Club to host Noelex nats

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Plim­mer­ton Boat­ing Club is host­ing the 2013 Noelex 22 and Ross 780 na­tional con­tests this week.

The Noelex race will fea­ture a fleet of more than 20 boats from through­out the coun­try, in­clud­ing 11 from the host club, and a dozen boats are ex­pected to com­prise the Ross 780 fleet.

Plim­mer­ton Boat­ing Club will be buzzing to­mor­row, says its man­ager San­dra McGill, with the mea­sur­ing and brief­ing, fol­lowed by an in­vi­ta­tion race in the evening. Fol­low­ing this will be three days of full-on rac­ing over Fe­bru­ary 7, 8 and 9, with three races each day.

With Mana Is­land the back­drop of the sail­ing area, and open­ing on to Cook Strait, Ms McGill says th­ese are some of the best sail­ing wa­ters in Welling­ton, sup­ported by a healthy club, a club­house with mag­nif­i­cent views and fan­tas­tic launch­ing and rig­ging fa­cil­i­ties.

‘‘The club wel­comes all vis­i­tors in­ter­ested in yachting to take ad­van­tage of the club’s lo­ca­tion. Plenty of ac­com­mo­da­tion is avail­able in the im­me­di­ate area, the rail­way sta­tion is nearby and it is a short trip to Porirua for shop­ping or to Welling­ton City or the Kapiti Coast for ex­plor­ing or more ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties.’’

Con­tes­tants, friends and fam­i­lies are wel­come to use the fa­cil­i­ties. See www.plim­mer­ton­boat­ing­ and www.yacht­ Phone San­dra McGill on 233 1592 or email man­ager@ plim­mer­ton­boat­ing­

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