SUSF Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Olivia Price and her partner Caitlin Elks have won silver on the final day of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup round in Kiel, Germany.
Representing Australia, Price and Elks claimed silver in the 49erFX.
Three Australian crews lined up in the 49erFX Olympic class medal races, with the top eight teams contesting three stadium style races. Tessa Parkinson and Chelsea Hall headed into the final day of their first regatta together in third position, one ahead of Price and Elks, with Haylee Outteridge and Nina Curtis in sixth.
With the breeze gusting above 20 knots making it a challenge to remain upright at times the first of three races got underway. Parkinson and Hall were first to the top mark before a capsize on the downwind sent them to the rear of the fleet, with Price and Elks finishing just ahead in seventh. Outteridge and Curtis found themselves towards the back of the pack at the first mark but improved on each leg, with a great final downwind seeing them finish second.
The results were up and down again in race two, with Outteridge and Curtis fourth to the top mark before moving their way into the lead and going on to win, with Price and Elks third, and Parkinson and Hall fourth.
Heading into the final race the podium positions were still up in the air, with Price and Elks claiming silver with a win to round out the day. Parkinson and Hall crossed the line eighth, claiming the bronze on a count back, with Outteridge and Curtis fifth, off the podium by just a single point.