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Kiwi’s WOW at the ISAF World Ranking Regatta


Excellent Day of Racing for Kiwi’s at the ISAF World Ranking Regatta.

It was another excellent day of racing for the Kiwi’s at the ISAF World ranking regatta, in Hyeres France, with New Zealand’s Olympic Representatives – Tom Ashley now leading the Mistral Class and Sarah Macky 2nd in the Europe Class.

Macky showed brilliant form, winning all three of the day’s races in the Europe Class, along with Ashley, who finished the day’s racing with a win and has consistently finished in the top 5 of every race.

In the men’s 470, Simon Cooke and Alistair Gair also won another race and currently lie in 4th position. Our Olympic Laser Representative, Hamish Pepper had top five places in his races and is currently in 5th position.

Climbing the leader board in other classes is Dean Barker, who lies 11th in the Finns, and the Yngling team – Alesha Thorpe, Karen Lambert and Michelle Vinsen, lie in 9th position after 6 races.

New Zealand’s Finn and the Yngling team’s will be using this regatta as a major build up event for their selection trials next month. Dean Barker is currently leading the Kiwi men in the Finn Class at this regatta and also leading the selection trials. And in the hotly contested Yngling Class, Alesha Thorpe and her team are edging out ahead from Sharon Ferris and her team at this regatta.


Results after day 3:


Mistral Men
Tom Ashley 1st after 5 races

Europe
Sarah Macky 2nd after 5 races

Laser
Hamish Pepper 5th after 5 races
Andrew Murdoch 49th
470 Men
Simon Cooke / Alastair Gair 4th after 6 races
Andren Brown / Jamie Hunt 24th
Stephen Keen / Phil Keen 42nd

470 Women
Shelley Hesson / Linda Dickson 8th after 5 races
Melinda Henshaw / Jan Shearer 18th

Finn
Dean Barker 11th after 5 races
Peter Fox 22nd
Clifton Webb 43rd

Yngling
Alesha Thorpe/Karen Lambert/Michelle Vinsen, 9th after 6 races
Sharon Ferris/Joanna White/Kylie Jameson 14th

For more information on this gatta visit http://hyeres.ffvoile.net/


Star World Championships
There was no racing at the Star Worlds in Italy due to lack of wind. New Zealand’s Rohan Lord and Andrew Taylor currently lie in 7th place.

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