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Beijing 2008 - Australian Sailing Team News

by Laura Baldwin, Yachting Australia on 10 Aug 2008
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Australian Sailing Team News - Beijing 2008.

49er Day One:
It was a tough opening race for Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin today in the 49er. The team got stuck out of the start at the committee boat end and struggled to find free air after that and finished 18th. Between races the boys got their game plan together and showed their world class form by winning race two. They followed the win with a 7th which puts them in 5th place overnight on 23 points.

49er Top 3
1- GBR 12 points
2 - ITA 13 points
3 - DEN 16 points

5 - AUS 23 points

Finn Day Two:
Anthony Nossiter in the Finn Class scored and 8th and was 8th around the last mark in race two but slipped back to 17th by the finish putting him in 13th overnight on 58 points. Zach Railey from USA has had the best two days racing of his career to date and is leading the regatta over GBR’s Ben Ainslie in second and Christopher Cook in 3rd. There are some very good sailors deep down the fleet showing that the conditions are very challenging out there.

Finn Top 3:
1 - USA 11 points
2 - GBR 16 points
3 - CAN 28 points

13 - AUS 58 points

Yngling Day Two:
The Australian Yngling Team of Krystal Weir, Karyn Gojnich and Angela Farrell still sit in 5th place after day two. The team scored a 6th and 12th today and have 30 points. This is a high scoring regatta with the leaders Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson (GBR) having notched up 16 points after only four races. This really shows just how tough it is out there on the race course.

Yngling Day Two:
1 - GBR 16 points
2 - FIN 23 points
3 - NED 25 points

5 - AUS 30 points

Tomorrows Racing Schedule: Races start at 1pm (China time)
• 470 Women races 1 & 2
• 470 Men races 1 & 2
• RS:X Women races 1 & 2
• RS:X Men races 1 & 2
• 49er races 4, 5 &6
• Finn races 5 & 6
• Yngling races 5 & 6

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