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Team NZ hangs tough thru Day 3

by Shawn McBride on 15 Mar 2001
The third day of the Steinlager Line 7 Cup, the fourth event of the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour, featured
more of the same as Team New Zealand continued its dominance on the water.

The day began with the completion of Round Robin One. Gavin Brady, of the Prada Challenge for the 2003 America's Cup, started the day strong, recording
three wins to close out Round Robin One. His strong finish placed him in a tie for first place with Team New Zealand's Bertrand Pace and Cameron Appleton with
eight (8) wins entering the second round of racing.

In Round Robin Two of the regatta, hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Bertrand Pace and Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour
Championship points leader Magnus Holmberg led all skippers, posting records of four wins and one loss (4-1). By virtue of his strong showing Pace overtook
teammate Cameron Appleton (three wins and two losses on the day) to take the overall lead. Appleton stands in a tie for second place with Brady who notched
three wins and three losses (3-3) in the round. Holmberg is just one win off the pace in fourth place and is on the brink of advancing to the semi-finals.

Nicola Celon of the Prada Challenge was the spoilsport of the day as he defeated both Pace and Barker in successive matches blocking the Kiwis from gaining any
breathing room on the rest of the field. Unfortunately for Celon he remains buried down the leaderboard with an overall record of five wins and eleven losses

The day featured beautiful conditions tailor made to match racing and, with the windward mark set just off Hobson Wharf, the Waitmata Harbor venue where a
large crowd of spectators gathered midday to watch the action.

Spanning the globe, the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour is comprised of eight of the world's leading professional sailing events and is proving to be the
ultimate battleground of sailing. In addition to over USD$400,000 in individual event prize money, the Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour awards
USD$200,000 to the top eight sailors on the Tour. The overall winners are determined by a point system based on a sailor’s best six of eight finishes, with the
first-place skipper netting USD$60,000.

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Swedish Match Grand Prix AB is an international joint venture company with its head offices in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish Match Grand Prix AB
partners include Swedish Match, Octagon Marketing and the Match Race Association.

Overall Standings

Skipper Wins Losses

Bertrand Pace (NZ) 12 4

Cameron Appleton (NZ) 11 5

Gavin Brady (ITA) 11 6

Magnus Holmberg (SWE) 10 6

Dean Barker (NZ) 9 6

Rod Davis (ITA) 9 7

Chris Dickson (USA) 9 7

Jesper Radich (DEN) 7 9

Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) 6 10

Nicola Celon (ITA) 5 11

Andy Green (GBR) 4 12

Bjorn Hansen (SWE) 3 13

Round Robin One

Flight 14

Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) def. Bjorn Hansen (SWE)

Gavin Brady (ITA) def. Rod Davis (ITA)

Magnus Holmberg (SWE) def. Jesper Radich (DEN)

Resail Flight Seven

Gavin Brady (ITA) def. Bjorn Hansen (SWE)

Resail Flight Twleve

Gavin Brady (ITA) def. Nicola Celon (ITA)

Round Robin Two

Flight One

Bertrand Pace (NZ) def. Andy Green (GBR)

Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) def. Jesper Radich (DEN)

Chris Dickson (USA) def. Nicola Celon (ITA)

Bjorn Hansen (SWE) def. Cameron Appleton (NZ)

Dean Barker (NZ) def. Gavin Brady (ITA)

Flight Two

Cameron Appleton (NZ) def. Nicola Celon (ITA)

Jesper Radich (DEN) def. Andy Green (GBR)

Chris Dickson (USA) def. Bjorn Hansen (SWE)

Gavin Brady (ITA) def. Magnus Holmberg (SWE)

Dean Barker (NZ) def. Rod Davis (ITA)

Flight Three

Magnus Holmberg (SWE) def. Chris Dickson (USA)

Cameron Appleton (NZ) def. Dean Barker (NZ)

Rod Davis (ITA) def. Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)

Bertrand Pace (NZ) def. Bjorn Hansen (SWE)

Gavin Brady (ITA) def. Andy Green (GBR)

Flight Four

Magnus Holmberg (SWE) def. Cameron Appleton (NZ)

Rod Davis (ITA) def. Andy Green (GBR)

Gavin Brady (ITA) def. Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)

Nicola Celon (ITA) def. Bertrand Pace (NZ)

Bjorn Hansen (SWE) def. Jesper Radich (DEN)

Flight Five

Bertrand Pace (NZ) def. Gavin Brady (ITA)

Magnus Holmberg (SWE) def. Bjorn Hansen (SWE)

Rod Davis (ITA) def. Jesper Radich (DEN)

Nicola Celon (ITA) def. Dean Barker (NZ)

Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) def. Chris Dickson (USA)

Flight Six

Jesper Radich (DEN) def. Gavin Brady (ITA)

Bertrand Pace (NZ) def. Rod Davis (ITA)

Magnus Holmberg (SWE) def. Nicola Celon (ITA)

Chris Dickson (USA) def. Andy Green (GBR)

Cameron Appleton (NZ) def. Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)

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