Penultimate day at 29er North American Open
Published on July 23rd, 2014
Kingston, ONT (July 23, 2014) – Today kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. The fleet, now split into gold and silver, were dealt shifty, challenging wind conditions in the morning due to rain and surrounding storms, but the sun appeared and a strong breeze came in for the afternoon.
The gold fleet started the day at 11am and finished 4 races, to finish the day ahead an extra race ahead of schedule. Aussies Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton sit at the top of the leaderboard with a solid 1-3-6-1 in today’s races. Marta Munte and Carla Munte, of Spain, finish the day in second, with Canadians Rachel Spinelli and Ian Woodbury following in third. The third, fourth and fifth place boats are all within one point of each other, so tomorrow will bring some fierce competition for the podium.
The silver fleet had a 12pm start time, and completed the scheduled 3 races. Great Britain is dominating the podium, with Gillies Munro and Daniel Harris sitting in first, with James Grummett and Daniel Budden following in second and Ed Connellan and Matthew Rhodes in third.
The final day of racing is tomorrow. Following this event is the 29er World Championship, July 26th to August 2nd, in which 102 boats representing 14 countries will compete for the title of 29er World Champion.
Report by event media.