Team RAYC at the NZ Match Racing Championship

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Team RAYC at the NZ Match Racing Championship

Team RAYC.  Pic by Suellen Hurling

Team RAYC. Pic by Suellen Hurling

Day 1 Update

Long day out on the water today!

Wgot out there at lunch time and didn’t get in till after 8pm!

We started the day strongly with a good win against David Hazard followed with a good win against Claudia Pierce.

Team RAYC.  Pic by Lissa Photography.

Team RAYC. Pic by Lissa Photography.

 

The 3rd match of the day was always going to be a hard one coming up against Chris Steel who’s second seed in the regatta. Chris led off the line but we managed to pass him then get a penalty on him. The lead changed many times on the last leg with Chris trying to clear his penalty and us trying to get to the line but after an epic battle Chris managed to get a penalty on us right on the line.

Although we lost were very happy with how competitive we were with the top ranked guys and gave us a lot of confidence.

The fourth match of the day was a total stuff up, the wind died right out and we threw away the start and were issued a penalty.

Team RAYC.  Pic by Lissa Photography.

Team RAYC. Pic by Lissa Photography.

 

At the end of the day we are on two wins and well in the running with the top teams on three wins.

Tomorrows another day and we know what needs to be done to make the finals!

Thanks again for all the support from the club.  I think we looked really sharp on and off the water and are proud to wave the Akarana flag.

Chris Staub
Skipper – Team RAYC

 

Team RAYC.  Pic by Lissa Photography.

Team RAYC. Pic by Lissa Photography.

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