Waterfront Auckland recently engaged UK-based Marina Projects Ltd to develop a detailed Westhaven water-space master plan which includes things such as future proofing,maintenance, design, the interface with adjoining Wynyard Quarter and much more. Check out the master plan in this article.
French Bay Yacht Club has a lot to celebrate this year; like the fact that membership has grown by 66% this season, and 65 boats at the club's annual regatta. A team of up-and-coming youths competed in the Starling National Championships. That our very own Jim Quinn was named Counties Manukau Masters Sportsperson of the Year, and that the club is, officially once again, thriving, with participation levels back to where they were well over a decade ago.
Saturday 18 August is the perfect opportunity to clean out your cupboards/garage of all your old sailing gear. Support the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme by donating your pre-loved, unused, too small or too big sailing gear.
Learn to Windsurf at Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s north shore.
10 – 13 July
12:00 – 2:00 daily (8 hour course)
The RS:X and Techno Association of NZ have organized a couple courses for anybody looking to begin or extend their windsurfing skills this school holidays.
The 8 hour course runs over four days, with all gear and wetsuits provided. Course fees are $185.00.
Contact Brian Haybittle for more information
021 112 9556
17 – 20 May. ASB Showgrounds, Auckland
Yachting New Zealand will be at the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show- come find us in the Club Marine Discover Boating Centre, and enter to win your chance for a once in a lifetime sailing experience hosted by Yachting New Zealand in Auckland.
Just one point separated the top two teams of the 2012 Baltic Lifejackets NZ Women’s Keel boat National Championships, and Sam Osborne and her crew from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron reined supreme.
The Torbay Sailing Club has announced the date for the 2012 Sir Peter Blake Regatta.
1-2 December 2012 will see New Zealand’s largest dinghy fleet converging on Auckland’s North Shore to honour the event’s name sake, Sir Peter Blake.
When Sir Peter Blake was killed at Macapa Brazil on 5 Dec 2001, New Zealand mourned the loss of a national hero. Now, more than ten years later, the memory of Peter Blake sails on in the biggest regatta in New Zealand and the biggest centreboard regatta in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Etchell National Championships were sailed from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club April 28/29. Six races over the two race days saw both extremes of race conditions, everything from 30 + knots on the first day of sailing, and fickle light patchy on day two.
Back fresh from the 2012 World Championships in Sydney, Alistair Gair and his Velsheda crew nearly did a clean sweep of the regatta, winning five of the six races and performing exceptionally well in Saturday’s breeze and chop.
For those women in Auckland who weren’t contesting for the Women’s Keelboat Nationals last weekend, the other star attraction on April 29th was the Auckland Sailing Club’s annual Queen of the Waves event. This is a regatta where all the female skiff sailors come out of the woodwork to sail on a 12’ or 18’ skiff.
With the women’s skiff event having been announced for the 2016 Olympics (then equipment was not selected, now it will be the NZ designed 49erFX- yay!), recruiting crews for the lads this year was easier than ever before.
The ten afternoon race series designed by local Clubs with NZ IODA aims to deliver improved ‘on water time’ supplying 30-40 sprint races for experienced sailors. Having just completed a busy Summer Sailing season, expressions of interest and registration levels are high.