Friday, October 26, 2012

Seaport Scene Issue 320

Race Across Cook Strait to Deliver New Vintage

Photo: Shirley Timms
On Thursday 11 October, 17 yachts carrying over one hundred hardy sailors, competed in the twelfth annual ‘Wine Race’; a challenging dash across Cook Strait, from Waikawa to Wellington, carrying Marlboroughs first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc for 2012.

The winner was Picton-based 41ft yacht ‘Nefertiti’, owned by Mike Vining, Bruce Lock, Noel Cohen and Henry Mayen, and skippered by Mike Vining. They carried Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and took out the Line Honours and Handicap of this years race in 5 hours 34 minutes.

Other Stories in This Issue

  • Captain's Table
  • Seaport News: First Cruise Ship of Season, Hail Picton, Steam Train in Picton + More...
  • Plight of Maui’s Dolphins
  • Shipping Schedule
  • Get Involved This Summer and Have a Unique Holiday Experience.
  • The Picton Scottish Country Dance
  • Pink Ladies Fundraise for Breast Cancer
  • Bike the Iconic Queen Charlotte Track
  • Playing Miss Havisham
  • JS Parker on Display
  • Seaport Happenings
  • Seen on the Scene
  • Reflections from the Picton Museum - Half Century for Outward Bound
  • Library Lines
  • On The Beat with Constable Newcombe
  • Naiad Hosts 25 International Defence Force Attaché
  • Ruth Pretty at Hunter’s Garden Marlborough Festival
  • Bachcare’s Picton Manager Takes the Stress Out of Owning a Holiday Home
  • Edwin Fox Turns 159
  • Go Vegan?
  • Picton Wine Club Mini Wine Festival at the Mercure
  • Picton Sailors Shine at Auckland Winter Champs
  • Golden Oldies Play Hard
  • Marlborough Colleges Sailing Club
  • Hall of Fame Induction for Picton Rowers

Get your copy of the Seaport Scene at one of the following outlets:

Picton: The Seaport Scene Office, FreshChoice, Take Note, Healthcare Pharmacy, Picton Library, On The Spot, Challenge Service Station, Picton Four Square

Blenheim: Perry's Book Shop

Don't forget:

  • Submit your poems or stories for the Writers Corner