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

 


Celebrities race ex-Team New Zealand boats

Celebrities race ex-Team New Zealand boats

Kiwi and Australian sporting celebrities will be racing two ex-Team New Zealand Etchells on the Plimmerton harbour this Friday 17 October at noon.

Volunteering their time, a star-studded crew will be helping to raise awareness of the Mana Youth Sailing Trust (MYST) — a trust established to foster youth sailing in the Wellington Region. On deck will be:

Jill Westenra - Four-time Coast to Coast champion

Melissa Moon - Current World Mountain Running Champion and World Stair Running Champion

Robyn Wong - 2002 NZ National Mountain Bike Champion and 49th in World Mountain Biking ranks

Suzie Pearce - Current Black Sticks Mid-fielder, 2002 Commonwealth Games, Most Capped Player

Niniwa Roberts Lang - Current Black Sticks striker, 2002 Commonwealth Games


Philip Burrows - Current NZ Men’s Hockey team striker, Champions Cup, 2002 Commonwealth Games

Brent Livermore - Current Australian Kookaburra Mid-fielder, Most Capped Australian, Awarded Kookaburras Player of the Year for 2001

MYST is a joint initiative between Wellington Yachting Development and the Mana Cruising Club.

“We want to encourage a wider community to experience all the thrills and spills of sailing, to learn from the challenges racing presents, and to have a lot of fun at the same time” said Neil Verry Trust committee member and Yachting Wellington Development Co-ordintator.
Gifted to MYST by Team New Zealand in June this year, the Etchell’s are ideal youth training keelboats.

“We were absolutely thrilled with the generous donation. The Etchells are excellent training boats for the youth as the design puts the emphasis on boat handing, sailing skills and trim. Also with a maximum of four crew allowed on each boat, participants not only learn team building and leadership skills, but they gain experience in sailing an international class vessel, skills that they can later travel with.” Verry adds.

To raise additional funds for the Trust so that more people can experience the joys of sailing, the Etchells are also available for public and corporate race days.

To find out more information about MYST visit http://www.myst.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news