Switzerland's sailor Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria won the second Star race on day two of the Worlds in Hyeres, France. But Ireland's Peter O'Leary and Andrew Burrows lead the way.
With gusty winds the race committee chose to delay the start with the first start launched around 14.00, and a general recall was announced immediately.
O'Leary and Burrows were first at the upwind mark, followed by Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (NZL) and Michael Hestbaeck and Claus Olesen (NOR). But Marazzi and de Maria rolled up the downwind mark before O'Leary and Burrows and Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada. The Brazilians managed to catch up and took the lead at the second upwind mark.
The Brazilians and the Swiss teams tussled towards the finish with Scheidt and Prada in control but near the finish Scheidt and Prada left Marazzi and de Maria a bit too much space and they took the opportunity to steal the lead and finished less than half a boat ahead of them.
O'Leary and Burrows came through and fourth which moves them to the top of the leader board, ahead of Scheidt and Prada and Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson.
Better weather is expected today in Hyeres with 15 knots and sunshine on the cards.
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