Zhik Moth Worlds: Outteridge Leads into Finals

Belmont, Australia delivered it's famed 18 knot E-NE gusting over 20 for day two of the 2011 Zhik Moth Worlds providing an action packed day full of swims, stacks and rescues - and not just at the back end of the fleet.
Nathan Outteridge (AUS), despite not always having the early lead, escaped unscathed adding 3 wins to his score. On the other course, Peter Burling (NZL) nailed an impressive 3 bullets. 

ISAF Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby (AUS) and 2008 Moth World Champion John Harris take the cake for impressive stacks.
In the Blue Fleet, John Harris (AUS) led Nathan

Outteridge (AUS) and Bora Gulari (USA) around the first windward
mark, but Outteridge was able to slip by when Harris, then Gulari took a swim. Brad Funk (USA) and Slingsby kept up for 2nd and 3rd, and despite Gulari's swim, the Americans were able to keep 2 in the top ten with Dalton Bergan in 6th.
There was awesome high-speed lead-swapping between Outteridge and Slingsby throughout Race 2, with Outteridge ultimately taking the gun. Harris was deep early on and made an impressive fight back to the leading pack of Funk, Gough and Gulari.
Forecast promises a building sea-breeze and after a good feed, the fleet is already busy with tweaks and tunes for a 13:00

hr (AEDST) start tomorrow.

Top Ten Provisional Results after Day Two
1. Nathan Outteridge, AUS, 5 points
2. Peter Burling, NZL, 7
3. Joe Turner, AUS, 9
4. Scott Babbage, AUS, 14
5. Rob Gough AUS, 15
6. Iain Jensen AUS, 18
7. Tom Slingsby, AUS, 18
8. John Harris, AUS, 24
9. Brad Funk, USA, 27
10. Arnaud Psarofaghis, SUI, 27
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Zhik Moth Worlds: Outteridge Leads into Finals Zhik Moth Worlds: Outteridge Leads into Finals Reviewed by Panos Douros on Monday, January 10, 2011 Rating: 5

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