sailing - AFP - December 9 2011
Korzits, left, and China’s Wang Ning rounding a mark in the first race yesterday near Perth. Photo by AFP
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Lee Korzits continues to sail toward a medal at the Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. The windsurfer is ranked first in the RS:X category after eight races. Yesterday, she finished ninth in the sixth race but was able to discard it as her lowest finish to date. She then placed second in the seventh race and third in the eighth leg.

Korzits leads the group with 14 points, six points ahead of Marina Alabau of Spain, 13 ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland and 15 points ahead of Britain's Bryony Shaw. Noceti-Klepacka, 25, made a huge turnaround from 10th and 18th on Monday by easily winning Races 6 and 7 yesterday. She said a friend had recently died, which had distracted her the first day, but now she was racing for him.

Maayan Davidovich, who placed 18th, 12th and 14th respectively in the three RS:X races, is ranked 11th. Nofar Edelman, competing in the Laser Radial, is ranked 45th after eight races.

Today is a rest day. Two races are planned for tomorrow and the medal race is set for Sunday.

On the men's side, Gidi Kliger and Eran Sela finished second in their race behind the Croatian team and world No. 3 Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic to move up to fifth in the 470 two-person dinghy. The Israelis trail third-placed Fantela and Marenic by 15 points.