Friday, 4 January 2013

Cadet Worlds - Last Day!

An uncomfortable night for all being the hottest on record for Tasmania the team met in relative cool of the morning breeze for the daily briefing.

Coaches briefing was ambiguous given a forecast of 50 knot winds but early conditions looked light.
Launching on time the fleet headed off to the course on the far side of the river in much lighter airs than expected. 

Race 11 The fleet got off under a black flag following a general recall with Wilson/Fitzsimmons, White/Wootton and Sutton/Anderson in the top 10 round the first windward. With the wind shifting during the race team GBR finished with Wilson/Fitzsimmons 17th, Sutton/Anderson 20th, White/Wootton 24th.

Race 12
Waiting for wind between races it filled in over Mount Wellington like a hair dryer gusting 30 to 40 knots.  The fleet started cleanly under a black flag with Corby/Keen rounding the first windward in 3rd, White/Wootton in 5th and Sutton/Anderson in 10th.  With 4 capsizes in the first 6 leading boats at the gybe mark positions changed with White/Wootton moving up to 2nd at the leeward followed by Corby/Keen in 5th.

A real nail biter final race resulted in White/Wootton 2nd, Corby/Keen 6th, Sutton/Anderson 9th.

In over 40 degrees of heat and bush fire threats all round Hobart, we are not looking forward to packing the container later today

Prizegiving will be this evening with overall results for team GBR as follows
Corby/Keen 3rd, White/Wootton 9th, Wilson/Fitzsimmons 11th, Sutton/Anderson 15th, Yale/Chatterton 27th, Barr/Barr 29th, D'Arcy/Barr 38th, Speirs/Speirs 45th, Speirs/Bates 48th

A fantastic result all round in a unpredicatble series with some really tough sailing conditions. Credit must be given to the Urkrainan team with an outstanding performance finishing in 1st and 2nd.  Team GBR have delivered a performance to be proud of with four boats in the top 15 and the team delivering a credible performance all round!

1 comment:

  1. Well done Team GB and well done Jess, very proud of you. Lots of love Grandma and Grandpa