More action from sailing champs

Friday August 10, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Some of the country’s best young sailors have taken to the water at the National Sailing Championships this week. 18090914 Some of the country’s best young sailors have taken to the water at the National Sailing Championships this week. 18090914

The next generation of sailors has taken to the water at the Sailing Cook Islands-organised National Optimist Championships at Muri Lagoon this week.

The championships were timed to take advantage of a number of sailors from the pa enua being here in Rarotonga for Te Maeva Nui.

Sailors from Penrhyn, Aitutaki, Rarotonga and Pukapuka are taking part in the three-day event across three categories – gold, silver and green.

At the end of the second day of competition yesterday, Max McDonald is leading the gold fleet competition, ahead of Angus Anderson in second and Koru McDonald in third.

In the silver fleet competition, Seychelle Carter is out in front, with Penrhyn sailor Rico Tawhiri close behind in second place and Mateo Clayton rounding out the top three.

Meanwhile, Nathan Moorefield is leading the green fleet.

And there will no doubt be plenty more action happening out on the water on the final day of competition, with races set to get underway today at 9am.

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