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Samoa’s sailors still top of team leader board

The women’s sailing races suffered as a a result of the rain and could only race twice instead of three times on day three of a five day tournament.

It was still a solid day on the seas for Samoa’s Bianca Leilua, who sped up to second place in the rankings after dropping down to fourth on Wednesday, coming behind New Caledonia’s Juliette Bone who won both races of the day.

Vaimo’oi’a Ripley, who yesterday hoped to keep in close quarters with Leilua has fallen to sixth place after a sixth and fourth placings in the days races.

The top sailors at the end of the day are New Caledonia, Samoa and Papua New Guinea and Australia at fifth place despite not competing in the second race. 

Fiji, the Solomon Islands, American Samoa and Tahiti are sailing in seventh to tenth place.

As a team Leilua and Ripley continue to lead the table with 62 points to second place Fiji’s 94. 

Weather permitting, the women continue to race tomorrow and Saturday from 10am. 


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