Snow Hansen & Goodwin maintain lead in NZL Nationals
Paul Snow Hansen and Ben Goodwin of Wakatere BC completed the 3rd day and 9 races on 20 points. Simon Cooke and Scott Illingsworth of Kohimaramara BC remained in contention on 28. Alexandria Maloney and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher of Murrays Bay and KeriKeri SCs moved up the fleet to 3rd on 51, but only 8 ahead of the next team.
News of the racing from the New Plymouth website: “Conditions for day 1 were light. Racing was delayed until 11.30 until the wind settled. The first race started with a 6-7 knot NE wind. A significant shift to the NW favoured boats that had worked the left hand side of the course. Race 2 was sailed in a 6 -7 knot NW wind. The 420's sailed a third race in a 8-9 knot NW wind. Three races were sailed for each class on Saturday. The wind strength increased from 10 knots to 16- 18 knots. Discards are now in play for each fleet. Sunday races were sailed in 7-9 knot SE winds. The 420's have now completed 9 races. A number of 420 crews now have 2 OCS's. The second discard kicks in after 11 races have been sailed”.