Glenn Ashby wins eighth world title in Auckland

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 15:28 16/02/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

David Nyika batters David Light in Golden Gloves heavyweight clash Fast times and peace coming back for disgraced American sprinter Tyson Gay Alberto Contador lays claim as cycling great, adding second Giro d'Italia to grand tour collection Andrea Hewitt sixth in London triathlon to stay third in world rankings Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - June 2 Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks to reach Stanley Cup finals New Zealand mountain bike stars Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper in World Cup top 10 Team New Zealand helmsman Glenn Ashby shows class with win in major European regatta Lisa Carrington wins fifth world cup gold medal in as many races First-time winners for Christchurch Airport Marathon

Glenn Ashby won the title as Team New Zealand dominated the A-Class catamaran world championships in Auckland today.

Ashby, the Australian wing trimmer in the Kiwi camp, finished second in the ninth and final race this afternoon.

That was enough to win his eighth world title in the 18-foot development catamarans.

Ashby won four races during the week, was second in three races and third in one.

New Team New Zealand signings Blair Tuke and Peter Burling joined Ashby on the podium and tactician Ray Davies ended up fourth overall.

Today's final race was won by Australian America's Cup helmsman Nathan Outteridge who got past Ashby on the least leg.

Davies, Tuke and Burling followed Ashby to the line in a race that was delayed by more than two hours because of light winds.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content