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Aussie crews still in medal contention
Australian sailors Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch continue to hold down third position with four races remaining at the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth, UK.
The pair, who will represent Australia at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, did not finish the opening race due to a broken mainsheet block, before bouncing back with a third in race two to sit three points behind the second placed Canadian crew.
Australia’s Sonar crew of Colin Harrision, Stephen Churm and Jonathan Harris have dropped one position to be fifth overall following a sixth and an eighth in the two races on Portland Harbour.
“It was a very tough day on the race track today with winds ranging from 10 to 28 knots,” said Harrison.
“The fleet again remains tight with any mistake very costly in positions and tomorrow has a stronger wind forecast, so we’ll have another chance to test ourselves in these conditions.”
Matt Bugg is now 13th in the 2.4mR class after his two best results so far this event. The Tasmanian was eighth in race one before finishing 10th in race two and is now just 10 points off 10th overall.
This is the last chance Australia’s sailors will have to compete at the Paralympic sailing venue before the Games begin on 29 August. Competition continues until Saturday.
By Yachting Australia