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Oceanbridge regatta on Waitemata harbour next month

Press Release – Yachting New Zealand
New Zealand’s only ISAF Grade 1 Olympic and Paralympic Class regatta is just three weeks away: from 2-5 February 2013, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland [1] will take place on the Waitemata Harbour.

This year, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland [1] will be the launch pad for new campaigns of the NZL Sailing Team’s recent Olympic Medallists who aim to do it again for 2016; Jo Aleh/ Polly Powrie and Peter Burling/ Blair Tuke have already registered. Also for the first time in New Zealand, the new Olympic women’s 49er FX will be raced competitively.

Did you know that NZ boasts the #1 world ranked 49er FX team: Alex Maloney and Molly Meech? Come check them out (a rare opportunity to see this action on home waters) at this International Olympic and Paralympic Class regatta.

Regatta Information
When: 2-5 February 2013. Racing takes place from approximately 11:00 to 4:30, Saturday to Tuesday.

Where: Royal Akarana Yacht Club [2], The Landing at Okahu Bay Auckland. Racing takes place on the Waitemata Harbour in the vicinity of Bean Rock

Who: All Olympic & Paralympic class boats, and invited classes: 420, 29er, OK, 12′ skiff, Access 303, Access Liberty, Kiteboard racing and more.
Online: www.sailauckland.org.nz [3] and www.facebook.com/sailakl [4]

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