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I-14 Worlds Day 3 - Tough conditions change the order

Day 3 of the International 14 World Championships in Carnac and a new race winner.

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Neale Jones and Ed Fitzgerald of Itchenor SC won race 3 in conditions that stretched the crews and their boats to the limit.

Some did not survive the 20 knot gusts and the steep seas.

That over 25 boats retired was testament to the extreme conditions out on the course.

Half way through the race, Archie Massey and Harvey Hillary pinched the lead from Jones and Fitzgerald who dramatically stacked it through a tack on the second beat.

This put Jones and Fitzgerald in third, and back in amongst the pack of Aussies and Brits chasing the leaders.

However, the young duo weren’t hanging round, and were back off within a shot.

Jones and Fitzgerald showed their true colours in the second half of the race.

Winning back their lead to take a hard earned, well deserved first as they crossed the line.

They were followed shortly after by Massey and Hillary, with Aussies Mark Krstic and James Lanati in third.

Overall leaders Glen Trusswell and Sam Pascoe finished in seventh.

International 14 - World Championship, Day 3 leaders (79 entries)

1st GBR 1553 Glen Trusswell / Sam Pascoe 1 1 7 Nett pts = 2
2nd GBR 1541 Roger Gilbert / Ben McGrane 2 4 5 Nett pts = 6
3rd GBR 1519 Archie Massey / Harvey Hillary 3 8 2 Nett pts = 11
4th GBR 1530 Neale Jones / Ed Fitzgerald 10 3 1 Nett pts = 13
5th AUS 656 Mark Krstic / James Lanati 12 2 3 Nett pts = 14
6th AUS 661 Brad Devine / Ian Furlong 7 5 6 Nett pts = 12
7th GBR 1557 Katie Nurton / Nigel Ash 5 9 9 Nett pts = 14
8th AUS 666 David Hayter / Trent Neighbour 4 20 4 Nett pts = 24
9th GER 78 Oliver Voss / Eike Ehrig 6 14 15 Nett pts = 20
10th AUS 659 Stuart Sloss / Cameron Elliott 14 14 8 Nett pts - 36

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Ellie Meopham
29 August 2016 7:52 GMT


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