11 Jul 2009

Slater fifth going into medal race

12:14 pm on 11 July 2009

New Zealand sailor Dan Slater has improved one place to fifth at the Finn Gold Cup World Championship with only the medal race to be sailed in Denmark.

High winds and seas prevailed on the penultimate day of racing.

Slater placed 15th then eighth, but he can't now win the event after leading two days ago.