Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

One-Design Entrant's Eargerly Await Announcement O


One-Design Entrant's Eargerly Await Announcement Of Winner

The judge's are holding their final meeting at the Yachting New Zealand offices' in Takapuna next week, to decide the winner of the One-Design competition which is being held by Yachting New Zealand and their Keel Boat and Off-Shore racing committee (KORC).

For some years now there has been an issue of very few competitive racing oriented keelboats built for New Zealand based owners. The competition was launched to provide some direction and growth to the New Zealand keelboat scene by promoting the concept of a National One-Design Keelboat Class.

KORC Committee Chairman, Brett Neill would not give away any information on the likely winner but comments, "The winning design will meet the criteria of the design brief - that is provide a consistent racing scene, along with some cruising interior and be suitable for offshore races to the Pacific". The competition sponsored by Safety at Sea calls for a keelboat suitable for the one-design class - between 11.5m and 12.5m which is to have a 'kiwi' factor.

A total of ten entries were received. The panel of judges including: John Lidgard, Kim McDell, Brett Neill, Harry Dodson, Ray Haslar, Steve Marten and Peter Walker, are very impressed by the high standard of the entries.

The winner of the Yachting New Zealand One-Design competition will be announced at a function on Thursday 23rd January 2003, at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven. It is open to all interested parties.

I have a photo of the judges gathered around plans on a table, please let me know if you would like me to send it to you.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION