Webby led Baker for most of the race only to swim to make an error 200 meters from the finish. She swam to the left of a turn buoy when should have swum to the right of it.
That allowed 22-year-old Baker to defend her win from last year. “It was really unfortunate for her; maybe it was my good fortune to go on the right side. I was certainly surprised to see the tape out for me not her, when I got out of the water.”
Webby was understandably disappointed.
“It was my mistake; I was really hoping for a win against [Baker]. Cara’s an awesome swimmer. Maybe next time, hopefully next time.”
The State Harbour Crossing was round two of this season’s New Zealand Ocean Swim Seris six-race circuit where 1500 participants took part. The last four races in the series are held in the New Year, in Wellington, Akaroa, Mount Maunganui and Takapuna.
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