Torrin Bright wins Sail Auckland in big winds

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.

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Suellen Hurling

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Suellen Hurling

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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

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