After a long postponement racing finally got underway Monday afternoon at Weymouth and Portland.
Britain's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell won the first Skud18 race, ahead of the Australian and USA teams and were fourth in the second. In the 2.4mR Helene Lucas won both her races to take the overall lead.
Lucas stormed back into the lead with two wins and also saw her nearest rivals pick-up double figure finishes which they had to discard, putting her on an equal footing. Lucas now has a nine point lead ahead of Heiko Kroeger of Germany.
In the Skud race 6 Britain's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell were third behind the Australian and USA teams, the Canadians were fourth, fifth Malaysia. Tis put the British pair in second just one point off the Aussie leaders and just one point ahead of the USA crew.
Britain's John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas finished fourth in the Sonar race 5. Winner was the Dutch team of Udo Hessels, Marcel van de Veen and Mischa Ros and second the USA. In race 6 the British crew were 13th. They are now seventh overall.
SKUD 18 - After race 6 with discard
1st Dan Fitzgibbon / Liesl Tesch AUS 8 pts
2nd Alexandra Rickham / Niki Birrell GBR 9pts
3rd Jennifer French / Jean-Paul Creignou USA 10 pts
4th John McRoberts / Stacie Louttit CAN 18 pts
5th Marco Gualandris / Marta Zanetti ITA 29 pts
6th Hagar Zehavi / Shimon Ben Yakov ISR 31 pts
2.4mR - After race 6 with discard
1st Helena Lucas GBR 2 1 3 (11) 1 1 8pts
2nd Heiko Kroeger GER 4 3 5 1 4 (12) 17pts
3rd Thierry Schmitter NED 5 2 1 6 6 (10) 20pts
4th Damien Seguin FRA 1 (17) DSQ 4 4 10 2 21pts
5th Paul Tingley CAN 6 7 2 (10) 9 6 30pts
6th Matthew Bugg AUS (8) 4 6 8 7 5 30pts
Sonar - After race 6 with discard
1st Udo Hessels, Marcel Van de Veen, Mischa Rossen NED 9
2nd Aleksander Wang-Hansen,Marie Solberg, Per Eugen Kristiansen NOR 19
3rd Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul, Nicolas Vimont Vicary FRA 21
4th Paul Callahan, Brad Johnson, Thomas Brown USA 22
5th Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris, Stephen Churm AUS 23
6th Jens Kroker, Robert Prem, Siegmund Mainka GER 23
7th John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Stephen Thomas GBR 25
3 September 2012 15:16