Sneaking into the Silver Cup and surprisingly winning it in 2015, this year the pressure was on and the target was to make the Gold Cup Final(s).
Thanks to the Epic thunderstorms on Saturday night, we found perfect race conditions on Sunday but again a very competitive field and over 200 Teams joining this event.
While we were winning all our heats and were leading the mixed division, we quickly found out that the 2nd open heat would be an all or nothing race as too many teams were very close together and a missed stroke could decide between the gold, silver or bronze cup.
Long story short, we managed to sneak into the gold cup with the 8th fastest accumulated time and only 0.2 seconds behind the 7th fastest but just 0.1 seconds ahead of the 9th fastest team. Target achieved by getting all Teams into the Gold Cup finals!
As the fastest Team of the day, VRC Mixed was really under pressure and suffered from some imperfection at the start that could not be compensated down the course anymore and therefore we only came 4th. Whereas the VRC Open team started the final as the underdog trying to play with all the big guns, pulled together the best race piece of the day and managed to cross the line as the 6th fastest team overall.
Well done team and well a big THANK YOU to the Tsuen Kwan O Dragon Boat Association for such a well organized and competitive event.
NOTE: Race 63 – MIXED Gold Cup Final 2016
NOTE: Race 70 – OPEN Gold Cup Final 2016