CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier day 3 - Barrows hard to beat

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - The wind did what the gurus said it would do and clocked around to the Northwest overnight. Wind strength stayed in the 12 - 15 kt range during the day and it was certainly to Ian Barrows liking as he reeled off four first place finishes and stretched his one point overnight lead over Eugene Hendrix AHO to seven points by the end of the day. Hendrix meanwhile was having a 4, 3, 4, 2 day putting him clear of team mate Kevin Otterdijk by 13 points.

Marti Llena, the already-qualified Spanish entry to the YOG had his best day with a 7, 2, 2, 3. Lester Hernandez Martinez CUB, still carrying a DSQ (Second drop kicks in on Sunday), sits fifth and Rahiem Steede BER rounds out the top six.

The women's places remain in the same order but Sarah Douglas CAN has opened up a seven point lead on Marina Maffessanti JAM.

Top four Youth Olympic Games country qualifiers are as follows after nine races:

Male: ISV, AHO, CUB, BER
Female: CAN, USA, CUB, DOM

Some photos from the day follow but, for a great series of photos of the event, visit Bemudan Somers Cooper's website.

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010

CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier 2010