Wakatipu Yacht Club

Cyclist Peter Yarrell, QSM, has turned his love of the sport into a vehicle that’s raised hundreds of thousands for charity. On the eve of his latest Tour of New Zealand, he tells PHILIP CHANDLER why he’s stepping down...

In Merv’s honour

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown community stalwart Merv Aoake, who died a year ago, is to be honoured by the naming of a sailing scholarship. The Merv Aoake Scholarship, run by the Wakatipu Yacht Club and funded by the Queenstown Lions Club,...

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...

70 years on and sailing well

An Arrowtowner's almost 70 years' service to sailing will be recognised by Yachting New Zealand next Friday. Les Rogerson, 90, will receive a service award at the 2016 Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards in Auckland. While living in Invercargill, Rogerson was active...
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