Saturday, 28 August 2010

Baltic Match Tour - Estonia: Waka Racing 3rd in Estonia

Waka Racing finish third in Estonia. Supplied image.

by Garth Ellingham

After an hour long delay due to lack of wind we headed out to race in the lightest conditions yet, in Estonia. In our semi-finals we were up against the Italian Simone Ferrarese, who we were quite happy to race.

Unfortunately for us the Italians were on fire in the light conditions and although we definately had our chances we failed to seal the deal. In all 3 races we were ahead at some stage but to his credit Simone and his team sailed really well to get ahead of us.

With the semis been and gone we really wanted to make sure we finished the event on a positive note and finished 3rd. After another short delay the wind finally kicked in, changing the conditions from the morning considerably. We were racing Robert Nyberg and thumped him in both races to close out the series 2-0.

Although 3rd is an improvement, we are now hoping we can continue the progression and take it another step in Helsinki.

This afternoon we are catching a ferry to Helsinki, Finland with our final event in the Baltic Tour starting tomorrow.

Stay tuned,

The Waka Boys.

Waka Racing would like to thank our main sponsor Tax Management NZ and all the support we receive from the RNZYS, Frontend, Zhik , Wells and Co, PredictWind and Devine Consultants.

Final Results:
1st Peter Wibroe
2nd Simone Ferrarese
3rd Phil Robertson

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