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Eight Tiwals sail in inaugural New Zealand Cup at Mahurangi Habour

by Melinda Henshaw/Tiwal 1 Mar 18:11 PST
The Tiwal offers fun and easily portable dinghy style sailing to boaties © Melinda Henshaw

We were very fortunate to have a great family sailing day for the first NZ TIWAL Cup, held in the beautiful Mahurangi on Saturday before another lockdown was announced the same evening.

Eight TIWALS sailed in a gentle breeze around Saddle Island and down to Scotts Landing for a picnic in the park. The wind increased later in the day, giving competitors a chance to stretch out and enjoy a speedy sail back to Sullivans Bay.

The winners of the event were Zane and Anna Gifford. Zane Gifford is an accomplished New Zealand sailor who has won National Championships in several classes including P Class and Young 88s.

Second place went to the youngsters of the event, brothers Boaz and Simeon White of Hamilton, and third place to Jocelyn Morgan of Waiheke Island.

John Rusk travelled from Wellington for the event, and although he missed out on the Sunday event, the RNZYS Auckland Harbour Bridge to Bean Rock, due to the COVID lockdown, he said sailing in beautiful Mahurangi and meeting other TIWAL owners was well worth the long drive.

A few boats missed out on the TIWAL NZ Cup due to changed schedules and COVID lockdowns, but we will get another event organised soon.

The award-winning Tiwal now has around 50 owners around New Zealand and Australia. With almost a good number of the NZ fleet showing up to our first event, enthusiasm for these quick to assemble, portable craft is bound to grow.


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