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25 November 2005, 02:45 pm
Barker and Minoprio Lead The Way
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New Zealand Match Racing Championship 2005
Waitemata Harbour, New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Dean BARKER was undefeated after seven races were completed on the Waitemata harbour today at the ISAF Grade 3 New Zealand Match Racing Championship. BARKER beat DICKSON by nine seconds in a very close match between the two America's Cup helmsman.
Also undefeated today was 22 year old Simon MINOPRIO & Team Vision Yachting who will race BARKER and DICKSON tomorrow to complete the first round robin.

Favourable conditions this morning meant five flights were completed in quick succession then during the afternoon conditions became variable due to scattered rain and light airs and racing was called off at 16.30.

Racing continues tomorrow at 09.30 (local time).

POINTS TABLE

Name - ISAF Ranking - Wins/ Losses
Simon MINOPRIO - 22 - 7 wins / 0 losses
Dean BARKER - 23 - 7 wins / 0 losses
Chris DICKSON - 6 wins / 1 losses
Adam MINOPRIO - 3 wins / 3 losses
Cameron APPLETON - 3 wins / 3 losses
Simon DICKEY - 2 wins / 4 losses
Takumi NAKAMURA - 1 wins / 6 losses
Brian TRUBOVICH - 1 wins / 6 losses
Tom POWRIE - 0 wins / 6 losses

FLIGHT ONE
JURY beat POWRIE by 4 secs
BARKER beat DICKEY by 37 secs
DICKSON beat NAKAMURA by 39 secs
S.MINIPRIO beat APPLETON by 17 secs
A.MINIPRIO beat TRUBOVICH by 23 secs

FLIGHT TWO
BARKER beat DICKSON by 9 secs
APPLETON beat NAKAMURA by 52 secs
S.MINIPRIO beat POWRIE by 50 secs
JURY beat TRUBOVICH by 4 secs
DICKEY beat A.MINIPRIO by 17 secs

FLIGHT THREE
NAKAMURA beat POWRIE by 1 sec
S.MINIPRIO beat TRUBOVICH by 1.02 secs
JURY beat DICKEY by 21 secs
BARKER beat A.MINIPRIO by 55 secs
DICKSON beat APPLETON by 21 secs

FLIGHT FOUR
S.MINIPRIO beat DICKEY by 15 secs
A.MINIPRIO beat JURY by 30 secs
BARKER beat APPLETON by 18 secs
DICKSON beat POWRIE by 41 secs
TRUBOVICH beat NAKAMURA by 15 secs

FLIGHT FIVE
BARKER beat JURY by 24 secs
APPLETON beat POWRIE by 16 secs
DICKSON beat TRUBOVICH by 13 secs
DICKEY beat NAKAMURA by 25 secs
S.MINIPRIO beat A.MINIPRIO by 39 secs

FLIGHT SIX
APPLETON beat TRUBOVICH by 13 secs
DICKSON beat DICKEY by 52 secs
A.MINIPRIO beat NAKAMURA by DNF
S.MINIPRIO beat JURY by 19 secs
BARKER beat POWRIE by 30 secs

FLIGHT SEVEN
S.MINIPRIO beat NAKAMURA by 30 secs
BARKER beat TRUBOVICH by 13 secs
POWRIE v DICKEY
APPLETON v A.MINIPRIO
DICKSON beat JURY by 1.23 secs

The winner of this event will receive an invitation to compete in the ISAF Grade 1 Auckland Match Racing Cup to be held in association with the Auckland Harbour Festival between 25 - 29 January 2006.

Sara Roberts, RNZYS (As Amended by ISAF), Image: Chris Dickson drives over Tom Powrie in their match, Dickson went on to win by 41 seconds © Richard Gladwell
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