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Jul 17, 2016

BIC Regatta in Manly great success for our sailors

Harper Johnston, Alex Wood, Blake Wood, Soren Johnston, Ethan Manning-Harris, Sean Herbert, and Matthew Rist competed over three days in the Open Bic Cup at Manly in the holidays. 

“Blustery weather during the weekend meant good conditions for junior sailors in the Inaugural New Zealand Winter O’pen Cup at Manly.” Quote, Rodney times

Thirty-three young sailors, including myself and 6 other Wentworth sailors, took part in an exhilarating local winter regatta at Big Manly beach from July 8-10th, using the fast-paced, self-bailing, O’pen BICs. Quite a few first-time BIC sailors had the opportunity to be trained by Sir Russell Coutts, and other local sailing legends, during the weeks coming up to the Regatta.

During the Regatta we wore GPS trackers in our life jackets so that our progress could be monitored via computer and the details of each race could be recorded. Happy faces, along with a record-breaking amount of competitors (from around NZ and Australia) proved that the Regatta was a success. With our very own Sean Herbert the overall winner!

Future participation in regattas has already being planned with a strong Wentworth involvement.

Ethan Manning-Harris