The Adelaide-based Westminster School has become the first Australian school sailing team to win an Interdominion title on New Zealand waters following a thrilling finish at the Sandspit Yacht Club on Algies Bay today.

It was a thrilling finish with Westminster and Hobart’s The Friends School fighting it out in the last race to decide the overall winner.

Westminster coach and parent Sandy Higgins said in a Facebook post that the finish was “very nerve racking” as the race came right down to the final moments at the finish line.

The win caps off a great year for the Westminster team, which in July took out its first national championship in a talented display at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

It also shows a lot of promise for Australian team sailing with Australia finishing first and second at the Interdominions, another feat that has never been done before on New Zealand waters.

For more information about the event head to the New Zealand Team Sailing Association website.