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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - RS:X windsurfing - J P Tobin claims silver in medal race

RS:X Men: Jon-Paul Tobin had to settle for silver after an exciting on-water two-way battle went the way of the local sailor Nick Dempsey who claimed the gold.

“Coming into the medal race with a one point advantage over Nick Dempsey the Gold simply came down to who beat who,” explains Tobin. “From the gun it was on...just four seconds between us at the finish in favour of Nick giving him the overall by one point.”

Despite missing the gold this is Tobin’s best ever result on the RS:X at an ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta.

Tom Ashley finished the regatta in 9th place.

Just who will line up for New Zealand at the Olympic Test Event a couple of months from now is yet to be announced by Yachting New Zealand, and like the other classes, Olympic selection for 2012 is not determined until next year.

RS:X Men (86 entries)
2nd JP Tobin
9th Tom Ashley
Silver fleet 38th Carl Evans

RS:X Women (59 entries)
16th Natalia Kosinska
22nd Stephanie Williams
Silver fleet 11th Justina Sellers
Silver fleet 13th Jazmine Lynch

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