Ainslie showing some of his winning form during the 2008
Finn European Championships, where he is now first overall after bullets
in race 5 and 6. Thanks to James
Robinson Taylor for the shot.
UPDATE: The tables turn at the European Finn Championship.The result
of the protest between the leader of the provisional scoreboard Ben Ainslie
and Canadian Christopher Cook saw both sailors disqualified. The protest
concerned two incidences in the pre-start phase of race 7. Ben Ainslie
was disqualified when he established an overlap too close to allow Cook
to respond. In a second incident the Canadian failed to keep clear of
Ainslie who was to leeward. In a separate protest between SLO Gaspar Vincec
and USA Zach Railey, the Slovenian was disqualified for an incident at
the first mark. After 7 races French Guillaume Florent leads by 20 points
followed by Ainslie at 32 and Cook at 34. Race 8 will get underway tomorrow
and the Medal Race is scheduled for Saturday (double points).