Boating NZ : FREE TO READ March 2014
THE 2014 STARLING CLASS National Match Racing Championship concluded on January 23, at Auckland’s Glendowie Sailing Club, in controversial circumstances – with the winner being decided on count back. Tauranga teenager Dylan McKinlay just pipped Welington’s Henry Gautrey to win the prestigious Caltex Cup for interprovincial sailing. Both sailors finished on equal points with eight wins and three losses in a weather-reduced regatta. McKinlay, having beaten Gautrey more times over the course of the contest, was awarded the championship. After 144 short-course races between the 12 regionally-selected representatives, only one point separated the first four competitors. The final day was set to be a showdown between the Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Auckland and North Harbour semi-finalists. Racing started in brisk 10-15 knot winds with Gautrey showing early dominance. McKinlay unsuccessfully protested the race committee for ignoring the regatta’s voluntary wind limits. Once racing resumed, McKinlay and Gautrey both won their semi-finals convincingly. Unfortunately, strong winds cancelled the final and, to Gautrey’s dismay, regatta scoring protocols then dictated the winner must be the highest-ranked sailor after the last full round robin of racing. 2014 NZ2OZ Rally THE ISLAND CRUISING Association has announced a leaving date for the NZ 2 OZ Rally, leaving 1 May from Opua, Bay of Islands. The rally clears into Aneityum (Anatom), the southernmost island in the Vanuatu Chain. After a month cruising Vanuatu, the rally will cross the Coral Sea to Mackay, Australia. Some yachts will sail through the Whitsundays to join Sail 2 Indonesia Rally, departing late June. For Sale 12.2 metre Elite Sedan Under Construction This popular sporty design is built to hull and deck stage and is offered for sale now as is or can be finished to any stage through to a completed boat. Turn key price from $900,000. Scott Lane Boat Builders P: 09 292 8177 F: 09 292 9566 M: 0274 765 443 E: email@example.com www.scottlaneboatbuilders.co.nz 12.2m elite sedan Sistership to ODŶSSEIA Launching October 2014 for sale Viewing and sea trials available on Odŷsseia Specifications: • LWL 12.2m • Beam 4.3m • Displacement 9 tonne • Accommodation 5 in 2 cabins •HPTwin200–400 • Fuel 1000 litres • Water 600 litres 0314-47 10 Boating New Zealand March 2014 PIPPED AT THE POST PLACINGS: 1 Bay of Plenty Dylan McKinlay 2 Wellington Henry Gautrey 3 Auckland Libby Porter 4 North Harbour Mike Stern 5 Waikato Thames Jason Hewitt 6 Nelson Marlborough Hamish Clark 7 Canterbury Travers Cole 8 Taranaki Lyneche Simkin 9 East Coast Sam Broome 10 Southland Dylan Edwards 11 Northland Pia Schuster 12 South Canterbury Andrew Miller Boating _on watch_March14.indd 10 19/02/2014 2:18:18 p.m.
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