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Bundock and Ashby lead on Day 1 Melbourne Tornado

'Carolijn Brouwer & Seb Godefroid do not like the light airs - Tornado Asia Pacific Races'    Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library ©

Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby (AUS) won both races at the Tornado Asia Pacific Races in Melbourne. The Australian pair were chased home by Tino and Niko Mittelmeier of Germany in the first race and by Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis of the Netherlands in the second.

Bundock said: 'both races were held in very light and shifty easterly winds, but it was generally good for us and we managed to get one on the wire in the second race, as there was a bit more pressure.

'In our second race, the Greeks (Iordanis Paschalidis/Trigonis Konstantinos) were Black Flagged and rolled us at the start, but we managed to catch up again and take the lead. We are pleased with our wins, as all the top international crews are here, including the world champions.

'We found that there was more pressure near shore than there was out to sea today, but it wasn’t very consistent,' he said.

Not such a good start for the British teams competing in Melbourne. Leigh Mc Millan and Will Howden are in 8th place after a 7 and 10. Andrew Walsh and Ed Barney ninth after a 12th and 9th. Best individual race finish was that of Tom Phipps and Marcus Lynch with a fifth in the second race.

Bundock and Ashby, who is from Bendigo in Victoria, have been selected to represent Australia at the Beijing Games. This will be Bundock’s third Olympics and Ashby’s first. However, Ashby won the 2006 Tornado Worlds with Bundock, and can claim a few world titles of his own, including the 2007 A Cat world title, which he won recently.

Hosted by Somers Yacht Club on the Mornington Peninsula, the Tornado Asia Pacific Championship is a Sail Melbourne ISAF Grade 1 event. Racing continues tomorrow.

Tornado - Overall positions after day 1
1 AUS8 Darren Bundock Glenn Ashby 1 1 2 pts
2 GER5 Tino Mittelmeier Niko Mittelmeier 2 3 5 pts
3 RUS97 Andrey Kirilyuk Valeriy Ushkov 4 4 8 pts
4 NED1 Mitch Booth Pim Nieuwenhuis 10 2 12 pts
5 GER1 Roland Gaebler Gunnar Struckmann 6 6 12 pts
6 BEL7 Carolijn Brouwer Sebbe Godefroid 3 12 15 pts
7 ESP1 Fernando Echavarri Anton Paz 5 11 16 pts
8 GBR436 Leigh Mc Millan Will Howden 7 10 17 pts
9 GBR430 Andrew Walsh Edward Barney 12 9 21 pts
10 CAN7 Oskar Johansson Kevin Stittle 15 7 22 pts
11 GBR3 Tom Phipps Marcus Lynch 19 5 24 pts
12 GBR431 John Gimson Stuart Bithell 11 14 25 pts
13 DEN1 Allan Norregaard Michael Risoer 8 18 26 pts
14 RUS007 Sergey Dzhienbaev Maxim Semenov 9 20 29 pts
15 BRA7 Bruno Di Bernardi Mario Tinoco 14 15 29 pts
16 PUR1 Enrique Figueroa Jorge Hernandez 13 17 30 pts
17 AUS300 Damien Ford Mark Edmonds 20 13 33 pts
18 AUS322 Brett Burvill Ryan Duffield 21 16 37 pts
19 AUS315 Kevin Kay David Hart 16 23 39 pts
20 AUS13 Rohan Langworthy Jack Punch 17 22 39 pts
21 GRE7 Iordanis Paschalidis Konstantine Trigkoni 33 8 41 pts
22 AUS305 Allan Gamble Kim Nicholas 25 19 44 pts
23 AUS289 Michael Vandenberg Ben Carroll 18 27 45 pts
24 GBR406 Robbie Lovig Stuart Offer 22 25 47 pts
25 AUS320 Ron Stokes Alexander Bertrand 27 21 48 pts
26 AUS285 Paul Peterson Matt Thackray 24 24 48 pts
27 AUS321 Andrew Griffin Chris Tucker 23 26 49 pts
28 AUS269 Andrew Heaney Lukas Muir 26 28 54 pts
29 AUS251 Gwyn Cracknell Peter Togno 28 29 57 pts
30 AUS295 Ian Simpson Gary Sawyer 29 30 59 pts
31 AUS193 Martin Dunlop Dana Rathova 33 C 33.C 66 pts
31 AUS967 Paul Raymond Nicholas Raymond 33.C 33.C 66 pts

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