Thursday, 2 September 2010

Day three summary

Ed Wright (GBR) takes the lead at the 2010 Finn Gold Cup after another
outstanding day placing first and third in the two races. Rafa Trujillo
(ESP) won the second race of the day to climb to second, while a string of
top 10 placings leave Giles Scott (GBR) in third.

After a short postponement to allow time for the wind to clock round and
build, the first race was sailed in 10-14 knots with Ed Wright leading at
each and every mark. He extended on every leg to win by more than a minute
and a half. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) placed second with Thomas Le Breton (FRA)
recovering from a poor first beat to place third.

Race six was then sailed in 14-17 knots with Trujillo leading from start to
finish. Wright traded positions with Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Giorgio Poggi
(ITA) and Brendan Casey (AUS) before finally crossing the line in third
behind Poogi.

Wright now has 13 point lead with four more races to sail before Saturday's
medal race, while thre next four boats are separated by onlt four points


Results after 6 races:

1 GBR 11 Edward Wright 9
2 ESP 100 Rafael Trujillo 22
3 GBR 41 Giles Scott 24
4 FRA 115 Thomas le Breton 24
5 USA 4 Zach Railey 26
6 SLO 5 Gasper Vincec 36
7 CRO 524 Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic 49
8 SLO 573 Vasilij Zbogar 55
9 CRO 25 Marin Misura 56
10 GBR 88 Mark Andrews 57

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