Sam Meech improves to second at Laser world championships in Croatia

  • 16/09/2017
Sam Meech.
Sam Meech. Photo credit: Getty Images

A red-hot Cypriot sailor stands between Kiwi Sam Meech and the overall lead after the second day of the Laser world championship in Split, Croatia.

Meech was second in his fleet race on Friday to improve from third to second on seven net points.

That result, which followed a first and a fourth on day one, leaves the Rio Olympic bronze medallist trailing Pavlos Kontides by four points.

Kontides has won all three of his races, in a separate fleet to Meech.

Elsewhere, Kiwi Thomas Saunders improved two spots to 16th while Andrew McKenzie (44th) and George Gautrey (68th) are also in the 147-strong championship.