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.
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.
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
Congratulations to Sean Herbert (Year 12) who successfully defended his National ‘Starling’ title at Worser Bay in Wellington recently. Sean joins an elite group of only 3 other sailors who have won this event 2 years in a row – Rohan Cooke, Tim Christiansen and Peter Burling. Well done, Sean!