A quick update from the last 6 months!
16 Jun 2016


Hi All,
I’m back overseas, this time in Rio so decided after not updating the news for a long time thought it was time to write some news as plenty has been going on.
November, December and February were with 49er team of FunkyBurd helping them with their USA trials. This was a great experience working with a great team of guys. Unfortunately they were not successful with their trial but both guys have gone on to great things since then.
January and the start of February was all about family and the Sunburst nationals in my old hometown of Lyttelton where we had a great regatta and finished with 6 1sts and a 3rd. We also had the Auckland Champs in April where we had a closer tussle finishing with a 1, 1, DNF (broken rudder), 1, 1, 2. It was great to finish the season with the 3 major regatta wins. This up-coming season maybe a bit different in the Sunburst with Cameron moving in the Opti a little more.
From February coaching wise it has been a 1 week Moth Camp in Tasmania, then the Moth Worlds in Japan and in between this was coaching the USA 49er team in Hyeres, and now in Rio with the NZL Sonar team of Kiwi Gold Sailing. In between travelling for coaching I have been doing some Auckland based coaching for YNZ’s NZL Sailing Team and AON Fast Track squads in 470 and 49er.
Doyle NZ One design has also been going from strength to strength again with the Doyle Optimist sail doing very well at the Optimist Nationals finishing 2nd kiwi 1 point behind the winner who was using a J Sail from Doyle Sails.
Doyle NZ is in the midst’s of developing the OK dinghy sail range with the first sail winning the Brass Monkey regatta in Napier with a 1, 1, 1, 2 placings.
The Jollyboat that we did up during last winter and sailed 4 times this summer is now for sale if anyone is interested in a turnkey fast boat. We finished 3rd at the Nationals with only a 30 minute sail before this regatta.
From here it is a month to 6 weeks at home before we are on the move again for some more coaching somewhere around the World!

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

Mark Twain