11 Aug 2010

New Zealand sailors in strong positions at England regatta

1:16 pm on 11 August 2010

Several New Zealand sailors have continued their strong starts the Olympic sailing regatta in England, despite wet and windy conditions in Weymouth.

After day two of the six day series Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk hold onto their lead in the Star event, sailing in one race overnight crossing the line in 9th place, enough to retain their spot at the top of the class.

Andrew Murdoch remains the best placed of the New Zealander's in the Laser, but slipped from the top spot into second place after a 4th and a 7th in last night's races.

The stand out performer of the day in the class was Wellington's Josh Junior who came away with two race wins overnight.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have moved from fourth to second place in the 49er class as the second best performing team of the day in skiff, recording a 2nd and 3rd in their two races.