12 Aug 2008

Boardsailors make a good start in Qingdao

8:53 am on 12 August 2008

The New Zealand boardsailors have made a solid start to their Olympic regatta in Qingdao.

Tom Ashley is fourth overall after finishing fourth and seventh in the opening two races.

Barbara Kendall, a former Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist, is eighth after finishing 12th and 8th.

The men's 470 crew of Carl Evans and Peter Burling is seventh after two races and the Finn sailor Dan Slater has improved to 13th after six.