12 Mar 2016

Junior back to second at Finn Champs

8:46 am on 12 March 2016

New Zealand sailor Josh Junior has slipped to second but is still firmly in contention for gold heading into the final day of the Finn European Championships in Barcelona.

New Zealand sailor Josh Junior.

New Zealand sailor Josh Junior. Photo: Robert Deaves

The regatta, featuring 90 boats, wraps up tomorrow.

After no racing was possible on day four yesterday, organisers managed to get two races in this morning and the fleet has now sailed six in total.

Following race five the discard came into play and that affected the leader-board too.

Pieter Jan Postma from the Netherlands was one of the most consistent today and he has taken the overall lead from Junior.

In today's races Junior was 8th in the opener and 42nd in the second.

Postma is now on 18 points with Junior ten adrift on 28.

Behind the New Zealander there's an eight points gap to Milan Vujasinovic (CRO) on 36, with Zsombor Berecz (HUN) in 4th overall on 38 points.

Andrew Murdoch, also from the NZL Sailing Team, is lying 20th overall.

In racing today he placed 33rd and 17th.