Current Yachtsman of the Year Peter Burling with his crew Blair Tuke took the 49er Gold Medal giving this awesome team their 17th straight regatta win.
“This was our first win in Weymouth,” says a delighted Burling.
On their approach to today’s race Burling said, “We had a little bit to do, but we had a little bit of a points gap on second so the game plan was to try and stay close to them, and we managed to put together a relatively solid result.”
Fellow members and Burling & Tuke’s training partners Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski finished with the Silver medal. A fantastic achievement for these sailors who are both destined to follow in the footsteps of Burling & Tuke.
49erFX sailors Alex Maloney & Molly Meech also finished with the Silver Medal.
“It was a pretty nice week sailing in Weymouth, we got some pretty good races in but we had a disappointing Medal Race and we can learn lot from it.” said Maloney.
The 49er and 49erFX fleets will sail their 2015 European Championship next month in Portugal, building towards August’s Aquece Rio International Regatta (Olympic Test Event) and then the 2015 49er World Championship being staged in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November.
Laser Radial sailor Sara Winther finished the week in 17th place and will now head back to Auckland to continue her training before heading back to Europe.
Congratulations to these amazing sailors!