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Annalise Surfs into First Place at Perth Sailing World Champs

7th December 2011
Annalise Surfs into First Place at Perth Sailing World Champs

#PERTH2011–Counting individual scores of a 1, 2,1,1,4 Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy surged to the top of the Laser Radial fleet today at the 2011 Sailing World Championships in Perth.

The official scoreboard (below) is a pretty picture for Ireland even though it looks like some top scores (such as the results of the Belgian girl) are missing for an as of yet unexplained reason. UPDATE HERE

Racing today in the blue flight the Dun Laoghaire 21-year old added a 2,1,4 to her scorecard (below). Racing was held in choppy seas and winds building from 11 to 19 knots, Murphy's favourite conditions. Overall six races have been sailed and Murphy looks set to hit her Olympic qualification target but the prospect of an overall podium placing is now a real possibility. Racing continures tomorrow.

Murphy now appears to be on the same eight points as Holland's Marit Bouwmeester (NED) with Czech girl Veronika Fenclova nince points further adrift in third.

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Tight Laser Radial racing in Perth. Ireland's Annalise Murphy tops the leaderboard after six races. Photo: Richard Langdon

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