UPDATE FROM DAY 2 AT SAILING WORLD CUP QINGDAO22 Sep 2016
It was another chance for learning at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as currents, pressure and changing winds accompanied a hot and humid day two to challenge the visiting competitors.
The local Chinese sailors and returning international competitors are riding high near the top of the fleets, while newcomers and Qingdao debutants are still fighting to get to grips with the elements the home of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition has to offer.
Twenty-five 470 teams from China, Chinese Tapei, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and Sweden are competing.
Mimicking their day one scores, China's Hao Lan and Chao Wang finished with a bullet and a second place on day two to top the Men's 470 fleet with four points.
They lead their compatriots Liangdao Weng and Youjian Wen by five points in second as the pair could only manage a fourth and discarded sixth place to sit on nine points total.
Taking the second bullet of the day were Jian Xiang and Jichang Wang (CHN). The win made up for a seventh place finish in the first race of the day and moves them in to third overall with 13 points.
With a perfect score from day one, Mengxi Wei and Yani Xu (CHN) were disappointed to start the day with a sixth place. The pair can discard their first race result however as they got back to winning ways in race four with another bullet to add to their collection.
Taking the bullet that Wei and Xu dropped were Shengnan Ni and Lizhu Huang (CHN) who couldn't take advantage of the good start to day two with a disqualification in race four, a score which they now discard. Ni and Huang are in third on the leaderboard with eight points.
Sandwiched in the middle in second overall are Shasha Chen and Haiyan Gao (CHN) who scored two second places for the day to sit one point ahead of Ni and Huang on seven.
RESULTS / ENTRIES
Entries for Sailing Qingdao and results will be available throughout when racing commences on 21 September here - http://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/e5737f47-e5ea-4362-ae44-e237eb36624a/#!/
Live tracking will be available when racing commences via - https://swc2016-qingdao.sapsailing.com
The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via - https://swc2016-qingdao.sapsailing.com
Source: World Sailing