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Live Ocean Racing: fifth overall after final day of Eurocat ETF26 Grand Prix Event 2

by 2 May 19:29 PDT 3 May 2022
Live Ocean Racing competing in the ETF26 on Day 3 of Eurocat 2022 - April 2022, with the NZ owned/skippered Toroa to leeward © ETF26

Live Ocean Racing lies fifth overall in the series standings after their second event of the EFT26 Grand Prix circuit, in Quiberon, Brittany.

Five short races were sailed on the third and final day of racing in Quiberon as part of the Eurocat ETF26 Grand Prix. After Saturday's third place finish in the Grand Raid, a 24-mile coastal race the eight boat ETF26 fleet were back to 30min shorter races.

The team achieved a podium place in two of the five races as follows:

  • Race 1: 5th
  • Race 2: 5th
  • Race 3: 3rd
  • Race 4: 4th
  • Race 5: 3rd

Live Ocean Racing was skippered by Liv Mackay with Leonard Takahashi and Marcus Hansen.

“We had good speeds today but still had a few struggles on the starts. I’m really happy with all the learnings from today, it was our first day racing with the reef and different conditions so it felt like we were really fast which was exciting,” Liv Mackay reported.

Currently still sitting in 5th. The third event is Raid Quiberon on 4-6 June, which will be followed by Foiling Week at Lake Garda.

About the ETF26 Grand Prix

You can follow the action on the ETF26 Grand Prix on @itsliveocean

The ETF26 Series is back for a fifth edition running from April to July:

  • Spi Ouest-France / April 14th-18th 2022 / La Trinité sur mer (France)
  • Eurocat / April 28th - May 1st 2022 / Carnac (France)
  • Raid Quiberon / June 2nd-5th 2022 / Quiberon (France)
  • Foiling Week / June 30th - July 3rd 2022 / Garda Lake (Italy)
  • Grand Prix du Grand Pavois / Sept. 29th- Oct. 2n 2022 / La Rochelle (France)

About Live Ocean Racing

Live Ocean Racing is a New Zealand racing team committed to action for the ocean. Established by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Live Ocean Racing will bring together a talented and diverse team to compete at the highest level. With innovation and purpose baked into our DNA, we race on and for the ocean.

  • Live Ocean Racing is led by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke however, they are not part of the sailing team for the ETF26 Grand Prix. They are fully committed to SailGP and Emirates Team New Zealand.
  • Live Ocean Racing is a separate entity to Live Ocean Foundation with its own governance, board, management and funding. However, they share brand and purpose.
  • No funding from Live Ocean Foundation goes towards Live Ocean Racing. The foundation will continue to audit annually and deliver a high level of transparency around donor funds.
  • Live Ocean Foundation is the Race for the Future charity partner for the New Zealand SailGP Team.

About Live Ocean Foundation

Live Ocean is a marine conservation foundation committed to scaling up action for the ocean. Founded by sailors and ocean champions, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, the foundation scales up marine science, innovation and outreach to connect and ignite people around the role a healthy ocean plays in a healthy future. We partner with exceptional New Zealand marine scientists, innovators and communicators whose work has global implications for the protection of the ocean and the life in it. To have a healthy future, we must have a healthy ocean.

Current projects undertaken by the Live Ocean Foundation include:

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