Day 4 A Class Catamaran World Championships – A’s Away with the Birds!
Wind conditions were about 10 knots for both races. Many of the sailors were forced to sail through a couple of thousand, of what were thought to be, Petrels sitting on the course. Glenn Ashby (Aus) had a good day with a first and a third. He was heard to say that he had four birds hanging off his rudders and that this cost him his second race. Ashby just needs to have a respectable race tomorrow to wrap up the championship. Blair Tuke (NZ) also had a very good day with a fourth and first and lies second overall to Ashby. Grant Pellew’s (Aus) close encounter with a couple of birds resulted in him being separated from his boat in race two. One deceased bird made it over the finish line ahead of some members of Team NZ!
As the results show, this championship is now between the Aussies and New Zealanders.
Results Race 7: First – Glenn Ashby (Aus), second – Andrew Landenberger (Aus) & third – Brad Collett ( Aus)
Results Race 8: First – Blair Tuke (NZ), second – Nathan Outteridge (Aus) & third Glenn Ashby (Aus)
The final race will be held at 11am tomorrow.