A beautiful harvest for young fenua sailors in New Zealand • TNTV Tahiti Nui Télévision

A beautiful harvest for young fenua sailors in New Zealand • TNTV Tahiti Nui Télévision

Ahikei Baniel won the Fleet Green class, which is for discipline aspirants (Image credit: Toyota Optimist Nationals)

The five young Tahitians from the Yacht Club de Tahiti who took part in the optimistic New Zealand tournament last weekend in Whakatiri can congratulate themselves. They return to Alfanwa with three medals, including two gold and one silver talismans.

For Akihi Baniel, the baptism of fire went well. It scores a huge victory in the Green Fleet category for aspirants. Over 15 races, I managed to climb from 6th to 1st, in the ” Catching laughs at his fingertips.

On a completely different surface of water than the fenua, our actors had to improve their sense of navigation. ” We are not used to currents and tidesanalyzes Hervé Pride, sailing instructor at the Tahiti Yacht Club. We have had days when the tides are big, which generate strong currents and make a big difference ».

A situation from which they emerged victorious. Louison was crowned in the Intermediate Open White Fleet class, with Mehiti Bax De Keating taking second.

Another meeting is scheduled for May: the Polynesian Championships. New Caledonian sailors will also be in the game.

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