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6 May 2012, 10:42 am
Big Shifts And Black Flags At Audi Laser Worlds
Day 2
On The Trail

World Laser Standard Senior Championship
Boltenhagen, Germany

The second day of the qualifying series for the Audi Laser World Championship kicked off with sunshine but low temperatures.
The wind was again very shifty with gusts of up to 13 knots, leading to the starting line being repositioned several times during both races. Towards the afternoon the wind decreased even more, making conditions for the sailors tricky and causing some major changes in the overall results. As yesterday the black flag was in frequent use with twelve Black Flag Disqualifications in the two races.

After one discard Tom Slingsby from Australia, who placed first and fourth in today's races, is still leading the preliminary overall results with three points. "Day two was another good day for me with a one and a four," said Slingsby. "We had more light, shifty, winds again and I'm just trying to not have a big score.

"In race one I had a good start and rounded sixth and by the end of the first lap I had the lead and held off fellow Aussie Tom Burton to win,"
he said. "In race two I rounded sixth again, I sailed well to catch up to the leaders but unfortunately for me there were three very good guys ahead who never gave me a chance to overtake so I settled for a fourth."

Hot on his heels are Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) with a total of six points following a second and eighth place today and third overall with six points as well is fellow Australian Tom Burton who placed second in his fleet twice today.

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