|AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND-(9-2-2007) Auckland put on a clear sunny day for the start of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland regatta. The first race of the day got underway in 5-8 knots of easterly breeze, though this collapsed leaving race officials and sailors challenged with light and shifty breeze.
World Champion Sensini leads the Women’s RS:X with fellow Italian Laura Linares holding second place overall at the end of day one. The Women’s RS:X fleet is a star studded international fleet with representatives from nine nations.
Olga Maslivets of the Ukraine is in third with New Zealand’s Barbara Kendall in fourth place after the three races sailed today.
Julien Bontemps of France has a two point lead over Jon Paul Tobin of New Zealand in the Mens RS:X. Riccardo Belli Dell'Isca of Italy lies third overall.
It’s all tied up at the top in the Lasers with New Zealand’s Andrew Murdoch and Luka Radelic of Croatia on equal points. Radelic had two wins, in races two and three, while Murdoch won the first and then placed 3rd, and 4th.
Youth sailor Josh Junior from Wellington will be happy with his start to the regatta; he has third place overall after day one, in the 44 boat fleet.
The men have the top spots on the Laser Radial leader board on the first day with all 42 Radial sailors sailing in one fleet. In results that demonstrate all the Radial sailors had a mixed day, Luke Deegan of New Zealand came out on top. Deegan has ten points, with Andrew Child (NZL) behind on 15 points, and Andrew Maloney a further three points back in third.
Laura Baldwin is the top placed in the Women’s Laser Radial, sitting in fifth overall in the open event. Miranda Powrie was New Zealand’s top Women’s Radial sailor today, with Sarah Winther (NZL) holding third.
Day one in the 470’s gives indication that the young duo of Carl Evans and Peter Burling (NZL) appear to be mastering the class after graduating from the 420 around one month ago. They kicked off on the opening day of Sinagpore Airlines Sail Auckland with a 2nd and two wins.
Geoff Woolley and Mark Overington (NZL) are seven points behind in second place, and Andrew Brown and Nick Taylor (NZL) are third.
Dan Slater, YNZ Olympic Squad sailor was dominant in the five boat Finn fleet winning all three of today’s races.
Racing also took place in the Tornado and the 420, full results are on the Sail Auckland website through the link below. Racing resumes tomorrow.
Sail Auckland 2007
Top Ten Results after Day One
1 CRO Luka Radelic - 8 points
2 NZL Andrew Murdoch - 8 points
3 NZL Josh Junior - 12 points (Youth)
4 NZL Michael Bullot - 18 points
5 NZL David Weaver – 21 points
6 NZL Matthew Blakey - 26 points
7 NZL James Sandall - 27 points
8 NZL Jason Geale - 29 points
9 NZL Max Andrews – 29 points
10 KOR Jee Min Ha – 34 points (Youth)
Laser Radial Open
1 NZL Luke Deegan - 10 points (Youth)
2 NZL Andrew Child - 15 points
3 NZL Andy Maloney - 18 points (Youth)
4 NZL Michael Langley - 19 points
5 GBR Laura Baldwin – 24 points (Women)
6 NZL 1Blair Tuke – 25 points (Youth)
7 NZL Cam McKee - 26 points (Youth)
8 NZL Miranda Powrie – 29 points (Women)
9 FRA Malo Leseigner - 34 points (Youth)
10 NZL Sara Winther – 34 points (Women)
Laser Radial Women
1 GBR Laura Baldwin - 24 points
2 NZL Miranda Powrie - 29 points
3 NZL Sara Winther - 34 points
4 NZL Olivia Powrie - 36 points
5 AUS Krystal Weir - 43 points
6 NZL Cushla Hume-Merry – 44 points
7 NZL Jane Monk - 53 points
8 FRA Sophie de Turckheim - 57 points
9 NZL Jo Aleh - 66 points
10 TAH 1Charlotte Labray – 66 points
1 FRA Julien Bontemps - 7 points
2 NZL Jon Paul Tobin - 9 points
3 ITA Riccardo Belli Dell'Isca - 10 points
4 UKR Maxim Oberemko - 11 points
5 ITA Armando Udine - 13 points
6 AUS Michael Lancey - 17 points
7 KOR Byung Gun Lee - 22 points
8 UKR Dmytro Davydenko - 34 points
9 KOR Jin Young Seo - 34 points
10 NZL Sam Lichtwark - 36 points
1 ITA Alessandra Sensini - 8 points
2 ITA Laura Linares - 10 points
3 UKR Olha Masliverts - 11 points
4 NZL Barbara Kendall - 13 points
5 ITA Flavia Tartaglini - 15 points
6 ISR Maayan Davidovich - 17 points
7 AUS Alison Shreeve - 21 points
8 NZL Kate Ellingham - 21 points
9 BUL Irina Konstantinova-Bontemps - 29 points
10 CAN Nikola Girke Royal – 30 points points
1 NZL Carl Evans Peter Burling - 4 points (Youth)
2 NZL Geoff Woolley Mark Overington - 11 points
3 NZL Andrew Brown Nick Taylor - 13 points
4 NZL Daniel Willcox Chris Dawson - 14 points
5 NZL Stephen Keen Philip Keen - 14 points
6 NZL Shelley Hesson Bianca Barbarich-Bacher - 15 points (Women)
7 SUI Tobias Etter Felix Steiger - 17 points
8 NZL Paul Snow-Hansen Riley Dean - 20 points
9 NZL Sarah Bilkey Rosie Sargisson - 29 points (Women)
10 NZL Jamie Thompson Murray England – 31points
1 NZL Shelley Hesson Bianca Barbarich-Bacher - 15 points
2 NZL Sarah Bilkey Rosie Sargisson - 29 points
3 NZL Georgina Hill Nichola Trudgen - 40 points
4 NZL Sarah Berry Emma Berry – 42 points (Youth)
1 NZL Dan Slater - 3 points
2 NZL David Hoogenboom - 9 points
3 NED Sander Willems -10 points
4 RSA Brett Graham - 13 points
5 NZL Ben Winters – 16 points