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Tim Wolff

Tim Wolff


Sailing on Ocean Gem is the highlight of my week. As a young boy, I used to sail dingy’s in Auckland and had to give it up as the family moved to the South Island of New Zealand. I was given an opportunity to sail on Ocean Gem in a charity regatta in 2016 and was bitten by the sailing bug again. Since then I sail every Thursday in the twilight series and the occasional offshore event when work allows on the weekend.

With my very limited sailing experience, Dave and the crew have taught and mentored me over the past 2 years. We are competitive, but fun and safety always comes first. So from as a complete novice, I have raced on the good ship Ocean Gem at Hamilton Race Week, in the Sail Paradise Regatta, the Queensland Beneteau Cup and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. I thank Dave and his family for these opportunities and they have always made me feel welcome and have supported and have taught me so much. I look forward to learning more and the fun times ahead. David’s passion and enthusiasm for sailing Ocean Gem is contagious and has had a positive impact on my life. Thanks Dave, ever thankful Tim Wolff.