Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club Scores a Win in the OKI 24-Hour Race

Posted by David Stanton on 19/04/2018 :: News Category 2018

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club Scores a Win in the OKI 24-Hour Race name

Auckland, 12 April, 2018:   Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club has taken delivery of an OKI multi-function printer as part of the OKI 24-Hour race competition held last month on Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore.


The physical race was accompanied by a competition in which sailing club contestants were asked to describe in 50 words or less how an OKI multifunction printer would help their club.

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club scored the winning entry.  As Bernard Sonck, Club Captain and avid participant in the OKI 24 Hour race, explains,”As a club we work on a tight budget providing affordable sailing to anyone in Auckland with some of the lowest fees and club boats available to junior and senior members. Paperwork, race results and quality posters are critical to our popularity and success.  A professional OKI printer would help a long way!’

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club is located in the Panmure Basin where since 1963 small boats have sailed and raced in an area created by a volcanic crater connected to Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

Chantal Grass – Commodore Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club

Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club Race office

Paul Francois, Senior Product Manager, OKI Data New Zealand, said, “Everyone here at OKI Data New Zealand was thrilled to present the latest OKI A4 colour MFP to Chantal Grass, Commodore of the Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club.  It’s great to support a community-based organisation with a solution that will really help with day-to-day operations.”

The OKI 24-Hour race first began back in 1967 and has attracted sailing legends young and old in an extreme test of endurance.  Previous competitors have included a who’s who of NZ sailing.   These include the likes of Russell Coutts, Dean Barker, Ray Davies, and Peter Blake as well as more recent heroes, including Andy Maloney, Blair Tuke, and Tom and Jason Saunders, who have been selected for the 2020 Tokyo Yachting NZ Olympic Sailing Squad.