Peter Burling and Blair Tuke on a tear at 49er world champs


New Zealand yachting stars Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continued their sizzling type on the 49er world championships in Auckland on Thursday.

That they had a primary and third to start out the day’s scheduled 4 races.

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That noticed the four-time world champions proceed to guide the blue fleet and lie second general behind Germans Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel.

New Zealand 49er sailors Blair Tuke and Peter Burling going flat out at the world championships in Auckland.

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New Zealand 49er sailors Blair Tuke and Peter Burling going flat out on the world championships in Auckland.

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Heil and Ploessel had a primary and second to proceed to dominate the yellow fleet and preserve a one level lead over the Kiwis.

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Burling and Tuke have positioned within the high three in six of their eight qualifying races, successful three of them.

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They’re 14 factors of their subsequent rivals, third-placed Erwan Fischer and Clement Pequin (France). 

The 88 boats are battling for 25 locations in gold fleet racing.

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Factors from qualifying carry via placing the warmth on each race.

Gold fleet racing begins on Friday and goes via to finals day on Sunday on the Royal Akarana Yacht Membership.

Fellow Kiwis Logan Beck and Oscar Gunn are on track for that, mendacity 11th general after an 11th and fourth on Thursday.

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Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie have been on the cusp at 24th, with a 12th and eighth on Thursday.

 

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