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Final day - Sail Auckland

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.”

RS:X

Tom Ashley tops the podium once again with a win in the Men’s RS:X. 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.

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