Olympics: 49er crew continue to lead NZ sailors

The 49er crew of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have consolidated their overall second placing to be the best-performing Kiwi sailors so far at the London Olympics.

Burling and Tuke posted solid finishes of third and fifth in their two races to keep them on track for an appearance in the medal race.

In the men's Laser, Andrew Murdoch found form after struggling through the first two days of competition - he won race five and finished seventh in his sixth to move from 13th place at the start of the day to eighth overall.

JP Tobin had solid but unspectacular results in the windsurfing with finishes of third and seventh - he now lies in sixth place overall.

The women's Elliott 6m crew, for the third straight day, took a win and a loss from their two match races to sit in fifth overall.

Sarah Winther continued to struggle on the water with placings of 35th and 31st in her two races in the day.


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