STRAIGHT WINS TO SERIES LEADERS AT SAILING WORLD CUP MELBOURNE10 Dec 2015
Olympic and Paralympic classes opened Melbourne’s World Cup program in fickle southerly winds and easy-going seas. By the afternoon session 22 knot sou’easters and white capped waves had whipped up Port Phillip and turned the outing into a challenging physical contest at the upper wind limit for some classes.
Race Day 1 at Sailing World Cup Melbourne and The Conway twins of Alex and Patrick made their finals plans known from the outset, banking two bullets from two races to be leading the early pointscore from two more Australian pairs, Angus Galloway and Josh Dawson (AUS) and Chris Charlwood and Seamus Mullholand-Patterson (AUS), after two races.
“That was an ideal start to the regatta,” Patrick acknowledged. “We had a comfortable speed and a good handle on the breeze.”
Onto race day 2 and Carrie Smith and Jamie Ryan (AUS) were still not giving any opportunities away and hold firm to the lead in the 470 women’s fleet with a perfect score of four wins from four. It’s the same result in the men’s 470 division that continues to be dominated by the Conway brothers of Alex and Patrick from Australia.
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