Westlake On The Double at National Championships 2023
The Secondary Schools Team Racing National Championships has come to a close and after a delayed start, resulting in three days of intense and very breezy racing for the teams, we have a champion! With only one day of racing taking place with full sails on it was a very windy iteration of the championships.
Congratulations to the team from Westlake Boys High School: Lucas Day, Sam Clarke, Ethan Fong, Isaac Gaites, Robbie Wooldridge, Flinn Olson, Jago Cleghorn & Leo Jeffrey. They had an impressive 15/18 wins over the course of the championships – chased all the way to the finish by Rangitoto College who also had 15/18 wins and the regatta was decided on head-to-head races between the two teams, which Westlake broke ahead winning both of the 2 races between them. In third place not far behind was the team from Auckland Grammar with 12 wins.
The team from Kristin School won the silver fleet, with an impressive flawless round in round robin #2 to take them to 14/16 wins for the regatta.
The bronze fleet was won by Nelson College for Girls, again on tiebreak where they broke ahead of local rivals Nelson College, after winning 1 races apiece it was only the Nelson Girls’ lower average points that claimed them the medals.
The Women’s National Championship was taken out with a great performance from the Westlake Girls team of Daniella Wooldridge, Emily Turner, Jess Handley, Gretel Satterwaite, Bella Jenkins, Emma Reid, Danielle Robertson & Zara Latimer.
Full Results can be found at the links below at the bottom of the page.
1st Place: Westlake Boys (Lucas Day, Sam Clarke, Ethan Fong, Isaac Gaites, Robbie Wooldridge, Flinn Olson, Jago Cleghorn, Leo Jeffrey)
2nd Place: Rangitoto College (Joe Leith, Josh Ferrissey, Louie Poletti, Tehya Harris, Alex Hebberd, Arran Begic, Naoimi Ferrissey, Chloe Turner)
3rd Place: Auckland Grammar (Rowan Kensington, Sean Kensington, Tim Howse, Tom Pilkington, George Pilkington, Oli Stone, Ashton Cooke, Marlon Porteous)
1st Womens: Westlake Girls (Daniella Wooldridge, Emily Turner, Jess Handley, Gretel Satterwaite, Bella Jenkins, Emma Reid, Danielle Robertson, Zara Latimer)
1st Silver: Kristin School (Kelian Landry, Hermione Aris, Ashton Williamson, Corban Dyer, Ka Ding Bao, Blake Dyer, Sam Elworthy)
1st Bronze: Nelson College for Girls (Freya High, Alex Mallory, Sally Roff, Paige Langford, Natalie Mitchell, Bohemia Sanders, Sienna Walsh)