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Moth – World Championship 2019 – Perth AUS – Day 1 – AUS favorites Slingsby and Langford lead, Brad Funk USA 5th


As expected, the favorites ruled the show in the first three races yesterday with the two SailGP Team Australia members Tom Slingsby AUS (1/1/2) and Kyle Langford AUS (2/1/1) dominating their groups. The Laser Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS follows on rank 3, the best non-Australians are Francesco Bruni ITA as 4th and Brad Funk USA as 5th. Rome Kirby USA occupies the 14th place among the 122 participants. —– Hot temperatures exceeding 40u00b0C (over 100u00b0F) prevailed on the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. Ashore, the delicate ultra-light carbon boats even had to be cooled with water to avoid heat damage. —– The ranking list, the daily news and the event facebook page with photos and videos. —– Racing is already is underway this Saturday morning UTC with another three heats to conclude the qualifications for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The updated results will be available during the afternoon UTC.