Mari and Sarah - 10th in Imperia Winter Regatta Last Monday, Mari and Sarah flew out to Nice, on route to the Imperia Winter Regatta. After a short taxi ride over the border they arrived in the Italian coastal town. Neil Marsden (Gbr team coach) was waiting for them after his long drive over with the boats.
The regatta is a well established part of the European 420 calendar with 120 boats competing this year from 11 nations. The girls were very impressed with the picturesque venue and the food was very good too apparently!
After one day of training and venue familiarisation, the 4 day race series began. After the dissapointment of an ocs on day 1, the girls built a solid set of mostly top 10 results. By the end of the regatta they had climbed to 10th place overall- their best international result to date.
They will fly back on Sunday night and try to get a couple of days in at school before training in Pwllheli next weekend with the GBR squad.
They will also get their first look at their brand new Mackay 420- big thank-you to WYA!
Photo: Gbr 54510 (Norbury/Davies) starting on the pin end.