Georgia Racing


Wednesday Night Race for Highest Bidder at Charity Auction

Friday, November 19, 2010

Georgia Racing recently provided an opportunity to guests to sail on the 43 Georgia One in a Squadron Wednesday night race to the highest bidder at a fund-raising evening conducted by the Legal Research Foundation in Auckland.  The winner was Kelly Quinn, an Auckland barrister who practised in Hong Kong for 9 years where he met and married his Finnish wife Kaisla who worked for the Finnish Consulate.  Their mutual interest in sport was evidenced by the fact that they met at the famous Hong Kong Rugby Sevens! Kelly brought along, not only his wife, but his father-in-law, Seppo, who Read more

Kiwis scoop South Pacific Cup

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It took only a split second for Jim Farmer (Georgia), Rob Bassett and Brett Russell (Wired) to reply with a resounding YES, when asked to challenge the Aussies for the South Pacific Cup at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.Wired arrived at Hamilton Island from Airlie Beach Regatta, wound up, ready for battle.Georgia'sdelivery crew had suffered a long hard crossing from Auckland, but they still had their mighty racing machine primed for action.  Hamilton Island's Front Street was the relaxed introduction to a week of serious combat, yachties strolling the avenue greeting long-standing rivals.  Lots of laughter - kids everywhere. But the Read more

Crew profiles - Rick Royden and Chris Funnell

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Two former Match Racing buddies are now partners in crime racing on both the Georgia 43 and the 52. Chris Funnell (pictured, top) – the owner of Yachteze boat maintenance services - is a headsail and gennaker trimmer – while sailmaker Rick Royden (pictured, bottom), who also owns his own sail making and servicing business, works wherever he is needed – usually trimming the headsail or mainsail, or calling tactics. Chris first jumped onboard the 43 about five years ago, for Wednesday night racing. Rick first took the opportunity to sail on Georgia in the 2003 Hamilton Island Race Week, Read more

Crash bang

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Georgia Racing bowman and mastman (Geeza and Orange Thunder) go match racing. Read more