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Conti/Micol continue to lead Women's 470 Worlds

'Tessa Parkinson and Elise Rechichi (AUS) - 470 Worlds 2008'    Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library ©    Click Here to view large photo

Guila Conti and Giovanna Micol (ITA) continue to lead but Marcelien De Koning and Lobke Berkhout (NED) are now second. The 470 Women’s world champions Koning and Berkhout edged one step closer to a fourth consecutive crown today at the Sail Melbourne event being raced out of Mordialloc SC.

De Koning and Lobke have nosed their way into second position overall on 12 points, following three more qualifying races on Day 2 of competition.

Regatta organizers, fearing a lack of wind tomorrow, threw in a third previously unscheduled race late this afternoon, allowing the affable Dutch crew to bump Aussie contenders Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson out of second place by one point.

Britain's Christina Bassadone and Sakia Clark fell away from the leaders after a 12,11 and 20 on day 2. They discard the 20th but are now in 18th place overall.

Italian fliers Guila Conti and Giovanna Micol continue to lead the fleet, with another outstanding performance on the water.

Conti and Micol finished the day with another win yesterday in Race 5 to sit three points clear on top of the table.

Following the five races, all crews have now dropped their worst result, allowing Rechichi and Parkinson to shed a ninth placing from today’s final race, one which they would probably prefer to forget.

“It’s good to have a solid start – it’s hard mentally but it’s completely do-able to come back from a bad first day but it’s hard mentally, so it’s good to have a good first few days, the petite Rechichi said.

“Today wasn’t brilliant but it was certainly solid enough … in the third race we had an okay start but then I think wealmost sailed to the Antarctica.

“We went way left, which is not what we normally do but we lost our opportunity to go back to the right … we couldn’t tack and then when we could tack the wind had shifted and it was too late, so we just had to be patient.

“It was either going to be a brilliant move or horrid and unfortunately it was horrid,” she added.

Japanese crew Ai Kondo and Kamata Naoko have elevated themselves into contention after dropping a 19th placing in Race 1 and backing it up with four solids finishes to be in fourth place overall on 16 points.

470 Women - Leading results after day 2 and 5 races

1 ITA CONTI, Giulia ITA 1 3 -6 4 1 15pts 9pts
MICOL, Giovanna
2 NED DE KONING, Marcelien NED 1 5 2 -9 4 21 12
3 AUS RECHICHI, Elise AUS 4 1 3 5 -9 22 13
4 JPN AI, Kondo JPN -19 2 5 1 8 35 16
NAOKO, Kamata
5 USA MAXWELL, Erin USA 2 -14 3 7 4 30 16
6 USA CLARK, Amanda USA 6 5 7 2 -15 35 20
7 AUT VOGL, Sylvia AUT 7 6 -19 6 2 40 21
8 ISR KORNECKI, Nike ISR 5 2 9 -14 7 37 23
9 GER ROTHWEILER, Stefanie GER 4 9 1 10 -11 35 24
10 JPN TABATA, Wakako JPN 10 4 1 -13 10 38 25
11 CHN WANG, Xiaoli CHN 3 7 12 5 -16 43 27
HUANG, Xufeng
12 FRA PETITJEAN, Ingrid FRA 14 1 8 -17 5 45 28
13 ARG FERNANDA, Sesto ARG 10 10 6 -12 3 41 29
CONSUELO, Monsegur
14 CHN WEN, Yimei CHN 15 6 -16 1 8 46 30
YU, Chunyan
15 SWE TORGERSSON, Therese SWE 5 12 10 3 -13 43 30
SANTÉN, Vendela
16 FRA LECOINTRE, Camille FRA 6 9 7 9 -21 52 31
LEMAITRE, Gwendolyn
17 SUI ROL, Emmanuelle SUI 9 8 -24 2 15 58 34
THILO, Anne-Sophie
18 GBR BASSADONE, Christina GBR 9 3 12 11 -20 55 35
CLARK, Saskia
19 ESP VIA-DUFRESNE, Natalia ESP 3 13 13 7 -16 52 36
20 AUS OMAY, Stacey AUS -17 17 10 4 6 54 37
HALL, Chelsea

by Jodi Kelly


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