sailing

By GUY WILLIAMS Sir Russell Coutts once told Mountain Scene his golf game’s ‘‘crap’’, but that isn’t stopping the yachting legend from hoping to extend his field of dreams on the Crown Terrace. He’s applied to Queenstown’s council for resource consent...

Heads-up for adventure trip

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown-founded charity’s helping local kids attend the national final of an adventure sports challenge. Having won the regional Get2Go Challenge in September, eight Year 9 Wakatipu High students are off to the Hillary Outdoors education centre on...

First sailing scholar named

By MATTHEW MCKEW The voyage of a lifetime awaits a Wakatipu High School student thanks to a Queenstown construction firm. Zoe Crawford’s been selected for a Spirit of Adventure 10-day development trip, which will see her join up with 39 other...

Much-loved character dies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown lost a well-loved character with the passing this month of Warwick Stalker, aged 74. Sociable and generous-hearted, he was the driving force for most of his adult life behind heating, ventilation and air conditioning business, RHE Mechanical...
Dr Ross Buchanan is taking a voyage into the unknown. The long-time Queenstown dentist fills in Philip Chandler on his plans and explains why he's leaving a secure job to sail the seven seas. A Queenstown dentist is sinking his...
A Queenstowner who took in eight days' racing at the America's Cup says the yachts' speeds seemed to be about twice what they appeared to be on TV. Basking in the glow of Team New Zealand's win this week, keen yachtie...

Coutts coaches colts

About 30 young sailors, mentored by five-times America's Cup winner Sir Russell Coutts, will compete in new-style O'pen Bic dinghies on Lake Wakatipu over the next three days. The Freshwater O'pen Cup is the final leg of a summer circuit...
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