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Syndicate crews to race in Dinghies!

AMEX Cup Villge Media Update
Syndicate crews to race in Dinghies!

Syndicate members and celebrities will be racing dinghies this Saturday – at the Lotto Dinghy Day in the AMEX Cup Village.

Water Safety New Zealand is hosting the Lotto Dinghy Day in the Village, with one of the highlights being a race between members of some Cup Syndicates. Sailors from Team New Zealand, America True, Spain and other syndicates will be racing the dinghies in the Viaduct Harbour.

The day’s lineup also includes racing between non-sailing celebrities, such as rugby stars Walter Little and Troy Flavell, Kingz players Lee Jones and Robbie Middleby, Jo and Carly of True Bliss and many other well-known faces.

With the emphasis on water safety, the day’s program involves sailing demonstrations and safety scenarios, rescue demonstrations by the Coastguard, and an introduction of the latest inflatable lifejackets.

Visitors to Lotto Dinghy Day can also join in the Lotto Sign the Sail at Whitcoulls in the Village Pavilion retail area. All the fun starts at 11.00am and goes through to 3.00pm.


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