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Gruber defends lead after six more races at SWC Melbourne

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Fleet racing on windward-leewards was the call of the day in a building 15 knots breeze on day two of the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne.

Six races were completed with Gruber taking 4 out of 6. Martin Dolenc showed a strong performance in the final two races of the day, screaming down the final reach to the finish line overlapped with Gruber and taking the victory both times.

Sitting safely in third position is Ric Black from Australia.

The forecast tomorrow is calling for strong conditions with a building south-easterly wind expected to peak at around 30 knots in the later afternoon, which might leave the kiteboards being the only class sailing as the day progresses. Another three fleet races are scheduled for the first session, before the local kite community is called out for some demo foil racing after the completion of the official programme.

Everyone is invited to see us from 3pm at St. Kilda Beach to join in the informal racing. Bring your ID or driving license as deposit for the racing lycra and sign in, come out, and get your results in the evening.

Racing continues through to Sunday with 3 medal races scheduled.

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HOW TO FOLLOW THE SAILING WORLD CUP MELBOURNE

RESULTS / ENTRIES
Entries for Sailing World Cup are available to view on the World Cup website here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/sailorinfo/melbourne15_entries
.php and results will be available throughout when racing commences on 9 December here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

Invited Class entries can be found here-  http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/sites/default/files/V28%20Invited%20Class.pdf  and results are available here -  http://www.sailingworldcupmelbourne.com/2015-results-1.

LIVE TRACKING
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php


Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.
Click here to download the iOS Application -  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278

Click here to download the Android Application -  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS

The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

PHOTOGRAPHY

High resolution imagery free for editorial usage will be available throughout Sailing World Cup Melbourne via -
 http://www.explorer-media.com/gallery/2015-Sailing-World-Cup-Media/G0000lY8DlLWRzxs/C0000qUgnTE9iC2c.
The password to download imagery is SWC-Melb-2015. For high resolution imagery please contact the media team below.

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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Hansen & Colley
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Tom and Oscar Green -
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Amelia and Pia
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Conway brothers
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2: Lloyd & Elks
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 2 wrap
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PRESS RELEASES

The International Sailing Federation will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of Sailing World Cup Melbourne. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here -  http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php

For all Press Releases for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne click here.

MEDIA GUIDE

Click here for the Sailing World Cup Melbourne media guide.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag of Sailing World Cup Melbourne is #SWCMelb
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Twitter - www.twitter.com/SWCMelbourne
Instagram - www.instagram.com/isafsailingworldcupmelbourne

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Gruber opens up at SWC Melbourne with perfect score

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Yesterday's blustery sou'west change gusting over 30 knots and chopping up Port Phillip has settled down for day one of racing at the Sailing World Cup Melbourne, the first stop of the 2016 Sailing World Cup series spanning six international cities.

The midday activation of four course areas signaled the start of the Sailing World Cup Melbourne for the seventh time. With the last of the humidity and smog blown off by yesterday afternoon's strong sou'westerly change, the major international city by the bay put on a cool day with ample wind for Olympic class competitors to kick off their points chase.

Racing between today, Wednesday December 9, and Saturday, will be divided into two sessions starting daily at 12 noon and 14:30 local time. Big crowds are expected on the weekend when St Kilda turns into a massive stage for the sailing unfolding along the foreshore, in particular Sunday's Medal Races.

While the Olympic and Paralympic classes opened Melbourne's World Cup program in fickle southerly winds and easy-going seas, the Formula Kite fleet headed out to their first day of racing in winds gusting up to 28 knots and white capped waves.

The Kites offered the best spectator action, roaring around the course set just off St Kilda Beach in the day's strongest conditions.

Florian Gruber (GER) finished with the perfect scorecard, six from six, and Croatia's Martin Dolenc followed closely behind Gruber, placing second in all six races. Third overall is Australia' Ric Black.

Racing continues tomorrow with 6 races on windward-leeward courses. A total of 20 races in the opening series plus 3 non-discardable races on the final are scheduled to crown the 2015 SWC Melbourne champion.

 

RESULTS / ENTRIES

Results will be available throughout when racing commences on 9 December here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php

LIVE TRACKING

The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.

Click here to download the iOS Application - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278

Click here to download the Android Application - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS

The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag of Sailing World Cup Melbourne is #SWCMelb

Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ISAFWorldSailing

Instagram - https://instagram.com/isafworldsailing/

Twitter - @ISAFupdates

Follow the event on World Cup Melbourne's social networks

Facebook - www.facebook.com/ISAFSWCMelbourne

Twitter - www.twitter.com/SWCMelbourne

Instagram - www.instagram.com/isafsailingworldcupmelbourne


 

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