With one day’s racing to go, 2000 Olympic silver medallists, Darren Bundock and John Forbes of Australia, lead the event by three points
A further two races were sailed at the Tornado World Championship yesterday from Martha’s Vineyard, and at the end of day four it was the 2000 Olympic silver medallists Darren Bundock/John Forbes of Australia who held onto the lead by three points from 2002 European champions Olivier Backes/Laurent Voiron of France.
Mitch Booth/Herbert Dercksen of the Netherlands are currently in the bronze medal position. It was a good day for team GBR who are steadily moving up the overall standings. Leigh McMillan/Mark Bulkeley jump from 26th overall to tenth after being able to discard their retirement due to equipment breakage, and posting two good results on day four. Hugh Styles/Adam May also move up the rankings from 26th place overall to 11th. There are still two more race days to go, with racing concluding today (Saturday 28 September).
Results (after 6 races)
1, Darren Bundock/John Forbes, AUS 11 pts
2, Olivier Backes/Laurent Voiron, FRA 14 pts
3, Mitch Booth/Herbert Dercksen, NED 14 pts
10, Leigh McMillan/Mark Bulkeley 57 pts
11, Hugh Styles/Adam May 63 pts
20, Rob Wilson/Will Howden 84 pts
25, Steven Lovegrove/Martin Sellars 109 pts
38, Matthew Eeles/Marcus Lynch 181 pts
43, Leo Farrow/Tris Lamb 212 pts