mercoledì 18 dicembre 2019

2019 Finn Gold Cup - Quick Update Day 2

New Zealand’s Josh Junior has taken a 14-point lead at the top of the Finn Gold Cup in Melbourne, Australia, after another solid day on Port Philip, with a fifth and a first. Nenad Bugarin, from Croatia, is up to second with Andy Maloney, from New Zealand, down to third. The first race of the day was won by defending world champion, Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary.

The fleet was held ashore for an hour but once everyone got on the water it was only 6-8 knots southerly for the first race before the wind died again, causing another wait between the two races of the day. Sailors only got back ashore at seven p.m. but managed to get two races in.

The first race of the day, Race 3, got away at the third attempt under black flag with defending world champion, Berecz, moving up the ranks throughout the race to take the win ahead of Sweden’s 2017 world champion Max Salminen and fellow Swedish sailor Johannes Pettersson in third.

With the wind dropping after race one, sailors had to wait for over an hour before the wind returned to 8-9 knots for the second and final race of the day.

When Race 4 got underway on the second attempt and after a general recall following a change in the wind direction, it was much of a Kiwi-British affair. Brit, Ed Wright led the charge ahead of yesterday’s top Kiwi pair of Andy Maloney and Josh Junior, before Junior took over the lead to take home the win ahead of Maloney with Wright finishing in third.

1. Zsombor Berecz, HUN 40
2. Max Salminen, SWE 33
3. Johannes Pettersson, SWE 11
4. Giles Scott, GBR 41
5. Josh Junior, NZL 2

1. Josh Junior, NZL 24
2. Andy Maloney, NZL 61
3. Ed Wright, GBR 11
4. Giles Scott, GBR 41
5. Nicholas Heiner, NED 89

1. Josh Junior, NZL 24
2. Nenad Bugarin, CRO 10
3. Andy Maloney, NZL 61
4. Nicholas Heiner, NED 89
5. Giles Scott, GBR 41

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