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Finn Qualify Spot For Athens


Finn Qualify Spot For Athens

The Finn class completed the last of their 11 race series on Tuesday, the prenultimate day of the ISAF World Championships in Spain. Racing was postponed due to light conditions with a racing finally getting underway in a 7 knot "poniente" wind. NZL's Finn representatives, Clifton Webb and Peter Fox finished in 28th and 32nd place respectively in the world class fleet of 82 competitors. Webb's result was enough to qualify New Zealand's Finn spot at the 2004 Olympic Games, a trial will be held next year to determine who will take up that spot.

Andrew Murdoch is still within the top 10 in the highly competitive Laser fleet of 171 entries, finishing the day's two races in the light and shifty conditions with a (22, 14). Murdoch now lies in 9th br>
Tornado: (after 10 races, 70 entries)
25th - Aaron McIntosh / Mark Kennedy

49er: (after 11 races, 80 entries)
36th - Mike Bassett / Ed Smyth
61st - Chris Burgess / Chris Skinner

Finn: (FINAL)
26th- Clifton Webb
31st - Peter Fox

Mistral (Men): (FINAL)
7th - Jon-Paul Tobin
21st - James Wells
33rd - Tom Ashley
61st - Matthew McCormick

Mistral (Women): (FINAL)
2nd - Barbara Kendall
30th - Julie Worth
40th - Sheena McKinnon
52nd - Anita Purdie

Star: (FINAL)
44th - Rohan Lord / Andrew Taylor

Yngling: (FINAL)
21st - Sharon Ferris / Joanna White / Sara Winther
32nd - Alesha Thorpe / Michelle Vinsen / Karen Lambert

Europe: (FINAL)
6th - Sarah Macky
57th - Kate O'Brien


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