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Post by shipstamps » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:43 pm

New Zealand commemorated the first challenge in New Zealand waters for the International One Ton Yachting Contest by the issue of two stamps on March 3 1971, the contest taking place from the 5th to 8th of that month. The yacht on the 5 cent value is the Rainbow II, the New Zealand cup winner in 1969, when the races were held off Heligoland. The stamp design shows the winner in her home waters and is based on a photograph of the yacht with Rangitoto, Island in the background.
The ocean yacht racing world has gone overboard for the new One Ton Cup contest, held for the first time in 1965 and won by the Danish craft Diana III, designed by Sparkman and Stephens. Actually, the One Ton Cup Trophy was first presented as long ago as 1898 by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris. During the first half of the century it was competed for mainly by international 6-metre class yachts. Sweden won it 12 times, Great Britain 10, France nine, Norway and Germany five, Switzerland four, and the U.S.A. and Netherlands each with two wins.
With the demise of 6-metre boats the cup challenges died away. The French yachtsman, Jean Peytel, suggested that the cup be competed for in scratch racing by ocean racers that rated at a maximum of 22 ft. under the Royal Ocean Racing Club rule.
The first contest was held in 1965 and was won by the Diana III (Denmark), followed by the Tina, (U.S.A.) in 1966 and Germany's Optimist in 1967 and 1968, New Zealand's Rainbow II taking it in 1969. Apparently there was no contest last year, so it is being held in the last winner's home waters this year. The One Ton Cup is shown on the 8c. stamp against an interesting background of a draughtsman's yacht plans.
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Re: Rainbow ll

Post by aukepalmhof » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:03 pm

25 July 2012.

The champion yacht, RAINBOW II returns home for a full restoration at the Percy Vos boatshed in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland New Zealand.
An integral piece of New Zealand sailing history has returned home, with the legendary sloop RAINBOW II arriving in Auckland after four decades' absence.
The boat that wrote the opening chapter of New Zealand's offshore racing history is to be completely restored and displayed in Auckland, where she was originally built.
RAINBOW II has spent the past 43 years in Bermuda, sold after winning the 1969 One Ton Cup in Germany - New Zealand's first major international offshore sailing success.
Now her original owner, Kiwi sailor Chris Bouzaid, has bought back the Sparkman & Stephens 36ft sloop, and donated her to the newly established Maritime Museum Foundation in Auckland.
The boat made the passage across the Pacific on board the container ship MÆRSK BRANI. She will soon be taken to the Percy Vos boatshed in the Wynyard Quarter to undergo a major restoration by Max Carter, the man who built her in 1967, with the help of his partner Alan Wright. The boat will then be on display with the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust in the Wynyard Quarter, and eventually at Voyager, the National Maritime Museum in the Viaduct Harbour.
During her time in Bouzaid's hands, RAINBOW II won 121 races over two years. Among the victories were the Whangarei- Noumea and the Sydney-Hobart races in 1967, Kiel Week in Germany and the One Ton Cup in 1969. A month later, she won her divisions in both the Channel Race and the Fastnet Classic.
American-based Bouzaid hopes to race her again on Auckland waters in July 2019 - the 50th anniversary of her One Ton Cup victory.

More is given on:http://www.classicyachtcharitabletrust. ... boat_id=13

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/boating/73 ... ew-Zealand
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