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2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - RS:X Medal Races remain –Tobin makes cut, Ashley just misses

The 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is now down to the final day with only the top ten of each fleet set to sail off in the medal races late tonight (NZT) in Weymouth England. Eight of New Zealand’s representatives have made the top ten and will hit the water tonight in a last ditch attempt to reach the podium.

AU - Oceanic Championships (RSX, Raceboard, Bic Techno- not confirmed)

Mon 27 Dec 2010 - Wed 29 Dec 2010
Wollongong

more details to follow

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2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Kiwi’s tackle tough conditions on day four

The transition from qualifying to the finals series at 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth was heralded with shifty and tricky conditions on the Weymouth race track. From here the regatta moves into the penultimate day when, for those within reach, it is all about being in the top ten of the fleet to make the medal race on Saturday in England. After last night’s tough conditions nine of the NZL Sailing Team still currently have a spot in the top ten.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta: RS:X windsurfers improve positions, J P Tobin adds another 1st and Ashley now in top 10 as well.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is now at the halfway point with three days of racing completed and three to go in Weymouth, England – the site of the next Olympic Sailing Regatta. A lovely sunny day in Weymouth with good consistent breeze provided sailors with opportunities to consolidate on their results after the turbulent conditions yesterday (Tuesday). There are some shake-ups in the overall standings as the first discard comes into effect.

Wild and Windy on day two at Sail for Gold - J P Tobin on fire in mens RS:X

A wild and windy day on the water tested the NZL Sailing Team competing at Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England. It was all about survival out on the race course today with gusts of up to 25 knots. Jon-Paul Tobin was on fire on day two repeating the form of the Star boys on day one, with two wins from two race sailed, taking him up into fourth place overall in the Men’s RS:X fleet. Tom Ashley is in 13th place after two 4ths.

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