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Well, we made it! Despite a slow, sweltering, windless Saturday that only saw 1 race, Megan Kensington and RNZYS Race Committee put their shoulders to the wheel and sent off 5 races in near-perfect conditions on Sunday to complete a cracking series.
Saturday's lottery suggested that the seies might belong to anyone, but in the steadier conditions of Day 2, Andrew Wills and the crew of Feng Shui (1348) took a firm hold on the championships and never looked like letting go.
Craig Greenwood and the crew of Affinity (1059) also steadied the ship after a horror start to proceedings (finishing out of time in race 1) to take a solid second place from Phil Pryde and the team aboard Split Decisions (914).
The fleet remained in good spirits throughout and every crew demonstrated exemplary good manners and sportsmanship in a truly Corinthian competition of which the fleet can be very proud.
The cruise back from Orakei (with cocktails courtesy of Mount Gay) was a very welcome end to a hot and often frustrating day on the water and surely one of the highlights of a great season.
Many thanks of course to the RNZYS Race Committee and also to the Sailing Office - Laurie, Georgia and Cooper - for all their hard work.
Particular thanks also to all of our various sponsors and supporters:
COAST NEW ZEALAND
our main sponsor, who sponsored all of the entertainment, logistics, tracking and who furnished prizes
We look forward to seeing you all again - and some new recruits - next season..
Results and TRACKING here
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