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7 May 2010, 10:52 am
Howarth & Townend Claim 2010 Fireball World Championship
2010 Fireball World Championship
Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend (GBR)

2010 Fireball World Championship
Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Chips Howarth & Vyv Townend (GBR) won the Fireball World Championship for the second year running.
Still with two races scheduled to be sailed, Chips Howarth and Vyv Townend have been so commanding in their performance that it is now impossible for any other boats to catch them. Of the eight races sailed to date, the British duo has won six of them, finishing third in the other two.

Two races were sailed on Thursday off the Barbados Yacht Club at Carlisle Bay, Barbados, West Indies under sunny skies and winds starting at 14 knots for Race seven, diminishing to 12 knots for Race eight.

After eight races,Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR) sit in second place, and Matt Findlay and Richard Anderton (GBR) are in third place. Other countries have been coming closer to cracking the British dominance, with two Australian teams and one Czech team sitting in the top 10, but they are yet to make the podium on the overall leaderboard.
The race is now on for second and third place, and there are several teams in the running to reach the remaining podium spots.

The final day of racing is Friday, May 7th, with two races scheduled.

For more details and results visit: www.fireball-worlds.com

Noah Purves-Smith (as amended by ISAF)
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