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Richmond Yacht Club

Grant and I have been walking the docs on race day looking for a ride and what we've found is a whole heap of good people who are willing to take us on board for the day.

As a result we've decided after many boat rides, conversations and the occasional rum that the guys and gals who race with Richmond are a load of Good Buggers.

As such we're doing what we can and we're sponsoring the Richmond Yacht club winter series. I'm hoping to get to know a whole more of the members if not on their boat up the club at the after match functions.

Look for the Flags, we'll be flying them.

Lidgard Sails, Good Buggers, Great Sails!!


Pied Piper Nationals 2014

In my opinion Pied Pipers are the prettiest little boats ever designed, not that I'm biased, I owned one for a few years, into which I poured my heart and soul.

Every year Piped Pipers from around Auckland come together to race for the national title and I couldn't help but get behind this event and support it.

Pied pipers have become iconic of young guys, who like a good time and have big dreams set somewhere over the horizon and after the young 88's and the steward 34's the Pied Pipers would be the biggest keel boat class in the country.

Hopefully we'll get a good turn out.


Evans Bay Regatta


Reactor Association

Reactors are ballsy little boats, tough as bricks, and although not the fastest boats out there in todays world of mondern racers, they are still a well founded, safe, fun boat. 

They have a great association and as such have well subscribed class events with a few of the members entering in event such as the two handed simrad series and trans tasman solo.

The're not the sexy sleek race boats you see out on the water today but regardless of that we think they're a neat boat with a proven ability to survive and do well.

Therefore we're getting behind the association and the reactor owners to sponsor their winter series. Look forward to seeing you guys out on the water!!

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