Only one point separates the leading two boats in the gold fleet at the 29er nationals
After a dull, misty start to the day yesterday (15 August) which caused an hour postponement, the first two races of the finals were sailed at the 29er nationals at Plym YC.
In the Gold fleet John Pink and Tom Weeks didn’t have it all their own way and are only leading by one point. Ed Clayson and Jonny Marshall are right on their heels having sailed two consistent races in the tricky conditions.
In the Silver fleet the top three are very close, Luke Patiance/David Wallace, Tom Stuart/Tom Evans and Caroline Martin/Leigh Albrect are all within a few points.
The final day of racing is today (Thursday) with everything to play for in both fleets.
1st 543, JOHN PINK/TOM WEEKS (STOKES BAY/HILL HEAD) 6pts
2nd 011, EDD CLAYSON/JONNY MARSHALL (GRAFHAM WATER SC) 7pts
3rd 551, HELLE ORUM NIELSEN/LARS ORUM NIELSEN (SKAERBEK BADEZLU) 9pts
4th 15, ALEX HOPSON/NICK MURPHY (BOUGH BEECH SC) 17pts
5th 075, ADAM CLARK/MATT BENNETT (GRAFHAM WATER SC) 25pts
6th 349 CHRIS CATT/NIKKI CATT (DOWNS SC) 29pts
7th 401, THOMAS DAWSON/MARTIN BOATMAN (SUNDERLAND YC) 29pts
8th 611, TIM PAUL/HANNAH STODEL (WARSASH SC) 35pts
9th 167, BEN MCGRANE/ADAM SAVAGE (CHEW VALLEY LAKE SC) 35pts
10th equal 339, OLIVIER VIDAL/IAN MARTIN (BOWMOOR SC) 37pts
10th equal 022, STEVE WILSON/JOHN GARTH (SUNDERLAND YC) 37pts
1st 311, LUKE PATIENCE/DAVID WALLACE (ROYAL NORTH’N/CLYDE) 9pts
2nd equal 623, TOM STUART/TOM EVANS (SEAVIEW YC) 12pts
2nd equal 342, CAROLINE MARTIN/LEIGH ALBRECHT (BURGHFIELD SC) 12pts
4th 376, SCOTT AIKMAN/ADAM WAGNER (HELENSBURGH SC) 18pts
5th 400, WILL CROCKER/PHILIP BACON (EMBERTON PARK SC) 19pts
6th 152, DAVID EVANS/BEN REDWOOD (BRITISH STEEL SC) 24pts
7th equal 471, JOSH PAYNE/WILLIAM HEAD (DABCHICKS SC) 29pts
7th equal 535, ALASDAIR ALSTON/DANIEL ALSTON (PAIGNTON SC) 29pts
9th equal 382, RICHARD PEACOCK/TOM STOREY (BARTLEY SC) 33pts
9th equal 385, SAM STITT/BEN STITT (BRADING HAVEN YC) 33pts