Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2016 - It was a day of extremes for the second half of the Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge on Sunday March 20. Large cloudbursts rolled down the harbour from the south every 15-20 minutes, leaving brief respites of unlikely sunshine and blue sky before the onset of the next downpour. In the cycles of rain and major changes in wind strength the crews of the yachts faced a whole spectrum of challenges on the day, ranging from deciding when to put a reef in, when to take one out and, most importantly, when to take off the wet weather gear and show off the carefully crafted fancy dress costumes! Dale Lorimer attempted to shelter her camera gear in the cloudbursts and shoot in the drier phases; here’s the action, the smiles and even some of the costumes that she shot. Oh, and look out for Little Nico’s show-stealing performance towards the end of the video!
ETNZ: Helping out the next generation: Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team popped down to the kohi yacht club to give to NZ Opti nationals fleet a hand at the end of the regatta. Published on Mar 29, 2016
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