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


No Wind No Racing For Entire 470 Champ Comp

470 European Sailing Championship Concludes Just As It Began - With No Racing

470 European Championship
6 - 16th July

Brest, France The only consistent factor in the 470 European Championships was a lack of breeze. With the temperature soaring into the mid 30's the sailors sat around the boat park on the last day of the regatta waiting for any sign of the conditions improving but as the afternoon dragged on it became evident that no racing was to take place.

Current World Champion's Simon Cooke and Peter Nicholas (Kohimarama Yacht Club) needed to sail the final two scheduled races to qualify for another drop and cancel out a 33rd placing they obtained while racing in the fickle breeze, their final result of 10th place in the 112 competitor fleet was not a true representation of their overall performance which included two bullets and a second placing over the 7 races sailed.

Andrew Brown and Jamie Hunt (Naval Point Yacht Club) were the second placing New Zealanders finishing the regatta in 30th place, with three top 10 finishes amongst their results.

Kohimarama sailors Geoff Woolley and Mark Overington finished in 85th pl In the women's fleet Shelley Hesson and Linda Dickson (Mt Pleasant/Nelson) finished in the top half of fleet in 19th place at the end of the 8 race series.

For full results see the official website:

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news