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2.4mr World Championship: Matt Bugg kept off the water with illness

  • 2-4mR racing in Poole  (Photo by 2-4mR World Championship)
2.4mr World Championship: Matt Bugg kept off the water with illness

Illness has unfortunately brought Matt Bugg’s 2.4mR World Championship campaign to a halt, with the Tasmanian sailor unable to race on day two in Poole, England.

Bugg, who was due to start the day sixth overall, fell ill overnight and was unable to take to the water on Wednesday, missing three races.

After the opening six races Bugg is now 39th overall and is hoping to be back racing on Thursday.

Michael Leydon is now the top placed Australian in the 75 boat fleet, ending day two in 37th position.

Neil Patterson is currently 60th and Mark Durnan ended the day in 68th.

“It was a tough day for Matt,” said coach Richard Scarr. “Unfortunately he was quite ill at the start of the day and unable to take part in racing, hopefully he’ll be back out there tomorrow with four races planned.

“Racing today was again a two sided affair with those able to find a lane coming out on top,” he said. “Neil had a great start in the final race and was able to find a lane and hold it during the first beat. He entered the cone at the top mark in around 20th and was then bounced around the mark to finally round at the back of the fleet, welcome to 2.4mR sailing!

“Mark and Michael had a mixed day but we’ve got four races tomorrow and a moderate breeze so there’s still plenty of chances to move up the ladder,” said Scarr.

Full results from Poole can be found here.

By Craig Heydon, Yachting Australia


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