Friday, 5 March 2010

Omega Auckland Match Racing: Update #6 on Day 3

Omega Auckland Match Racing

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

Ainslie said: "It's very difficult conditions. Lots of current and the wind shifting around with the sea breeze trying to come in from either side.

"There are a lot of similarities with the Solent with the island, lots of current and the breeze shifting around like this. Sometimes venues like this provide a lot of opportunities for people.

"Generally, a lot of the preparation counts - all that sort of thing helps. Again, it's a little bit unconventional here, and maybe that helps guys like my team here.

"This is probably the toughest group of match racers I have ever raced against in a regatta.

"We always get great, interesting, conditions here on Auckland Harbour."

Racing has been postponed due to light and variable winds.

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Points table on completion of Round Robin 1
Nicky Souter (AUS) 8pts
Katie Pellew (AUS) 8
Stephanie Hazard (NZL) 8
Sam Osborne (NZL) 6
Silja Lehtinen (FIN) 5
Sara Winther (NZL) 4
Danielle Bowater (NZL) 1
Anita Trudgen (NZL) 1
Kim Stuart (USA) 0
Katie de Lange (NZL) 0

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

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