A celebration of dinghy sailing in NZ
Check out New Zealand’s favourite sailing dinghies in the special new Dinghy Central display in Hall 6.
With classes from the entry level Optimists up to the thrill-a-minute 18ft skiffs all represented, this is a great chance to find out whether dinghy sailing is for you.
Presented with help from the team at Weta Marine, Dinghy Central will feature 24 different sailing dinghies. All will be fully rigged, accompanied by a detailed description and have at least one knowledgeable representative alongside.
Classes include Weta, Optimist, P Class, Javelin, PT, 420, 12’ and 18ft skiffs, RSX, Laser, 3.7, Starling, Zephyr, Elliott, Mistral, Jollyboat, Phase II, OK, Sunburst, A Cat, Europe and Splash and two classes especially for disabled sailors: the Liberty and the Skud.
There is something here for everyone from 8 to 80 so, if you or a member of your family is looking at getting into sailing (or getting back into sailing), then Sailing Central is the place to start.
Wicked wakeboarding action
This is seriously cool! New Zealand's best wakeboarders showcasing their skills and precision in the Monster Energy Jetpilot wakeboard pools.
Be seriously amazed as these superb athletes jump, flip and spin and their way through the air between these two extremely shallow, 20-metre concrete-bottomed pools.
As well as several performances every day, there will also be a special treat on Friday evening: the top wakeboarders will compete in the new Monster Energy Jetpilot King of the Show competition.
These specially-selected top wakeboarders will compete in a fierce head to head contest, with one eliminated in each round.
The last rider standing will rightly be crowned the King of the Show and take home a very well-earned cash prize.
See the action in the Monster Energy-Jetpilot Wakeboard Pools.