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Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland RS:X day 2 - 3rd/3rd sums up kiwis so far

In the women’s RS:X class Marina Alabau of Spain continues to lead with Romy Kinzl of Germany moving up into 2nd place. Local girl and recent silver medalist at the World Championships Barbara Kendall is lying 3rd at the end of day two just one point behind Kinzl. Over in the Men’s RS:X points are tight amongst the top three with Greek windsurfer Nikos Kaklamanakis and Joao Rodrigues of Portugal on equal points at the top of the table. Overnight leader Jon-Paul Tobin is just one point adrift of the leaders lying 3rd. Excellent sailing conditions in Auckland meant all classes competing at 2008 Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland sailed four races today. Sari Multala extended her lead in the 46 strong Women’s Laser Radial fleet showing impressive form on the water today adding three bullets and a 2nd to her scorecard. The Finnish sailor hasn’t finished outside the top three in all of the seven races sailed so far and now has an eye watering 18 point leap on second place. Lijia Xu of China who recently won the New Zealand Laser Radial National Championship sailed on Lake Taupo retains 2nd place overall adding race finishes 3, 8, 3 and 8 in competition today. Anna Tunnicliffe of the USA was solid on the water today with a 14, 2, 2 and 1 she climbs up into 3rd overall on the leader board. Meanwhile the local girls took a slide, Jo Aleh who started the day lying 3rd slipped to 6th place after racing today. “Today was frustrating for me,” says Aleh. “It was a one-way track to the left side of the course which made it a boat speed race and favoured the bigger girls, like Sari, who go faster in the windy conditions. It also made it hard to catch up because it was just follow-the-leader with no passing lanes.” Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby of Australia still lead the hotly contested Tornado fleet who are warming up for the World Championships set to start in a week’s time. All of the top four placed pairs had a mixed day on the water each of them using one of today’s races as the discard. Bundock and Ashby added 7, 4, 15 and 1 to their scorecard today and hold the top spot by five points. Spanish duo Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz hold onto 2nd place with two 5th places a bullet and a 10th in racing today. While Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis representing the Netherlands are eight points adrift in 3rd place. Top placed kiwis are Aaron McIntosh and Mark Kennedy sitting 18th overall. Racing continues at Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland over the next two days and concludes with a medal race on Tuesday. Provisional Results after Day Two See www.sailauckland.org.nz for full results Laser Radial Women 1st FIN Sari Multala 3, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 (9 points) 2nd CHN Lijia Xu 9, 2, 3, 3, 8, 3, 8 (27 points) 3rd USA Anna Tunnicliffe 7, 10, 12, 14, 2, 2, 1 (34 points) 4th GBR Laura Baldwin 2, 12, 20, 4, 3, 13, 9 (43 points) 5th GBR Lizzie Vickers 6, 15, 15, 2, 6, 11, 5 (45 points) Tornado 1st AUS Daren Bundock and Glenn Ashby 3, 3, 7, 7, 4, 15, 1 (25 points) 2nd ESP Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz 2, 8, 9, 5, 5, 1, 10 (30 points) 3rd NED Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis 7, 7, 6, 1, 8, 22, 9 (38 points) 4th GER Roland Gaebler and Gunnar Struckmann 1, 5, 15, 10, 19, 6, 2 (39 points) 5th GBR Leigh McMillan and Will Howden 11, 16, 13, 8, 2, 3, 11 (48 points) RS:X Men 1st GRE Nikos Kaklamanakis 2, 1, 10, 5, 4, 2, 1 (15 points) 2nd POR Joao Rodrigues 1, 7, 3, 4, 1, 3, 3 (15 points) 3rd NZL JP Tobin 5, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5, 2 (16 points) 4th CAN Zachary Plavsic 8, 3, 7, 10, 7, 4, 4 (33 points) 5th GER Toni Wilhelm 9, 4, 17, 3, 2, 6, 12 (36 points) RS:X Women 1st ESP Marina Alabau 1, 2, 2, 3, 5, 1, 2 (11 points) 2nd GER Romy Kinzl 6, 5, 1, 1, 2, 9, 1 (16 points) 3rd NZL Barbara Kendall 2, 3, 12, 2, 1, 6, 3 (17 points) 4th GBR Bryony Shaw 5, 10, 4, 4, 3, 2, 4 (22 points) 5th UKR Olga Maslivets 7, 1, 3, 6, 4, 4, 12 (25 points) 470 1st NZL Carl Evans and Peter Burling 1, 1, 4, 1, 2, 1, 1 (7 points) 2nd NZL Geoffrey Woolley and Mark Overington 3, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2 (11 points) 3rd NZL Dan Wilcox and Chris Dawson 4, 3, 1, 3, 3, 3, 7DNF (17 points) Laser Radial Men 1st NZL Blair McLay 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 44DNC, 2 (10 points) 2nd NZL James Sandall 1, 2, 8, 3, 11, 2, 5 (21 points) 3rd NZL Jason Geale 11, 3, 1, 5, 7, 5, 1 (22 points) Laser Standard 1st NZL Josh Junior 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1 (7 points) 2nd NZL Mathew Steven 2, 2, 4, 2, 2, 1, 13DNF (13 points) 3rd NZL In-sup Kim 4, 4, 3, 5, 4, 3, 2 (20 points) 420 1st NZL Marcus Hansen and Finn Drummond 28 points 2nd NZL Wade Tresadern and Ben Goodwin 37 points 3rd NZL Sarah Berry and Emma Berry 38 points Further information is available from: Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland website: www.sailauckland.org.nz Sarah Dunn Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland Event Coordinator Mobile: +64 21 828 742 Telephone: +64 9 3766 602 Email: info@sailauckland.org.nz Jodie Bakewell-White Yachting New Zealand Communications Manager Mobile: +64 21 709 065 Telephone: +64 9 361 4023 Email: jodie@yachtingnz.org.nz

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