The qualifying series was completed on Tuesday evening where the 200 boats were ranked into gold, silver and bronze fleets. With 20 different nations it is impossible to know just how good the competition is and if you can get into the top flight. Six races decided the teams positions on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning the teams knew their positions and could change the ribbon on the top of the mast.
Day two completed
Four of Team Simcenter were able to bag a gold ribbon:
GBR7070 Millie Irish & Tas Green 5th
GBR4624 Alice Davis & Aby Hire 15th
GBR6895 Teddy Dunn & Imogen Wade 18th
NED6486 Laura van den Acker and Femke van den Berg 44th
GBR7464 Beth Miller & Eilish Graham finished 70th so narrowly missed the 67 boat cut off for Gold fleet and will challenge to be Silver fleet winner.
Beth & Eilish aiming to win Silver
As we start the final two days of the main event GBR7070 and GBR4624 are on track for top 10 positions and one of them will be aiming to take home the all-female crew prize. GBR6895 and NED6486 are hoping for top 30 positions with Teddy & Imogen keen to break into the top three mixed crews.
There are five races left in this event, the conditions have looked great but the sailing is challenging. They will be listening closely to the coaches advice to secure the best possible result. Good luck to our Simcenter sailors!