Success for Danielle Wooldridge in the Sir Peter Blake Regatta

New Zealand Youth Sailor and Year 11 student, Daniella Woolridge began the summer season on the water well with a top-class result in the biggest mixed dinghy sailing event in New Zealand.  Recently moving from the 420 class to the singlehanded, Laser Radial/ILCA 6 boat, Westlake Girls top sailor finished 6th overall and the first female in a mixed field of 33.  The Sir Peter Blake Regatta attracts competitors from all over the country competing in a host of different boats including 29ers, Optimist, P Class and RS Feva.

Others competing in the regatta on Sunday 4 December at Torbay Bay included Year 9 students, Jess Handley and Greta Satterswaite who both turned out in Starlings to compete in a field of 57.  Jess was 22 overall and 7th female while Greta was 54th overall and the 18th female home.

The students will be back in action for the school in March with the Auckland Secondary Schools Fleet Racing, Teams Racing Regattas and Harken Cup.