Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Waka Racing at the Warren Jones regatta, WA. Supplied image.
by Garth Ellingham
Another tough day here in Perth for the team. Racing started at 10 and was called off at 2.30 due to copious amounts of breeze. The Doctor was here in the morning and proceeded to build until we were racing once again with reefed mains.
We started well putting two more wins on the board in our first two races. We had our fellow kiwi team next to race. We started well, tight to leeward and then tacked with him. The breeze was then up to 25kts and not letting off. Unfortunately we were forced left on the course where the right payed and we were not able to recover from there. The best part of the race though was the last downwind in 30+ kts on the edge of control. Thoroughly enjoyable for the team despite the loss. Racing was then cancelled for the day after completing 3 races.
Heads are high and we learnt a lot from the loss on where we need to improve. Looking forward to a huge day tomorrow and hope to be able to qualify on top for the semi finals.
Thanks for all your support, from the WAKA Boys (+ girl).
Warren Jones Regatta