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Hyeres : Ashley in 2nd equal place only 1 point back from 1st

Aleh and Ashley are coping best with the light, fickle conditions which have persisted since the start of the regatta four days ago. However Andrew Murdoch and Dan Slater are also both in the top six places in the Laser and Finn classes.
Just one race was sailed in the men’s windsurfing with winds of 6-8 knots petering out as the afternoon passed. Tom Ashley, from Takapuna Boating Club crossed the line in third and holds second place on equal points with Ho from Hong Kong in third. Chan from Hong Kong has a one point leading margin over Ashley.

“I had a great start and pretty good first beat to round the top mark 4th”, says Ashley. “Ahead of me were King Yin Chan (HKG), Julien Bontemps (FRA) and Ho Chi Ho (HKG) the same guys I've been fighting with all week. I passed Ho Chi Ho on the downwind, then let him past me again on the second upwind, before getting by him again on the second downwind to finish 3rd.”
“I am now in 2nd overall, one point behind Chan and on equal points with Ho Chi Ho.”

“Tomorrow we are expecting good breeze, so I'm hoping to punish the Hong Kong guys a bit as they're not generally very good in planing conditions. There are a couple of French guys not too far behind also, however I'm feeling confident about tomorrow as I have not yet had a race outside the top 4 and normally go well in the breeze. Looking forward to it!”

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