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Torrin Bright wins Sail Auckland in big winds    
Wed, 6 Feb 2013

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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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

Full results

by Markus Schwendtner