Light winds and two races for Day 2 of Audi Flying Fifteen Worlds

The top boats round the penultimate mark on Race 2 of the 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen World Championships, Melbourne, Australia

Three nationalities are represented in the top five overall after the second day of racing in the 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen World Championship sailed on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne.

Britain lead the series after two races were sailed today, making three for the series to date. However in contrast to yesterday the racing was not just a contest bettween the top three crews, with the third race being the divider in the points score.

After two races were completed, mid-afternoon, today two competitors were tied on the top of the points table. Grant Alderson/Dean Mcaullay (AUS) and Steve Goacher/Phil Evans (GBR) each had four points from two races.

Racing was difficult in the light conditions allowing the British crew of Barry Parkin and Tim Hall (GBR) to take the overall lead in the series through consistent sailing. Their win in the second race of the series was backed up with a sixth, lifting them through to the points lead by four points.

In contrast to the sea breezes of yesterday, racing was initially postponed before getting underway in a light breeze of around five knots from 165 degrees - east of south and an indication that the sea breeze might not eventuate.

After several general recalls the fleet got underway for Race 2 with Parking, Alderson and Goacher in control, and with a safe margin over the rest of the fleet.

Race 3 was the upset of the series for the series leaders with Alderson/Mcaullay (AUS) picking up a 13th place and Goacher/Evans (GBR) one back in 14th place. Parkin and Hall (GBR) played it safer and emerged with a sixth, their second of the series to take the series lead.

two New Zealand crews feature in the top five overall with David Tucker/Matt Summers scoring second place in Race 3, and a good supporting oplace for their fifth in Race 2. Aaron Goodmanson/Alister Rowlands took sixth in Race 2 and 12th in race 3 to lie within ten points of the race leader.

It was not originally planned to sail two races today, however a forecast for stronger winds later in the week prompted officials to schedule an additional race to give themselves some leeway in the race schedule.

Parkin and Hall (GBR) cross the finish line for sixth place to take the series lead on Day 2, 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen World Championships, Melbourne, Australia

Provisional Results after three races - 2009 Audi Flying Fifteen Worlds    
3911****Barry Parkin616131
3833No BullGrant Alderson2213172
3821TbaSteve Goacher1314183
378116David Tucker1552224
3739FfortuneAaron Goodmanson5612235
3840FfreneticMurray Gilbert11174326
3905Secret Ingredient XDavid McKee9189367
3917Art GekkoMike Hart3361408
3881I'd Swap This For A BundyAdam Hawkins72311419
3799One UnderVeronica Falat232034610
3823Ffoto FinishBrett Willcock1015224711
3931N/aAlan Bax84415312
3883BoatJohn Lavery3811105913
3670EscalatorGraeme Lillingston2916156014
3611Smooth & StonedSteve Douthawaite378216615
3641F'feckin'EegitAndy Martin2231166916
3661FizzGavin Dagley439176916
3832BlowffishCraig Coulan581057318
3662WingsJohn Tracey2812377719
3903EliseIan Cleaver3621207719
3890If Only.....Geoff Bayliss1335307821
3909SkandiaGavin Gourley1225468322
3718Fully Active BoardAshley Smith1422498523
3880Where The Bloody Hell Are YouCraig Rainey3040198924
3923FfCharles Apthorp47819225
3754BusinessIan Morley543089225
3619AffrodisiacRon Packer2728409527
3797Changing LanesDavid Swan4914329527
3897KooigjugKen Dumpleton3232339729
3910YesBrad Sheridan2547279930
3796FfatigaosJavier Chacártegui21433610031
3525FreodoctorDoug Cooksey4252710132
3743Spot The DifferenceGreg Tonnison33343510233
3572Relience 17Hamish Carnachan18503410233
3914Defying GravityAdrian Tattersall20424310535
3907Foreign AffairPhil Quinn56292410936
3851FfukIan Linder19385210936
3717Glamour BuoysGreg Leversuch16662911138
3800SaltheartRupert Leslie35196411839
3541SnaflerRichard Guy59372512140
3786Sans CulottesChristopher Harris51442612140
3879Aussie WayKim Peaker47264812140
3861Supertoy Plays OnBrian Carroll31464512243
3062Good ThingDavid Meldrum45552312344
3527Just LookingPeter Milne17654712945
3095Fiddle-de-deeAdam Semple53275113146
3878Ffast Lane 2John Wilson40543813247
3854Relience Ffenty FfooWilliam Shand50533113448
3818FfizzyGill Browning44138113849
3928Got any lettuce?Howard Green26338114050
3087IffSally Garrett55493914351
3814Comited to conffusionJohn Wallace24675814952
3259Celtic PrideChris Hall48584415053
3930Aussie FalconDale Collings41812815053
3835Sucking FeagullsAndy Goddard46248115155
3616Ffunnily EnuffStephen Leiceter64454215155
3902Blue FlamePeter Hogg34625515155
3822RuffiansJohn Crosby81571815658
3774RollercoasterTom Murphy39636016259
3169SkinffullRobert Anderson52565616460
3709Ghost Magicronald walker60595317261
3775Absolutely FfabulousPhilippa Packer81395417462
3815Passing WindAthol King57606117863
3088Ffirst OffspringFred Price63486918064
3893Ffrig ItPeter Lawson62418118465
3745SplashTom Ruut67695018666
2823DiffinoMurray Latham81516219467
3761Grumpy Old WomanJohn Hassen68685919568
3063Stress Free ZoneKevin Griffiths65735719568
3846Demon 3Alan Carson61716519770
3722Noisy ForefatherJoseph Nelson69726620771
3767BubblesKen Bubb81646320872
3876KerfuffleCarlyon Knight-Evans81616720973
3859Gannin Tappy LappyMichael Clark71707021174
3012Sunday SessionJennifer Richardson66797121675
2825Happy DaysJennifer Sims70767522176
3887AffaRobert Chaffe74747422277
3309Clockwork V11Denis Buckley72777322277
3836EffeffexPeter Bradford81786822779
3442Lean & MeanDoug Bell81757222880