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Junior Regatta Report


Published 01:19 on 13 Dec 2017

The annual Wakatere Junior Regatta was held on Saturday Dec9th in absolutely ideal sailing conditions for all sailors. Wind was a 15-20 knot Northerly, with warm weather and lots of sunshine.

27 Optimist Green sailors braved the conditions, and most of these sailors completed all 4 races and came ashore smiling and brimming with confidence for the next time. Oliver Jewell won this division, after his recent podium at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta.

26 Optimist Open sailors battled it out on the outer course, with Josh Hyde once again prevailing to win this division by a single point over Mason Mulcahy in second place.

20 Starlings also had some very close racing on the Open course, and Caleb Armit once again won a close battle with Eli Liefting to take out first place.

The regatta also included entries from the 29er and 420 classes on the Open course, and also a couple of board sailors who lapped around the Optimist Green course (quite a few more time than the Optimists did!)

All spot and place getter prizes were awarded to the sailors by our invited guest - Nicholas Heiner. Nic is the 2014 World Laser Champion and is now campaigning for the 2020 Olympic Games in the Finn class for Holland.

Many thanks to our spot prize sponsors –The Water Shed, Musto NZ and Doyle Sails.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped both on the water and also onshore, to make this regatta a great day for all involved.

Final results:

Optimist Green:

1st Oliver Jewell (WBC)

2nd Marcel Van der Voort (French Bay YC)

3rd Josh Hilder (WBC)

Optimist Open

1st Josh Hyde (WBC)

2nd Mason Mulcahy (WBC)

3rd Jasper Camenzind (MBSC)


1st Caleb Armit (MBSC)

2nd Eli Liefting (RAYC)

3rd Sean Herbert (Manly SC)

Full results

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Last updated 22:39 on 7 January 2018

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