Meet the regatta entries

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Meet some of the 21 boats competing in this year’s Line7 Port Nicholson Regatta.

  • Skipper
    Kat Monien
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?
    I think I’ve done it 6 times and 4 of those with Rosschild
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    It’s a fun event and a good challenge for all of us on board.
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    Fun
    How long have you owned your boat?
    I have owned it for almost 6 years
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    Sailing trip in Tonga
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    The skipper
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?
    Emirates Team NZ of course

  • Skippers
    Shelene Paraone and Herve Le Goff
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?

    Twice
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    Speed, test our skills, and great competition with loads of fun
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    Our Top Bowman
    How long have you owned your boat?
    2 years
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    Beating Whistler on Line
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    The Skippers 😉
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?
    NZ

  • Skipper
    Craig Slack
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?
    Boat 3rd time, me 10?
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    3 days of sailing
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    The crew is the secret weapon. Even we aren’t sure what is going to happen sometimes.
    How long have you owned your boat?
    10 years
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    Finally getting Haumuri back in the water after a 2 year rebuild on the hard. And she still floated the right way up with the new keel.
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    Me, then the Gennaker from the 1972 One Ton cup.
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?

    Team NZ, surely those cyclists will get it done.

  • Skipper
    Murray Bridge
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?

    All of them having been one of the founders of this regatta way back when I was Commodore.
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    Three days of great racing against out of town yachts as well as locals always up’s your game and is a lot of fun (and the odd rum)
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    Speed & experience
    How long have you owned your boat?
    Kyle’s boat, I’m just a financial/sailing contributor
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    So, so many but the 1984 Clipper Cup in Hawaii being one of the smallest yachts and coming top individual yacht in an international fleet of over 80 yachts is still up there. So’s sailing the tri on the edge !!
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    Hah !….me
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?
    Team NZ (of course)

  • SKipper
    Mark Gordon
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?

    I was lucky enough to compete in the first regatta back in 1999 on our Young 88 ‘Slinky Malinki’ (that first regatta didn’t end too well for us as we dropped the rig in the last race). Since then I have probably only missed one or two of the Port Nic regattas.
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    Really enjoy racing over three consecutive days, as well as all of the competitors getting together afterwards at the club and just everyone having a good time.
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    Hmmm not sure we have a secret weapon, we’re just a bunch of aging yachties that really enjoy racing together.
    How long have you owned your boat?
    We purchased REVS in 201
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    Most memorable sailing moment would have to be my first out of the harbour race on the Young 88, probably followed by the Sydney Hobart race back in 2010.
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    That’s easy, one of our hardworking dedicated bowman, Mr Paul Fugle (he’s also one of the quietest on the boat).
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?
    Emirates Team New Zealand.

  • Skipper
    Roger Cook
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?
    None sailing; once as assistant RO.
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    Wedgetail away; now got my own boat; got a great team; Wedgetail-Zimmerframe Racing Team 2 must race!!
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    Not so secret great design, ancient well-tuned sails, and Wedgetail crew.
    How long have you owned your boat?
    Ten months.
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    First race in the 2016 Centre City Wine and Spirit Rum Race with family and friends as crew in my first ever keelboat!
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    The owner – me!!! And the 1996 spinnaker (boat is 6 years younger).
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?
    Emirates Team NZ!!!!

  • Skipper
    Dave Roberts
    How many times have you done the Port Nic Regatta?

    12
    What makes you enter the Regatta?
    Fun
    What’s your boat’s secret weapon?
    It wouldn’t be a secret then, would it?
    How long have you owned your boat?
    10 years
    What’s your most memorable sailing moment?
    Halfway to Fiji
    What’s the oldest thing on your boat?
    The main sheet trimmer.
    Who’s going to win the America’s Cup?
    The rich guy

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