Tactically challenging conditions with mildly oscillating winds from 15 to 20 knots saw some interesting changes at the top of the leader board at the Audi Laser World Championship 2012.
In uncharacteristically rough waters for Boltenhagen there were several capsizes during the races and in the strong winds some starters were a little too eager, receiving a total of seven black flags.
Alison Young (GBR) was able to discard her 39 points from the very first race of the series and moves up from 31st to first place in the overall results with a second place and a win. Only four points behind is Lijia Xu from China who was fifth in the first race and won the yellow fleet's second race. In third place with eight points like Xu is Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG) who came second in the first race but had to discard her 14th place from the second race.
Defending World Champion Marit Bouwmeester (NED) is delivering a steady performance in fifth place, only one point behind the World Champion from 2009 and 2010, Sari Multala from Finland who achieved the same scores as yesterday with a first and eighth place. Even though American Olympic hope Paige Railey placed seventh and fifth today her results from the first day prevent her from moving up significantly in the overall results. She improves from 30th place to 23rd.
France's Marie Bolou is still leading in the U21 results, followed by Erika Reineke (USA) and Michelle Broekhuizen (NED).
All results here