Big turnout for P Class North Harbour Tanner Cup Trials 29 -30 Nov 2014
In a breezy weekend at Murrays Bay, the North Harbour P Class Tanner Cup Trials were completed with 22 hardy P Class sailors entered. Four races were completed on Saturday in 12-18 knots SW and on Sunday a further 3 races were completed in West to SW wind of up to 20 knots. Full on for these P Class sailors.
In typical P fashion the racing was close and exciting. Once again it all came down to the last race to determine a result in a P Class regatta and who would be the North Harbour Tanner Cup representative. Greta Stewart (Wakatere BC) and Kerensa Jennings (MBSC) were very close on points and Greta sailed to 4th in the final race in 20 knots to take the series. All three sailors Greta, Kerensa and Albert Stanley (Wellington) were tied on 14 points at the end of the regatta with Greta winning on count back. Huge congratulations. Greta joins her sister Kate who was NH Tanner Cup representative last year.
Xanthe Copeland managed a get a 2nd Wakatere sailor on the podium by being third of the North Harbour contestants and 4th overall.
Loosening the rules and allowing competitors from other regions to compete in the provincial Tanner Cup Trials has been hugely successful with over 20 sailors competing and there is more P racing to come with Sir Peter Blake next weekend and then P Class North Islands at Takapuna (Dec 13-14)
Big ups to all the Wakatere sailors- Greta Stewart, Xanthe Copeland, Alice Haslett, Lillie Brewer and Tess Patterson who all sailed well.
Top 10 results: 1. Greta Stewart; 2. Kerensa Jennings; 3. Albert Stanley; 4. Xanthe Copeland; 5. Scott McKenzie; 6. Seb Lardies; 7. Sam Morgan; 8. Craig Keenan; 9. Pat Morgan; 10. Lewis Anderson
UPDATE 5 Jan 2015: Greta finished 4th overall in the Tanner Cup at Tauranga. Sam Bacon representing Whanganui/Manawatu claimed 1st place. Full results at The Mighty P Class website