Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sailing: Peelo 25th; 470 boat 13th

Ciara Peelo (Laser Radial) completes first day of competition in Qingdao.
Owens & Lawton 13th overall after day two in the 470 class.

Ireland’s Ciara Peelo lies 25th overall in the Laser Radial class after scoring a 23rd in Race 1 and 17th in Race 2 today. Leading the fleet of 28 is Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)

Gerald Owens & Phil Lawton are 13th overall in the double-handed 470 class after scoring a 17th in Race 3 and 15th in Race 4. Australia's Nathan Wilmot & Malcolm Page lead this competitive fleet of 29 nations.

Ireland’s sailing events consist of a ten race opening series followed by a final medal Race for the top ten boats. Consistency is the key over the opening series and if enough races are sailed a boat can discard their worst results. The first discard kicks in after six races.
Wednesday (13th Aug) will see Tim Goodbody (21st overall) resume racing in the men’s heavy weight Finn class. Favourite Ben Ainslie (GBR) currently holds the lead after six races.

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