Port Nicholson


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Port Nicholson

(ˈnɪkəlsən)
n
1. (Placename) the first British settlement in New Zealand, established on Wellington Harbour in 1840: grew into Wellington
2. (Placename) the former name for Wellington Harbour
[C19: named after Capt John Nicholson, Australian naval officer]
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At the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington, Kate Robinson said that she had been rooting for Spithill a week ago as Oracle struggled.
sitting there on match point I think they have to lash out with a bit of aggression," said Geoff Herd, the commodore of Wellington's Royal Port Nicholson yacht Club.
PORTLAND, Maine, Dec 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maine-based shipwreck recovery company Sub Sea Research has announced their latest venture, a documentary series entitled The Port Nicholson Experience.
The SS Port Nicholson, sunk in 1942, is thought to be the richest wreck in the world, not counting Hugh Hefner.
The five, all surfers from Swansea, spent last Saturday night celebrating Wales' win over Ireland but returned to find their rental camper van, parked outside the Port Nicholson Yacht Club on Oriental Bay, Wellington, had been broken into.
Dr George Dalrymple Monteith arrived in Port Nicholson, New Zealand on 8 February 1840 on the 417 ton wooden barque Duke of Roxburgh, chartered by the New Zealand Company to bring immigrants to Port Nicholson.
The CYCA team of Murray Jones, Angus Williams and Matt Stenta finishing third with Adam Middleton and his crew of Michael Cook and William Eastman sailing for Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club winning the 2014 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships.
News package includes general shots of Wellington waterfront, sailing action from Ocean Sprint 2 and interviews with David Adams, Race Director and Dean Stanley, CEO of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington.
CLUB: Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, NZL CREW: M Owen (5)--Skipper, J Kings (4)--Navigator, C Price (2), R Hobbs (1), A Mackay, A Mil In, B Dunsheath, S Russell (2), M Browne
In order to give Wellington youth sailors some high intensity experience in match racing, the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) runs an annual Winter Match Racing Championship.
Representing Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in New Zealand, the two owners battled with Phil Molony's Archambault 40 Papilion and Tony Levett's Sydney 38 Eieni, both of which had better Rolex Sydney Hobart results than NSC Mahiigai.