Akarana member and super star sailor Ray Davies in currently in Cascais, Portugal for the TP52 World Championship. Davies is the tactician on board Sled. Akarana Sailing Director Rod Davis is also there as the team coach!
The regatta is getting down to the business end, with Sled currently placed 3rd overall with one more day of racing.
Check out what Davies had to say after the finish of Day 3.
“A great day for us with a second and a third, so we’re stoked! Mr. Okura did a great job in very trying conditions, I think he was using all his strength to get the boat around the course today and he got rewarded for working extremely hard. We had an incredible comeback in the second race from last to 3rd, that’s been our race of the regatta, and to do it in 25knots, the team is very pleased… we’re pumped!
It had been a pretty good trend that the first boat to tack onto port was in the top three, until the last race, when we were the first boat to tack onto port and we were last! So it was a more even racecourse today, big breeze, and the position of the racecourse evened it out a lot.”
Best of luck to Team SLED!!!