Australian sailors have celebrated Australia Day in style in Miami with race wins aplenty on day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup’s North American leg.
The Australian Women’s Match Racing team crew of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty won their way through to the semi-finals.
Price and crew went into day four with one round robin race remaining, knowing that they had to get the win to secure themselves a position in the quarterfinals.
The Australian trio got the job done in the morning with a win over their Argentinian opponents, setting up a quarterfinal against Russia’s Ekatrina Skudina.
Price, Curtis and Whitty swept past the Russians with a three-nil win, and now will face American Sally Barkow in Friday’s semifinal.
“We had one race early up this morning and got a win against the Argentinians which left us second overall in our group,” said Whitty. “Things went well in the quarterfinal and we managed to beat the Russians three-nil and make it through to the next stage.
“We’re continuing to learn each day out on the water and are looking forward to tomorrow’s racing against American Sally Barkow and her crew,” she said.