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WASZP Games at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club Day 3: Sam Street strengthens his grip

by Marc Ablett 14 Dec 2023 03:29 PST 10-15 December 2023
WASZP Games Day 3 - Sam Street © FSR Media House

New Zealand sailor Sam Street has one hand on his second consecutive WASZP Games in Sorrento, Australia. After losing a day yesterday with thunderstorm warnings not enabling the fleet to leave the shore, the fleet eagerly awaited a quality Sorrento day on Thursday the penultimate day of the Championship.

On Day 3 of the Championship racing a 10am start ensued and four races were completed in the first session in 18-25knot West-South-Westerlies. The tide helped to keep the seas state manageable and while it was in favour of the race committee it was decided to complete four quality races.

While Sam Street often didn't have it all his own way, he was always in the top five around the first gate and was able to build his race from there. Claiming three wins and a third to have a five wins for the series and take a stranglehold on the Championship.

The afternoon session after a solid 3 hour break to refuel, the breeze had abated back to 15knots still with a lot of west in the direction.

Sam Street continued his run of good form and showed electrifying pace to sail through Markus Berthet on the first work and never be headed. Dane Magnus Overbeck took second place to put pressure on Gruet for second. Gruet was in second place around the first gate, however a big nosedive put him back in the placings.

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