Passing time Saturday afternoon as gusty winds off the back of Cyclone Wilma disrupt racing for about three hours. Saturday afternoon 29/1/2011. Cambridge Town Cup regatta, boat park, Lake Karapiro, New Zealand. If anyone else wants a mention better be in and leave a comment! :)
Published 31/1/2011 & edited 1/2/2011
A rowing regatta on the scale of the Cambridge Town Cup is only possible because of the dedicated commitment in time and expertise of a large band of generous and characterful volunteers undertaking an oarsome jigsaw of interlocking tasks. Magic to watch. Photos taken at Cambridge Town Hall Cup on Friday the 28th of January and Saturday the 29th of January 2011 can be found in the day galleries here. Due to a prior family commitment I am unable to attend the regatta today Sunday the 30th.
The Nash, Lake Street, Cambridge New Zealand fresh in her new livery beams into the afternoon sun, today, Saturday the 29th of February 2011. After a period of neglect and abandonment tenants of the new (and local) owners are due to move into the refurbished building toward the end of February 2011. As regular readers know the National Hotel has a special place in my heart.
Diocesan School for Girls (Auckland) rowing squad members view the Lake Karapiro rowing course from above the 1000 metre mark on Maungatautari Road this morning Saturday the 29th of January 2011. The evident camaraderie, team and school spirit these young women exhibit brings much colour (and noise) to the highly disciplined and competitive (not withstanding the matching enthusiasm of their rivals) atmosphere of the Cambridge Town Cup as often fiercely contested battles unfold out on the water. There’s another shot of these young women here – at least I think it’s the same lot! :) The day gallery is here.
My day galleries. January 2011 galleries. Today’s gallery.
Today, tomorrow and Sunday: 28th, 29th & 30th of January 2011.
602 Maungatautari Road, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge New Zealand.
Photos taken in the boat park at KRI # 2, this afternoon as the well oiled machine of volunteers processes hundreds of young rowers, representing schools and clubs, onto the water to race the 2000 metre Lake Karapiro course and then back off the water to the busy boat park behind. The safety of rowers is of constant concern and each boat inspected – particularly the footwear of each rower. Footwear is attached to the boat and must allow for immediate and unimpeded release of the feet in the event of a capsize. As I over heard Roger Milne explain to one crew, whose setup exceeded the 50mm mandated safety tolerance, it is like trying to remove gumboots without the purchase of a step or your toe at the heel of the boot. The difference between being trapped under a boat by your feet or a straightforward dunk and escape to the surface.