Close competition in sailing event

Thursday July 27, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports
Back (from left) Tom McDonald (Junior Club Captain), Steve Whitta, Craig Bennett (sponsors) and Richard Brown (NZL, race offi cials instructor). Front from left, Koru McDonald (bronze), Elizabeth Kenyon (gold) and Kohl Horton (silver). 17072622 Back (from left) Tom McDonald (Junior Club Captain), Steve Whitta, Craig Bennett (sponsors) and Richard Brown (NZL, race offi cials instructor). Front from left, Koru McDonald (bronze), Elizabeth Kenyon (gold) and Kohl Horton (silver). 17072622

Muri Lagoon was the scene for some tough sailing last Saturday in the RSC Sea Change Winter Optimist Championship 2017.

 

A full fleet of entries and a brisk breeze saw five experienced sailors along with seven novices take up the challenge and a very hard fought and entertaining battle for the title ensued.

It was all even going into the last race with Elizabeth Kenyon and Kohl Horton.

Even on the last short leg to the finish, the two battled it out with a small misjudgement by Horton, giving Kenyon the win.

At the same event were our new race and event management officials, who were working under Richard Brown from New Zealand on their certification.

Aitutaki and Rarotonga sailing clubs are set to benefit from the new addition of eight officials from this certification.

The result was a well-run regatta with plenty of enthusiasm and new skills being tested much to everyone’s delight at the outcome.

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Results

Placing as follows 1. Elizabeth Kenyon. 2 Kohl Horton. 3 Koru McDonald. 4 Max McDonald. 5 George Newman-Holt. 6 Allanah Breed. 7 Esther Short. 8 Vaitiare York. 9 Griffin Wittwer. Jesse Easterbrooke. 11 Joe Stephany.

 

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