Saturday, 4 September 2010

Summary day five

After the windiest day yet at the 2010 Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco, Ed Wright moves into a 13 point lead after a scoring 3-1 while nearest rivals Rafa Trujillo (ESP) scored 2-3 and Giles Scott (GBR) scored 2-5.
 
Raced nine was sailed in 16-20 knots with Wright leading Trujillo early on and Scott in hot pursuit. Scott took the lead on the first downwind and wasn't about to let it go, pulling away on the reaches to record his first line honours this week. Trujillo placed second to narrow the gap on Wright, who finished third, to just nine points.
 
Race ten was a thrilling display of endurance and power as the wind whipped up a confused sea and the downwind became an adrenaline fulled funride. Wright again led at the top mark with Trujillo in third and Scott in fourth. Gasper Vincec (SLO) took the lead on the run but Wright was having none of that and retook the lead on the beat and extended to take his fourth race win of the week. Trujillo lost a lot of ground on the first downwind and could only recover to fourth while Scott took fifth.
 
The top three are almost guaranteed medals. Tomorrow's medal race will decide the colour.

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