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Birthday girl Bryony still on top at Hyeres

Belated happy birthday, Bryony...

Birthday girl Bryony Shaw, Olympic Champion Paul Goodison and the 49er duo of Paul Brotherton and Mark Asquith made the best of another testing day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Hyeres, France, on Wednesday.

The Olympic bronze winning windsurfer Shaw, who turned 27 yesterday, extended her lead at the top of the RS:X women’s fleet, Goodison bounced back from a disqualification while Brotherton and Asquith put in solid showing across four races to take over the yellow jerseys in their respective fleets on another day beset with delays.

Bryony Shaw sailed two mature races to consolidate her lead in the women’s RS:X fleet. The Skandia Team GBR star picked up a third and a fifth from her two races, while all her nearest rivals struggled to find form, which allowed her to amass a 13 point lead over Spanish training partner Blanca Manchon after six races.

Nick Dempsey suffered on the first day of gold fleet racing in the men’s RS:X event – he’s in 11th overall.

Racing at the French Olympic Sailing Week is set to resume on Thursday 29 April, with the final medal races scheduled for Friday 30 April.

For the latest news and information, visit www.skandiateamgbr.com or follow us on Twitter (@skandiateamgbr) for updates during the regatta.

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