Sail Auckland 2011 is over with gold medals going to Tom Ashley
and Kate Ellingham in the RS:X, Andrew Murdoch and Sara Winther
in the Laser and Radial, Nick Rogers and Chris Grube(GBR) in the
470, Dan Slater in the Finn and Marcus Hansen and Aaron
Hume-Merry in the 49er.
“The regatta has been a huge success,” commented Jez Fanstone,
Olympic Programme Manager for Yachting New Zealand. “Takapuna
Boating Club has hosted a great event, with plenty of close racing in
all fleets. It’s great to have all the Olympic classes sailing from the
same venue and there have been so many people down to watch the
racing and join in on the action at the Club.”
Tom Ashley tops the podium once again with a win in the Men’s RS:X windsurfing fleet. Ashley was second home in today’s medal race behind Dorian van Rijsselberge who in winning the final double-points race secured the silver medal.
Jon-Paul Tobin was presented the bronze medal finishing on equal points with Antonio Cozzolino, but coming off better on count-back.
Kate Ellingham from the NZL Sailing Team was the winner in the Women’s fleet, her closest rival Natalia Kosinska retiring after day three with an injury. Ellingham won the medal race and took out the event with a 12 point winning margin from Justina Sellers who won silver.
Jazmine Lynch was third.