen (Napier) taking a victory, while Rowdy picked up the final race of the day.

Overall racing was tight across the fleet with mixed results from everyone throughout the fleet, the perfect build up for the 20 member New Zealand Team who will next week pack their boats into a shipping container in preparations for the Internationals at Easter in Melbourne.

Crowded startline at Turangi - 2012 Paper Tiger North Island Championships -  Rachel Leatham   Click Here to view large photo

The sight of nearly 40 Paper Tigers racing on Lake Taupo was really impressive, and sure to continue when the final round of the North Island Freshwater series takes place at the Mighty River Power Regatta hosted by the Lake Taupo Yacht Club on 10-11 March. The series is still wide open with multiple sailors in with a chance to claim the title in the final regatta.

Overall Results include:

1st Mark Bell PT 2862 Totally Wired Ponsonby Cruising Club
2nd Rowdy Leatham PT 821 Flyer New Plymouth Yacht Club/Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club
3rd Scott Barker PT 3075 Bad Boy Muritai Yacht Club

www.papertiger.org.nz


by Rowdy Leatham

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94342

9:47 AM Mon 27 Feb 2012GMT


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


Related News Stories:

05 Mar 2012  New name, new look, new dates for Auckland On Water Boat Show
03 Mar 2012  French Bay Regatta succeeds on all levels
03 Mar 2012  Two Man Round NZ race: May Day issued as weather bomb hits fleet
26 Feb 2012  Fleet at first stopover in Two Handed Round New Zealand Race + Video
22 Feb 2012  Round New Zealand Race starts on Saturday
22 Feb 2012  Ponsonby Cruising Club: Mega Marine Garage Sale this Saturday
22 Feb 2012  OKI 24-hr Race Winners announced
22 Feb 2012  Reigning champion Silvertip retains 2012 NZ Millennium Cup
22 Feb 2012  Evolution Sails revealed as naming rights sponsor for Sail Noumea
22 Feb 2012  2012 OK Dinghy Hurricane Classic, Worser Bay, Wellington
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,








Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT