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On their move to the larger FX in the New Year, Galbraith adds, “It’s pretty much exactly the same, just more space. I’m on trap (trapeze) this time, that’s a bit of a step up. It will be the same tactics, same boat, just a little bit bigger and I’ll need to be fitter.”
Coach Richard Scarr said Galbraith had to decide whether to become an elite athlete or just cruise along in the sport. “Jasmine’s committed to the Olympic dream. She has all the talent and is in a good spot to grow as an athlete. And she’s so coachable, she does everything required. In the gym she’s hitting all the targets, she’s going to be strong enough…. smart enough.”
Ten Olympic classes plus an Open Kiteboard division began their World Cup Final quests on Tuesday December 6. Some Invited classes began their Port Phillip battle on Friday in the wake of a strong SW front and all 800 plus competitors were on the water on Saturday in 5-10 knots.
Sunday’s forecast is south to south-easterly 10 knots tending south-east to south-westerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
The first racing session begins at 11:00 local time for Invited classes and on the Stadium course next to St Kilda Pier the remaining Sailing World Cup Final Medal Races will roll out starting with the Women’s 470 at 12:05 followed by the Men’s 470, Finn, Laser Radial and Laser where Australia’s Matt Wearn will duel with Cyprus’ Pavlos Kontides for the gold medal.
For all invited class results click here.
To watch the Olympic class racing live click here.
By Lisa Ratcliff/SWCF media