The Women's Radial Worlds got underway in Rizhao, China, with flight wins for Viktorija Andrulyte LTU, Josefin Olsson SWE, Xiaowen Ni CHN and Lijia Xu CHN. But, it is Paige Railey of the USA who has the lead after the first two qualification races. Second is Dongshuang Zhang of China and third Josefin Olsson of Sweden, the only competitor in the top 15 to have won a race.
Britain's Alison Young had a second in her first race and then a 16 to place tenth overall. Young is one place ahead of team-mate Chloe Martin (8, 11).
Olympic Champion Lijia Xu finished the day in 36th after a black flag in her first race, recovering to win the second. European Champion Annalise Murphy was another top sailor to have a less than stunning start, she is 29th after a 15 and 20.
Other GBR: Georgina Povall 20th, Hannah Snellgrove 21st.
1 October 2013 20:31