Boys' School Sport Red Socks!

July 10, 2017 at 10:23 AM

In a show of support for Emirates Team New Zealand, the Boys’ School sported red socks on Friday to celebrate the arrival of the America’s Cup back in New Zealand. The boys made quite a sight as they arrived at school, their usual grey socks substituted for eye-catching red!

Sir Peter Blake is well remembered for wearing his red socks for good luck during the America's Cup challenge of 1995 and at the time, New Zealanders supported the campaign by putting on their own red socks. Today, Sir Peter's lucky red socks have become a symbol of Kiwi spirit and leadership in action - and to remember a Kiwi legend who was so tragically killed.

At Saint Kentigern, we have an extra reason to be proud of the 2017 America’s Cup winning team. CEO Grant Dalton is an Old Collegian of Saint Kentigern, having attended both the Boys’ School and the College, cyclist/foil trimmer, Blair Tuke attended the College and ETNZ media/communications liaison, Hamish Hooper was a former student at the Boy’s School, his father having been a foundation pupil.

With the excitement of the outcome of the racing in Bermuda, followed by the excitement of welcome home parades, we now look forward with anticipation to the next America’s Cup being hosted once again on New Zealand’s water! 

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