Young Caymanian sailor battles on in Singapore

| 23/08/2010

(CNS): Lizzy Wauchope continues to struggle on in the sailing competition of the Youth Olympic Games, according to reports from the CIOC. Day four of the event at the youth Olympics in Singapre brought rainy conditions with wind strength between 10-12 knots and in the first race of the day, Wauchope had a mediocre start and was not able to make any moves to get ahead of the rest of the fleet.  She finished in 22nd place. In the second race of the day,  won the start and rounded the first mark in seventh position.  Unfortunately, a mistake caused her to capsize downwind and most of the boats passed her as she was unable to recover, finishing in 27th place out of 32 racers. 

Racing was cancelled on day five as there was no wind leaving Wauchope in 26th position overall out of and disappointed with her performance so far.  "I wish I could have the first six races back because I feel that my mistakes are easy to correct.  But that’s sailboat racing and I’m going to try to forget about it and look forward to the rest of the regatta," she said.
 
Her coach, Mike Weber, is confident that things will improve.  "In the last race Lizzy showed that her starts are getting better and she was  able to execute the proper tactical game plan and sail fast with the
top sailors in thefleet.  It is only a matter of time before she is more consistent in her sailing."
 
The regatta continues Monday and Tuesday before the final race on Wednesday.
 
Full results can be found at http://www.sailing.org/yog/results-2010.php

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful experience for you – CONGRATULATIONS – it is not all about winning but a lifetime experience. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!