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1 week ago
Rapido Trimarans


Congratulations to Dougall Love & Brent Gribble for achieving Line Honours aboard Romanza (Rapido 60) in Race 1 (67nm) of the Lewmar 2021 SSANZ Triple Series, Auckland, New Zealand on 10 July 2021.
Video footage: Dougall Love

Screenshots of Romanza mid race: Official Video by Live Sail Die, Race 1, Lewmar 2021 @SSANZ Triple Series. See

LEWMAR photo of Romanza: Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand's Facebook page. See

To view the story on the Rapido Trimarans website, see
Video by Rapido Trimarans, 19 July 2021.

#romanza, #rapido60, #linehonours, #ssanz, #podiumperformances
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Great video. I just really wish people would learn to film. Turn the phone sideways! But Rapido 60 still my favorite thing floating.

1 week ago
Douglas Campbell

Yotasorus is looking for a Co Skipper for race 2 - Small Boat
PM me if you are interested or know someone who might be keen for what is usually a great day out.
Happy to consider any experience level.
For various reasons I need to arrange this by the end of the week so let me know if you are interested.
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What’s V the date Douglas

1 week ago

SSANZ Triple Series 2021 - Race 1 - RESULTS

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#sailing #racing #navsim #boating #yachting #navigation #NewZealand Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand Young88 #haurakigulf
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SSANZ Triple Series 2021 - Race 1 - RESULTS  click for blog:  #sailing #racing #navsim #boating #yachting #navigation #NewZealand Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand Young88 #haurakigulf

SSANZ has lost a true sailing mate and legend this week with the passing of sailor Dave Ormandy.

Dave had sailed forever, but nothing he described as too serious until he competed in the 2017 RNI on Rigmarole with Ian Luxford, winning the first leg overall. From there he definitely caught the two-handed racing bug and he competed in the 2019 RNZ and 2020 RNI aboard Arbitare with Murray Hartley. Dave and Murray often crossed the finish line in Auckland and then carried on for Leg 5, delivering the Farr 38 back to her home in Wellington.

To quote Dave from the 2019 RNZ - “Being stricken with the incurable condition of aquaholism from an early age, the only reputable medical advice was to get regular doses of salt spray. Recreational sailing and other associated water activities assisted in keeping the symptoms at bay, and despite the miles now mounting on my clock, the desire to go sailing has not diminished. It certainly beats sitting in a lazy boy at home watching golf on TV, playing bowls and trolling farce book and other anti social media.”

In recent years Dave has clocked up over 20,000 sailing miles and had many special moments both on and off the water with his family. Just this year he was a proud member of the yellow shirt brigade, volunteering on the water at the America’s Cup. Lyndon, Kenneth, Judy, Chris and Dave’s wider family are all in our thoughts at this sad time.

More wise words from Dave “When you're 200 miles from land and there are albatross flying around as you look up at the stars lighting the night sky, it is pretty special.” So Dave, as you take your final sail we wish you fair winds and following seas, with an epic send over the horizon to the albatross’s playground.
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Into the mystic. Fair winds and following seas Dave.

Sorry to hear, big hugs to Kenneth Ormandyand family

Sad to read and condolences to all

My sincere condolences to family and closer friends; a stalwart amongst our SSANZ family. Most sorry to read of this news. RIP David. JB.

OMG .... RIP Dave. Condolences to Lyndon and family, my thoughts are with you

I m so sorry to hear this.Having met him sailing through our sons who are good mates this is a great loss to all who knew him.Big hugs and love to his family.

Ken - Sorry learn of the pasting of your Dad ......- ‘Clipper’...we hope that you and your family are warmed by all the kind words & respect shown to Dave...Kia Kaha - Bim

Very sorry to hear this. RIP Dave and thoughts go out to you Ken and family

So sad. Dave is one of the nicest people I've met and would always leave you feeling good. Thoughts with Lyndon, Ken and family.

Beautiful man Rip Dave ❤💯❤

So sad, RIP Dave

I'm so sorry to hear this news. The first I knew of Dave was sailing trailer yachts at Mareatai when he and lyndon would go racing with all the kids, (Kenneth must have been less than 10 then) in a boat I think was less than 18ft long. Farewell Dave, I admired your drive in the 2 handeds you entered.

Very saddened to read this beautifully written eulogy. Fair winds, Dave.

Ken sorry for your loss. A life well lived

Deepest sympathy and condolences to family

So sorry to hear. Rest in Peace Dave.

Condolences to family and friends.

So sad!

So sorry to hear this ..

A great guy gone far too soon

Fair winds, Dave

Wonderful words Wonderful man ❤

I was very saddened to hear this news last week. Meeting Dave and Lyndon through sailing and our sons and supporting RNI's and RNZ's - always inspiring. sending much love to the family. Fair winds Dave.

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Awesome day out on the water for the first Lewmar triple series by SSANZ. Being one of the smallest boats in the Doyle Sails Division it was great to come off the line in front and give ourselves the advantage we needed. This was followed by a nice downwind lay through on our masthead kite to the bottom of Motutapu.

To Southern Funs dismay we then had a tight reach across to Motuora Island where a lot of our competition expectedly and sadly managed to sail through under us, being a lot faster than us on a reach. Never the less we then hoisted our fractional kite for a very tight lay through to Gannet for Southern Fun, where the kite had to come up and down twice to make sure we kept enough height on our mark, being one of only two boats in our division on symmetrical kites it was a hard angle of sail.

We then rounded up around Gannett and finally got some upwind action for the mighty Southern Fun, where we managed to crawl back in front of a couple of boats and had a good upwind tassel with Legacy the Y11 finishing only 4 minutes in front of them. Due to the course being 80% reaching (southern Funs nemesis) it wasn't the best result, but we are proud of how we sailed and there definitely wasn't much more we could have done different given the course. All in all, an absolute stunner day on the water.

Thanks Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand for a great race and Adam Mustill Photographyfrom Live Sail Die for the footage.
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The boat looks good Aaron and the sails are nicely trimmed for flow and go.

Boat looks great Aaron and Anna. Wasn’t it a great day out there!!!??? Sarah Morgan…???

Wondered what happened. Need to practise reaching ?

Here you go! Race 1 video from the Lewmar Triple Series thanks to our friends at Live Sail Die! What a perfect day to kick off the series.

Doyle Sails
Baltic Lifejackets
PIC Insurance Brokers
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Great video team

Check out the pre-start and start photos from Race 1 of the Lewmar Triple Series yesterday - what an awesome day to be on the water!

Cheers to Lewmar, Kiwi Yachting, Baltic Lifejackets, Doyle Sails and
PIC Insurance Brokers for supporting the series!

If you would like the high res version of any of these photos please email a screenshot of the photo to and we can send this through.

Photo Credits - SSANZ Media
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Why has the pink yacht got 3 people on board? 😳

200 photos and only a couple of multis :(

2 weeks ago
Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand

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Hey some great photos of you guys

The lads on Rogue II eased back into it. Evidence suggests the new sound system is “mint”, the disco ball is in the perfect spot, and easing back into the after party wasn’t too hard! It has also been confirmed that some of the support crew who assisted in checking these functions are suitably dusty today. ... See MoreSee Less

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But did they get evicted?!? Isn’t that the 2021 standard of after party?! 🥳🥳🥃

No you must be joking. Josh doesn't like loud music and rum. Congratulations boys. ❣️

Good stuff like old days Josh will have to come to next one !!!!!

Gavin Haslip Craig Haslip Karl Majic Daniel need the disco ball

Looks like a sausage fest


SSANZ Lewmar Triple Series Race 1 Live Stream TVNZ Livestream:

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