Important work on Yngling forces Team Shirley Robertson to withdraw from the Breitling Olympic Regatta 25/5/07

Team Shirley Robertson have chosen to withdraw from the Breitling Olympic Regatta, in Holland, in order to carry out important work on their Yngling. The team will have the necessary work carried out in the UK, before returning to their base in Cascais, Portugal.

For the team, the ISAF World Championships (28 June – 13 July) in Cascais, is the most important event of the season and having their keelboat ready for the regatta is their priority, as it is the first selection event for the British Olympic Team.

Shirley commented today on their decision: “This week has highlighted changes we need to make to the boat to enable us to perform at our optimum. We deeply regret having to leave the Breitling Olympic Regatta, but in order for us to be ready for the ISAF World Championships, it is essential. The changes required will enable the team to return at the World Championships on form.”