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Ashley Adds More Wins at RS:X Worlds

Ashley Adds More Wins at RS:X Worlds

Date Released: 26 September 2006
From: Jodie Perkins


Ashley Adds More Wins at RS:X Worlds

Tom Ashley is still lying 2nd, now three days into the RS:X World Championships in Lake Garda, Italy. Barbara Kendall slipped from 3rd to 11th.

"Today was great - had another two bullets," says Ashley. "The conditions were different to the first two days with a light offshore wind instead of the thermal onshore wind we had been racing in before. My speed is great and I made a few good tactical calls to keep me at the front of the fleet."

Adding the two wins to his total overnight, Ashley is now on equal points with Casper Bouman, NED who holds first place in the men's division. A rest day is scheduled tonight following which the fleets are shuffled and the top 40 men will resume racing in a Gold fleet. Three days of competition take place before the top ten sail a final medal race.

"I'm really looking forward to racing in the Gold Fleet with all the other top sailors," says Ashley.

Despite Kendall's slip to 11th on the leader board, she easily makes the women's gold fleet. Both Hayley Thom and Steffanie Williams also made the top half of the 80 strong women's fleet, currently sitting 38th and 39th respectively.

Alabau Neira of Spain took the lead in the women's division overnight, now one point ahead of Klepacka of Poland.

JP Tobin is currently in 19th, also making the top 40 cut for the men's gold fleet with consistent performances in the first three days of competition. Four fifth places and two sixth places are on the board for Tobin who improved overnight from 23rd up to 19th overall.

Racing resumes Wednesday night (NZ time). The regatta concludes with a double points medal race on Saturday.

RS:X World Championships 2006
Men's Top Five after Six Races

1 Casper Bouman, NED - 5 points [1, 1, 1, (1), 1, 1]
2 Tom Ashley, NZL - 5 points [1, 1, 1, (2), 1, 1]
3 Joeri Van Dijk, NED - 6 points [1, 1, 1, 2, 1, (5)]
4 Nick Dempsey, GBR - 10 points [2, (4), 2, 1, 4, 1]
5 Przemek Miarczynski, POL - 12 points [4, (6), 2, 2, 2, 2]

New Zealand Men's Results after Six Races

2 Tom Ashley, NZL - 5 points [1, 1, 1, (2), 1, 1]
19 JP Tobin, NZL - 16 points [5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6]
98 Michael Lichtwark, NZL - 111 points [(31), 19, 26, 22, 20, 23]
128 Nick Lichtwark, NZL - 146 points [34, (38), 28, 32, 27, 25]
132 Antonio Cozzolino, NZL - 152 points [28, 33, 29, (36), 28, 33]

Women's Top Five after Six Races

1 Marina Alabau Neira ESP - 10 points [3, 2, 1, 2, 2, (4)]
2 Zofia Klepacka POL - 11 points [1, 1, 2, 4, 3, (6)]
3 Alessandra Sensini ITA - 12 points [4, 3, (5), 2, 1, 2]
4 Faustine Merret, FRA - 15 points [(dns), 3, 6, 4, 1, 1]
5 Lucy Horwood, GBR - 25 points [7, 1, 4, (10), 4, 9]

New Zealand Women's Results after Six Races

11 Barbara Kendall NZL - 32 points [11, 5, 1, 3, (14), 12]
38 Hayley Thom NZL - 78 points [10, 18, (26), 11, 22, 17]
39 Steffanie Williams NZL - 87 points [22, 10, 21, (29), 18, 16]
56 Kate Ellingham NZL - 125 points [31, (32), 24, 21, 23, 26]
62 Justina Sellers NZL - 102 points [(36), 33, 34, 28, 27, 24]


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