World Champion SENSINI leads the Women's RS:X fleet with fellow Italian and reigning Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Champion LINARES holding second place overall at the end of day one. The Women's RS:X fleet is a star-studded international line up with representatives from nine nations.
It is all tied up at the top in the Lasers with Andrew MURDOCH (NZL) and Luka RADELIC (CRO) on equal points. RADELIC had two wins, in races 2 and 3, while MURDOCH won the first and then placed 3rd, and 4th.
Youth sailor Josh JUNIOR (NZL) from Wellington will be happy with his start to the regatta - he has third place overall after day one, in the 44 boat fleet.
The men have the top spots on the Laser Radial leaderboard on the first day with all 42 Radial sailors sailing in one fleet. In results that demonstrate all the Radial sailors had a mixed day, Luke DEEGAN of New Zealand came out on top. DEEGAN has ten points, with Andrew CHILD (NZL) behind on 15 points, and Andrew MALONEY (NZL) a further three points back in third.
Laura BALDWIN (GBR) is the top placed in the Women's Laser Radial, sitting in fifth overall in the open event. Miranda POWRIE (NZL) was New Zealand's top Women's Radial sailor today, with Sarah WINTHER (NZL) holding third.
Day one in the 470s gives indication that the young duo of Carl EVANS and Peter BURLING (NZL) appear to be mastering the class after graduating from the 420 around one month ago. The double 420 World Champions kicked off on the opening day of Sinagpore Airlines Sail Auckland with a second and two wins.
Dan SLATER (NZL), YNZ Olympic Squad sailor and current #2 in the Finn ISAF World Sailing Rankings, was dominant in the five boat Finn fleet, winning all three of today's races.
Racing also took place in the Tornado and the 420, with Brett SELLARS and Nigel WILLIAMS (NZL) leading in the multihulls and Wade TRESADERN and Ben GOODWIN (NZL) in the dinghies.
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