News Day 3 at Sail Auckland

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Day 3 at Sail Auckland

Feb 2012

Three days of racing at 2012 Sail Auckland have seen three races each day contested, for a total of 9 races so far in the 420 fleet. Nineteen teams are competing in the 420 open fleet; 8 women’s teams, 10 men’s teams and 1 mixed team.

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Erica Dawson/Ellie Copeland (NZL) looking to be unchallengeable

Star performers so far have been the women’s team of Erica Dawson/Ellie Copeland (NZL) who today delivered another hat trick of race wins, a repeat of their opening day performance. Sandwiched between these stunning day 1 and day 3 scores, was day 2 which for this team produced an off day, with a 9,10,3 posting. Regardless, they have a 12 point margin over the next team and with a further 2 races scheduled to complete the series, are looking on form to secure victory.

The mixed team of Gemma Jones/Tormer Simhony (NZL) are in second, with Taylor Burn/Oscar Rovick (NZL) in third.

Another week another boat for Erica Dawson, who last week was competing in the 2012 470 Junior Worlds hosted from Takapuna Boat Club. Dawson finished sixth overall in the women’s fleet with crew Vicky Francis.

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