The College provides a mix of sailing opportunities for students both in individual class and team sailing formats – see below. A level of sailing experience is required to join the team.
Saint Kentigern main sailing activity is Team Sailing. Team sailing is an exciting sport where skills, tactics and working together as a team combine to make success. Each “Team” consists of three boats, each with two crew members – a helm who steers the boat and a crew, who controls the jib (the front sail) and calls out information on the position of other boats, wind conditions and so on. Working together is essential and both helm and crew have equally important roles.
The Saint Kentigern Team Sailing squad trains on a Tuesday and Thursday at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club (BBYC) during Term 1 and Term 4. The squad is made up of two teams: a premier team and a development team. Both teams are mixed gender. We encourage students with sailing experience to join the team.
Keelboat racing – Secondary Schools Nationals:
A group of four sailors will be selected from the Yachting Squad to represent the College at the NZ Secondary Schools Keelboat Nationals held annually in March.
Up to twenty schools are selected to compete over 3-days at the National Championships. The regatta is held at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron sailing Elliott 7 keelboats in a fleet racing format.
Auckland Secondary Schools Fleet Racing Championships:
The Auckland SS Fleet Racing Championships are held annually in early March. Students will sail in mix of Junior and Youth class fleets (including Optimist, Starling, Open Bic, RS Feva, 29ers, 420s) with the school’s top 4 results across 4 fleets contributing towards the Schools Cup.
Year 7 and 8 Regattas – AIMS Games and AKL Intermediate Schools Regatta:
For year 7 and 8 students, there are two special events we encourage sailors to enter – AIMS Games and the Auckland Intermediate Schools Regatta.