|Javelin Racing and Competitions|
Information and results of the bi-annual South Pacifics Competition.
Results and information on all Australian Competions
New Zealand Racing
Results and information on New Zealand Events
Javelins are raced by male and female
crews of differing height and weight combinations. Combined crew weight
is ideally over 130kg's, and with an efficient rig, the Jav can be
worked hard by both young, and old.
Over this time the competition has been won by some of New Zealand's most best sailors, with names like Murray Ross, Peter Mander, Jack Cropp, Jock Bilger and Dave Elder appearing on the trophy.
The class has also attracted notable designers, such as John Spencer, Bruce Farr, Iain Murray and Ben Lexen. These designers playing a large part in new Zealand and Australian America's cup efforts.
Since the inaugural races in 1921 it has
been sailed for every year with the exception of 1942-45. The Sanders Memorial Cup was presented by Messrs
Walker and Hall Limited in 1921 in the memory of Lieutenant Commander
W.E.Sanders, V.C., D.S.O., R.N.R. for interprovincial competition
between 14ft one design yachts.