SailingSunburst Regatta by Andy Parsons

Sailing Sunburst Regatta

During Summer Tournament Week in March a team of seven sailors competed in the South Island Secondary Schools Sunburst Regatta.

This meant that we had three and a half crews on the water; the half being the last minute entry of Emi Sharma who supported a skipper from Otago Girls High School and enjoyed a steep learning curve in the world of small boat racing. 

Brother act Theo and Linus Molteno performed very well in winning the trophy for the Non Spinnaker Silver Division. Ella Molteno and Pepa Cloughley came second in the same event. Miriam Barton and Anna Walrond won the trophy for the First Girls Crew and Ella and Pepa came third in the same event. Theo and Linus were also placed second overall on handicap results. So, all in all a very successful week in some fairly brisk conditions with a lot of learning and fun to be had.

Some of our keen sailors also participate in club sailing in weekends and holidays and this opens up other opportunities for competitions. At the South Island O'pen Bic Champs held at Ravensbourne Boating Club in April we had three students competing.

Anna Walrond won the Gold Fleet and Mirium Barton was placed fourth in the same class. Pepa Cloughley placed third in the Silver Fleet at the same event.