Aussie wins Auckland catamaran practice race

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 11:15 11/02/2014

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Australian Nathan Outteridge showed his readiness for today's A-class catamaran world championships in Auckland by winning the official practice race.

Outteridge held off the Team New Zealand pair of Blair Tuke and Glenn Ashby for bragging rights on the eve of the championships yesterday.

Outteridge, helmsman of Artemis Racing, Sweden's troubled America's Cup racer, proved most effective with foiling in the light conditions that averaged 8-10 knots off Takapuna Beach, winning the race by almost a minute.

Peter Burling, who won the New Zealand title on Saturday, was black-flagged yesterday for a pre-race infringement, wiping his chances.

Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies came seventh.

The world championships start at noon today with the opening two races sailed around a three-lap course.

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