sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Three New Zealand sailors recognised in New Year Honours

Three New Zealand sailors recognised in New Year Honours

'Young 88 Sprint Racing - 8 December 2011'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Three New Zealand sailors have been recognised in the New Year Honours announced on the last publication day of the year.

Noted designer and boat builder Jim Young has been made an Officer of the Order of New Zealand, the third highest level of Honour in the New Zealand system. A Knighthood is generally the highest level. Young is the designer of the Young 88, the 30ft keelboat which this year celebrated its 30th anniversary, and is New Zealand's largest one design keelboat class.

His contribution to New Zealand sailing spans 71 years including winning national sailing titles, boatbuilding, yachts and powerboat design. Always noted for design innovation, Young designed a 12ft catamaran, which won the 1958 12ft Interdominion, in the capable hands of David and John Peet, before the type was made illegal. He was one of the first to utilise a canting keel in his keelboat, Fiery Cross. The Young 88 featured a unique interior layout which has since been copied in all boats of this size and type. Young is also the designer of the Vindex range of fast planing, cruising launches, pioneering the concept - again since copied by many others. Young also pulled many young sailors and designers through his boat building business, the most notable being a young Bruce Farr, who went on to become a highly successful designer in his own right on the international racing scene.


Austral Express alongside in Nuuk, Greenland. -  Graeme Kendall  
Solo long distance sailor Graeme Kendall has been made a member of the Order of New Zealand for his achievements in completing the Northwest Passage across the top of Canada and Alaska. The voyage, a world first, is considered by some to be the 'Everest' of sailing and was reported as being one of the one of the last major world sailing records to be tackled.

Sailing his yacht the 12.5metre Austral Explorer, Kendall took just 12 days for the passage which started at Lancaster Sound and finished at Barrow Point. The route has only recently become navigable due to modern technology which allows sailors to plot a course though the ice flows, combined with warmer Arctic conditions. Kendall was thwarted in a previous attempt five years ago. Kendall's voyage was the second stage of a significant circumnavigation covering 32 of the world's seaways and oceans. The first leg covered over 18,000 nautical miles and took over four months of non stop solo sailing.

Simon Gundry (centre, yellow shirt) and Richard Macalister (left) and John Newton (right) listen to Pippa Blake speaking from UK - Ceramco dismasting party -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=92418   Click Here to view large photo


One of the great characters of New Zealand sailing, Simon Gundry has been awarded the Queen's Service Medal for his services to the community. It is difficult to remember a time when Gundry wasn't involved in sailing or the water, or with his great love of Rugby. He has often managed to combine the two sports, including running series of highly successful fundraising lunches at the North Shore Rugby Club, featuring great guest speakers, raising money for both the club and a charity or sport.

Gundry was a member of the crew of Cremaco, Peter Blake's Whitbread race entry in the 1981/82 event, and started a second Round the World race on board Lion NZ is the 1985/86 WRTW race. Gundry went to the same school, Takapuna Grammar, as Peter Blake and several other leading liughts of the sailing scene. On leaving school one of the teachers advised Gundry 'never to associate with (his close friend) Walter Gill - he's trouble'. In his usual way, Gundry completely ignored the advice and went into partnership with Gill as soon as they left school, starting a concrete construction business in which both are still working to this day.

The son of long time North Shore community newspaper editor, Pat Gundry, Simon has inherited his mother's touch with words, penning many a fine piece of writing and poetry - which always draws a wry smile. A long time Devonport resident, Gundry is usually one of the first on the scene in anyone's time of need - and his contributions, exploits and tales would fill a book or three.




by Sail-World

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=92418

11:27 PM Fri 30 Dec 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,










29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   


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