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2019 Tornado NZL Open Nationals

The 2019 NZL Open Nationals hosted by Takapuna Boating club came to and end yesterday!

Tricky conditions, many wind swifts and wind speed of 15 to more than 22 knots in a lot of gusts.

This year, we are honoured to sail along with one of the most successful sailors of New Zealand and gold and silver Olympic medalist Rex Sellers. Rex Sellers came back in action and sailing along with Brett Sellers managed to become this years New Zealand champions!

Second place goes to Wayne Limbrick and Lewis Kidman while on third stand Jason Marra & Brendon Duske.

Ely Warren & Winston Ordish-Benner are the only NZL mixed crew that sailed this event!

 

This event was also a warm up regatta for some crews for the upcoming World championship hosted by the same club, so there were 14 boats from 6 different countries participating.

Tomorrow is the first race of the Tornado worlds followed by a postponment on today’s practise race due to strong wind!

Results

 

About Maria Tsaousidou

Maria is the ITA Secretary
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