by Celia Snedden | 13 December 2015

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

An intense fortnight of competition for an international fleet of Paralympic sailors drew to a close yesterday, with the completion of their Sailing World Cup Melbourne race schedule in light southerly winds at the top end of Port Phillip.
Athletes only had a short break between finishing the Para World Sailing Championships and commencing their World Cup campaign on Wednesday at the same venue, the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.

Whilst there were only 7 boats in the Sonar fleet for the ISAF World Cup, they were all the top teams from around the World.

The Australian Sonar team made up for their disappointment of silver at the Para Worlds to defeat a competitive fleet, walking away with gold, followed by France in 2nd, Norway 3rd and Kiwi Gold 4th only two points behind France and Norway. 
Kiwi Gold held 3rd place for most of the regatta with a 2, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, (6) 

Thank you to our support team, Murray Rae, Don Cowie and Tom Dodson and the rest of the KGS Team back in Auckland, and to all our supporters. We've had a great month in Melbourne, have learnt heaps and come home knowing the areas we need to improve to shift up to the podium. Roll on 2016

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