64 boats from 24 schools competed in the 71st Auckland Fleet Racing Regatta at the Wakatere Boating Club, Narrow Neck Beach on Friday 16 September. Conditions were icy cold, but superb for fast-paced racing, and the crews did not disappoint.
Nine classes were represented, with Wind Foiling (IQ Foil) making its debut at the regatta. Aimee Bright, Whangaparoa College was the inaugural IQ Foil champion with Charlie Solly, Glendowie College and Stella Bilger, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Takapuna Grammar School won the Epiglass Trophy for best overall team. This was the first time the school has won this illustrious award. An outstanding achievement.
The other 2022 champions were Riley Hunter, Glenfield College (BIC Fleet), Dylan Forsyth, Takapuna Grammar School (Laser Radial), Quin Heald and Connor Lloyd-Read, Rangitoto College (Hansa 303 Para), Joe Leith and Josh Ferrissey, Rangitoto College (420), Nicholas Wong, Auckland Grammar School (Optimists), Sam Clark, Westlake Boys High School (Starlings), Nathaniel Dalton-Watson and Gabrielle Dalton-Watson, Botany Downs Secondary College (Feva), and Blake McKinnon, Saint Kentigern College (P-Class).
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