Day 4 Report.
Day 4 was a good day for the Kiwis with Mike Keeton & Barry Cutfield 1st & 2nd in the Standard Rig first Race and Mike Knowsley, Mark Page & Mike Pasco battling at the front of the Radial fleet with the leader of the Radials, Richard Bott from NSW. Mike Pasco crossed the finish line first but he had made the same mistake as Mark Page in the first race of the Regatta and crossed the start line first as well! Mike Knowsley for the Kiwis though won the race with Mark Page 3rd.
The second race of the day
and final race of the Regatta was sailed in the same conditions but with
stronger tide. In the Standard Fleet Mike Keeton had to finish at least
one place in front Paul Stockley from
At the prize giving more free food was again provided and another good evening was enjoyed by all in the tropical evening spent boring each other about our “what ifs” and “if only”. Kiwis picked up prizes and did well in a number of age groups most notable being Mike Knowsley 2nd Overall, Jim Quinn 4th Great Grand Master in the Radials, Mike Keeton 3rd Overall & Ray Beale 2nd Grand Master in the Standard Rig. The Regatta next year will be held between the 25th and 28th of July. This year some of us camped onsite and had a great time as the facilities are world class. Cheap Airfares & Accommodation, Fantastic hosts, Sun, Only 2 days off work, most of us will be back next year and hopefully with more Kiwis!
Final Standing for the Kiwi Sailors:
Standard Rig R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
3rd Mike Keeton Wakatere 6 15 19 9 2 1 1 2 3rd Master
5th Barry Cutfield Whakatane 12 2 6 11 26 6 2 6 5th Master
8th Colin Caldwell Pupuke 4 17 9 8 9 8 9 13 7th Master
14th Ray Beale Pupuke 8 13 21 23 14 11 14 15 2nd Grand Master
Marcus Frith Manly Retired
2nd Mike Knowsley Manly 2 18 22 10 1 6 1 3 2nd Apprentice Master
10th Mike Pasco Manly 1 13 24 18 16 2 dsq 2 5th Apprentice Master
13th Mark Page Manly ocs 3 dnf 1 2 8 3 dnf 7th Apprentice Master
19 4th Great Grand