Please select your home edition
Edition
Melges 14 2019 Leaderboard

SuperFoiler - tech2 triumphs twice on testy Geographe Bay day

by Nick Vindin 3 Mar 2018 16:25 PST 2-4 March 2018
Winning ways for tech2 © Andrea Francolini

tech2 was the chief beneficiary of tricky conditions on the second day of racing, where three different winners were crowned during the SuperFoiler Grand Prix in Busselton. tech2 twice tasted victory on Geographe Bay with Luke Parkinson, Ayden Menzies and Sam Newton surging to the top of the regatta leader board after two wins from the four races on offer.

“It was a bloody good day, we are happy to take away those results,” said tech2’s Bowman, America’s Cup winner, Sam Newton who celebrated his red flyer’s first win in four regattas, “It is Supercharged Sunday so anything can happen. All it does is put a bit of extra pressure on us if anything but we are happy to be leading.” tech2 had the most to gain from Euroflex’s absence (the championship leader hasn’t raced in Western Australia after suffering board damage in training but is hoping to return tomorrow).

Tech2 pressed home their advantage early. “Euroflex look like they will be back on the water and it will be good to have them on the line, we will give it everything and see how we go” said Newton The gong for most consistent performance belonged to Kleenmaid’s Olivia Price, who alongside world champions Josh McKnight and Harry Morton celebrated a strong showing in Busselton with a second and three third placed finishes. “Super-stoked to be in second, I think it was the consistency that did it for us. It is the best we have got so far and hopefully we can continue with it and finish on a high,” said Kleenmaid’s Bowman Harry Morton – who will head into the final day in a tie for second just five adrift of tech2 and with their eyes firmly on a podium finish.

Pavement are level with Kleenmaid in second after Perth’s Steve Thomas secured a maiden SuperFoiler triumph on home waterways, less than 24 hours after injuring his thumb in an epic capsize and after his two usual team-mates flew out to Oman. “I think Dan and Rhys will be bitterly disappointed it wasn’t them, but I guess it had to come at some point so I am happy,” said Pavement’s skipper Steve Thomas, “We will be looking forward to being more consistent tomorrow. It is Supercharged Sunday so there are plenty of points on the line so we will come out all guns blazing,”

iD Intranet was the fourth different winner in five races on Saturday and their skipper America’s Cup sailor Paul Campbell-James heads into the final day of racing on a high - “It is nice to end the day on a win, it was a good race as well,” said Campbell-James, “Everyone is in it. tech2 had a good day but it is all to play for everyone is close.”

Sunday’s racing will be livestreamed on www.superfoiler.com with double points on offer across four scheduled races.

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 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

Related Articles

Well I'll be…
You had to think the Laser was going to have more than an uphill battle to be in the 2024 Games When their infighting took hold, you had to think the Laser was going to have more than an uphill battle to be in the Paris 2024 Games. In what is clearly good news for Australia, the equipment is set to remain... Posted on 11 Aug
Where's Wally?
I do not know, and I was just considering that he might actually be easier to find… I do not know, and I was just considering that he might actually be easier to find… At any rate, the real question at hand here, is where are the SuperFoilers? The SuperFoilers got off and flying magnificently, albeit with the help of a few JATO bottles.. Posted on 4 Aug
America's Cup sailors win big at Foiling Awards
The evening was opportunity for Foiling Week to launch the Projects S.A.S. The foiling awards 2018 ceremony was held on February 11th in a location where the history of foiling was hovering directly above the crowd: the majestic Luna Rossa AC72 from San Francisco cup edition was in fact just meters away Posted on 13 Feb
Foiling Week presents Foiling Awards, SAS Project
Two new projects and prize giving ceremony in Milan Max Sirena, Team Director and Skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge, will endorse the "S.A.S." project that Foiling Week™ will launch during the events. Posted on 5 Feb
Foiling Week in Sydney for second time this year
One week to the beginning of the last 2018 Foiling Week event It is the second down-under Foiling Week, foiling is "on trend" with sailing, surfing, sup, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Foiling has added an exciting new dimension to each these water sports. Posted on 4 Dec 2018
The morning after
The party the night before The party the night before. Well there's the clean up. Also the breakfast of questionable nutritional benefit. The sore head. The dubious text messages coming in, and glares from the neighbours. Well, that's what happens normally... Posted on 3 Apr 2018
Euroflex wins SuperFoiler Grand Prix Series
The final round of the five regatta series was held in Sydney over the weekend The final round of the five regatta series was held in Sydney over the weekend with Euroflex taking out the regatta, as well as the series and winning the inaugural Ben Lexcen Trophy. Posted on 26 Mar 2018
Old to new, it's still the same
He's almost a pal from old, nowadays, and he is very much part of the classic yacht scene He's almost a pal from old, nowadays, and he is very much part of the classic yacht scene around the globe. Apart from being an AUS Sailing certified SSSC Instructor, Manfred Speicher from Western Australia always has something new to talk about with me. Posted on 25 Mar 2018
Euroflex secure SuperFoiler Championship crown
Euroflex has won the inaugural SuperFoiler Championship Crown sealing the Ben Lexcen Trophy Euroflex has won the inaugural SuperFoiler Championship Crown sealing the Ben Lexcen Trophy after finishing with three wins on the final day of the Expr3ss! SuperFoiler Grand Final. Posted on 25 Mar 2018
Il Duce captures a winner
Andrea Francolini was out on the water for the last day of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix There can be no doubt that actually the SuperFoilers were the real winners this Summer. Andrea Francolini (Il Duce) was out on the water for the last day of the inaugural Grand Prix series and turned in this gallery of his usual - exceptional images. Posted on 25 Mar 2018
SOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 BottomNaiad 660x82px_SuperyachtZhik 2018 Dongfeng 728x90 BOTTOM