Winter match racing: Wellington youth sailors will go for both experience and ranking at the Winter Match Racing Championships reports Kristine Lederis.
Run in Wellington Harbour's Sailing Arena in front of the office buildings of New Zealand's capital city, spectators can watch the action unfold on June 34o and July 1. It's also a chance for the Wellington Spirit Sailing Team so check out some up and coming talent who may be a part of them in the future.
Recent winners of this event include the NZL Sailing Team's Josh Junior and one of NZ's top match race skippers, Matthew Steven, both of whom are now key players on the Wellington Spirit Sailing Team.
Together, these two young men who got their start. at the Wellington Winter Match Racing Championships and their crew are 2011 New Zealand Match Racing Champions, and they join famous names like Dean Barker, Rod Davis, and Chris Dickson on the prestigious trophy.
In April, they were granted a wild card entry to the World Match Racing Tour after finishing third and top qualifier at the Spanish Open Match Racing Regatta, proving that getting your start at regattas like the Wellington Winter Match Racing Championships is where it's at.
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|Title Annotation:||WINTER MATCH RACING CHAMPIONSHIP|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2012|
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