sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2012-13 North Island Paper Tiger Series underway this weekend
2012-13 North Island Paper Tiger Series underway this weekend

'Dave Shaw - 2012 Paper Tiger International Champion - 2012 Maersk Line Paper Tiger International Championships'    Rachel Leatham

While one group of Multihull enthusiasts will be blasting their way north towards the Bay of Islands in the Coastal Classic this weekend, another equally enthusiastic group will be heading south to Lake Wairarapa for the first event in the 2012-13 Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series.

The 2012-13 Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series kicks off this weekend with the Horowhenua Cup being hosted by the Horowhenua Sailing Club, but sailed on Lake Wairarapa (yes it is confusing).
The event will see over 25 Paper Tigers from all over the North Island competing in spectacular fashion on Lake Wairarapa with racing expected to produce some very tight results.

Race Start 2012 - 2012 Maersk Line Paper Tiger International Championships -  Rachel Leatham  
The event will see competitors throughout the fleet fighting for every position as they attempt to take home the Horowhenua Cup as well as gain points towards the overall North Island Freshwater Series Title which concludes in Taupo mid March 2013.

Contenders for the Cup include class stalwart Peter Robins, as well as a bunch of other up and coming sailors including Scott Barker, Scott Pedersen and Mike Hood if he brings the full package.
With a solid breeze (gale force at this stage) there could be plenty of thrills and spills over the weekend which will ensure plenty of entertainment for the sailors and spectators alike.

The regatta will as always be a friendly and sociable event with most competitors camping on the grass area next to the club and a dinner organised for everyone to attend on the Saturday evening so that war stories from the day (as well as years gone by) can be exchanged.

The Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series is regatta series held over four regattas around the North Island (Lake Wairarapa, Lake Ngaroto, Turangi, and Taupo) during the season.

Points are tallied at each regatta with the overall series winner is calculated by allowing each sailor to count three regattas from the four in the series.

The Paper Tiger is a catamaran designed by Ron Given of New Zealand in 1968. It is widely sailed in New Zealand and Australia.

Paper Tiger Overall Dimensions
Length: 14 ft (4.3m)
Width: 7ft (2.2m)
Minimum Weight: 110 lbs (50kg)
Sail Area: 100 sq ft (9.2 m2)


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=103068

7:26 PM Sun 21 Oct 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World











470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,








ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   


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