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Moth Worlds - Day 6 Outterridge takes lead

Nathan Outterridge of Australia has taken a two point lead at the International Moth World Championships taking place at Hayling Island SC with one day to go. Britain's Chris Rashley is in second and in third is another Australian, Josh Mcknight, six points back. Outteridge put in a tremendous day (2, 1, 2, 2) to overhaul Rashley (4, 6, 3, 1) who came back in the last two races to set up a final day showdown.

Nathan Outterridge - - Image Tom Gruitt / Y&YClick image for a larger image

It could all still change on Friday, with Mcknight the possible Joker in the pack, waiting to grab the title should either of the two leaders wobble in what could possibly be four more races on Friday. Gold are going for an early start to catch the breeze.

Nathan Outteridge summed up his superb day, "We got out a bit earlier today so there was a bit more breeze. I was just able to link the shifts on the first beat. I think I led around the top mark in the first 3 races. I was finding the right end of the line and then judging when to tack. Sometimes you had to overlay the top mark by a long way to get the best pressure and sometimes you had to hitch up underneath, and I was just getting that tack timing pretty good."

"I figured there were some good oscillations, based on what was happening yesterday. The wind was really good on the left at the top, coming off the land, and we were getting some good righties at the bottom, so in the middle two races it worked out to start at the windward end and I could see that I was just higher than all the boats to leeward of me. I just waited for them to cave, and then just tacked when I thought it was good."

Stefan Gieser of Germany leads the Silver fleet with Dylan DiMarchi of the USA in second and Fabien Froesch of Switzerland in third.

Moth Worlds - Gold Fleet leaders after Day 6 Thursday
1st AUS 2 Nathan Outteridge -70 3 2 2 1 -4 1 2 1 2 2 90 16 pts
2nd GBR 7 Chris Rashley 1 2 1 1 -5 1 4 4 -6 3 1 29 18 pts
3rd AUS 4142 Josh Mcknight 3 1 3 -5 3 5 3 3 2 1 -7 36 24 pts
4th AUS 3 Scott Babbage 2 2 3 4 -6 9 12 1 3 7 -18 67 43 pts
5th GBR 4 Ben Paton 5 3 -7 7 5 2 5 5 10 -12 3 64 45 pts
6th AUS 6 Rob Gough 1 5 7 -23 2 15 2 6 5 4 -16 86 47 pts
7th GBR 5 Robert Greenhalgh -8 1 1 1 2 11 14 -71 9 15 5 138 59 pts
8th GBR 4038 Tom Offer 3 8 6 3 -70 7 8 12 -15 9 4 145 60 pts
9th GBR 4147 Michael Lennon -19 4 2 2 6 -14 9 9 11 10 11 97 64 pts
10th GBR 4123 Dylan Fletcher -12 4 8 6 9 3 10 7 -13 13 8 93 68 pts
11th GBR 4146 Paul Goodison 10 -12 5 3 4 8 -24 11 4 20 13 114 78 pts
12th GBR 3942 Jason Belben -12 7 4 6 4 13 -23 13 12 14 6 114 79 pts
13th SUI 4112 Christopher Rast 6 5 6 15 -16 6 11 14 17 6 -23 125 86 pts
14th SUI 3796 Arnaud Psarofaghis 10 6 -11 7 1 10 16 -18 18 5 14 116 87 pts
15th GBR 3967 Chris Draper 6 -12 5 5 8 16 6 10 -21 19 12 120 87 pts
16th USA 9 Brad Funk -20 -52 10 10 11 12 13 15 7 8 9 167 95 pts
17th AUS 3900 Andrew McDougall 4 6 4 -21 21 19 26 8 8 17 -30 164 113 pts
18th ITA 4138 Gian Maria Ferrighi 5 -70 14 9 14 -31 7 21 16 18 10 215 114 pts
19th JPN 3989 Hiroki Goto 4 8 -15 8 11 21 17 19 -28 11 20 162 119 pts
20th ITA 4093 Stefano Rizzi 13 7 -21 11 7 -55 21 17 14 16 22 204 128 pts

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24 July 2014 9:56 GMT


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