Sunday, 2 February 2014

Maadi 2014

1795471_418898251577159_241118921_n Congrats to Jack who was selected today to represent his school in this years Maadi regatta at Lake Ruataniwha in the South Island.  His mum is especially excited as she on leave in March and is busily planning her trip down to support him. I think I will be staying behind to look after the other two.

From Wikipedia:The Maadi Cup is the prize for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Boys' Under 18 Rowing Eights. More colloquially, it is the name given to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta, at which the Maadi Cup is raced. The regatta is the largest school sports event in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 2000 rowers from 120 secondary schools participating in 2013. The regatta is held annually in late March, alternating between the country's two main rowing venues: Lake Karapiro near Cambridge (odd years), and Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel (even years).

Sailing Lessons

1604840_680999525255972_1114699503_n Henry and James started sailing today with Birkenhead sailing club… part of a 10 or 12 week ‘Learn to Sail’ programme that will take them through to end of season and could lead to more regular sailing – competitions etc. Both are quite excited by the prospect of trying something new..

We will miss sailing next week as we be down on the Whanganui but hopefully get some more pics posted of them out on the water.