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I-14 World Championship - Gilbert and McGrane hold on for win

Glen Trusswell and Sam Pascoe extend their lead at the VRsport.tv I-14 World Championships.

Brad Devine and Ian Furlong AUS - Click image for a larger image

Truswell and Pascoe extended their overall lead despite a win for Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane in race 5.

Race 5 finally got started, after along postponement, with Roger Gilbert and Ben McGrane leading the fleet into the windward mark along the starboard layline.

They were closely followed by the series leaders, Truswell and Pascoe.

A relatively short beat meant that the fleet was tightly packed together at the windward mark.

This put immense pressure on the crews to get the kites up, to avoid being buried under the fleet.

Katie Nurton and Nigel Ash took full advantage of the longer second windward leg to gain places.

As the race wore on, Truswell and Pascoe continued to hound Gilbert and McGrane.

But the duo were having none of it, and extended to their lead to finish comfortably ahead of the rest of the fleet.

Nurton and Ash finished in third, with Mark Krstic and James Lanati just behind in fourth.

After today’s racing, the crews were able to discard one of their results.

This allowed Trusswell and Pascoe to drop their 7th and take a seven point lead over Neale Jones/Ed Fitzgerald, and Gilbert/McGrane.

The next two days are forecast to be light and shifty.

International 14 - World Championship, Day 5 leaders (79 entries)

1st GBR 1553 Glen Trusswell / Sam Pascoe 1 1 7 1 2 5 pts
2nd GBR 1530 Neale Jones / Ed Fitzgerald 10 3 1 2 6 12 pts
3rd GBR 1541 Roger Gilbert / Ben McGrane 2 4 5 8 1 12 pts
4th AUS 656 Mark Krstic / James Lanati 12 2 3 5 4 14 pts
5th GBR 1519 Archie Massey / Harvey Hillary 3 8 2 7 5 17 pts
6th AUS 659 David Hayter / Trent Neighbour 4 20 4 3 9 20 pts
7th GBR 1557 Katie Nurton / Nigel Ash 5 9 9 4 3 21 pts
8th AUS 661 Brad Devine / Ian Furlong 7 5 6 10 7 25 pts
9th AUS 78 Lindsay Irwin / Andrew Perry 16 12 10 6 10 38 pts
10th GBR 1559 Andy Partington / Tom Partington 13 6 DNF 15 8 42 pts

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Ellie Meopham
1 September 2016 5:07 GMT


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