Australian Sailors in Tokyo - 28th July 2021


Experience counts at an Olympic Games, and Rio 2016 veterans Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin used all of it and more to sneak home ahead of old rivals Argentina for 4th place in an exciting finish to the final Nacra 17 race today.
“We knew there was a massive right shift coming and everyone overlayed the first lap so we wanted to make sure we were ready to take advantage of people to do the same,” said skipper Waterhouse about that blistering last beat. “That just shows what the Olympic Games does. Everyone knew the breeze had gone right and everyone gybed late so were really stoked to squeeze home in that finish.”
The cousins from Sydney’s Northern Beaches are happy enough sitting third at the close of today’s racing, but know there is plenty more racing to come.
“The second race was a bit of a bummer being back in the fleet,” continued Darmanin. “But It was just great to be racing again after not having raced in a long time. We were happy with our starts, we are doing most things right and hopefully we can do more things right tomorrow.”


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