Yachting National Champions

November 02, 2020 at 2:49 PM

Four members of the Saint Kentigern College Yachting team, Dan Nichols, Year 11, Jack Hayward-Slattery, Year 11, Morgan Lay, Year 9 and Jack Frewin, Year 13, returned victorious after attending the New Zealand Secondary Schools Match Racing National Championship, held recently at the Evans Bay Yacht Club in Wellington.

The team excelled on the first day, winning five out of six races, putting the team in first place at the end of the first-round robin against a very competitive pool of sailors from around the country.

Disappointingly, a change in the weather, with strong winds and gusts up to 80kmh, resulted in the following two days of the regatta being cancelled, with no further sailing taking place.

Due to the team’s winning performance on the first day, they were crowned National Champions. Saint Kentigern sailors have traditionally done well but this was the first a Saint Kentigern Yachting Team has won a National Championship. Well done boys!

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