First away on Day 2 at Weymouth were the 49er on the Nothe course and big upset was when the Australian favourites were called over and had to re-start. Win went to the French pair, Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis with Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang of Denmark second and Gordon Cook and Hunter Lowden of Canada taking third.
Favourites Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen never recovered from their starting error and finished 8th. Britain's Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes finished 12th. Race 2 of the 49er saw Outteridge and Jensen back in their normal position - out in front - once they caught the Portugese pair. The Aussie pair took the gun with Bernardo Freitas and Francisco Rebello De Andrade of Portugal second and Jonas von Geijer and Niclas Düring of Sweden third. Britain's Morrison and Rhodes finished 12th in race 2.
First Laser race finished with Juan Ignacio Maegli of Guatemala the winner with Aussie Tom Slingsby coming through the fleet to take second, third was Jean Baptiste Bernaz of France. Britain's Paul Goodison finished tenth.
In race 2 for the Laser no mistake from Slingsby, taking the gun ahead of Bruno Fontes of Brazil with Alejandro Foglia of Uraguay in third. Goodison was out of the money, finishing 23rd and down in 17th overall.
In the women's Radial event it was Ireland's Annalise Murphy, a hot favourite, who took the first race comfortably from Gintare Volungeviciute Scheidt of Lithuainia with Evi Van Acker of Belgium in third. Britain's Alison Young finished 7th just behind Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands.
In race 2 for the Radial it was Annalise Murphy again to take the gun and set-up a perfect day for the Irish. Second was Evi Van Acker with Marit Bouwmeester third. Britain's Alison Young finished tenth and is ninth overall.
30 July 2012 12:38