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Live Ocean Racing lie in 5th overall in ETF26 Series - Day 3 - Quiberon event

by Jodie Bakewell-White, Live Ocean 2 Jun 2023 21:16 PDT 9 April 2023
Live Ocean Racing - ETF26 - Raid Quiberon - Day 3 - June 2023 © Live Ocean Racing

Another five races were sailed in France where Live Ocean Racing are competing at Raid Quiberon in the second event for ETF26 Series 2023.

Retaining 5th overall in provisional standings at the end of day three, the Live Ocean Racing team scored three 5th and a couple of 6th placings in today's racing - their race results hampered by tough starts in three of the five races sailed.

Alex Maloney says the team will be back ready to take on the final day of the regatta; "It was a bit of a frustrating day for our team. Spirits are still high within the team, and we're looking forward to the raid tomorrow, which is the long-distance format." - Alex Maloney.

George Lee Rush reports that the weather trend of the opening two days continued; "Conditions started off around 12-14 knots in the first race with a pretty rough sea state, and lots of short, sharp, chop. As the day went on, the breeze slowly eased off to around 8-10 knots, and the sea state easing with it."

TEAM PRO from France lead going into the final day of the regatta with a five point margin over FIN1 Racing.

Raid Quiberon wraps up tomorrow with one long race for the ETF26 fleet. The next event in the ETF26 Series is set for June 28 - July 1 at Foiling Week in Lake Garda, Italy.

Live Ocean Racing - Day 3 results: (provisional after Day 3) - Overall position: 5th

Race 11 - 6th Race 12 - 5th Race 13 - 6th Race 14 - 5th Race 15 - 5th

Racing runs over four days from May 31 - June 3, 2023.

Follow Live Ocean Racing and Live Ocean Foundation at @itsliveocean on Instagram live ocean.com

The 2023 ETF26 Series will comprise of five European based events;

  • Spi Ouest-France / April 7 to 10, 2023 / La Trinité sur Mer (France)

  • Raid Quiberon / May 31 to June 3, 2023 / Quiberon (France)

  • Foiling Week / June 28 to July 1, 2023 / Lac de Garde (Italy)

  • Grand Pavois La Rochelle Foiling Event / September 20 to 23, 2023 / La Rochelle (France)

  • Grand Prix Foiling Mar Menor / October 4 to 7, 2023 / Los Alcazares (Spain)

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.

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