Brits challenge for lead at Men's 470 Worlds

Elliott Willis and Nick Asher (GBR) - 470 Worlds 2008

The Italian pair of Gabrio Zandona and Andrea Trani continue to lead the Men's 470 World Championship after five races have been completed. Keeping their lead by just one point from a chasing pack that includes, Britain's Nick Asher and Elliot Willis in second and Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield in third place.

And in a three-way tie on points for fourth place are Gustavo Doreste and Dimas Valdivielso (ESP), Pierre Leboucher and Vincent Garos (FRA) and Onin Rodriguez and Aaran Padilla (ESP). All on 13 points just four off the leader.

'There isn't much in it between the winners.' Rogers said. 'We're happy how we're sailing,' Willis said. “We're getting a nice change in conditions. We like to get a mixture. We're a jack-of-all-trades.'

Zandora/Trani are still leading the regatta on nine points after the second say of racing. 'Today we had really good speed but the main problem was that we made several bad tactical choices,' Zandora said.

Racing will resume tomorrow at 13.00 hours.

470 Men - Leading results after

1 ITA ZANDONÀ, Gabrio 1 2 -8 3 3 17pts 9pts
TRANI, Andrea
2 GBR ASHER, Nick 2 2 3 -4 3 14 10
WILLIS, Elliot
3 GBR ROGERS, Nicholas -6 3 2 1 5 17 11
GLANFIELD, Joe
4 ESP MARTÃ?NEZ DORESTE, Gustavo 10 1 -14 1 1 27 13
WOOD VALDIVIELSO, Dimas
5 FRA LEBOUCHER, Pierre 2 4 1 6 -18 31 13
GAROS, Vincent
6 ESP BARREIROS RODR�GUEZ, Onán 3 1 -9 5 4 22 13
SARMIENTO PADILLA, Aarón
7 FRA CHARBONNIER, Nicolas 7 6 1 1 -9 24 15
BAUSSET, Olivier
8 NZL EVANS, Carl -10 7 2 9 1 29 19
BURLING, Peter
9 POR MARINHO, Ã?lvaro 5 1 10 3 -15 34 19
NUNES, Miguel
10 NZL WOOLLEY, Geoffrey 4 4 3 -10 8 29 19
OVERINGTON, Mark
11 RUS BASALKIN, Artem -16 10 7 5 2 40 24
ZYBIN, Alexander
12 AUS WILMOT, Nathan 6 3 12 3 -17 41 24
PAGE, Malcolm
13 SIN XU, Yuan Zhen 11 -33 3 4 7 58 25
KOH, Terence Seng Kiat OCS
14 USA MCNAY, Stu 5 -15 9 7 4 40 25
BIEHL, Graham
15 ISR KLIGER, Gideon 3 6 15 2 -26 52 26
GAL, Udi
16 RUS SHEREMETIEV, Mikhail 1 10 10 -16 7 44 28
SHEREMETIEV, Maxim
17 GBR PATIENCE, Luke 4 14 -20 2 8 48 28
GRUBE, Chris
18 NED COSTER, Sven 2 11 4 -15 11 43 28
COSTER, Kalle
19 ESP SANCHEZ, Paco 7 3 11 7 -22 50 28
RAMOS, Alejandro
20 RUS BEREZKIN, Dmitry 9 5 9 -10 5 38 28
IGNATENKO, Egor
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