The final day for the fast-foiling ETF26 cats saw three races completed after a delayed start due to a wait for wind.
The podium places went the way of the three French entries; Entreprises du Morbihan took the win, TeamPro sailed a strong final day for the silver spot, and BlueShift Team nabbed third. Live Ocean Racing missed the podium by the narrowest of margins, finishing the regatta just a point behind BlueShift Team.
Liv Mackay says they were a “bit gutted not to get third” but she’s positive about how the team, which is a new combination this season, is sailing.
“There are huge positives from the event for the team.”
“Overall, it’s been a really fun event – we’ve loved foiling week. It feels like we’re sailing the boat better and better, so that’s really exciting. There’s definitely a great vibe on the boat.”
The 4th place finish is their best so far this season, having placed 5th in the two previous events.
The team have now packed up and will take the boat back to storage for a couple of months, before the next event in the series in La Rochelle, France from 20-23 September.
Live Ocean Racing
Final position: 4th
Day four results
Race 12 – 4th
Race 13 – 3rd
Race 14 – 5th
Racing was held over four days from June 28 until 1 July.
How to follow the action;
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The 2023 ETF26 SERIES will comprise of five European based events;
Spi Ouest-France / April 7 to 10, 2023 / La Trinité sur Mer (France)
Raid Quiberon / May 31 to June 3, 2023 / Quiberon (France)
Foiling Week / June 28 to July 1, 2023 / Lac de Garde (Italy)
Grand Pavois La Rochelle Foiling Event / September 20 to 23, 2023 / La Rochelle (France)
Grand Prix Foiling Mar Menor / October 4 to 7, 2023 / Los Alcazares (Spain)
ABOUT LIVE OCEAN RACING
Live Ocean Racing is a New Zealand racing team committed to action for the ocean. Established by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Live Ocean Racing will bring together a talented and diverse team to compete at the highest level. With innovation and purpose baked into our DNA, we race on and for the ocean.