Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Match Race Open de Espana, Calpe: Waka Racing Third Overall

Waka Racing vs. Team GAC Pindar. Image copyright RCNC.

by Waka Racing media

The news could be better, but it is still good. We capped the final day off in Calpe with a podium finish.

The semi final didn’t go completely to plan. 2-0 down in the morning it was do or die. We died. After a great start and the lead at the top mark, Williams did a great job to hold us out at the bottom mark. A tough fort battle upwind didn’t come to much, resulting in our third loss and being knocked out of the semi final.

This put us in the play offs for 3rd/4th. Racing against Simone Ferrarese (ITA), we hit our straps. Comfortably winning 2-0, putting us in 3rd place and Waka Racings first podium finish for the year.

Waka Racing: third overall at the Open de Espana, Calpe. Image copyright RCNC.

A great start to the European season. We are now off to Marseille, France for our first event of the World Match Racing Tour. We are very happy with how we are sailing and confident going into next week.

Waka Racing would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters. Tax Management New Zealand, KZ Race Furlers, Line 7/Events clothing, Frontend Design, RNZYS and the Waka Racing Supporters Club.

Waka Racing