Goodison Falters As Slingsby Remains In Charge
Scenic Laser Sailing
World Laser Standard Senior Championship
Light and decreasing winds, from fourteen knots down to six knots in the afternoon, made racing in Boltenhagen tricky for even the best sailors at the Audi Laser World Championship 2012.
Olympic champion and one of the top favourites in this competition Paul Goodison (GBR) received a third yellow flag and was scored Disqualification Not Excludible (DNE) for the first race of the day. He turned the situation around by coming second in his class in Race 6, but his earlier blunder all but destroyed his chances of placing in the top 20 in the finals.
Tom Slingsby (AUS) is still going strong in first position after another win and a discarded eighth place, with Rasmus Myrgren from Sweden nine points behind. Austrian Andreas Geritzer moved from eighth overall to third with a first and fifth place in today's races.
Bad luck struck Tom Burton who yesterday was in third place overall but two mediocre starts resulted in a 22nd and 23rd place, making him eleventh overall today
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