Monday 20th July.
RAYC FEVA Worlds Team report, Day 1.
Solid and Pleasing Start to Feva Worlds.
With 162 boats from 19 Nations, and our team from NZ attending our first ever Feva Worlds, day one was always going to be a big unknown.
Pleasingly the team has passed with flying colours with both crews placing top 10 results in their respective 54 boat fleets. After 3 races Hamish and Henry are sitting 13th overall, Eli and Rose sitting 27th overall (out of 162 boats)
With the large fleet the organisers have split them into 3 equal flights of 54 boats, for a qualifying series of 6 races over two days. The fleet will then be split into Gold, Silver, Bronze finals fleets based on their overall results from the qualifying series. The top 18 boats in each qualifying fleet will make the Gold fleet, which is our initial goal for the teams.
Having both teams in the right part of the fleet after 3 of 6 races is a great result and a fantastic start to the series. At 13 years of age, and in their first worlds, our teams have performed extremely well today. Many of the top places are filled by crews on their 3 and 4th worlds campaigns and 15 – 16 years old.
Today’s wind was a gusty and shifty offshore wind of 8 – 15 knots.
Tomorrow’s forecast is for a slightly more breezy 15 – 20 knot offshore wind. Conditions not dissimilar to a winter RAYC training in Mechanics Bay so the teams should feel at home!
Our team is doing us proud good luck to them tomorrow.
RAYC FEVA Worlds Team report, Day 2.
Both NZ teams qualify for final series in the Gold Fleet!
Day two saw a very breezy offshore 25kt with some heavy gusts, early reports had the breeze moderating later in the day but it built steadily to a heavy air last race.
The conditions were very testing for all teams. Both our teams handled the conditions well and we saw some very respectable results with Hamish and Henry finishing 7th in race 5 and Eli and Rose finishing 13th in race 4.
The qualifying series is now complete and both teams have qualified for the Gold Fleet for the final series (top 54 out of 162 boats), well done guys!
Tomorrows forecast is for lighter breeze and we expect the breeze to lighten for the rest of the week.
A great result for both teams, keep up the good work!