Sailors love Denarau conditions
Over 40 sailors from 12 countries have arrived at the Sofitel Resort and Spa ahead of the Oceania Laser Class Masters Championship regatta which starts tomorrow and ends of Friday at Denarau.
Ahead of the regatta, 10 sailors took part in a three- day clinic conducted 13-time World Laser Masters Champion and one of the pre-eminent laser coaches in the world, Brett Beyer. In addition to being a world champion sailor he is also highly regarded for his knowledge of the tactical strategy of sailing and of sports psychology.” Koop said they are hoping to bring him back to Fiji in the future for more clinics aimed specifically at Oceania sailors.
Competitors and officials alike have been waxing lyrical about the sailing conditions, which are far from those many are used to from Europe, north America and also Australia and New Zealand. Oceania Laser Class Association president Ken Hurling, was also effusive in his praise for the venue, hailing the fantastic facilities at the Sofitel, the pristine waters, and the wonderful Fijian hospitality.
“This is a first class international sailing venue. It’s definitely on our list of places to come back to. “Being blessed with ideal winds and weather and also centrally located for access from around Oceania and the Asia/ Pacific and Northern and Southern regions of the Americas”.
With the clinic now concluded, sailors will enjoy a rest day before the regatta starts tomorrow.