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Sailing - 18. August 2007.

Solid second day for Brits in Qingdao

British sailors punched out some enviable results on the second day of the 2007 Olympic Test Event in Qingdao (CHN) on Thursday, with five Skandia Team GBR boats topping the leaderboards after a full day of racing.

The World Championship-winning crew of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson lead the field in the Yngling class, one point ahead of Americans Sally Barkow, Carrie Howe and Debbie Capozzi after two races thanks to a 2,1 scoreline from today, while windsurfer Bryony Shaw proved her mettle in the tricky Qingdao conditions, with a race win and a second to top the women’s RS:X fleet ahead of France’s Faustine Merret.

After being black flagged for a premature start in Wednesday’s race, Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark will be smarting from having to take penalty turns in their second race today. They crossed the line in last place after a promising sixth in the opening race, while Charlotte Dobson also lost ground after having to take a penalty in the second race of the Laser Radial class.

Racing at the 2007 Qingdao International Regatta is scheduled through until Thursday 23 August.

For more news and information from the event, visit http://www.skandiateamgbr.com/events/olytest/olytest.htm

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