Local dynamic duo eyes Gold in Women’s Individual Dinghy Sailing
By Alfred E. Pagepitu
As the Pacific Games sailing competitions reaches its climactic phase, the spotlight is on Solomon Islands’ talented female sailors, Maree Austine and Marrie Jack.
The duo are set to embark on their final sail tomorrow at the Umi Water Sports Park in east Honiara, with their sights firmly set on clinching the coveted gold in the women’s individual dinghy competitions, this Saturday.
The anticipation is high, and the nation eagerly awaits the outcome of their impressive sailing journey.
In an exclusive interview with SIBC, Maree Austin expressed her excitement and determination ahead of her sailing competition tomorrow (Friday), at the Pacific Games.
The proud representative of Solomon Islands is eager to showcase her skills and compete fiercely against other individual dinghy sailors from Oceania.
“I am proud and happy to represent my country in this year’s Pacific Games,” Austin stated.
“I will give my best tomorrow to secure a spot in the top 5 medal competition scheduled for this Saturday.”
Austin also invites families, friends, and supporters to the DC Park Umi Water Sports Park to witness the thrilling final sailing competition and hopes for a positive outcome.
Meanwhile, in day two, Australia’s sailing prowess shines as Evie Saunders holds onto her lead in the women’s individual dinghy competition at the 2023 Pacific Games, DC Park east Honiara.
With consistent first-place finishes in all four races, Saunders displays exceptional skill on the water. Fiji’s Sophia Morgan claims the second spot, while Australian Ellen Sampson secures third place, setting the stage for an exciting competition ahead.
It was also observed that Wednesday’s sailing competition at the Umi Water Sport Park showcased a diverse array of talent, with two sailors from Solomon Islands, and one representative each from New Caledonia, Samoa, and Australia competing in the women’s laser single dinghies category. –ENDS//