Saturday, 6 March 2010

Omega Auckland Match Racing: Update #5 on Day 4

No further racing will be held in Round Robin 2 due to the conditions and time running out.

A formula will be applied to decide the other three semi-finalists, in addition to Ben Ainslie. The other three will be determined from: Jablonski, Minoprio, Mirsky, Pacé and Barker.

There will be no more racing for at least an hour now.

Ross Marwick - PRO for the Omega Auckland Match Racing: "With the noreaster coming through, Clouds [Roger Badham, ETNZ's weatherman] thinks that the southerly that was due to come through will go back to Manakau, and the noreaster will stay on the Waitemata.

"Racing will have to be under way before 2pm in order to run semis as well as the finals and petit-final, otherwise we will go straight to the finals and petit-final."

RR2 Flight 7 (First race was held on Friday; remainder on Saturday)
Minoprio beat Col by 1s
Mirsky beat Jablonski by 40s
Dickson beat Barker DNF (outside 5min finish time)
Holmberg beat Pacé DNF
Ainslie beat Bruni DNF

Points after RR2 Flight 7

Ben Ainslie 14 wins
Karol Jablonski 9
Adam Minoprio 9
Torvar Mirsky 9
Bertrand Pacé 8
Dean Barker 8
Magnus Holmberg 7
Francesco Bruni 6
Sébastien Col 5
Chris Dickson 5

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.

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

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