The U17 Eight – Jack Elvy, Fletcher Anderson, Guy Chaffey, Lachie Hazlett, Zac Cran, Will Chaffey, Jamie Batchelor, Alex Todhunter and Max Marsh – rowed a perfect race to claim the title over Christchurch Boys' High School. The final race for the Maadi Cup was rowed in perfect conditions before a packed and enthusiastic crowd. Hamilton Boys’ High School took an early lead, but the powerhouse College team soon pulled ahead and stayed ahead, winning the Maadi Cup and finishing an extraordinary day for the College boat club. Congratulations to the Maadi Cup team of Jack Elvy, Sean Swanson, Will Chaffey, Zac Cran, Max Goodwin, Sam Darry, Jamie Batchelor, Alex Todhunter and Guy Flynn. More good news came with the announcement that Max Goodwin, Alex Todhunter, Jamie Batchelor and Guy Flynn have been invited to attend a New Zealand junior trial. Sailing At the Top of the South secondary schools’ team sailing championships, held in Nelson from Thursday 22–Saturday 24 March, College placed a commendable 5th overall. Extra training throughout the season paid dividends, with clever tactics and smart handling evident in the team’s 19 races over three very stormy days. Their win against local rivals Christchurch Boys’ High School was particularly impressive, given CBHS were eventual winners of the regatta. College sailors also competed in the 420 class national championships, held in Lyttelton from Thursday 15–Sunday 18 March. At this event, Rupert Limbrick came 6th overall, earning himself a place in the New Zealand team that will compete in Rhode Island, New York, later in the year.
College sailing team: Rupert Limbrick (captain), Matthew Bayley, Wilson Murray, Humphrey Bullen, Max Luisetti, Tom O’Connor, Jonty Gallagher, Henry Williamson. Surf Life Saving Sebastian Fergusson and Louis Clark achieved great results at the New Zealand surf life saving championships, held in Gisborne from Thursday 15–Sunday 18 March. Sebastian came 3rd in the U16 board race and was a member of the winning U16 board relay team, while Louis won gold in the open men’s surf race, silver in the open men’s taplin relay and bronze in the U19 men’s surf race. Louis has also been selected for the New Zealand youth surf life saving squad and been named in the New Zealand surf life saving team to compete at an international competition in Japan in June. Swimming Easter break did not stop a group of 11 keen College swimmers from attending the Canterbury secondary schools’ swimming championships at Jellie Park. After a day of individual heats and finals, College had seven swimmers claim eight podium finishes. Jacob Clements came 3rd in the boys 12–13 50m backstroke.
College also achieved four 2nd placings: Louis Clark in the open 200m freestyle; James Currie in the boys 14 50m breaststroke; George Kral in the boys 16–18 50m backstroke; and Nathan Penrose in the boys 15 50m butterfly. Three Canterbury titles were won by Hunter Wilson and Louis Clark. Louis won the boys 16–18 50m butterfly in a time of 28.00sec, while Hunter won both the boys open 200m individual medley and the boys 16–18 50m backstroke events. Tennis After a successful Canterbury championship and with a clean sweep in the South Island tennis teams championship, the Senior A tennis team went into the national tournament, held at Wilding Park from Tuesday 20–Friday 23 March, as the top qualifying South Island team. College had Palmerston North Boys’ High School, Hamilton Boys’ High School and Saint Kentigern College in its pool. The boys made a good start with 6–0 wins over both Palmerston North and Hamilton, with the final pool game deciding which team would finish as top qualifier and play number two from the other pool in the semi-final. College drew their match with St Kentigern, with the teams unable to be separated on matches, sets or games, but went
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