Ski-nZ 2013 | ‘Bay to Bay’ Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-nZ
Six days… 600 kilometres on a personal watercraft. Are you ready for the challenge?
“The inaugural Ski-nZ will be an adrenalin packed adventure on personal watercraft, travelling via some of the most amazing coastline and scenery that North East New Zealand has to offer.”
Participants will experience an action-packed and fun filled week as they navigate the coastline northbound from Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty to Russell in the Bay of Islands. On the way they’ll be taking in amazing sights and raising funds to help the Melanoma Foundation to ‘Create excellence in the awareness, education, prevention, treatment and research of melanoma in New Zealand’. Participants can expect to ride to many iconic spots on the way with a like-minded group of adventurers … all in the name of fun and FUNdraising.
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Raise the funds and join the Ski-nZ to experience over 600kms of north east New Zealand coastline in the best possible way… if you’re an adrenalin junkie then this is 2013’s must do event. Lock it in today!
Sun 3rd March: Muster in Tauranga for an evening briefing and barbecue.
Mon 4th March: Tauranga to Slipper Island to Pauanui to Whitianga.
Tue 5th March: Whitianga to Great Mercury Island to Coromandel.
Wed 6th March: Coromandel to Waiheke Island to Auckland to Takapuna and ‘Auction Night’
Thu 7th March: Takapuna to Kawau Island to Omaha and ‘Half day in the Matakana wineries’.
Fri 8th March: Omaha to Whangarei Heads to Tutukaka and ‘Jet Ski fishing contest/seafood night’.
Sat 9th March: Tutukaka to ‘Hole in the Rock’ to Russell in the Bay of Islands and ‘Last night madness’.
THERE IS A SERIOUS SIDE
The Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-nZ will be held each year from 2013 to raise funds that help the Melanoma Foundation achieve its goals. Participants will need to raise a minimum of $1500 in tax deductible sponsorship to enter. Participants are encouraged to compete with fellow participants to see who can raise the most sponsorship.
SAFETY TO THE EXTREME
Safety is the first priority for the Ski-nZ. Travelling with you on the Ski-nZ will be an experienced team, including medical support, mechanics, PWC experts and on-water recovery crews. In keeping with the high safety standards and given that this event is helping to promote awareness of melanoma, participants will be required to wear a life jacket, full face helmet, eye protection, gloves, shoes, and a full length rash suit or wet suit for sun protection. Carriage of individual epirbs is encouraged.
NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR REQUIRED
Contact Jeremy Burfoot on Burfoot@xtra.co.nz or +64212132056 to discuss.
To be eligible for the Ski-nZ event personal water craft must be sit down, not stand up and must be newer than 2005.
PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
There has already been strong interest from riders from other countries. Please be assured we will make you most welcome in our beautiful country. Please contact the event director at Burfoot@xtra.co.nz to discuss the logistics of bringing your PWC to NZ or of renting a PWC and trailer for the event.’
THE COST AND HOW TO REGISTER
You will need to raise a minimum, fully tax deductible $1500 donation. Download the fundraising file for ideas on how to raise this. It’s actually not that difficult.
A $55 application fee must be submitted with your application form and a provision levy that includes meals, event merchandise and DVD will be set closer to the event date. This will cover costs only and will not exceed $500.
To register for the 2013 Melanoma Foundation Ski-nZ, simply download and fill in one application form per ski entered and return with a $55 entry fee. Both the rider and their road crew members will also need to fill in a crew form each. This can be done later.
Please return completed forms to the Melanoma Foundation office by post or email.
Numbers may need to be limited, so register soon.
The Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand
Postal address: PO Box 91094, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142
Phone: 09 486 5322
Freephone: 0800 4 MELANOMA ( 0800 463 526 )
Physical address: 207 Shakespeare Rd, Milford, Auckland
CEO: Heather Hyland
Mobile: 021 829 454