Managing Director

Richard set up Kiwi Yachting Consultants in 1988 after being one of New Zealand’s first professional racing yachtsmen. Richard sailed with Sir Peter Blake aboard Ceramco New Zealand in the 1981-2 Whitbread Round the World Race and followed that sailing with Geoff Stagg of Farr International in many of the great regattas and races around the globe winning the One Ton Cup, Southern Cross Cup, Kenwood Cup and the classic Sydney-Hobart. In addition was a long period crewing with Ed Baird on the International Match Racing Circuit. Having graduated from Victoria University in 1980 with a B Sc(Hons) Richard has set up a company around a sport that he loves. In recent times Richard has been the Commodore of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club helping assist with the development of the Sailing Academy and the introduction of the Platu Fleet in Auckland. Richard has a long history of cruising aboard the family yacht Nirvana whilst also owning and cruising three Elliott Tourers Collioure, Jackpot and currently the 1650 Celadon.

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