Carney collects first victory in Miami
February 1, 2013 12:53 pm
Elliot Carney’s victory in the eighth RS:X men’s race was the highlight for Britain’s windsurfers on day four of the Miami World Cup.
With both the men’s and women’s events heading into the quarter-final stage on Thursday, any scores the top ten windsurfers had accrued previously were wiped clean.
And Olympic champion Dorian Van Rijsselberghe from Holland made the most of the clean slate as recorded finishes of first, second and third to take a four-point lead.
Hong Kong’s Ho Tsun Leung sits second with Spain’s Ivan Pastor in third, Great Britain’s Nick Dempsey two places further back after finishes of fifth, eighth and fourth.
Carney endured a mixed day in Miami as his quarter-final campaign opened with a retirement from the opening race, before improving to ninth and then tasting victory in the final outing.
There was better news for Bryony Shaw in the women’s event as she sits third following two finishes of second and an eighth, while Izzy Hamilton finds herself sitting eighth.
Elsewhere, in the Laser class Alex Mills Barton continues to lead to way for Britain as he sits tenth, with Matt Reid 30th and Jack Wetherell one place further back.
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