Saturday, 6 February 2010

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland 2010: Extreme light airs racing on Day Two

Sun and light winds on Day 2 of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland. Supplied image.

by Sara Roberts

Racing on day two of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland was delayed due to a lack of wind. The 29er, 49er, 420 & 470 fleets completed one race before their racing was abandoned for the day around 5pm.

The 2.4m class were the most successful on the water today, completing one race in the Okahu Bay area around midday and another one race in the afternoon.
The laser fleet were deployed from Kohimarama Beach around 4pm with a light nor-easterly forecast, but with no consistent breeze the Race Committee were unable to complete a race.

Because of the delayed start the RS:X boards were abandoned for the day at 4.30pm.

Andrew May, with two first places, leads his rival Josh McKenzie-Brown in the 2.4m class after two races were completed today. The competitors were pleased to get their racing started but were often racing in difficult 2 – 3knot conditions.

Alexandra Maloney and her crew Sam Bullock still lead the 29er fleet, adding another first place to their already perfect scorecard. The McKenzie brothers Andrew & Sam have jumped one place to second overall after coming third in today’s race and bumping Matthew Spray and Tyler Russell into third place.

Waiting on the beach for wind on Day 2 of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland. Supplied image.

No changes in the 420 fleet as James Turner and his crew Logan Dunning-Beck hold onto first place with a third overall in today’s only race. Still in second place overall Alex Munro & Luke Stevenson, and holding onto their third place is the Malaysian Sailing Team duo helmed by Mohamad Hafizzudin Mazelan.

No surprises in the 49er class as Olympic contender Peter Burling and his replacement crew Riley Dean hold onto the lead after adding another win to their perfect scorecard over their opposition Marcus Hansen and Andrew Clarke.

Yesterdays leaders Mark Overington & Ben Goodwin get bumped into second place overall after coming 8th in today’s race and the Singaporean team helmed by Roy Jun Hao Tay take the lead after their spectacular light airs win. Yachting New Zealand Olympic Squad members Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie added a second to their score and move into third place overall.

Sailors chat on shore at Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland. Supplied image.

Laser Radial & Laser
No racing today.

No racing today.

Racing begins at 11am tomorrow (Saturday).

NOTE: Sailing Instruction Amendment Number Three has been posted.

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland

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