Josh Hyde Takes the Cup
Published 19:54 on 3 Dec 2017
Wakatere Boating Club Opti Open sailor Josh Hyde was announced as joint winner of the overall Sir Peter Blake Trophy at the conclusion of prizegiving yesterday. Shared with Starling sailor Caleb Armit MBSC. This is awarded as the final prize across all classes for top results and outstanding attitude throughout the regatta.
Josh won the Opti Open Fleet with conviction - four guns and a 4th from a fleet of 93 entries. A great result in light and shifty conditions with long periods of waiting on an unexpectedly hot summer weekend. Always staying focused.
Photo (above) is of Josh with both the Sir Peter Blake Trophy and the Americas Cup. A very exciting addition to the afternoon's regatta proceedings. Kindly on loan by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
With a big number of Opti Green fleet entries from Wakatere (for many it was their very first regatta), the club is sure of a strong future fleet of champions.
Wakatere sailors top 10 results across the classes -
Opti Open: 1st Josh Hyde, 3rd George Lee Rush, 4th Robbie Wooldridge, 5th Mason Mulcahy. *fleet of 94
Opti Green: 3rd Oliver Jewell, 5th Joe Brownlie *fleet of 110
Starling: 3rd Luc Gladwell, 5th Ella Gladwell, 7th Carrington Brady *fleet of 70
420: 2nd James Barnett, 3rd Alice Haslett, 4th Robbie McCutcheon/Jono Weston, 6th Xanthe Copeland
29er: 1st Francesco Kayrouz
Laser Radial: 3rd Luke Cashmore
Nacra 15: 1st Henry Haslett
A Class: 2nd Peter Lyell
Waszp: 5th Bruce Curson
More about the Sir Peter Blake Trophy:
This prestigious trophy is awarded as the overall winner for outstanding achievement across all classes and all age groups of the regatta. As only one trophy winner is awarded each year in honour of Sir Peter Blake this trophy has become a major milestone for many aspiring top sailors. The award celebrates racing success, leadership, and competitive spirit." http://www.torbaysailing.club/spbr-winners.html
Last updated 22:39 on 7 January 2018