Brits overcome wacky weather in Palma opener

Written by 1st April 2019 Featured-post

THE HEADLINES: 

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Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey enjoyed a dream start to Princess Sofia Trophy

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey enjoyed a dream start to Princess Sofia Trophy. ©PEDRO MARTINEZ/SAILING ENERGY/50th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar

WHAT THEY SAID:

  • Ben Saxton, 28, Cambridge (Nacra 17):
    “We got a 5, 3, 5 and I’m pretty happy with that. To escape with anything countable in the first race was good – we sailed well but it was really unstable. We had good speed and did the basics well in the next two, so we’re happy with day one.”
  • Nikki Boniface, 25, Polegate, East Sussex (Nacra 17):
    ​​​​​​​”We had a long day day today – we waited onshore for the gradiant breeze to fill in, and then we had one wacky race in offshore breeze and two good races in the sea breeze. You’re always nervous going into the first day of the regatta. You can’t win a regatta on day one but you can lose it, so we’re happy with how things went – but we’ve got a long week ahead of us.”
  • Saskia Tidey, 25, Portland, Dorset (49er FX):
    “We’re really happy with the solid day that we had. We couldn’t have asked for any more. It sets us off on the right foot and it’s a good position to build on over the week. There’s a huge fleet of FXs here and it’s going to be a big week but we’re looking forward to the rest of it.”
Ed Wright sits second overall going into day two.

Ed Wright sits second overall going into day two. ©Pedro Martinez/SAILING ENERGY/50th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar