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Sailing Girls back from Japan
Sailing Girls Back from Japan
Picture:AIS Squad members Jenny Armstong (AIS/NSWIS) and Belinda Stowell (AIS/WAIS) on the water in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
We finished 1st in the Women's Fleet, and …. second overall. It was a mixed fleet with 40 boats racing. The Japanese are light wind specialists, and it was really worthwhile competing against them in such conditions.
We were leading the regatta going into the last race and were beaten by our training partners! We have not been so close to beating Nathan and Malcolm in a very long time!
They are currently ranked number one in the world, which is great, but it would have been good to beat them just this once! They beat us by three points.
There was good depth in the fleet with seven winners from nine races. The winds were shifty and the courses quite tricky. Jenny and I had a wonderful day’s racing on the third day of the regatta where we sailed consistently well and finished no worse than 6th in all four races. Consistency has been a goal of ours, and it is good to get close to achieving it.
We are now off to a training camp in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport, before returning home to Sydney where we can get back onto the Harbour for some more sailing.
We return to Japan to compete in their National Championships in mid November. It is time to get out of the typhoon's pathway for a few days! Fair winds until our next wave of news.
Thanks to our supporters and sponsors:
Belle Property - Premium Property Specialists
Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
LINE 7 and Musto
My bank: Westpac
North Sails Japan
Yachting Australia with Schenker and P&O shipping
The governments: Australian Sports
Commission/AIS, WAIS, NSWIS
Sailing clubs: Royal Freshwater Bay YC and Middle Harbour YC