Friday, 25 September 2009

Lucozade Challenge: Yacht Racing Post 7: Race Day has arrived

After a few days of hardcore practice sessions to nail the basics, the tactics and the skills they need, our winners are ready to go...



So with that, we boarded the boat to take us out to the Yacht for the penultimate time. The next time we set foot on shore, we'll either be winners... or losers.

The race itself will consist of seven legs, well - let's just hand over to the team shall we?



And with that, we lost the game.

But! And this is one almighty BUT!!! - Rob took us to one side after the race and said:

"Guys, I have to tell you something. Last night we (the staff) had a meeting about today's race. We race like this all Summer for tourists and cruise ships and, if we want to, we can make either yacht win whenever we want to. We could've fudged it today, we could've *let* you win and you wouldn't have known.

But, having seen the team training all week. Having experienced first hand how well you all worked together and how much effort and dedication you were all pouring into this challenge, we decided that today's race would be 'for real'. They threw everything they had at us today and still we came *that* close to beating them. I'm so proud of you all for doing what you did, you have no idea how close you were... half a boat they beat us by, we sure gave them a run for their money. Well done, all of you."

How about that? We were racing against a fully experienced team, who was captained by the most-experienced skipper in the bay (and arguably the world) and we came THAT CLOSE to beating them!

Amazing.

Well done Team Lucozade! A well won, and worthy second place.

Lucozade Challenge: Complete.

36 comments:

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