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9 February 2005, 09:58 am
Round Robin Two and Semifinals
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International 14 Team World Championship
Takapuna, New Zealand

Today's conditions were ideal for team racing - flat seas and steady breezes under a near cloudless sky. In contrast to yesterday the winds were fair and racing started at 10:00 (local time). The second round robin was completed by 13:30.
Australia experienced their first loss of the series in the morning, losing to the USA. Prior to that they had an exciting race against one of the Great Britain teams. The British boats had taken the first and second positions. In order to pull a draw the Australians had to sail circles in front of the remaining GBR boats, forcing them back to the last places, which they did, winning the race. This was an excellent display of team tactics.

After an hour ashore the top four teams (Australia, Great Britain A, Canada, and the USA) sailed off in the semi finals in conditions that were a little fresher and produced some spectacular rides, especially on the down wind gybes! The benefits of short course racing with numerous starts was made obvious by the improvement of the boat handling and sailing skills of the crews.

The format for the semis was the first two of three races. Both winning teams were able to win the first two races, so sailing the third was not necessary. The semifinals were won by Australia and Great Britain A.

The team finals will be sailed tomorrow morning. It should be a good contest.

Sail Number Helm Crew
Great Britain A
GBR 1506 Mark UPTON-BROWN Mike PENNOCK
GBR 1517 Victor BRELLISFORD Damian ASH
GBR 1484 Chris TURNER Peter BAGWELL
GBR 1503 Andrew PARTINGTON Ben VERNIERES
Australia
AUS 632 Brad DEVINE Denis JONES
AUS 626 Grant GEDDES Dan WILSDON
AUS 625 David HAYTER Alan POLLITT
AUS 631 Lindsay IRWIN Andrew PERRY
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