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Yngling team in 5th at Worlds

Yngling crew in 5th at Worlds
Date Released: 14 February 2008
From: Jodie Bakewell-White

Yngling team in 5th at Worlds
Sharon Ferris, Raynor Smeal and Olivia Powrie are lying 5th overall after seven races sailed at the Yngling World Championships being sailed on Biscayne Bay, Miami.

Sitting in seventh in the 28-boat fleet at the start of the fourth day of racing Ferris and crew managed a 2nd in race seven to climb up the leader-board to 5th place. After a dream start to the regatta the kiwi campaigners slipped from 2nd place back 7th and will be pleased to produce a solid result on the water for race seven to lift their standing once more.

Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson representing Great Britain continue to dominate the event. Leading from the outset the Brits won race seven and extended their lead over the German trio lead by Ulrike Schuemann.

Two more days of racing remain with a top ten medal race scheduled for Friday in Miami.

2008 Yngling World Championship
Top ten standings after seven races

1st Ayton, Sarah/Webb, Sarah/Wilson, Pippa GBR, 14 points
2nd Schuemann, Ulrike/Bleck, Julia/Hoepfner, Ute GER, 27 points
3rd Weir, Krystal/Gojnich, Karyn/Farrell, Angela AUS, 34 points
4th Sundby, Siren/Fredriksen, Lise Birgitte/Koefoed, Alexandra NOR, 38 points
5th Ferris, Sharon/Smeal, Raynor/Powrie, Olivia NZL, 40 points
6th Le BEerre, Anne-Claire/Deplanque, Marion/Ponsar, Alice FRA, 41 points
7th Lehtinen, Silja/Klemetz, Maria/Varesmaa, Livia FIN, 41 points
8th Barkow, Sally/Howe, Carrie/Capozzi, Debbie USA, 45 points
9th Skudina, Ekaterina/Krutskikh, Diana/Ivanova, Natalia RUS, 55 points
10th Robertson, Shirley/Lush, Annie/Macgregor, Lucy GBR, 63 points

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