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Moth Worlds - Burling second but Goodison extends lead

Day 5 of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Words 2017 - Another day of shifts and an over eager hungry fleet led to a string of U flags, black flags, postponements and one race cancellation.

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The end result was no change - Paul Goodison continues to defend his world title, increasing his lead to 13 points with one day of racing left.

Pete Burling is his biggest threat now, matching Goodison with two wins each and moving to second place.

Behind Kiwi Burling are four Aussies: Iain Jensen, Tom Slingsby, Nathan Outteridge and Scott Babbage, before Rob Greenhalgh in seventh and 42 points off Goodison.

Goody sums up his day

“In the first race I overlaid the first mark a bit and it put me down the fleet after that I got it together."

"I had a little scare on the last run in the last race, I snapped the tip off the foil so I was sailing around with a bit of drag, but hung on in there and came good in the end so pretty pleased with today."

"Kiwi Pete was starting really well and going upwind really nicely so it made me pick up my game a bit later in the day.”

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Pete Burling adds:

“I was a pretty long day on the water, I think we were out for about 5 and a half hours so most people will sleep pretty well tonight."

"I am just getting used to the boat and in that last race I felt I had pretty good speed but a bit tired. Goody just kept hiking!”

Goodison and Burling look to be the class-act of this championship. Between them they have won seven of the eight final series races.

Both have come off the start line well to dominate from the front. Goodison has been able to recover from any slight mishap, while Burling has been getting faster with every race.

Sunday will see if Goodison, who has dominated the Moth as he never did the Laser, despite his Olympic and World titles, can resist the final day's challenge from Burling.

Gian Marie Ferrighi of Italy didn’t finish the last race of the day but remains top in the Youth category in an impressive 16th position.

Rob Gough (AUS) overtakes Jason Belben (GBR) to the top Master spot. Annaslise Murphy (IRL), still with a constant smile on her face, remains the top female competitor.

McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds - Gold Fleet nett pts after 8 final races

1st GBR 1 GOODISON PAUL, 13,0 pts 1 (3) 1 3 (4) 3 1 1
2nd NZL 4190 BURLING PETER, 26,0 pts (4) 1 (5) 4 1 1 4 2
3rd AUS 4514 JENSEN IAIN, 29,0 pts (8) 4 3 (13) 5 4 2 5
4th AUS 4386 SLINGSBY TOM, 38,0 pts 7 2 7 5 7 (8) 7 (8)
5th AUS 4038 OUTTERIDGE NATHAN, 48,0 pts 5 5 2 2 2 (10) 6 (dnf)
6th AUS 4 BABBAGE SCOTT, 52,0 pts 2 (6) 6 1 (17) 6 3 3
7th GBR 4491 GREENHALGH ROBERT, 55,0 pts 3 7 (ret) (17) 3 11 14 13
8th AUS 6 MCKNIGHT JOSH, 57,0 pts (25) (13) 11 6 10 12 5 6
9th AUS 10 MIGHELL HAROLD, 59,0 pts 6 9 10 9 6 9 (16) (17)
10th GBR 4513 HIVEY DAVID, 74,0 pts (18) 15 4 12 13 13 8 (16)
11th ITA 4340 BRUNI FRANCESCO,85,0 pts 13 (35) 12 14 (bfd) 15 12 4
12th ITA 4180 DE PAOLI AMBROSI CARLO, 85,0 pts (17) 12 13 11 (15) 14 13 11
13th AUS 4332 BURTON TOM, 87,0 pts (35) 24 (29) 10 12 17 9 7
14th AUS 4205 THOMAS STEVEN, 99,0 pts 9 (44) 9 24 8 (27) 17 20
15th AUS 3656 DAMIC LUKA, 101,0 pts (31) 16 17 7 (29) 19 19 14
16th ITA 4431 FERRIGHI GIAN MARIA, 109,0 pts 15 14 8 (33) 9 28 21 (dnf)
17th ITA 4147 BIANCHI FRANCESCO, 113,0 pts (28) 8 21 15 14 18 (28) 22
18th GBR 4050 HISCOCKS SIMON, 115,0 pts 11 10 31 22 (57) 16 (36) 18
19th AUS 4095 KAJIMOTO KOHEI, 116,0 pts 16 31 (60) 8 28 2 15 (59)
20th GBR 4501 ELLIS DAN, 116,0 pts 10 17 14 (27) (30) 20 20 19

Full results here

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Gerald New - Sailweb
29 July 2017 22:54 GMT


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