WETA SAILING – Well the first Young Challengers Cup has been and gone and what a success it was. The teams arrived on Friday night full of enthusiasm and were all rearing to go. The event started with a welcome from Paddy then a briefing of the event from Allan. The first point scoring activity started on the first night as well with an observation test which was won by FBYC Boys getting 10 from 10 questions correct.
Saturday started with half an hours exercise before breakfast then transfers to FBYC. Don and Fergus did the sailing briefing and then the teams headed out for the days sailing. Six races were completed before the cold took its toll on some of the smaller kids and racing was called off for the day with the wind dying away to nothing from the nice steady breeze we started the day with. After relocating back to Motu Moana for the rest of the day showers were in order before dinner and the the 120 question quiz. All the teams did an awesome job at the quiz with FBYC Boys winning with 107 correct. Marist Girls were second on 103.
Sunday once again started with exercise and then the hiking bench challenge which was won by Wakatere Boys and FBYC Boys second. After breakfast we transferred back to FBYC and left a wonderful team of helpers to clean the camp. The wind gods weren’t playing ball unfortunately and sailing was abandoned with winds gusting 30+ knots. The last off water activity took place in the clubrooms with all teams having two turns at the spinnaker hoist. Wakatere Boys once again came out on top but only by 2 seconds from the Marist Girls team. Chris from Weta marine took some of the kids for a blast on a Weta before lunch and then we had prize giving. Wakatere Boys came out on top having won four of the previous days races and took home the Young Challengers Cup. Second went to FBYC Boys and third to Marist Girls.