2018 regatta results
Mahurangi College hosted another edition of the Year 7-10 (Form 1-4) regatta off Algies Bay. Again set on two courses, one with the Optimists, the other with a mixture of classes including P Class, Starling, Open Bic and 420. Early races were held in a light breeze affected by the Highfield Reserve bluffs, before they succumbed to a building north easterly. As the wind built, new skills were tested and endurance became factor for some sailors. The final races were held under a literal dark cloud with ominous intent, with a short spell of 18 knots or so. Course two boats were required to sail a final long leg back to Algies Bay to finish then hurried ashore before the next downpour.
The racing between competitors was in good nature and we hope that the long history of this regatta continues into the future. A special thank you to the Sandspit Yacht Club for their cooperation and assistance in running the day, in particular to former teachers Ross Walker and David Astbury on Vixen 7 and Bruce and Glenys Milne on Arctic Lady for providing the committee boats.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a printing and software issue dates are not correct. However results are accurate.