Fun2 came 5th in the Asia – Pacific Championships, We started the Regatta with a couple of disappointing 9ths. This was mainly due to the skipper running the event and having no sleep the night before.
Day 2 – with plenty of sleep overnight we had a great start and were 2nd around the first mark and finally finished in third place. On Race 4 we were between 3rd and 6th most of the race but gear failure dropped up to 6th . This was a rare for our team to have gear failure and more was to come.
The U bracket for the Jib Halyard broke and when during rigged created many problems with the kite. We started race with an excellent start and were 4th around the first mark but lost 6 spots downwind due to spinnaker problems. this was the pattern of the race make time uphill to lose downhill finally finishing 9th.
Race day 3 Heat 6 saw us have another excellent start and were in 5th spot for the whole race. This was sensational considering we were only 345 kgs and sailing in 25kts.
Heat 7 Well we were infringed by another boat but it was greed that led to a disastrous start. I bailed out and ducked boats and went right and when we tacked back we were in mid fleet when the rain squall came.35 – 45 kts and we were out of there.
With no visibility and knowing there may be hail to come (which did) we retired and headed back with the race was abandoned.