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ISAF Worlds at Cascais. Windsurfing second day for RS:X conditions are difficult

Day Five at the ISAF Worlds

Conditions were similar to that in day four at the combined World Championship event with blustery winds gusting over 30 knots on the outer courses while breeze on the inner courses was affected by the Sintra Hill behind the town meaning patchy and shifty winds.

All 200 RS:X board-sailors were held up by a postponement due to lack of breeze on their course. Because of the late start there was only one race sailed in both the Women’s and Men’s divisions; they have now sailed a total of three races.

Faced with huge shifts and a breeze that ranged between 5 and 20 knots the board sailors had a challenging day on the water.

Barbara Kendall was 9th in her race which improves her overall standing five places. Still carrying the 26th place from race two she is now in 20th in the fleet of 73.

Tom Ashley took a tumble down the leader board in the Men’s division after placing 16th in the one race of the day. He is now in 21st place. While Jon-Paul Tobin had a 4th place overnight he had his race two result taken from him when it was discovered that he missed a mark rounding in that race. He lies in 39th place.

Olympic qualification for New Zealand in the board sailing can be earned if a representative finishes in the top 25 nations in the Men’s fleet, and in the top 20 nations in the Women’s fleet.

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