King’s Sailing – Auckland Championships

The King’s College Sailing team participated in the Auckland Cup last week. They achieved a respectable 4th. Which is good considering their rocky start on day one with only two wins. They were only a couple of wins away from 2nd and 1 win from 3rd.

The conditions on Thursday were not the best. No wind until the afternoon and then it was quite shifty. Considering the testing conditions they did manage to beat the eventual champions, AGS.
On Friday they came out and won the first four races. They only fell over at the end of the day, losing a tight race against Selwyn, with some dramatic manouvers by Hamish, heading back to take out another sailor just before he went over the line.

King’s ended up 4th, with AGS 1st (won nationals with same team last year), Selwyn 2nd, St Kents 3rd. King’s beat all of the teams at least once over the two days, so that’s positive for King’s Sailing. 

 

The King’s Sailing team were:

Hamish McLaren (Skipper) Rose Dickson (crew)

Samuel Scott (Skipper) Oscar Little (crew)

Chester Duffett (Skipper) Nic Yates (crew)

Walter Coop (reserve)