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Strong Start For Fiji Reps

Fiji sailing representatives Shane and Torika Brodie finished first on the first day of the 2015 Oceania Sailing Championships at the National Sailing Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday. Games
03 May 2015 08:52
Strong Start For Fiji Reps
Tamatea Doyle during the Oceania Sailing Championships at Laucala Bay yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Fiji sailing representatives Shane and Torika Brodie finished first on the first day of the 2015 Oceania Sailing Championships at the National Sailing Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday.

Games official Salote Taylor said Fiji had done well during the first day.

“In the Hobbie Cat 16 category, Shane and Torika Brodie have done well and dominated the field. They’ve finished head of the field and are really strong contenders in their field, doing very well for Fiji in their class.

“In the Optimist class, we’ve had four races and in terms of points, Fiji still has a good chance to come up and win at this stage. Our reps have done well today and they still have time to catch up.

“For all the respective classes, we had three races and we’ll also have three races tomorrow (today) and the same thing on Monday. However it’s still too early to tell at this point to identify any clear winners.

“It’s been a good first day. We had strong winds and choppy waters but all the competitors did really well out on the water. We definitely expect things to get even better over the next two days.”

The competition was initially scheduled to start on Friday but had been delayed to yesterday due to bad weather.

The second day of competition is expected to start at the National Sailing Centre at 10am today with the Optimist class taking to the water first, followed by the Laser 4.7 class, then the Laser Radials and the Hobbie Cat 16 class.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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