Sailing New Zealand Magalie Laniel Gaël Simon Kia Ora = Gidday !!! Welcome to Ao-tea-roa, Land of the Long White Cloud, commonly know as New Zealand. New Zealand in the World Geography New-Zealand is composed of two main islands: North Island and South Island and of a variety of minor Island scattered around them in the Pacific Ocean and in the Tasman Sea History – Abel Tasman (1603 – 1659) Best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 for the Dutch East India Company History – Abel Tasman route History – James Cook (1728- 1779) "The land on the Sea-Coast is high with steep cliffs, and back inland are very high mountains...the face of the Country is of a hilly surface and appeares to be cloathed with wood and Verdure" Captain Cook's journal, 8th October 1769 History – Cook’s route The first voyage (1768-1771) is shown in red, second voyage in green (1772-1775), third voyage (1776-1779) in blue. The boat cook sailed The Endeavour during his voyages in the Pacfic Ocean History Cook’s Map of NZ New Zealand Geography The two island have different geological origins The ecosystems and the ressources are thus very different on each This country has the more important shoreline to surface area ratio in the world North Island : the volcanic one North Island is characterised by strong geothermal and volcanic activity It has a tropical climate and flora Northern tropical climate Fern Tree: The emblem of New Zealand South Island : Hills and Alps South Island is the tip of the Australian tectonic plate rising above he pacific one. It’s geography is more similar to the american west coast or the Alps Maori : Natives of New Zealand Maoris represent 14% of New Zealand population Maori also is the country’s second language Maori Art Wood and Bone carving Facial tatoos Maori navigation Voyaging canoe : Waka Hourua First oceanic sailing multihulls Storage room for food and fresh water Maori navigation War canoe : Waka Maori navigation Maori Wars Canibalism Naval warfare Haka Dance Famous sailors from NZ Peter Blake (1994 world sailor of the year ) Russel Coutts (1995, 2000 and 2003 AC) Mike Sanderson (VOR 2005, 2005 WSY) Mike Sanderson skipped Mari-Cha IV 145 footer carbon fiber ketch First monohull to sail more than 500 nm in 24 hours Beating the worlds sailing records one after another Mari-Cha IV Questions??