Sail Sydney’s Olympic class racing of 2018 has come to an end at Sydney Harbor in fresh summer breeze of 13-19 knots. The Australian Sailing Squad and Team athletes have earned an extensive number of medals for their performance for 4 days in mixed conditions.
Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse, the silver medalist of Rio 2016 proved to be the Nacra 17 powerhouses of Australia yet again. Their worst have resulted in a second and a DNF from the twelve races which have put these two 4 points clear of Jason Saunders and Gemma Jones of New Zealand put up a great competition.
There had been some drama at the multihull class with crew Lucy Copeland and Paul Darmanin unable to complete the last race because of an injury that Darmanin suffered in the time of the spill over the course area in The Sound, in between Sydney Head with the top gate off at the Quarantine Station. These duos have finished in the third position.
Lisa, the elder sister of Paul required ice for her swollen cheek and might carry a black eye in time to time. This was because of face-planting a cleat with the help of a gybe. Moreover, her brother will have a precautionary x-ray in the lower leg. Lisa Darmanin has said that they have a bit of everything. Usually, it was a shifty regatta that was great training. Having Gemma and Jason at the front along with spinnaker set had helped them to up their game. The top trophy of Laser standard division has gone to Matt Wearn before Kiwi Sam Meech who now duel on the racetrack to get trophies and points. Wearn says that he is pretty happy. He says that it has been good enough to get everything going once again in such conditions.