Wednesday, 3 February 2010

International 'Cat and Mouse' on Day 2 of the NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions

Start of the second race on day two of the OK Nationals, New Zealand. Image copyright Adrian Rumney.

by Mandy Burt

57 boats took to the water today, from all the seven countries entered in the 2010 World Championships. The breeze at Point Jerningham settled at around 8-10 knots enabling a clear, but delayed, start for Race 3 at 1250hrs.

There was profound ‘argie-bargie’ all day with a game of ‘virtual dodgems’ between current World Champion, Thomas Hansson-Mild of Sweden, past Pommie World Champ Nick Craig and Terry Curtis of UK, Soenke Behrens of Germany, Christian Hedlund of Denmark, and the local boys. Over the course of Day 2, in Races 3, 4 and 5, they were all ‘up there’, first around the marks at one stage or other.

Terry Curtis (GBR) on day 2 of the OK NZ Nationals, Wellington. Image copyright Adrian Rumney.

At the end of Day 2, after five races, the provisional results are:

1st - Paul Rhodes, NZL
2nd – Karl Purdie, NZL
3rd – Steve Mc Dowell, NZL
4th – Nick Craig, GBR
5th – Greg Wilcox, NZL
6th – Thomas Hansson-Mild, SWE
7th – Michael Williams, AUS
8th – Terry Curtis, GBR
9th – Matt Steven, NZL
10th – Luke O’Connell, NZL

We are looking forward to the last day of racing Wednesday, hopefully, with a good breeze present early in the day, so that they guys can get on and off the water in good time for the evening prizegiving and Kiwiana BBQ.

OK Worlds 2010

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