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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From February 23-26 the CYCA team--this time skippered by Finn Tapper with Tom Grimes crewing alongside Nick Thyne and Paddy Dawson--will compete against seven other teams in Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club's fleet of Elliott 6s.
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.
Maarten Heineken Regatta 2-5 Mar Caribbean Mardi Gras Race Week 3 Mar USA Port Nicholson Regatta 10-12 Mar New Zealand NZ Women's Match Racing 11 Mar New Zealand Championships Euroflying Cup Altea 17 Mar Spain St.
In Ma-ori, it is known by three names: Te Whanga-nuia-Tara refers to Wellington Harbour and means "the great harbour of Tara"; Po-neke is a transliteration of Port Nick, short for Port Nicholson; and Te Upoko-o-te-Ika-a-Ma-ui, is the traditional name meaning The Head of the Fish of Ma-ui.
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.