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RS:X windsurfing - Quingdao. Tom Ashley leads after 3 races.

The RS:X sailors had their work cut out for them trying to keep their balance in the swells. The Chinese are in third in both the RS:X Men and RS:X Women?s classes. Yuan Guo Zhou (CHN) opened the regatta with a victory for the Chinese team. Yuan Gou stole the show with a 38-second lead around the first mark in the men?s division and was able to maintain it around the entire trapezoidal course. Yuan Guo finished sixth in the second race. Tom Ashley (NZL) sits atop the leaderboard with a 3,2 for the series so far.

Jian Yin (CHN) had a nearly a 100-yard lead around the first weather mark of the first race and had a difficult time keeping Shaw Bryony (GBR) at bay. Shaw and Allessandra Sensini (ITA) traded places for the final three legs of the race, with Shaw coming out the victor. Merret Faustine (FRA) stole the show in the second race by leading all of the way around the course.

RS:X Men - Leaders after 3 races
1 NZL Tom ASHLEY 3 2 5 5pts
2 ESP Ivan PASTOR LAFUENTE 6 1 7 7
3 CHN Yuan Guo ZHOU 1 6 7 7
4 FRA Julien BONTEMPS 8 10 10
5 POR Joao RODRIGUES 4 9 13 13
6 BRA Ricardo SANTOS 12 5 17 17
7 POL Lukasz GRODZICKI 15 3 18 18
8 UKR Maxim OBEREMKO 11 7 18 18
9 GBR Nick DEMPSEY 5 16 21 21
10 ISR Shahar ZUBARI 7 15 22 22

RS:X Women - Leaders after 3 races
1 GBR Bryony SHAW 1 2 3 3pts
2 FRA Faustine MERRET 4 1 5 5
3 CHN Jian YIN 3 3 6 6
4 ITA Alessandra SENSINI 2 7 9 9
5 ISR Maayan DAVIDOVICH 8 4 12 12
6 NZL Barbara KENDALL 7 6 13 13
7 AUS Jessia CRISP 5 10 15 15
8 JPN Yasuko KOSUGE 12 5 17 17
9 NOR Jannicke STALSTROM 6 15 21 21
10 HKG Waikei CHAN 13 9 22 22

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