JP Tobin sails back after windsurfing reinstated

JP Tobin will dust off his RS:X board and eye another Olympic campaign, with the windsurfing class reinstated at the expense of kiteboard racing for Rio 2016.

Six months of lobbying by the international windsurfing community yesterday paid off, with the controversial decision in May by the International Sailing Federation to drop windsurfing in favour of kiteboard racing - a call that stunned the sailing world given the latter was untested - reversed at the International Sailing Federation's annual meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

Flying Fifteen Newsletter

Competitors from Whangarei and the BOIC battled it out over seven races of the Festival of Fifteens on 10 & 11 Nov. Six races were simple windward-leeward laps, and one bay race which took them to Brampton Buoy, Russell and up and down Veronica Channel. Rob Ward and Bruce Yovich sailed Fflying Colours to a convincing win.

Interislander Regatta Transport with Big Chill

Auckland Opti sailors heading south for the popular Interisland Regatta on in Picton in February can register interest now for truck transport for your boats.
Mark Shapland and Big Chill have generously arranged for truck transportation to be available for Opti sailors to attend the 2013 Interisland Regatta in Picton which is being held from Friday February 22 to Sunday February 24th.

New naming rights sponsor for NZ’s only ISAF Grade One regatta

Yachting New Zealand is proud to announce that New Zealand’s premier Olympic and Paralympic Class regatta has a new name: Oceanbridge Sail Auckland. Oceanbridge, a New Zealand owned and operated international shipping and freight specialist, has come on board as the naming rights sponsor for this annual regatta which will next be held from 2-5 February 2013.

Halberg Trust Re- Brands as Halberg Disability Sport Foundation


Last month, the Halberg Trust changed name to become known as the 'Halberg Disability Sport Foundation', with its community-based disability sport programme becoming 'AllSports'.

The Westpac Halberg Awards will remain the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation's flagship fundraising event and New Zealand's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate sporting excellence.

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation National Manager, Nicki Turner, says two years of consultation, research and planning have gone into the Foundation's new strategic direction.


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