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30 January 2004, 04:40 pm
Ashby Makes Strong Start To Pre-worlds
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A Class New Zealand Championship

Australia's Glenn ASHBY made a strong start to the New Zealand A division catamaran yachting championships sailed off Port Taranaki on Friday.
Ashby finished third in the opening race, then won the second to be leading after day one of the championships which finish on Monday before the World Championship, at the same venue.

Fellow Australian David Brewer is second overall after a second and a third, with New Zealand's Mike Drummond third after a win in the opening race and a fifth.

New Zealand's Murray PHILPOTT was the big improver in the second race. After a sixth in race one, Philpott finished strongly with a second in race two to improve top fourth overall.

Overall Top Ten (After Two Races)

Pos Name Nation R1 R2 Total
1 Glenn Ashby AUS 3 1 4
2 David Brewer AUS 2 3 5
3 Mike Drummond NZL 1 5 6
4 Murray Philpott NZL 6 2 8
5 Greg Goodall AUS 5 7 12
6 Brian Hooper AUS 9 6 15
7 Tony McKenzie AUS 7 9 16
8 Graeme Harbour AUS 4 16 20
9 Terry Valder NZL 10 12 22
10 Scott Anderson NZL 19 4 23
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