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Boating NZ

Boating NZ September 2019

Boating NZ inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories.

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In this issue

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the rescue team

I suspect I’m as guilty as the next boatie of taking our maritime rescue services for granted. Probably because we’re all guilty of harbouring the “it-will-never-happen-to-me” syndrome, we tend to be only dimly aware of how the gears begin to mesh when, in mid-ocean and far from immediate help, the excrement hits the spinning blades. How does your EPIRB’s urgent beeping arrive at Wellington’s Rescue Co-ordination Centre? How does the team respond? What’s activated? Who orchestrates it all? Which is why it takes a real-life situation to understand the workings – and appreciate the efficiency – of our maritime rescue crews. I received a first-hand account of this while interviewing Forfar and Sally Petrie for this issue’s Mayday story. They – along with another couple – were forced to abandon their yacht on a…

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www.boatingnz.co.nz EDITORIAL TEAM Editor Lawrence Schäffler editor@boatingnz.co.nz Lead journalist John Eichelsheim Regular contributors Roger Mills, Sarah Ell, Norman Holtzhausen, Harold Kidd, John Macfarlane, Matt Vance, Lindsay Wright CREATIVE TEAM Art director Debra Tunnicliffe Production manager Mike Embleton Digital imaging Willie Coyle Video editors BB Group Ltd Cover design Mike McCullough Cover photo Roger Mills ADVERTISING Brett Patterson 0274733945 brett.patterson@boatingnz.co.nz Tim Porter 0274952233 tim.porter@boatingnz.co.nz MANAGEMENT TEAM Publisher Tim Porter Sales manager Brett Patterson BOATING NEW ZEALAND CONTACT Office Unit 16, 160 Beaumont Street, Westhaven 1010, New Zealand Postal PO Box 301063, Albany Auckland 0752, New Zealand Telephone (09) 373 3436 Email editor@boatingnz.co.nz PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION Printer Ovato Limited, New Zealand Distributors Gordon & Gotch (NZ)…

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reef’s underwater art museum

“…thinking about the sea floor as something sacred, something that we should be protecting and not taking for granted.” Lifelike underwater sculptures are to be installed at various locations along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in a bid to promote awareness of the ecosystem’s desperate fragility. Created by British sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor, the sculptures are to be a major part of a new Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) and will become structures to boost coral and marine life regeneration. “Our oceans are going through rapid change,” says deCaires Taylor, “with threats as diverse as rising sea temperatures, acidification and pollution. Part of creating an underwater museum is about changing our value systems – thinking about the sea floor as something sacred, something that we should be protecting and not taking for…

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rnzys teams battle cup final

RNZYS Performance Programme Team KNOTS Racing – Nick Egnot-Johnson, Sam Barnett & Alistair Gifford – won the 53rd Annual Governor’s Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach, California in July. They beat fellow RNZYS team mates Leonard Takahashi, Taylor Balogh and Josh Wijohn (Pacific Racing Team) – three matches to two in an epic final. A Takahashi final against Egnot-Johnson was widely predicted before the regatta even began, and it turned out to be an absolute classic. Egnot-Johnson started hot, winning the first two matches in the lighter air which had many thinking the team may knock off the final in three races. But Takahashi found his mojo, sailing unbelievably fast downwind to come back and tie the match at two apiece. After a tight start in the final race Egnot-Johnson…

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nz takes 420 gold

New Zealand’s Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan sealed the deal in the Boy’s 420 fleet with just one race remaining – taking gold at the recent Youth Sailing World Championships in Poland. Italy finished second and Israel third. As one of the leading returning teams from the 2018 edition of the Championships, Menzies and McGlashan were touted as potential gold medallists in the Boy’s 420 and they lived up to the billing. The Sailing World Championships is held every four years, and without comparison, it is the largest event that has the participation of all 10 Olympic boat classes.…