Royal Akarana Yacht Club has four members competing at the Rio Olympic Games.
Peter Burling & Blair Tuke – 49er
Alex Maloney & Molly Meech – 49erFX
After two races Pete & Blair are first overall with two wins with Alex & Molly sitting 6th.
1st Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (49er) (1, 1)
6th Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (49erFX) (6, 5)
“It was really cool to get out there and start racing today – it was just really fun to get going.”
“We had a pretty consistent day, on each beat we were gaining a boat so that was quite nice and getting a feel for it – I think we shook a few of the nerves off a bit today.”
“It’ll be cool to get back out tomorrow.”
MOLLY MEECH – NZL
“We’ve been watching all the other classes race now for a few days so we were really keen to get into it this morning, and we had to wait just a little bit longer but that was okay.”
“Finally, when the sou’wester came it was nice, it was shifty on the close-in course near the beach, but we managed to get a couple of low scores so we’re really happy with the day.”
BLAIR TUKE – NZL
“We’re really happy to get a couple of low scores on the board and not walk away with anything big and just to get into the series, you know, we’ve been waiting a long time to get racing, and we’ve been really enjoying ourselves out there and I think that showed today.”
PETER BURLING – NZL
Best of luck to our sailors for the rest of the regatta! Updates will be provided on each of their race days.