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

 


Heroes & Legends: Olympic Medal Mania


Media Release

19 NOV 2012


Heroes & Legends: Olympic Medal Mania

It’s shaping up to be medal mania at this Friday’s Sailing Celebration afternoon, when sailing’s 2012 Olympic medallists will be joined by medallists from previous Olympic Games at a public ‘Heroes and Legends’ poster signing and autograph opportunity on in Auckland.

Putting into effect the London Games slogan; ‘inspire a generation’, Jo Aleh, Polly Powrie, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will all be there to show off their medals and sign autographs for fans. Other sailing medallists including Rex Sellers, Leslie Egnot, Jan Shearer, Rod Davis, Don Cowie, John Cutler, Bruce Kendall and Aaron McIntosh are all hoping to be there too.

The date: Friday 23rd November
The time: The opportunity for fans will kick off at 4:30pm (through until 5:45pm)
The place: Eastern end of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven Marina, Auckland
Parking: In the ‘white marked’ spaces around Westhaven Marina – a short walk may be necessary

Later on that evening a crowd of around 300 will celebrate a successful year of yachting achievement at the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards dinner commencing at 7pm, where the winner of the Orbit Corporate Travel Sailor of the Year for 2012 will be announced.

The Celebrate Sailing afternoon is an initiative from Yachting New Zealand to give sailing fans, young and old, the opportunity to join the celebration, to meet some of the sport’s role models and to get up close and personal with some Olympic medals.

One of Yachting New Zealand’s Sailing… Have a Go! trailers will be on site for people to check out beginner boats, plus the actual 470 dinghy and 49er skiff that were sailed to Olympic glory by Jo and Polly, and Peter and Blair will be there too.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news