A day for
Laser Radial fleet approaches the top mark
Perfect conditions again today at New
Plymouth for Day 3 of NZ Laser Nationals. The sea breeze took
some time to fill in today meaning that the first 2 races were
sailed in 5 to 10 knots which allowed the lighter sailors a chance
after the strong winds of yesterday. The sea breeze had built
again by the start of the third race so the sailors could enjoy
some great downwind surfing.
John Davidson, Radial Master from
Wellington, enjoying the lighter conditions
Andrew Murdoch was on fire
today wining two of the races by substantial margins and
coming 2nd in first race of the day in the lighter conditions.
James Sandall from Naiper won this race to record his second win of
the series and Andrew Murdoch commented that James was a smart
sailor who had sailed very well to stay ahead of him after
James had got the first left shift to take the lead.
Michael Bullot had another good day with two 2nd's
behind Andrew and a 6th in the first race which he is currently
dropping. Andrew now leads Michael by 5 points with 2 races
remaining tomorrow. 3rd place is currently held by Yuval
Botzser from Israel 34 points further back meaning that Andrew
will be 1st and Michael will be 2nd unless some disaster occurs
the water" Judging team who have been pleasantly suprisied by the
lack of Penalties that they have had to award this week.
Sam Meech continues
his domination of the Laser Radial fleet and should win the
Overall and Youth Championships. Sarah Winther continues
to lead Jo Aleh in the Women's fleet and Rachel Basevi now has a
good lead in the Women's Youth Championship and Jason Saunders leads
the Radial Men.
Alex Dyet sailing the Laser 4.7 wrapped the Championship
today with 2 races left to sail
Alex Dyet sailed well again today
with two firsts and a 2nd to win the Laser 4.7 Championship
today with 2 races left to sail. Alex will now look forward to
representing NZ in Brasil at the World Championships. Mark
Page did the same with the Laser Masters with a 3rd and a first
today and Mark Orams still has to sail tomorrow to make sure of
winning the Laser Radial Masters.
Full Results and entry list can be found
at the following link