Apart from my embarassing gaff with the results this year's interschool event seemed to go well, with 27 boats competing, representing 6 different schools (Diocesan, Berkley Int, Hillcrest High, Cambridge High, Hamilton Girls, Hamilton Boys). The weather was very obliging giving the sailors a good mix of conditions from light winds for the first race to moderate winds with the odd gnarly gust for the third and last race of the day. The stronger winds meant the rescue boats had a bit of work to do.
My initial scoring had Berkley Intermediate taking the trophy off last years winners Diocesan but I had wrongly entered one of the Dio girls in as a Berkley sailor. A error not discovered until I was counting the number of sailors in the winning team, and there seemed to be one less than my score sheet said there should be. Sadly for Berkley they did not quite get there this year missing out on the trophy by 6 points. My apologies and my congratulations to the Diocesan (116.2 points) and the Berkley teams (109.9 points). These two had a clear jump on the rest of the schools and either would have been worthy winners.
I am sure WTYA President, John E, will manage a more in depth review of the sailing (he was the Race Officer after all). Could those who took photos send your favourite shots from the day to him.