On day three consistency was key in the shifty winds and
Tom Ashley blew off the chasing pack by coming home
with two race wins from two races sailed.
After yesterday the points spread was just three between
first and fourth, but at the end of the penultimate day the
Olympic champion Tom Ashley has marched out to a six
point lead from Antonio Cozzolino.
Antonio leads the 'hot shot' dutchman, Dorian van Rijsselberge
who blew his last race of the day by being over early at the
start and Jon-Paul Tobin who 'blew up' in the same race scoring
an 11th out of 14.
Tom just has to sail conservativel on the last day to clinch it but Dorian will want to get some 'action going' so he can make up the 3 points he needs to snatch second spot.
It was a similar story in the Women’s fleet where Kate Ellingham dominated on day three scoring two wins and consolidating her lead. She now has a 5 point cushion over Natalia Kosinska.
Just one day of racing remains at Sail Auckland 2011 off Takapuna Boating Club with the podium places set to be decided tomorrow.
After a grey morning the day turned into a sunny scorcher with light and at times patchy westerly breezes ranging between 6-15 knots on the Hauraki Gulf for racing in the Olympic, Paralympic and invited classes.Sail Auckland: RS:X Windsurfing - Men
Sail Auckland: RS:X Windsurfing - Women