Team GBR's Paul Goodison and Bryony Shaw lead the British charge at French Olympic Sailing Week
Paul Goodison and Bryony Shaw head the British charge at the half way stage of the French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, leading their respective Laser and RS:X windsurfing fleets yesterday (Tuesday 27 August).
Tuesday’s race schedule was once again upset by the light wind conditions which prevailed over the area, and in spite of the organisers pulling the start times forward only one race was possible in the majority of classes.
Shaw’s RS:X women’s windsurfing class saw just one race, which the Olympic bronze medallist won to extend her lead, while Goodison, the Olympic, World and European Champion, picked up a ninth in the only Laser race of the day but still managed to pull into the lead in the men’s single-handed event. He tops the leaderboard by just one point over Austria’s Andreas Geritzer.
While the 49er yellow fleet saw no action on Tuesday, the blue fleet managed three races with Skandia Team GBR development squad duo Dave Evans and Ed Powys enjoying a solid day on the water including two results inside the top five.
In spite of having no race action, Paul Brotherton and Mark Asquith have moved into second place overall in the 49er fleet.
Women’s match racers Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Ally Martin will have to wait another day to begin their quarter-finals round after the light winds meant they were unable to race yesterday.
Racing at the French Olympic Sailing Week is set to resume today (Wednesday 28 April), with the final medal races scheduled for Friday 30 April.
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