The final day of racing (Saturday) at the Trans-Tasman regatta was delayed due to heavy fog over SIRC. This resulted in the break between morning heats and afternoon finals sessions shortened significantly.
Regardless, performances from both teams were admirable, with close results in all races. Australia’s men’s 8+ won the morning heat, though unfortunately were unable to repeat the performance in the afternoon.
Australia fought hard, however the final points score at the end of the first leg of the series is New Zealand 155, Australia 125. Both teams will come together again to race the second regatta on Lake Karapiro, New Zealand from 22 – 24 August.
Thanks must go to Team Manager, Christine MacLaren, Head Coach, Brett Crow, the coaching team of Lachlan Carter, Hally Chapman, Leo Karadimitris and Brendan Long and support staff Dr Alice McNamara and Elyse Bradbury – all handled the challenging week commendably and will no doubt be looking forward to seeing what a healthy team can produce for the second regatta.
Final results can be viewed here.
Stay tuned for August!