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Wentworth Sailors fantastic performance at Inter-Schools Regatta

Wentworth Sailors fantastic performance at Inter-Schools Regatta

The 70th Auckland Inter-Schools Regatta was held on Friday at Whakatere Sailing Club from Narrowneck, Devonport.

Our representatives sailors had to endure calm conditions with a significant northerly current which tested their patience. Following glassy conditions in morning the breeze filled in from the East to get the four scheduled races in.

Co-Captain Matthew Rist placed 3rd in a competitive Laser Radial Fleet & Jake Pye (Skipper) with Sam Wild (Crew) dominated the RS Feva fleet with a clean sweep of 4 races in 1st place.


AIMS Games

AIMS Games

Congratulations to all the Wentworth students who participated with passion and sportsmanship at the AIMS Games in Tauranga last week.  This year, 11,555 students aged 11, 12 and 13 traveled to Tauranga from all across the country to participate across 23 different sporting activities.

Wentworth Students – Photo courtesy of Anchor NZ, sponsor of AIMS Games

Congratulations to Sam Wild and especially to Jack Hollands who finished in 3rd place in the O’pen Skiff yachting event. The fleet of 35 boats braved the cold conditions over three days, with a closely fought battle for second and third places being decided in the last leg of the last race. Jack won a Bronze medal.

The Year 8 Netball Team had a great experience at the AIMS Games, being placed in ‘C’ grade after a number of grading games. Whilst they did not gain a medal placing in their grade, this was a fantastic opportunity for our players to play against teams from all over New Zealand. Phoebe Andrew had a successful week as umpire and passed both her theory and practical assessments. Our special thanks to Chrissy Smith for coaching the team for the week, as well as Sue Andrew for all her help looking after the girls during the week. Well done to all our netballers on their efforts!

Congratulations to Mia Stanley-Hunt who competed in swimming events at the recent AIMs Games, achieving personal best times and placing amongst the top 15 competitors in all of her events.

Congratulations to Tina Lee who placed second in the 18 holes Under 13 Years Golf competition.

Sailing success at home and in Italy

Sailing success at home and in Italy

Congratulations to Wentworth Year 9 student Mattias Coutts who achieved a 10th placing out of 100 boats in the Waszp Europeans competition on Lake Garda in Italy in July.  Over 100 boats competed from 18 nations.  Fantastic result.

In a slightly less sunny setting, a group of Wentworth College students also competed over the holidays in the Manly Mid-Winter Championships in several sailing classes. The students performed well. Congratulations to these students who achieved the following results:

• O’pen Skiff – Jack Hollands 9th
• O’pen Skiff – Phoebe Andrew 15th
• O’pen Skiff – Imogen Herbert 19th
• 29er – Mattias Coutts & Cailen Rochford 1st
• 29er – Maddie Rist 5th
• RS Feva – Sam Wild 2nd
• RS Feva – Bridie Smith 11th
• Laser Radial – Matthew Rist 7th

Sailing – Term 1 Regatta News

Sailing – Term 1 Regatta News

The Wentworth Sailing Teams have had an exciting Term 1 so far.  Here is a round up from some of the season’s regattas and training activities.

Auckland Secondary School Regatta – by Cailen Rochford, Year 10

This was a two day regatta against Auckland Schools from Wakatere Boating Club on 4th & 5th March. Eight students from Wentworth College competed in Starlings and Open Bic’s. Sailors had tough racing at this regatta with extremely shifty winds and a high level of competition. We had very satisfying results with Sean Herbert (Year 13) winning the Starling class and Soren Johnston winning the Open Bic class. Imogen Herbert  (Year 9) came 3rd and Jack Hollands (Year 7) came 4th.


Bay of Island Interschools Regatta – by Matthew Rist, Year 10

On the 9th & 10th of March, Nine Wentworth College and Primary Students competed in the Bay of Islands Interschool Sailing regatta. Students sailed out from Paihia. The conditions were at times challenging especially when a big rain squall came through and caused major shifts in the breeze and meant the start of some races were postponed. We sailed in double-handed and single-handed boats and collectively were very successful.

Podium positions :
Feva – 1st – Amelia Marseille – Year 12
Starling – 1st – Sean Herbert – Year 13
Laser – 1st – Matthew Rist – Year 10 2nd – Blake Wood Year 11
Open Bic – 1st – Soren Johnston Year 11 2nd- Imogen Herbert Year 9

420 Team Racing

The 420 race squad are training for the North of the Bridge and South of the Bridge regatta which take place during NZ Tournament week. You will see them at Manly Bay on Monday evenings with the fluorescent green sails. They have also been working hard on the tactical side of team racing during Monday lunchtimes to ensure they are able to put into play their method on the water.


Teams Racing Regattas – by Blake Wood, Year 11

Wentworth students have been training every Monday in preparation for three teams racing regattas in March and April. Most of the students had little to no teams racing experience but with the help of our coach Greg Dair, have developed skills to a level that will be competitive in the Nationals in April. The team have been training at Manly Sailing Club, an ideal venue to further develop our racing skills.

Monday Night Sailing – by Caroline Gilpin, Year 9

At Sailing we learn all the basics like tacking and jibing. We have helmed Hobie Cats and Feva’s. So far the weather has been amazing- blue skies every week. There are 8 of us in our group.

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