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Day 3 of the Rio Paralympic Sailing events - Hat-trick for GBR Sonar

Good breeze for day 3 of the Rio Paralympic Sailing events. After winning SKUD race 5 Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell, couldn't start race 6.

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It really was agood breeze on out on Guanabara Bay today. And for GBR that was what they needed.

So a hat-trick for GBR in the Sonar and a 2, 1 for the SKUD before gear failure put them out of the final race. ANd Helena Lucas keeps her lead in the 2.4mR.

2.4mR
Race 3 -
1st NOR Bjørnar Erikstad,
2nd FRA Damien Seguin,
3rd AUS Matthew Bugg,
4th GBR - Helena Lucas.

Race 4 -
1st AUS Matthew Bugg,
2nd FRA Damien Seguin,
3rd ESP Arturo Montes-Vorcy
10th - Britain's Helena Lucas was 10th.

Race 5 -
1st USA Dee Smith
2nd GER Heiko Kroeger
3rd GBR Helena Lucas

Overall: 1st GBR Helena Lucas 10pts, 2nd AUS Matthew Bugg 12pts, 3rd GER Heiko Kroeger, 12pts.

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SKUD 18
Race 4 -
1st AUS Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch
2nd GBR Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell
3rd CAN John McRoberts and Jackie Gay
4th POL Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki

Race 5 -
1st GBR Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell
2nd AUS Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch
3rd POL Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki
4th CAN John McRoberts and Jackie Gay

Race 6 -
1st AUS Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch
2nd USA Ryan Porteous and Maureen McKinnon
3rd SIN Jovin Tan and Qian Yin Yap

The Australian's keep the overall Skud lead with 6pts after 6 races, second are Britain on 14 pts.

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Sonar
Race 4 -
1st GBR John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas
2nd USA Alphonsus Doerr, Hugh Freund, Bradley Kendell
3rd NOR Aleksander Wang-Hansen, Marie Solberg, Per Eugen Kristiansen.

Race 5 -
1st GBR John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas
2nd AUS Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden, Jonathan Harris
3rd USA Alphonsus Doerr, Hugh Freund, Bradley Kendell

Race 6 -
1st GBR John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas
2nd AUS Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden, Jonathan Harris
3rd USA Alphonsus Doerr, Hugh Freund, Bradley Kendell

The Australian's keep the overall Sonar lead with 12pts after 6 races with USA second on 18pts.

After a fantastic day GBR are 5th with 23 pts.

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Gerald New - Sailweb
14 September 2016 16:23 GMT


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