Macleans College place third at Auckland Inter-Secondary Schools Fleet Racing Regatta

Posted on September 22, 2022

Six Macleans College students competed in the 71st annual Auckland Inter-Secondary Schools Fleet Racing Regatta. This is the first time this event has been held since 2019 due to COVID-19 and all classes were well represented.

Former student Barbara Kendall (Kupe House 1981 – 1983) was the Assistant PRO for the regatta and was able to catch up with the Macleans College team before races commenced to offer some kind words and advice.

Sailors faced a strong and consistent southerly breeze that made for cold and exhausting racing among the fleets.

Jonathan Tough (Snell House) placed sixth in the Optimist open fleet and Anna Waymouth (Snell) eleventh in a highly competitive Starling fleet.

Tim Townend (Te Kanawa) and James Anderson (Te Kanawa) took out bronze in the Feva fleet.

Tim McCulloch (Rutherford) placed third in the Radial fleet and Madi Russell (Snell) third in the Optimist open.

The regatta was a great experience for all and especially crucial racing for Madi Russell who is representing New Zealand in the upcoming holidays in Noumea with the New Zealand International Optimist Dingy Association (NZIODA) Girls’ Development Team.

The results of all six sailors combined placed Macleans College third in the overall school category narrowly missing out to Auckland Grammar School in second and Takapuna Grammar School in first. This was an impressive result as 28 schools from across Auckland took part.