New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships
1 - 3 March 2013
Susannah Pyatt (RNZYS) and her team of Jenna Hansen, Olivia Powrie and Heather Trudgen, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, win the New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships 2013! About the win Pyatt commented, “We are pretty ecstatic actually; I can’t stop smiling, we did it!” Pyatt claims the Leith Mossman Memorial Trophy for 2013.
Pyatt won 2 out of 3 races against Melinda Henshaw (RNZYS) in the Semi Finals, despite losing the first race to Henshaw by 40 seconds; the biggest margin of the semis. View full report here
1. Susannah Pyatt RNZYS
2. Melinda Henshaw RNZYS
3. Sam Osborne RNZYS
4. Claudia Pierce RNZYS YTP
5. Hannah Osborne RNZYS YTP
6. Michelle Tait BBYC
7. Genevieve Kayat NZMYC
View Video Here
History of the Event
The New Zealand Womens Match Racing Championships have been held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron since 2000 when Amy Waring representing the RNZYS was the first winner and received the Leith Mossman Memorial.
Honours Board of past champions
Leith Mossman - an inspiration to us all!
Leith Mossman packed more into her 45 years than most of us would in a lifetime. An avid sailor, she raced on many yachts in Auckland, including Krasna (Townsen 36), The V Team (Farr 1020), Rhythm (S&S 45) to Fiji, Brighstone - Sydney-Hobart, Share Delight and Waiwera Naturally Hot (Mumm 30). Leith was alsways full of enthusiam and fun, whether racing with the boys, with the girls, match racing, fleet racing or offshore - an inspiration to us all. Unfortunately she lost her battle with breast cancer in 1998.
The Leith Mossman Memorial tray was donated to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron by the New Zealand Womens Yachting Trust in 2000 in memory of our friend Leith. The Trophy is the principal prize for the annual New Zealand Womens Match Racing Championships held by the RNZYS.
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2012 Winners Susannah Pyatt & crew
2011 Winners Olivia Powrie & crew
The Leith Mossman Memorial Tray - awarded to the New Zealand Womens Match Racing Champion. Kindly Donated by the New Zealand Womens Yachting Trust in memorial of our friend Leith.
Photo: RNZYS Media