couldn’t ask for better conditions than those delivered to us on
the first day of racing here in Portugal. Flat waters and 12 knots of
breeze settled in just after midday and stayed through until late in the
evening. We finished the day on 4 wins from 5 races, and are looking to
be in a fairly comfortable position for the Quarter Finals. We started
the day paired up against current world number 1 Matthiu Richard, and
after being beaten off the line, we were forced to follow on his tail
around the race track. We then managed to step up our game, and go on
to do to our opponents what Richard had done to us, and won the next four
races consecutively.

After doing four regattas in a row, our team is starting to click,
and it couldn’t come at a better time. The 2008 World Tour is
coming to a close, with only one more event left before the final in
Malaysia at the Monsoon Cup. We had a really good feeling on the boat
today, and hopefully we can continue the momentum on to get some much
needed Tour points to finish the season off on a high. A special thanks
to Line7, Harken and the Royal Perth Yacht Club for their support.