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Aussies take lead at 29er Worlds

Published on August 1st, 2014

Kingston, ONT (August 1, 2014) – Lighter winds from 6-10 knots prevailed for the 29er World Championship on Friday, giving some teams a chance to move up in the rankings while some of the heavier teams struggled.

Three teams were consistent to stay at the top with Kurt Hansen & Harry Morton (AUS) sailing a 6-3-8-2 to give them a lead in the 25 boat Gold fleet with 52 points. Sitting in second overall are Tania Bonilla and Marc Chapon (ESP) who had a great day with 8-6-9-3 to give them 63 points. The French team of Brice Yrieix and Loic Ficher-Guillou, fresh off their ISAF Youth Worlds win, are in the hunt after posting a 7-2-RDG/8-4 which puts them in 3rd overall.

The final day of racing tomorrow has two races planned, with light winds again expected. If the scheduled 10 races are met, each team will receive 2 discards which can change the standings.

Results: http://www.29erworlds.org/index.php/results

Report by class media. Photo by Luka Bartulovic.

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