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RS:X Worlds Kerteminde - Ashley and Tobin remain in contention at 3,4

Tom Ashley posted 18th (discard) and 2nd to sit on 15 points at 3rd overall while J P Tobin placed 2nd and 17th (discard) to hold 4th overall after 6 races.

World Champs Update: Four sailors in the top four including Ashley and Tobin in RS:X

Olympic class World Championships racing continued overnight in both Kerteminde, Denmark for the RS:X Men and Women, and at Hayling Island for the Lasers. New Zealand has four sailors currently place within the top four and despite Ashley and Bullot slipping from the top spot in their respective events they are both well in touch with the leaders as are Jon-Paul Tobin and Josh Junior.

RS:X Worlds - Ashley and Tobin dominate with 1, 2 after day 2

In stark contrast to yesterday’s marginal winds, so conditions came alive on the Bay of Kerteminde , Denmark , for day two of the RS:X World Championships with 20 knot winds and brilliant sunshine. While China with 8 sailors dominates the Women’s RS:X, New Zealand holds the top two spots in the Men’s class, with Beijing gold medallist Tom Ashley on 14, just a point ahead of team mate Jon-Paul Tobin, tied for second with Greece’s Byron Kokalanis and Poland’s Przemyslaw Miarczynski.

RS:X Worlds get underway – Ashley in 3rd

It was a long day on the water for sailors at the 2010 RS:X World Championships where racing kicked off last night in Kerteminde, Denmark. Tom Ashley is in third place and Jon-Paul Tobin in ninth at this early stage in the six day series. The women’s fleet never left the beach.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - RS:X windsurfing - J P Tobin finishes 6th and Tom Ashley 11th

The 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta gold races are completed. Natalia Kosinska is best finisher for NZL Women in 24th place.

New Zealand’s Olympic class windsurfers converge on Weymouth, England in preparation for 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.

Among New Zealand’s hottest medal prospects is reigning Olympic Champion in men’s board sailing, Tom Ashley who won silver earlier this year at Princess Sofia Regatta in Mallorca, Spain. Jon-Paul Tobin, Stephanie Williams, Alice Monk and Natalia Kosinskawill also be competing in the RS:X windsurfing class

The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia - Tom Ashley wins silver in RS:X windsurfing

It’s silver for Tom Ashley and Bronze for Michael Bullot at Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta now over in Palma de Majorca, Spain. The podium places were decided in the medal races just sailed in Majorca. Three more NZL Sailing Team members recorded top ten finishes at this event with Andrew Murdoch sixth and Josh Junior tenth, both in the Laser class. Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie finished fifth in the Women’s 470.

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta - Ashley in RS:X windsurfing medal race

Four NZL Sailing Team representatives have made the top ten cut and will sail in tomorrow’s medal races at Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta now reaching it’s conclusion in Palma de Majorca, Spain.They include Tom Ashley in the Men’s RS:X, still in third after no racing in the fleet today.

The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia – Day 4 - RS:X windsurfing: Tom Ashley slips to 3rd, Kate Ellingham consistent

NZL Sailing Team Tom Ashley (RS:X), Andrew Murdoch (Laser) and Michael Bullot (Laser) are all placed in the top five of their class with just two days to go at Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta on now in Palma de Majorca, Spain. Ashley lies in third position in the men’s board sailing, while over in the Laser Murdoch has jumped back up to fourth place, with Bullot just behind in fifth.

Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE day3 - Ashley shares lead in windsurfing RS:X, Ellingham drops back.

After two days of light winds the bay of Palma turned on winds gusting up to 30 knots on day three of Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta in Palma de Majorca, Spain. Racing was postponed for all fleets until a start was possible mid afternoon for the RS:X Men and Women, while the single-handed and double-handed dinghies didn’t race at all today.

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