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.
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.
May then took her all-female team to Wellington, New Zealand to compete in the CentrePort Youth Match Racing Regatta (Under 23) again finishing fifth on Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club's fleet of Elliott 6s.
Congratulations to Harry Price and his crew of Ben Robinson, Cameron Gundy and Murray Jones who won the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing championships and to the CYCA teams of Henry Kernot, Sam Ellis, Adam Middleton and Murray Jones, Harry Price, Ben Robinson who finished first and second in the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club's Centreport International Youth Match Racing Championships.
Our regatta roundups this issue include the 10th Sydney Harbour Regatta sailed early March under the most perfect conditions, the Farr 40 One Design Trophy, and across the ditch a wrap of the Central Triangle race organised by New Zealand's Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
Sam Mackay and his team from Royal Port Nicholson Yacht club were beaten in the petit final sail off by George Anyon, Logan Andresen and Connor Mashlan two nil.
New Zealand yacht designer Greg Elliott is proud to announce his 35-foot E35SuperSport design Crusader has won the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club (RPNYC) Central Triangle Fully Crewed Race 2015.
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.