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10 August 2008, 09:58 am
Great Day For Great Britain
Pietro Sibello and Gianfranco Sibello of Italy lead the field in race 3 of the 49er
The 49er fleet completed their first three races in Qingdao today

2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Qingdao, China

The British sailors enjoyed a great second day at the Olympic Sailing Competition and lead both the 49er and Yngling fleets, whilst the USA top the Finn leaderboard.
The 49ers completed their first three races today with 2007 World Champions and last year's Test Event winners Stevie MORRISON and Ben RHODES holding the overall lead. They proved the most consistent team in a light 5-6 knot breeze, posting 4, 3, 5 scores to lie a point ahead of Italian brothers Pietro SIBELLO and Gianfranco SIBELLO.

Sarah AYTON, Sarah WEBB and Pippa WILSON extended their overall lead in the Yngling to seven points. In a stronger 8-9 knot breeze out on course area E they recovered from two average starts to score finishes of fourth and seventh. The Finnish team of Silja LEHTINEN, Maria KLEMETZ and Livia VARESMAA have moved up to second overall ahead of the Dutch.

Zach RAILEY (USA) was the star of the show in the Finn fleet, with two second places moving him up into the overall lead. Ben AINSLIE (GBR) continues to lie in second place after a great final run in race 4 gave him his second bullet of the opening series.

Full race reports to follow…

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