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Ben and Nic win Nacra 17 Miami World Cup

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Big congratulations to the Nacra 17 speed demons Ben Saxton and IBRSC member Nicola Groves for winning the first World Regatta in the 2020 Olympic sailing cycle. Talking to mum Tessa, it would seem they went out to Florida with little expectation, having not sailed much since Rio, and had a dodgy start to the regatta, including hitting a floating palm tree, dragging a mark and capsizing on a day with light (but shifty and gusty) wind. In between these escapades they had the speed and nous to be leading by 9 points going into the medal race in which they came second to seal the regatta. 

Well done Nic and Ben. Next step ...foiling the Nacra 17   

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Full medal race on YouTube


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