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RS:X windsurfing - ISAF Worlds, Cascais - kiwis well positioned to qualify NZ for the Olympics

After 5 races the Kiwis are well positioned to secure places in the Olympic finals, in each case they are held back by a single bad result and all are showing signs of improvement.
Jon-Paul Tobin - currently 7th (6,RAF,4,2,3)
Tom Ashley - currently 14th (7,6,16,8,1)
Barbara Kendall - currently 6th (2,26,9,2,2)

With a slight change in wind direction the main part of the RS:X race area was no longer in the wind shadow of the 2000 foot Sintra Hill and so all the inner courses started with good breezes.

Barbara Kendall hit form last night recording two wins from two races and rocketing from 20th place up to 6th aided by the first discard coming into play. Points are tight at the top of the women’s RS:X and Kendall is only three points behind second place.

In the men’s RS:X Jon-Paul Tobin is currently in 7th place and Tom Ashley is in 14th. Tobin placed 2nd and 4th in last nights two races, while Ashley added an 8th and a win.

Both the Men’s and Women’s RS:X fleets will now enjoy a rest day before resuming racing in gold and silver fleets.

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