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On Water Memorial Service For Sir Peter Blake

YACHTING NEW ZEALAND

Media Release For Immediate Release

On Water Memorial Service For Sir Peter Blake

On Sunday 23 December a Memorial Procession will be held in honour of Sir Peter Blake.

The Procession will commence at 1700 hours (5pm) from west of the Harbour Bridge, proceed east towards to a mark off Northhead (Number 9 buoy), then turn west to pass Prince’s Wharf and Viaduct Harbour, and finish under the Harbour Bridge.

Yachting New Zealand - New Zealand’s national body for yachting, is co-ordinating the Procession in response to numerous requests from yacht clubs throughout the country wishing to pay tribute to Sir Peter in a very nautical way.

All boaties are invited to participate.

The Procession time of 1700 hours was selected so those wishing to attend the Official Memorial Service at the Domain at 1100 hours can also be part of the on water acknowledgement.

Yachting New Zealand has extended an invitation to Sir Peter’s family, The Prime Minister and dignitaries to join the yachting community in the Procession.

Sailing Instructions for issue to those intending to participate follow.

ENDS

Sir Peter Blake Memorial Procession

A Memorial Procession in honour of Sir Peter Blake is planned for Sunday 23 December.

The ‘Sailing Instructions’ are as follows… Keeler & Launch Instructions:

Tributary processions of motoring keelers and launches depart from Gulf Harbour Marina 1330 hours Pine Harbour Marina 1330 hours

Each tributary procession to be lead by the usual ‘committee / race management boat’ of each club. The ‘committee boat’ shall have onboard club officials - flag officers etc

Each boat in the procession shall fly a club and or class burgee or pennant, and a black ribbon or pennant as a mark of respect. Crew to wear usual sailing attire

Additional vessels to join the tributary processions at various points, and to include The mouth of the Tamaki River for vessels from Halfmoon Bay, Panmure, Bucklands Beach, Glendowie, Karaka Bay - joining the procession originating from Pine Harbour Orakei Wharf for vessels from Okahu, and Hobson Bays - joining the procession originating from Pine Harbour Out from Milford Marina - joining the precession originating from Gulf Harbour

5. Vessels from Bayswater Marina, Westhaven and anchorages in the Upper Harbour to gather at the Assembly Point*

Tributary processions to converge with main procession - lead by Yachting New Zealand vessel “Alishan” - a Lotus 1280 yacht at the Assembly Point* “Alishan” shall have “Yachting New Zealand” lea cloths - for identification purposes The Assembly Point is in the area west of the Harbour Bridge All vessels to be at the Assembly Point by 1645 hours The Procession start will be marked by a general communication to all vessels on Channel 77 at 1655 hours The Procession shall pass under the main span of the Harbour Bridge at 1700 hours The Procession will advance at no more than 5 knots on a course lead by “Alishan” Procession vessels proceed east towards Devonport Wharf Procession continues to #9 Buoy - rounding to port Procession heads west towards Princes Wharf, maintaining a 50 metre clearance to opposing vessels Procession passes Prince’s Wharf and the Maritime Museum, maintaining at least a 20 metre clearance Procession proceeds in a direction passing the mouth of Viaduct Harbour The Procession finishes under the main span of the Harbour Bridge The Procession disperses

Notes to the instructions:

Coastguard has been notified of the Procession

The Harbour Master is appraised of the Procession

Emma Reid Marketing & Communications Manager Yachting New Zealand

Tel. 09 488 9325 ex 808 Mob. 021 99 2000

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