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Euroflex Flex Muscle in Opening Regatta

by Nick Vindin 4 Feb 2018 00:11 PST
Clean sweep of the event for the Dream Team on Euroflex © Andrea Francolini

The first ever leg of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix has been claimed in emphatic fashion by Euroflex, with iD Intranet and Pavement on the podium. The star-studded Euroflex crew of Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen and Glenn Ashby showed their superiority by claiming victory in all seven races on Adelaide’s Outer Harbor – taking the maximum points into the next regatta.

“Everyone has been on a steep learning curves these last couple of days and the race in Geelong is going to be a next level challenge,” said Euroflex’s Glenn Ashby. The America’s Cup trio, who boast 24 world championships between them, were tested in the final race of the three-day regatta – and trailed iD Intranet for the second time in as many days. But ultimately the class of Euroflex emerged, as they leapfrogged their way to victory. “I thoroughly enjoyed the tight flat water venue in Adelaide, the hospitality and the weather – it has all been sensational.”

Record Point, who had a capsize yesterday, continued their difficult run at the regatta – after Tom Clout went overboard in the final race of the regatta. “He clipped his leg on the rudder on the way through which is really not what you want to be doing, a little bit unlucky and not how we wanted to be finishing the event with one man down,” said Record Point’s Phil Robertson.

Clout, an experienced offshore sailor was recovered and continued racing. Leaving Record Point’s kiwi skipper promising to challenge again once racing lights up Victoria. “We are just not getting it right now. We are not getting it synced up,” said Robertson, “We are fighters so we will be back.”

Euroflex netted six points from the Grand Prix regatta, iD five, Pavement four, Kleenmaid three, Record Point two and tech2 one heading into the second leg in Geelong.

This is what happened to tech2 on Saturday: -

This was practice on Thursday: -

About SuperFoiler

The SuperFoiler Grand Prix is contested over five weekends at five iconic marine locations across Australia (South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales) from February 2018.

The first regatta will be held on Adelaide's Outer Harbor from February 2nd- 4th. The Summer series will see the best sailors from around the world compete onboard six SuperFoiler's for the Ben Lexcen Trophy. The Grand Prix series runs from February to March and will be livestreamed on Plus7 with immersive post produced coverage airing on 7mate.

Fan Zones and Corporate Hospitality experiences are also available for live viewing - here

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