Year 9 student to compete in Italy!

Over Easter, Charlotte Handley (Year 9) travelled to Picton to compete in the Optimist National Championships.  The Optimist is an international sailing dinghy for junior sailors under 16.  This event was attended by New Zealand’s top sailors in this age group as well as sailors from Australia, Cook Islands and the French Pacific Islands. It was a challenging event with tricky weather conditions. In a fleet of almost 100 boats, Charlotte placed 2nd female (1st Opti 14-year-old female) and 13th New Zealander overall.  This result has qualified Charlotte to represent New Zealand and compete in the European Optimist Championships.






Charlotte will travel to Carrara, Italy, at the end of June to compete in the European Championships. 

We will be cheering you on from here, Charlotte. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!