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Finals of the Wellington Spirit Sailing League

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Perfect Weather greeted the six teams on wednesday night all vying for a shot at victory in the 2014 March Wellington Spirit Sailing League. There was a Semi and a Final to complete on the inner harbour, the tricky ten knot southerly kept it interestsing with several lead changes.

Group Two, Day Four of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

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In the final day of group sailing before the final it was all up for grabs to see who could gain the automatic entry to the final by winning group two. The Weather was playing ball as well with enough puff to make it exciting yet still safe.

Group Two, Day Three of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

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A perfect Ten knots with gusts a little more is what was in store for the Day Three of the Sailing League. The points are becoming ever more important. as the teams vie for direct entry into the final of the League.

Group one, Day three of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

IMG 1809 With the best conditions seen for the last two weeks in the Spirit League, and now that the dragon boats have finished their activities on the harbour, it was always going to be an exciting set of races right up against Queens Wharf on day three of the Spirit Business sailing league.

Group one, Day two of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

WS League 001 With a pretty ominous forecast and few cracks of thunder it was touch and go whether racing would go ahead for Group One of the Wellingon Spirit Sailing League. However the wind died down and the thunder ceased allowing the teams to hit the water. Unfortunately Bexhill were unable to attend which meant it was going to be a match race between Catalyst and CentrePort. 

Group two, Day two of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

WS League 019 Not a Breath of wind is what greeted the Spirit League sailors on Week two. However after waiting for a bit a few zephyrs of wind fluttered their way down the eastern side of the harbour. This was just enough to get a single race away. It was decided turning corners would be too slow so the course was to be a single leg race to the lighthouse.

Group two, Day one of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

IMG 1633 Ideal condtions greeted the group two teams as week one of 2014 Wellington Spirit Business Sailing League was completed. With racing in a dying southerly on the inner harbour the three teams quickly found their paces and settled into the league programme.

Group one, Day one of the 2014 Wellington Spirit Sailing League

2014021701 Blustery condtions greeted the teams as the 2014 Wellington Spirit Business Sailing League. Three races were completed in a gusty northerly, before all teams enjoyed a beer or a glass of wine at the Foxglove and relived the evening's racing highlights.

Wellington Spirit sailor Josh Junior wins Finn nationals with race to spare

jjnats2014020602 Wellington Spirit sailor Josh Junior has won the 2014 New Zealand National finn championships with a race to spare. With five wins from the first five races, backed up wth a 2nd, 7th and a first in the next three races, Junior did not need to sail the last race to get his name on the trophy.

Wellington Spirit sailor Josh Junior has tight battle at Sail Auckland regatta

jjsailauck20140201 Wellington Spirit sailor Josh Junior has finished second at Sail Auckland. There was a compelling finish in the Finn class with two-time Olympian in the Laser Andrew Murdoch going into the final day three points adrift of Josh facing an uphill battle for victory. But after a win in the penultimate race and Josh finishing 3rd it all came down to the final race, which went the way of Murdoch who is the overall winner by just one point.

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