Narca 17 Class sees Waterhouse & Darmanin in 5th Place
Australia’s Rio 2016 Nacra 17 silver medallists know that their chances of producing a repeat podium performance in Tokyo will come down to a big second half of the regatta after a “tricky” day in Enoshima today.
“We got off the line really well but we’re just struggling a little bit for pace upwind,” said Darmanin. “It was just a tricky day for us. We couldn’t really get our head around the racetrack and not having sailed with this calibre fleet for some time means we are playing a bit of catchup.”
How are they feeling as they hit the half-way point of their regatta? “The overall feeling is that it would be nice to be leading the Olympics, but it is definitely not over by any means.”