Posts Tagged 'Sailing'

Aitutaki regatta to become annual

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Aitutaki regatta to become annual

Aitutaki Sailing Club

Aitutaki Sailing Club successfully launched their first ever Aitutaki Sailing Challenge 2012 and after positive feedback – it will become an annual event.

The sailing regatta was held on July 7 and 9 off Ootu beach on the turquoise lagoon of Aitutaki and under bright blue skies.

Escaping the winter were sailors from Auckland’s Kohimarama Yacht Club which gave the racing a truly international flavour.

On both race days, 22 optimist boats and six lasers competed in very light to moderate ...

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Interview with Helema

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Interview with Helema Williams from the Cook Islands. Video by ISAF at the Perth 2011 ISAF Worlds.

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Helema Williams in Olympic spotlight

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Helema Williams in Olympic spotlight

Helema from Manihiki

Today she will pick up the key to her little Olympic home by the sea.

Then, 11 days later, she will move up to the capital to carry the flag of the Cook Islands, at the head of an 11-strong team, including three officials, into the world spotlight of the brand new Olympic Stadium in London.

She is Helema Williams, 20-years-old with five elder brothers, a younger sister, and two immensely proud parents. She speaks quietly, even nervously, but there ...

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