While our fellow Australians were competing in one medal race each we were in the midst of a full day of racing.
We first took on Great Britain’s Lucy Macgregor in the quarter finals, progressing to the semis following a two-one victory. Then we came up against Russia’s Ekaterina Skudina next, getting past the Russians in two races, booking ourselves a spot in the final against France’s Claire Leroy.
We started with a win before the French bounced back, forcing a third and deciding race. We came out on top, winning their first ISAF Sailing World Cup round together.
It turned out to be a long day but totally worth it. At the moment I can’t even begin to describe the feeling. This event was one of those we focused on this year and to come away with the win was amazing. It was quite windy with flat water and we took the first race in a close finish but then got out of phase in race two and lost that one. We gave it everything in race three, extending on the last run to win it.
It’s always good to come away with a win but to do it at the Olympic venue, we couldn’t ask for any more than that.