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Tasar World Championship - Strong winds reduce fleet on Day 3

Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee won two of the three races completed on day 3 of the Tasar World Championships in Gamagori, Japan.

The MaKee's 5-1-1 scoreline gives the American pair a 12 point lead after nine races.

In second are Australia's Chris Dance and Jeremy Elmslie (6,3,2) with third Robert and Nicole Douglass (8,4,11).

In fourth are Michael Karas and Molly Jackson of the USA who had two good races 2 -2, before dropping to a tenth in the final race.

Winner of the first race was Japan's Hiroshi Takahashi and Hiroyuki Sugiura (1,9,7) who move into fifth place, 31 points off the leaders.

Hiroshi Takahashi / Hiroyuki Sugiura JPN - Click image for a larger image

One third of the competitors retired from the third race as the 20+ knot breeze with 1.5m waves provided interesting races for top group, but too much for many of the competitors.

Best placed British entry are Tim and Anna Knight (43,47,45) in 58th place, with Elizabeth and Roger Pescod in 71st.

Tasar World Championship - Leading positions after 9 races (97 entries)

1st USA 2597 Jonathan McKee / Libby Johnson McKee 8 pts
2nd AUS 2858 Chris Dance / Jeremy Elmslie 20 pts
3rd AUS 2848 Robert Douglass / Nicole Douglass 33 pts
4th USA 2398 Michael Karas / Molly Jackson 37 pts
5th JPN 2809 Hiroshi Takahashi / Hiroyuki Sugiura 39 pts
6th AUS 2898 Rick Longbottom / Darryl Bentley 39 pts
7th AUS 2883 Heather Macfarlane / Chris Payne 40 pts
8th AUS 2857 Craig Mcphee / Gillian Berry 42 pts
9th USA 2916 Jay Renehan / Lisa Renehan 47 pts
10th JPN 2862 Hiroaki Sato / Yasuaki Muragishi 48 pts
11th AUS 2797 James Burman / Tara McCall 60 pts
12th AUS 2954 James Sly / Chelsea Haynes 92 pts
13th JPN 2736 Miyako Taro / Yamamura Koshi Yoshida 94 pts
14th AUS 2703 Krystal Weir / Kate Goss 107 pts
15th JPN 2726 Yutaka Murayama / Hiroyuki Tomita 123pts
16th AUS 2642 Murray OBrien / Liam OBrien 124 pts
17th JPN 2732 Taichi Ohashi / Daisaburo Nakazawa 129 pts
18th AUS 2830 Stuart Templeton / Nicole Kidman 129 pts
19th AUS 2760 Alan Riley / Patricia Pedicini 133 pts
20th AUS 2813 Chris Darby / Jenny Sorensen 144 pts

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