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Barbara Kendall second, Tom Asley third after day 2 of the RSX windsurfing nationals

After 2 days Barbara has moved into second behind Sensini of Italy, while Tom is holding a close third behind Bouman and Bontemps in the mens class.

Triple Olympic medalist, Barbara Kendall, scored three wins on the second day of the NZ RS:X National Championships to move into second place overall.

Still leading the series is Alessandra Sensini (ITA), the bronze medalist from the Athens Olympics, who currently enjoys a six point lead over Kendall. They are six points clear of a group in third overall, lead by Flavia Tartaglini (ITA).

The women have now sailed six races and will only be able to discard their worst placing after the next race is completed.

Winds were averaging 15-17kts for the afternoon's racing, with the Takapuna seabreeze making another appearance. Overhead it was a much duller day with no sunshine.

The Mens event, too is a close run affair, with Casper Bouman (NED) leading the 48 strong field from 16 countries, with overnight leader, Juline Bontemps (FRA) in second place with New Zealand's Tom Ashley in third overall.

A two point range covers the first three overall, who are nine points ahead of the fourth placed competitor. The Mens fleet have sailed one more race than the Womens, and have the discard race taken into account in their scores.

Tomorrow, Sunday, it is planned to sail three more races in each fleet, with racing getting underway at 1100hrs off Takapuna Beach.

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