Log In

Reset Password

Watson targets last day push

Big push: Watson slipped to 21st yesterday (Photograph by Ingrid Abery Photography/file)

Mark Watson III and the crew of Tiburon will be keen to make one final push up the leaderboard during today’s final race at the 2015 Etchells World Championships in Hong Kong.

The local skipper dropped one place to 21st in the 43-boat fleet after placing 22nd in yesterday’s penultimate race of the nine-race series.

The race was held offshore on a two-mile course in steady breezes that topped out at 15 knots and three-metre swell which offered ideal conditions for the fleet to surf downwind.

Further down the pecking order in 34th is Chelsea Lady whose crew includes Tim Patton, the remaining local sailor competing at the regatta.

Skip Dieball and the crew of Aretas still lead the fleet and remain locked in a two-way battle for the championship with Steve Benjamin in Scimitar heading into today’s final race. In third is Marvin Beckmann, aboard The Martian.