Please select your home edition
Edition
Mondo Travel Americas Cup Catamaran 2855

Torrin Bright wins Sail Auckland in big winds

by Markus Schwendtner on 6 Feb 2013
Getting Air at Sail Auckland - 30 knots of wind are just enough to make it fun - Sail Auckland Suellen Hurling
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2013 came to a roaring conclusion, with strong winds again pushing the sailors to their physical limits on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

On the final day of Kiteboard racing, Tauranga’s Torrin Bright extended his lead on the fleet of 20 riders, extending his chain to six race wins in a row. Best women was Justina Sellers (NZL), finishing 12th in the open fleet.

Local board sailing coach Dave Robertson took the early regatta lead on day one, but Torrin proved to be unstoppable in the high winds of the final two days, Matt Taggert (GBR) completed the podium.

Kiteboards took part in Sail Auckland for the first time, and already provided the third biggest fleet, after the Lasers and the strong local OK fleet. Competitors and sailors alike were more than satisfied with the regatta - the weather provided fun conditions to sail and the Auckland organizers proved to be on top of the game, setting up perfect racing. Surely everybody is looking forward to the next edition of Sail Auckland, and probably future major class championship events.






Rank

Fleet

Division

SailNo

HelmName

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

R10

R11

R12

R13

R14

Total

Nett

1st

Kiteboard

 

9

Torrin Bright

TYPBC

1

1

2

(3)

1

1

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

19

16

2nd

Kiteboard

 

4

Dave Robertson

NZKA

2

2

1

1

3

3

3

1

3

2

2

2

2

(6)

33

27

3rd

Kiteboard

 

3

Matthew Taggart

Raglan Windsports

(3)

3

3

2

2

2

1

3

2

3

3

3

3

2

35

32

4th

Kiteboard

 

13

David Sorensen

KBR

4

4

5

4

4

4

(7)

4

7

5

6

6

5

5

70

63

5th

Kiteboard

 

1

Hudson Godfrey-Smith

Royal Brighton YC

9

6

4

7

(12)

9

6

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

82

70

6th

Kiteboard

 

7

Jordan Girdis

AKA

5

7

7

6

5

5

5

6

6

6

5

5

7

(8)

83

75

7th

Kiteboard

 

20

Marvin Baumeister

TSC

6

8

(13)

12

9

6

11

7

13

9

7

8

6

3

118

105

8th

Kiteboard

 

5

Craig Roberts

Raglan

(21 DNC)

9

8

8

6

10

9

9

8

8

9

7

9

9

130

109

9th

Kiteboard

 

17

Ben Turner

MCC

(21 DNC)

11

10

9

8

12

9 RDG

10

10

11

10

9

8

7

145

124

10th

Kiteboard

 

6

Torvar Mirsky

RPYC

(21 DNC)

10

9

10

21 BFD

7

4

21 BFD

5

7

8

21 DNF

12

15

171

150


http://rayc.org.nz/sail-wave/SAILAKL/2013/BOARDS.htm" target="_blank">Full results
Make Fast MooringsMackay BoatsGAC Pindar Superyacht Services

Related Articles

Sailing World Cup Melbourne pays tribute to Paul Elvstrom
Sixty years ago, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Sixty years ago, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed the legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. At the time the Danish sailor was carving a legacy that included four consecutive Olympic gold medals, numerous world championships and sporting innovations that are now the norm within the sport.
Posted today at 7:22 am
Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions
Another day of good sailing conditions in Melbourne made for a memorable day for Australia’s sailors competing in finals In the 470 Men’s event, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had another strong day winning both of their two races. They currently lead overall, five points ahead of China’s team of Lan/Wang.
Posted on 7 Dec
Connecting Team Bridge at the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne
Eldest son Ollie is hoping for a top two finish and his 17 year-old brother Guy will be pushing for top three. Consider the logistics of three teenage boys of varying ages all playing the same equipment heavy sport. Now imagine the coordination required for the Bridge family of kiters currently in Australia for an extended southern hemisphere tour that includes the IKA Formula Kite Open division
Posted on 6 Dec
Good start to Sailing World Cup Melbourne for Aussies
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won the first race in convincing style and finished the second race of the day in second place The Aussie duo of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won their first race in convincing style, and finished the second race of the day in second place. They are currently in first place overall, two points ahead of the Japanese pairing of Takayama and Imamura.
Posted on 6 Dec
Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Final wrap up
This has been an incredible year! We started out with little more than a vision, but we started together. This has been an incredible year! We started out with little more than a vision, but we started together. And together we have achieve the impossible.
Posted on 5 Dec
Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Rockingham plays part to shape future of sailing
Coastal community just 25min south of Perth, Western Australia, has whole-heartedly embraced the chance to make history. Rarely does a small city like Rockingham get an opportunity to shape the future of sailing. But the coastal community just 25min south of Perth, Western Australia, has whole-heartedly embraced the chance to make history at the cutting-edge of kitehydrofoil racing and sailing.
Posted on 1 Dec
Parlier unbeatable in World Hydrofoil Pro Tour Final Round
The regatta was sailed in good breezes throughout and Cruising Yacht Club which ran the event, did a sensational job The regatta was sailed in good breezes throughout and Rockingham’s Cruising Yacht Club which ran the event did a sensational job in managing it, with the support of Rockingham Apartments and the City of Rockingham.
Posted on 30 Nov
Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Day 4 – Training partners clinch the first title
For his rivals it was an ominous warning. Parlier grabbed the inaugural crown winning every race of the final stop. For his rivals it was an ominous warning. France’s Nico Parlier grabbed the inaugural crown winning every race of the climactic final stop at Rockingham, Western Australia, despite conditions that ranged from light airs to ballistic breezes at the close.
Posted on 30 Nov
Parlier and Moroz on cruise control despite tricky conditions
It is a measure of the sheer pace and control of France’s Nico Parlier that one of the world’s fastest kitefoilers It is a measure of the sheer pace and control of France’s Nico Parlier that one of the world’s fastest kitefoilers, Britain’s Olly Bridge, finds himself overhauled on a reach to the line when he finally thought he had an elusive race win in his grasp.
Posted on 29 Nov
The Doctor brings good times for Hydrofoil World Pro Tour
Day three of the Hydrofoil World Pro Tour Final Round brought with it perfect conditions for fast kite racing. Day three of the Hydrofoil World Pro Tour Final Round brought with it perfect conditions for fast kite racing. The Fremantle Doctor, the local sea breeze that kicks in reliably during Perth summer months, arrived early and when the first of today’s six races began, was registering 16 to 18 knots with gusts just over 20 – similar conditions to day two, but with less venom in the gusts.
Posted on 28 Nov