Official results: 2nd place!
We are off to a good start by placing 2nd in the Manoeuvrability Challenge! We completed all manoeuvres in a time of 3 minutes and 9 seconds. Our team is super proud of this achievement.
The boat crew worked together smoothly and followed an efficient strategy. Aurora went super fast through the slalom and was able to sail the 360° turn backwards at the maximum allowed speed of 4 knots.
“It was amazing to hear our fans and all other Dutch teams cheer for us” said co-pilot Eric. This support gave the crew extra motivation to sail as fast as possible: “with every manoeuvre you could hear the fans screaming”.
We are very happy with our performance of today and look forward to the next challenge tomorrow, the Endurance Race. This is just the beginning!