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Kiwi sailors on track

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kiwi sailors on track

As day four of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres wraps up Tauranga sailor Molly Meech and Alex Maloney lying 2nd in the 49erFX are almost neck and neck with the leaders, while Josh Junior has inched into 3rd in the Finn.

Elsewhere the remainder of the Kiwi team produced some mixed results. By the end of racing tomorrow sailors must be placed top ten in their fleet, (top eight for the 49erFX and 49er) to qualify for the medal races on Saturday.

Currently at least seven Kiwi crews are on track for a start on Saturday with our Jones/Saunders Nacra17 crew also in with a shot.

The 49erFX fleet sailed three races yesterday, Kiwis Alex Maloney and Molly Meech coming away with a 6th, a 9th and rounding the day out with a race win sees them close the gap on Charlotte Dodson and Mary Rook (GBR), who hold a narrow one point margin after they returned a less successful day on the water.

The Kiwis have a five point gap over third place, so with another three races on the schedule today they will be looking to continue their current form to go into the last day in a good position.

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Photo: Tauranga sailor Molly Meech competes in day four racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres.

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