by Richard Crockett
Our young team of Matt Ashwell and Rivaldo Arendse found the going very tough in the Gold Fleet, scoring their worst races in closing out the regatta. But, I am sure that they have learnt a lot, and will be better off having raced against the top Gold Fleet sailors rather than those in Silver.
Yet it’s a tough lesson at such a young age, but one which will undoubtedly stand them in good stead for many years to come.
Yesterday was scheduled as a 3 race day, but after starting off at 10 knots the breeze gradually died permitting just 2 final races for the championship, with our guys scoring a 27 and 24 to finish 33rd overall in a fleet of 66.
33 Matt Ashwell & Rivaldo Arendse 8; 8; 20; 21; 9; 25; (29); 24; 27; 24