Sailing World Cup Miami was concluded shortly and it definitely tested different teams and partnerships. One such instance was seen amongst the US teams. Two teams formed partnerships in a short time span. There were a total of 450 competitors who were part of the different races of the event. The regatta consisted of ten different Olympic classes for the teams to compete in.
David Liebenberg and Ian McDiarmid of Biograd were participating in the race after having practiced for only three weeks with a 49er. It is definitely a challenge to steer and maneuver a 49er as such a boat usually demands agile and athletic skills that need to be executed in a harmonized manner.
As a result, even after having had a short time to practice the team was able to finish in the tenth position. The other pair that tied up within a short time span was Louisa Chaffee and Riley Gibbs. They worked together only for 12 days on a boat, but were able to achieve the sixth position when they rode the catamaran which is the fastest boat in the regatta events. Hence, it is not always that one needs to have partnership with another for a long time to fare well in regatta races.