Georgia Racing


Chris reflects on Portugal regatta

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Georgia trimmer Chris Funnell qualified for the invitation-only BMW Sailing Cup, and travelled to Portugal with his crew for the World final. After BMW Sailing Week, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club nominated two skippers (Grant Turnbull and Geoff Martlew) for the New Zealand final of the event. Both wanted the best available crew, and Chris, with other crewmembers, was on both of their wishlists - so the skippers joined forces to put together one very strong crew, and in light conditions in MRX fleet boats, won the local event, and qualified for the trip of a lifetime. Racing under skipper Grant Read more

Georgia young guns kick off pro careers in style

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tom Blampied (22) is in Europe for his first season of international match racing, and, hopefully, the start of an illustrious professional sailing career. Nearly three months in to it, how is he getting on? Tom reports that he is still match racing for Aon Racing (skippered by Rueben Corbett), doing pit on the five-man boats, and trim on the four-man boats. The team is currently ranked 10th in the world. "We have had some promising results with entry so far to three world match race tour events," says Tom of the team that are still very young in comparison Read more