Marine Trades Challenge 2017

Mar 21, 2017 Events

Come on down to Westhaven Marina on Saturday 8 April 2017 to support the team.

The annual NZMAC ITO Marine Trades Challenge is back again and now in its 15th year. The challenge provides a unique opportunity for apprentices and tradespeople to show off their skills and knowledge in a boat building competition. Each team has a limited amount of time to build a catamaran, followed by an on-water race.

Last year Orakei Marine went all in and took out the Survitec team support & presentation trophy, the North Sails/Southern Spars trophy for innovation, the NZ MAC ITO trophy for health and safety, the 37 South best built boat trophy, and the Harken overall trophy!

We’d love for you to come on down and support our crew as we try to best last year’s efforts.

85 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland.

Schedule for the day:
8:00am Site open for team set up
9:00am Welcoming/teams briefings
10:00am Start of boat building category
1:00pm Finish of boat building category
1:15pm Detailing of boat and site clean
1:45pm Teams briefing
2:15pm On water event
3:20pm Return life jackets
3:30pm Promotional photos
4:00pm Prize giving

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