Glenn Ashby wins eighth world title in Auckland

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

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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.

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