8 Jul 2009

Dan Slater up to third at Finn Gold Cup

11:07 am on 8 July 2009

The New Zealand sailor Dan Slater has moved to third at the Finn Gold Cup world championship in


After starting the second day 11th overall Slater finished third in race three and fifth in race four .

The American Zach Railey leads by eight points from Great Britain's Giles Scott, who's six ahead of Slater with another six races scheduled before the top 10 contenders sail in Sunday's medal race

Sailors will discard one race score from their total points after race five, which will work in Slater's favour if he continues to bring home good results as his first race was his worst.