On the second day of racing at the Tornado world championship, Team GBR sailors Leigh McMillan and Mark Bulkeley have moved up into first place overall
On the second day of racing at the Tornado world championship in Palma, Team GBR sailors Leigh McMillan and Mark Bulkeley have moved up into first place overall.
After a long postponement the 62 competitors at the Tornado world championship were finally released from the shore and a further two races were completed.
In the first race McMillan and Bulkeley rounded the first mark in 15th and sailed sensibly to chip away at their competitors to finally finish in third place overall. They followed this result up with another third place, despite the wind shifting through 45 degrees and varying in strength. The relatively young pairing rounded the first mark sixth and managed to move up to fourth and then into third place, which they maintained until the finish.
This consistent result sees them take the lead by two points from the 2003 world bronze medallists Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola of Argentina, with Americans John Lovell and Charlie Ogletree third.
Two more races are scheduled for today and the forecast is for increased wind from the east. The event concludes on the 18 April.
Results (after day 2)
1, Leigh McMillan/Mark Bulkeley (12,4,3,3) 22 pts
2, Santiago Lange/Carlos Espinola, ARG (1,8,1,14) 24 pts
3, John Lovell/Charlie Ogletree, USA (5,1,8,16) 30 pts
50, Leo Farrow/Tristan Lamb (40,46,50,45) 181 pts
52, Jonathan Hutchcroft/Marcus Lynch (51,40,48,52) 191 pts
53, Andrew Walsh/Ed Barney (46,48,44,54) 192 pts
61, John Bernard Ready/Angus Roberts (54,54,DNC,DNC) 238 pts