Sailing SkudThe Paralympic events at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami came to a light win conclusion with no racing possible on the last day.

Results from the previous night took stand, allowing Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch to make it two ISAF Sailing World Cup SKUD18 victories in a row in Miami.

Fitzgibbon and Tesch put in a strong performance in Miami after the week had started out with a bit of bad luck for the pair when they missed a race due to technical issues with Fitzgibbon’s seat set-up.

But already on day two they took the lead and never handed it back winning with a four-point advantage over their closest rivals Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell from Great Britain.

“The start of our week was a bit up and down. We started with a bullet and then suffered some gear failure with my canting seat” Fitzgibbon explained.

“The next two days followed this trend with a good and not so good race, but we got in a couple race wins over the last couple of days. For the upcoming events we will be aiming for a bit more consistency but it’s great to take home another win.”

Tasmanian Matt Bugg finished the event off with a race win yesterday and an overall fifth place in the 2.4mR.

By Australian Sailing
Posted: 2/2/15