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Nick Egnot-Johnson wins Auckland Optimist title by big margin

'After the general recall is signalled the starting vessel cannot be seen for Optimists - 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Fresh sea breezes once again greeted the 140 boat fleet contesting the two Auckland Optimist Championships being sailed off Wakatere Boating Club, on Auckland's North Shore.

Left to right: Jackson Keon 3rd, Nich Egnot-Johnson 1st and Leonard Takahashi-Fry 2nd. Image: Wakatere Boating Club -    
Overnight leader Nick Egnot-Johnson (Murray's Bay) won the regatta, with a very comfortable 23 point margin over Leonard Takahasi-Fry who moved from fourth overall into second. Both are 15 years old and are in their final year in the class.

Jackson Keon finished one point behind to be third overall, after pulling up from sixth place at the end of the second day's racing .

All three sailors hail from Murray's Bay Sailing Club, a few miles up the coast from Wakatere, with both clubs being located on Auckland's North Shore.

Xanthe Copeland (Wakatere) finished as the top female sailor but dropped back to seventh overall, the seco nd fmale sailor Kater Stewart also from Wakatere finished in eight place overall.

Alistair Gifford and Hamish Clark, both from Queen Charlotte Yacht Club at the top of the South Island made the long trip north worthwhile finishing in fourth and fifth place overall.

The Black Flag was in use to penalise sailors who cross the line in the final minute before a start, catching 18 sailors in the final race of the day.

In the Green Fleet, for first year competitors, the Cook Islands dominated, taking seven of the top ten positons overall. The event was won by Teakuoa Framhein with Scott Guy (Kohimaramara) in second, and Helene Johnson (Rarotonga) third.

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Wakatere Boating Club, host for the 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

23 seconds before the start the first boats cross the leeward end of the starting line - 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

14secs from the start - the leeward bunch grows, and the mid-liners are many boat lengths back - 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

6 secs before the start - the bulk of the fleet has crossed to leeward, with the middle of the fleet holding well back - 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

The start, or a second or so afterwards (the General Recall flag is not yet flying) - 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

The substantial coach boat fleet watching a start - 2013 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


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