Scott retains yellow jersey as Finn Worlds reach the halfway stage

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Giles Scott continues to set the pace at the halfway stage of the Finn Gold Cup, consolidating his lead amid a third day of light wind racing in Takapuna, New Zealand.

The defending champion posted an eighth and a fourth in two testing and tactical races on the Hauraki Gulf to keep hold of the overall lead with three race days of World Championship competition to go.

The 2010 World Champion Ed Wright is currently fourth overall, with fellow British Sailing Team Podium squad talent Ben Cornish breaking into the top ten for the first time this week in seventh overall.

After an hour’s postponement ashore, sailors faced a further wait afloat for the cloud to lift and a light sea breeze to form and settle enough to allow for racing.

Scott made the best of it when it did to finish eighth in the first race, but teammate James Hadden fared even better, finishing the opening race of the day in fourth.

The 24-year-old is placed 43rd overall after five races in what will be his final Finn Gold Cup.

“I’ve just got to the point where I feel like I’ve got as far as I can and I want to go and do something different in my sailing career. Time to call it a day, but hopefully it will be a really good event to finish on!”

Full result are available at http://2015.finngoldcup.org

Racing continues on Friday with three races scheduled.  The final medal race is planned for Sunday 29 November.