After three days of hard-fought racing, Sally Garrett and her Royal Akarana Yacht Club team triumphed in the 2019 NZ Women’s National Keelboat Championship. It was her first title after 20 attempts.
The all-female event attracted 13 teams.
Heading into Sunday’s final, only a handful of points separated the top seven teams, setting up a real grandstand finish to the regatta – sailed in a solid 15-20 knots of breeze.
As part of the prize, Garrett and her team were invited to the NZ Open National Keelboat Championships at the RNZYS at the end of April.