On the final day of racing the Green fleet sailed another two races in wet and windy conditions. Fortunately the bad weather which was forecast held off until the sailors were well ashore and preparing for their prize-giving, but the sailors did have a choppy sea and rain to contend with.
The overall winner of the Green fleet is Henry Gibbs of Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in the South Island, in second place is international sailor Vaitea Delvallet of Tahiti, and in third place is local Wakatere sailor James Grover-Grey.
During the eight race series all three sailors sailed consistently in the variable conditions and got the reward they deserved. The Green fleet is a division for sailors who have entered the Optimist class and are building on their experience before moving into the Open class where they will become eligible for selection into the various teams which are selected to travel overseas - and also to continue learning and enjoying the sport of sailing.
1st green fleet female - Jessica Berry, Wakatere
2nd green fleet female - Chamonix Stewart, Wakatere
3rd green fleet female - Isobelle Russell, Glendowie
1st green fleet 10 year old - Logan Beckman, Murrays Bay
1st green fleet 11 year old - Vaitea Delvallet, Tahiti
1st green fleet 12 years + - Henry Gibbs, Queen Charlotte
We would like to thank all those who helped organise the Green fleet division of the regatta, especially Kim Admore and his team on the water for keeping it focused on fun, also Mark Clough who has looked after the prize-giving each afternoon, and as it's too hard to name all those involved Wakatere Club says THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU.
Below - racing ended early enough for Green fleeters to enjoy a play in the surf: