2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland
Sam Barnett/Zac Merton claimed victory at Oceanbridge Sail Auckland which wrapped up on Monday. The mixed bag of weather throughout the 11 race series, New Zealand’s premier Olympic and non-Olympic Class regatta, really putting the teams through their paces.
However, Barnett/Merton started strong on the opening day, knocking out 2 race wins in a perfect day of racing in a 17-18 knot southerly breeze, which saw some of New Zealand’s best youth sailors vying for selection to the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team. And from there they simply kept on going. Dominant racing from the girls saw them claim second, third and fourth place finishes in an impressive show of form to challenge the boys’, with a total of 7 girls’ teams in the top 10 overall.