Service Award Feature: Graham Thow & Des Rouse

Visionaries Graham Thow and Des Rouse awarded for efforts in transforming Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club

A transformation of Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club’s building is thanks to the vision and dedication of two community-minded men.

Graham Thow and Des Rouse are dual recipients of a Yachting New Zealand Service award for 2016 and have been instrumental in a massive turn-around phase for the Auckland club.

2016 Youth Trials held

Strong winds and squally showers in typical Spring fashion greeted the 58 sailors competing in the Yachting New Zealand Youth Trials at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club from 4th-8th October. The event saw sailors battling it out for the top spot in the 29er, Laesr Radial, 420, and RS:X85 classes.  

Service Awards Feature: Bob Davies

Promoting sailing as a sport for everyone; Bob Davies recognised for services to Wanganui Yacht Club

Bob Davies is passionate about developing sailors from all backgrounds and ages within the Wanganui region.  

Named as another Yachting New Zealand Service award winner for 2016, the Wanganui Yacht Club life member, treasurer and junior sailing coordinator is tireless in his efforts to support and promote activities at the club and in his community.   


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