Aug 20, 2016
Rio Olympics 2016, Nacra 17: Waterhouse & Darmanin
Photo: Beau Outterdige / Australian Sailing Team. - We told you many times Jason & Lisa were Olympic Medal 'material', check Jason's interview from October 2010: "...I wrote in the past that Jason was going to be the 2020 Olympics Gold Medalist, but with Lisa they are accelerating time frames and already targeting Rio 2016..."
The Wonder kids from Australia were too close to destroying my prediction by a full Olympic cycle. They were so close for the Gold at Rio, but they should fell highly satisfied on their achievement.
Filling Bundock & Ashby shoes is not an easy task, Australia long time tradition on Multis has been honored plenty and this Silver Medal is only a preview of things to come.
Jason will continue working also now towards Bermuda 2017 with Softbank Team Japan, and I'm sure he will be given AC50 helm position. He should either way.
Congrats also to coach Andrew Landenberger. what a busy past years for Landy, managing as President the greatest change/turmoil the A-Class has endure since its foundation (transition towards foiling) and in parallel being head coach for the Australian Nacra 17 team.
Being a Tornado Olympic silver medalist himself (along Mitch Booth) Landy provided his long time experience & knowledge to an already fast crew, but as we all saw, Olympics need special preparation and mental skills. In the Medal Race Jason & Lisa went for it fully showing they were indeed prepared to assume the great responsibility they were assigned.
Jason Waterhouse & Lisa Darmanin on their first Olympics: A Silver Medal.