The Archives team are discovering old photos. The two attached are photos of women’s teams competing in the RAYC Women’s Keelboat Nationals. One identifies the sponsor as NZI Life and the dates are 9-10 November 1991. Sandra Brinkman who took part tells us that NZI sponsored the Women’s National Keelboat Championships then and that was believed to be the first of this series.
The other features a team of RAYC members, including Sandra, with the individual sponsor Pier 21’s logo on their shorts. Pier 21 would also have paid their entry fees. In those days the teams all raced MRX yachts which were hired from RNZYS meaning each boat had to be sailed from Westhaven to Akarana before the start of the first race.
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