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The Allianz Championship for 29er and Optimist is almost here!

by Laurence Bouchet 16 Oct 2018 21:18 PDT 18-21 October 2018
29er New Caledonia Championship © Laurence Bouchet

Since Sunday 60 sailors have been training on the Sainte Mary bay. Racing atmosphere, smiles on faces and strong wind were on the site. They've discovered the sailing area and optimized their sailing.

"Of course we had capsize due to strong wind but the water is warm" said the kiwis!

Yesterday night there was the opening ceremony. Each delegation have a small presentation. Australian team shout the AUSI AUSI!, the New Zealand team made a strong Haka... in front Fiji and local sailors. A great moment spent all together.

You can have a look to the photo of each delegation here.

The NZ haka here.

Event Schedule:

Thursday 18 to Sunday 21: races – 1 min video resume will be post each day on Facebook.

You also can follow the results after each round on the Facebook pages:

Prize giving ceremony on Sunday 21 at 5pm at the SRC Yacht Club.

Entry list:

Optimist Class:

  • 47 sailors registered, 32 in open fleet, 15 in green fleet
  • 2 Fiji sailors
  • 8 Australian sailors
  • 12 New Zealand sailos.
29er Class:
  • 9 teams
  • 6 New Caledonian teams
  • 2 Australian teams
  • 1 New Zealand teams
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