Twenty eight boats competed over six days to decide the Yngling Women’s World Champion, at the last World Championship before the Olympics this August.
We, the Audi / Hamilton Island Australian Team, had a solid start in fairly strong wind, and backed this up with consistent placings on the remaining days. With the points being extremely close, we had to finish within 2 places of Germany in the Medal Race to hold on to our second place. We managed to do this, and so secured the silver medal.
Making the Medal Race (Top Ten) was our goal- not counting on a podium finish in our second major international regatta as team! A focus on speed, smart racing and our own processes enabled us to handle the variety of conditions (5 knots up to 30 knots) and mix it up with the World’s best teams.
We congratulate Team Great Britain, for their World Championship title two years running. We now head back to Australia for a short time to regroup and see our families before we embark on a three month racing schedule in Europe and China.
Once again thanks to everyone for their encouragements and congratulations, especially the sponsors, AOC and management of the Australian Sailing Team.
Enjoy the photos, and stay tuned for a new website very soon.
The Australian Yngling Team.
Krystal Weir, Karyn Gojnich, Angela Farrell and Coach Adrian Finglas.
(Visit http://www.ussailing.org/olympics/ynglingworlds/index.asp for full results)