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NZ in National Sailing League Finals

National Sailing League Final is on and this time there is an international team that has joined to represent New Zealand, also known as a powerhouse of sailing in Oceania. Interestingly it is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron which is home to America’s Cup that is coming up next.

This team would be sending across a crew to take part in National Sailing League Final which would be taking part 25th to 28th April 2019. Part of the team would be Stephen Broadbent and Zane Gifford. They would be sailing on a Young 88 vessel called Raging Hormones. They have also been awarded several two as well as three-handed championship trophies as they won in 2016 and last year. These were of the Young 88 Open National Championship events. They form a good team since they also competed in summer sprint series in local Elliott 7 consecutively for four years. They are also popular in most sailing events that happen in one design class.

Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy Race

The D zero fleet gathered to race for the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy on 28th January 2017. The venue for the race was the Northampton Sailing Club. It was the sixth round of the Winter Series. There were a total twelve boats entered for the race that included Ian Morgan as the series leader along with notable sailors like David Summerville and Rob Lennox.

The winter conditions and injuries soon cut the fleet of twelve down to nine. Ian had to navigate the traffic as Rob and David were soon victims of injuries. In the first race there were a total of 55 boats and Ian had to go off the line as he had gotten mired in dirty air. (more…)

Conch Republic Cup countdown begins

Conch Republic Cup’s 8th edition has scheduled a nine day event that includes 3 cities in Cuba as well as the United States. With three distance races as well as two inshore races planned, the contest commences when fifty-five entrants begin on 28th January, in the Key West, Florida, for the 96 nautical miles course throughout the Florida Straits to Cuba. The meet is being sponsored by the Club Nautico International Hemingway De Cuba as well as the Key West Yacht Club.

Club Nautico International Hemingway De Cuba