Mark Orams thinks Sir Peter Blake would have had a huge smile on his face at the weekend looking down on an event in his own name that is potentially the largest multi-class centre board regatta in the world.
Torbay Sailing Club
Torbay will come alive this weekend with the biggest centreboard regatta in the country as more than 400 children compete in the annual Sir Peter Blake regatta.
Michelle Bain decided at the last minute to enter last week's World Masters Games and she's pretty glad she did, coming away with gold in the Laser Radial women's master category.
Murray Rae was keen to tackle the World Masters Games with his former Rome Olympics teammate but when Ron Watson wasn’t available he was able to call on a veteran of seven America’s Cups and five round the world yacht races.
Chris Sharp’s green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it’s finishing ahead of most of his rivals.
Rex Sellers admits he's got the sailing bug again.
Organisers are on the lookout for a few competent safety boat crews and skippers for the World Masters Games at Torbay from April 21-28.
As many as 224 sailors from 13 countries have already signed up for April's World Masters Games in Auckland and among that group is multiple Olympic medallists, multiple world champions, around the world race winners, America’s Cup winners and coaches of Olympic medallists.
The World Masters Games might be more than 100 days away but aspiring athletes need to move quickly with spots filling up fast for the sailing competition.
The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta reached a record number of entries with over 450 boats entered into the event. The largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.