Sailors achieve excellent results at Auckland Inter-Secondary Schools Fleet Racing

Posted on March 26, 2024

Ten Macleans College students competed in the 73rd annual Auckland Inter-Secondary Schools Fleet Racing Regatta at Wakatere Boating Club, Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport.

Over 150 competitors took part in the regatta and represented across eight different classes. The sailors were treated to flat sea conditions with a 13-16 knot south easterly breeze with gusts of up to 18 knots.

Macleans College finished eighth overall in the inter-school competition with some excellent individual results. Auckland Grammar School took out the top school this year, securing the Epiglass trophy from previous winners; Takapuna Grammar School.

In the P Class fleet Callum Noyer (Mansfield House) finished in first place, Izzy Harrison (Hillary) finished second overall and Alex Zhao (Upham) finished fifth.

In the Optimists fleet Roberto Beavis (Kupe) finished 16th. Roberto will be competing at the New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association (NZIODA) National Championships in Picton over Easter weekend.

In a very competitive Starling fleet Rhys Money (Hillary) placed tenth, Madi Russell (Snell) placed 13th, Jonathan Tough (Snell) placed 22nd, James Anderson (Te Kanawa) placed 25th, Martina Beavis (Kupe) placed 26th and Harry Hill (Mansfield) placed 39th.

A big thank you to all the parents who made the day possible by assisting in transporting boats to and from the event.