Saturday, May 18, 2024

Macleans sailors make podium

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The team of Tim McCulloch, Ben McKeen, Ollie Baverstock and Pedro Vantacich.

Macleans College has placed third in the Harken National Secondary Schools Championship held at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron last the weekend.

The team consists of Tim McCulloch (helm and member of Howick Sailing Club), Ben McKeen (Bucklands Beach Yacht Club), Ollie Baverstock and Pedro Vantacich (Howick Sailing Club).

The boys are a mix of Y12 and Y13 at Macleans College and have been sailing against and with one another since intermediate school.

The team had six qualifying races on Saturday, finishing fourth which put them in Championship Gold Fleet for Sunday racing.

There was a slow start with Race 1 finishing in ninth followed by two fourth placings and then winning the last race of the regatta.

Overall, they finished behind winners Auckland Grammar and Kristin School.

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