Canada driver Phil Robertson has debriefed the team’s race weekend in LA, describing the event as ‘pretty disappointing’.
Canada finished the event in fourth place - narrowly missing out on a place in the three-boat, winner-takes-all Final by one-point. Instead, event winner Spain scraped into the Final after finishing in ninth place in the fifth and final fleet race. Had Diego Botin’s team finished just one place behind or had Canada finished one position ahead, Canada would have proceeded into the Final instead.
Reflecting on the weekend, Robertson said the team ‘left a lot of points out there’. “To come away with a one point gap to the Final is a little disappointing’, he said.
However, Robertson remained optimistic, adding that the team is in a ‘great space’. Canada currently sits in fourth on the overall championship leaderboard and has finished in fourth place or better in the last four events.
“I’ve got a lot of confidence in the team - we’re doing a good job and we’re getting better and better, but we still have so much to learn and improve,” he said.
As a result, the team will be ‘hitting the drawing board pretty hard and putting [their] heads down’ in preparation for next month’s France Sail Grand Prix in Saint-Tropez. “It will be nice to dig down into it and come back fresh with some new ideas,” he said.