sail-world.com -- Light winds plague Day 2 of North Island Optimist Championships

Light winds plague Day 2 of North Island Optimist Championships    

'Day 2 North Island Champs'    Angus Haslett
Day 2 of the North Island Optimist Champs dawned grey and overcast with a light drizzle and no wind.

As the morning progressed the rain set in and any chance of wind disappeared so PRO Gerald Martin made a great call and postponed racing for three hours. By 1.00pm the sky had lightened and a light westerly breeze was enough for both the Open and Green Fleet to be sent out. The conditions were very light and the sea state choppy making the sailing a real challenge and it was the Australians who led the way with some excellent results.

Otto Henry from Sydney leads the regatta from fellow countryman Alexander Higgins both who have a comfortable lead over the next best sailor, Kiwi, Scott McKenzie (KYC) in third. From here on in the next 10 places are very close and it will be a challenge for all sailors tomorrow as light winds once again are predicted. The Open Fleet will be split into Gold and Silver for the finals tomorrow.

The Green Fleet had a great start to their regatta and made the most of the light conditions by getting three races in, overnight leaders are Henry Angus (Kohi) in first followed by Matthew Ross (Glendowie) and Jack Gulloty (Mareatai).



by Angus Haslett
- 10:13 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT





Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=116732

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
New Zealand Sailing

Related News Stories:
21 Mar 2015  Etchells: Post Christmas Series - Flight 8 - Feng Shui takes the day
03 Mar 2015  New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals a great success at Manly
15 Feb 2015  Nespresso Int Youth Match Racing: Australia's Price wins Final
14 Feb 2015  Nespresso Int Youth Match Racing: Brassell and Price in the Finals
13 Feb 2015  Nespresso Youth Int Match Racing: Brassell retains lead, top eight set
13 Feb 2015  Nespresso Youth Int Match Racing: Brassell leads after Day 1
03 Feb 2015  Auckland Optimist + Starling Championships: The Watershed Video
30 Jan 2015  One Ton Cup Champion Rainbow II emerges from Vos Shed ahead of launch
17 Dec 2014  2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required
24 Nov 2014  Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup?

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.one.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.one.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.one.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT