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Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX – World Championship – Auckland NZL – Day 1 – only 49ers with two races undeway, Snow/Wilson on 8th best US team i

A 25-30kts breeze from the North, swinging to the West with gusts above 70kts prevailed for most of day one of the combined 49er, 49erFX and Nacra17 World Championships in Auckland NZL. Racing was cancelled for the day for the 49erFX and Nacra17, while the 49ers started to their first heat at 3:30 when the breeze settled down to 8-10 kts from offshore. —– Clear leaders after 2 races are Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER (ranks 1 and 2) ahead of Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA (5/1) and Bart Lambrieux/Pim van Vugt NED (3/4). —– The best North American Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA follow on 8th, the Americas Cup and Olympic Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL are 11th —– The 49er results, as well as the Results of all North Americans . —– For the first time, a public TV station transmits the competition full-length live against a modest fee. —– The event website.