Thursday, 14 October 2010

Peter Vause elected to YNZ Board of Directors

Peter Vause. Supplied image.

by Jodie Bakewell-White

A new Board Director was elected at the Yachting New Zealand AGM on Saturday 2nd October. Peter Vause from Wellington joins the group of eight who govern Yachting New Zealand.

“I was privileged to grow up in a sailing family,” says Peter. “Sailing has been our family’s life pastime for five generations - my great grandfather and grandfather sailed at Panmure Yacht Club, my father Des sailed Flying Fifteens at Evans Bay, my sister was racing secretary at Evans Bay in the late 60’s and early 70’s, and my wife Karen and daughters Esther and Claudia now sail at Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington.”

“I’m delighted to join the Board of Yachting New Zealand, and to have the opportunity to put something back into the sport that has given me so much enjoyment.”

“Yachting New Zealand’s number one Strategic Goal is “To promote and grow sailing as a life long sport”, and to do this we need to do to provide a range of pathways for kids, their parents and friends to stay involved in sailing. Let’s make New Zealand a world leader in promoting sailing as a lifelong sport.”

Peter is a Director and Shareholder of RDT Pacific Ltd a Project and Cost Management Consultancy. Thirty years of project management practice has given Peter a sound knowledge of ethical, legal, financial and economic issues in the construction and property industry. Peter’s skills are in establishing and managing teams, helping them to achieve excellent solutions, to carefully analysed and clearly defined project requirements.

Peter has significant experience in Governance roles including Director of RDT Pacific Ltd, Chair of Board of Governors Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, Director of Wellington Spirit Ltd, Trustee of Port Nicholson Yachting Trust and a Member of IRC Owners Association. Peter has been involved in New Zealand yachting for 45 years, as an active sailor and club member. He progressed through P Class, Starlings, Laser, Phase 2 Flying Fifteen to Keelboats.

He has been actively involved in administration, management and governance roles within the sport, and has an active participation record which features nine different Yacht Clubs. Peter is widely respected for his sound judgment and integrity. Areas of particular interest to Peter include Keelboat Racing, IRC and PHRF Handicaps, Classic Yachts, Increased participation and community engagement with Yachting, Yachting talent and skills development.

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