A New Selwyn Sailor Soars

Published on Monday, 29 July 2019, 3:40 p.m. Print Article

Earlier this year, our new Year 9 student Noah Shirley qualified to represent New Zealand in the 2019 European Optimist Dinghy sailing team by competing in a number of local regattas.  He was 1 of only 4 Kiwi sailors to qualify for the European travelling team. 

The 2019 European dinghy championships were held in France from 22nd -29th June and Noah was the only Kiwi sailor to qualify for the top fleet - the Gold fleet - sailing against very tough international competition. He finished overall as the number 1 New Zealand sailor for the champs.  This puts Noah in good stead to contribute to the Selwyn sailing team in the upcoming summer series.  Well done Noah!

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