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Earthquake Appeal: Fundraising for Windsports community nears $2000
By Bruce Spedding, NZ ,
9:29 AM Sun 4 Sep 2011
The Windsurfing NZ fundraising for the Christchurch Windsports community is approaching $2000. The final amount will be presented to the CWA at the Lake Clearwater weekend event in November so there is still time to contribute ...[more]
WindsurfingNZ and Neil Pryde - Christchurch Earthquake Charity Auction
By Bruce Spedding, National ,
6:37 PM Tue 5 Jul 2011
This unique book is being auctioned by Windsurfing NZ to raise funds in support of the Canterbury windsurfers who have suffered in the earthquakes.
The book has been donated by Neil Pryde and has a personal message from Neil.
'Be strong Christchurch. Our thoughts are with you. Look to the future, the wind will still blow! Neil'
Trademe auction finishes on 15 July ...[more]
Demolition of Christchurch Yacht Club Storage Shed
By Nick Richardson, Christchurch ,
4:29 PM Sun 19 Jun 2011
The historic Christchurch Yacht Club storage shed known locally as the rowing shed was demolished on 13 June 2011 as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes. ...[more]
Christchurch school shows earthquake is no barrier to success
By NZ Herald, ,
5:30 AM Thu 31 Mar 2011
Like many other schools from earthquake-damaged Christchurch, Christ's College has had an uphill battle to get to the Maadi Cup.
But despite ongoing hurdles off the water, its rowers are proving their mettle on it.
The school has sent 39 rowers to the country's largest rowing regatta at Lake Karapiro and has already had notable success with seven of its teams qualifying for the A-finals. ...[more]
Christchurch Rowing quickly up and running after earthquake
By Richard Gladwell and Christchurch Media,
10:48 PM Tue 22 Mar 2011
Christchurch rowers have bounced back quickly from the two earthquakes which hit in September and again in February. The Canterbury region runs major schools rowing programs aimed at producing rowers for the Regional Performance Centre. Clubs on the Avon River were hit very hard in the first earthquake and again in the second, which also badly affected many of the rowers' homes ...[more]
Christchurch Earthquake: Sailing clubs report on 'quake effects
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
6:10 AM Thu 10 Mar 2011
If the start of the Canterbury sailing season was disrupted by the September 4 quake, the end of the season has been, not surprisingly, worse affected in the aftermath of February’s devastating disaster which sees the local Club’s doing what they can to offer some normality to members.
The team at Yachting New Zealand wishes to express to Canterbury residents, and fellow yachties and boaties in ...[more]
NZ Boat Builders unite following Christchurch quake
By Ian Cook, President NZ Marine Industry Assoc,
2:45 PM Sun 6 Mar 2011
The New Zealand marine industry is deeply grateful for the generosity, sympathy and support they have received from around the world since the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, and stand united in their efforts to support their colleagues and friends in the region. The earthquake was confined to Christchurch and Lyttelton, and many businesses there are already back up and running. ...[more]
Christchurch Earthquake: Four rowing clubs likely to be irreparable
By World Rowing,
9:13 PM Sat 5 Mar 2011
New Zealand’s rowing stronghold of Christchurch has been hit by a devastating earthquake. This is the second big earthquake to hit Christchurch since a 7.1 shock in September last year and the already damaged rowing boathouses have been left virtually beyond repair.
The September shock caused extensive damage and meant that rowers could not use the waterways for two months because of polluted w ...[more]
Christchurch Earthquake: A sailor's view of the damage and aftermath
By Sail-World correspondent,
11:47 PM Fri 4 Mar 2011
One of the New Zealand sailing fraternity is working on at Christchurch and reports on the scene:
'I haven't made any contact with any of the Clubs around the region, but the re is severe damage all around the waterfronts. Christchurch and Mt Pleasant club site look bad, no word from the Harbour and I haven't been over to Lyttelton and south yet, where reports are of serious damage. Not enough ...[more]
Superyachts raise $55,000 for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
By Ellie Brade,
11:16 PM Fri 4 Mar 2011
On the 22nd of February at 12.51pm, a shallow earthquake of 6.3 magnitude, rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving the city devastated. With the need to help the many affected by the disaster apparent, the superyacht community in New Zealand rallied. On Thursday night in Auckland a fundraiser, organized by YachtAid Global and Superyacht Support Ltd saw around $55,000 raised for the cause. ...[more]
Waiheke Boating Club's Christchurch Earthquake fundraiser - enter here
By Ian Anderson, Waiheke Island ,
8:10 PM Fri 4 Mar 2011
Waiheke Boating Clubs’ annual Round The Island Race (RTIR) on Sat 19th March will this year be a fundraiser for the earthquake appeal.
Entry fees matched dollar for dollar by the club will go to the fund.Two additional 'round an island' races will be held.One a short course for Keelers and trailer yachts and the other for centre boarders. The main event circumnavigates Waiheke from Kennedy Pt. ...[more]
Fundraiser for NZ earthquake appeal in Auckland
By SuperYacht Support,
12:59 PM Thu 3 Mar 2011
In response to the Red Cross call for donations following Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, YachtAid Global (YAG) and Superyacht Support are organising a fundraiser at HQ Bar at Westhaven in Auckland on Thursday 3 March for crew, owners and guests. The event will include an auction of prizes generously donated by suppliers in the New Zealand marine industry, and food ...[more]
Christchurch Yacht Club report from the Commodore
By Nick Richardson, Christchurch ,
7:34 PM Mon 28 Feb 2011
This season has been eventful in that we opened the season without sailing because of contamination from the September quake. A fortnight ago we had a sewage line break. But we have tried to keep sailing. Tuesdays quake has left our storage shed on the brink of falling into the sea. So we have evacuated the yachts. Rescue boats been removed from our very badly clubhouse. ...[more]
Christchurch Earthquake: Donation details - Official Fund
By Richard Gladwell,
10:01 AM Mon 28 Feb 2011
Sail-World has spoken to one of the assessors on the still shaking ground at Christchurch. He advises that the damage in Christchurch is far, far more serious and extensive than the previous earthquake in September, and the situation is ongoing. The New Zealand Government has this morning established an official disaster fund for assistance of the people of Christchurch. Here's how we can help ...[more]