Friday, 5 March 2010

Omega Auckland Match Racing: Update #5 on Day 3

Omega Auckland Match Racing

Ben Ainslie (GBR) has guaranteed his place in the semi-finals.

The wind died and became very fluky. Racing was abandoned during the pre-start of the second race as a windshift made it one tack to the top mark.

Current weather is 24C, sunny, and 4 knots of wind from the south-southwest, swinging to the northwest and back to the southeast... This has led to a postponement again after Flight 6. Another club has a race starting, so the Omega Auckland Match Racing will start again after 3pm.

RR2 Flight 6
Jablonski beat Holmberg by 2m 22s
Barker beat Bruni by 1m 38s
Col beat Pacé by 1m 06s
Ainslie beat Minoprio by 1m 40s
Mirsky beat Dickson by 1m 42s

Points after RR2 Flight 6
Ben Ainslie 13 wins
Karol Jablonski 9
Bertrand Pacé 8
Adam Minoprio 8
Torvar Mirsky 8
Dean Barker 8
Magnus Holmberg 6
Francesco Bruni 6
Sébastien Col 5
Chris Dickson 4

LIVESPORT TELECOM Women's Match Racing

Points table after Flight 7
Nicky Souter (AUS) 7pts
Katie Pellew (AUS) 7
Stephanie Hazard (NZL) 6
Silja Lehtinen (FIN) 5
Sam Osborne (NZL) 5
Sara Winther (NZL) 3
Danielle Bowater (NZL) 1
Anita Trudgen (NZL) 1
Kim Stuart (USA) 0
Katie de Lange (NZL) 0

Live Commentary

Try the LIVESPORT link or 103FM in New Zealand for listening to commentary by Peter Lester and Harold Bennett on the racing, from 10am NZDT (10pm CET).

The same LiveSPORT web-radio channel also has occasional updates on the LIVESPORT TELECOM Women's Match Racing from Sara Roberts at the RNZYS.

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