Team Fusion continued their strong form to finish off today with two wins to retain their 7th place, winning their sail off against Matt Whitfield (GBR). Even though the results show a clean sweep for the Alfred’s Girls, there were plenty of lead changes. Ultimately the teams downwind speed saw them able to be able to stretch away from Whitfield and take a convincing win.
“Obviously our competitive nature means we still aren’t content with our results, however we are pleased with how our team performed, particularly in the second half of the regatta where we were able to climb our way up in the second round robin against this competitive fleet”
“I would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors for your help in getting us to this prestigious event” commented an inspired Costanzo.
Fellow Aussie Harry price took the Championship win, beating Leonard Takahashi 3-2 in what was a dramatic finals, which included a dismasting, with the boats experiencing “fresh” conditions with the wind reaching up to 17knots. This may not seem windy, but 99% of the time the boats are sailing in 0-10 knots of breeze, and hence they are designed for that wind speed.
The team would like to thank the members and many supporters who have helped support them along the way.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club would like to thank the Balboa Yacht Club for running another terrific event.
A big thank you to the Don and Doris Stoughton, who have hosted RPAYC teams for over 20 years.
FULL RESULTS HERE
Picture - L to R ( Club Coach Tom Spithill, Hannah Lanz, Jess Angus, Doris Stoughton (Host Mum), Ruby Scholten, Clare Costanzo, Don Stoughton (Host Dad)