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20 December 2012, 11:50 am
Shifty Christmas Race Breeze In Palamos
Festive 49erFX racing
Festive 49erFX racing

Palamos Christmas Race
Palamos, Spain

The 37th edition of the GAES Palamós Christmas Race has kicked off with over 200 teams at the starting line racing in shifty conditions in a southerly wind, 6 to 8 knots.
With two races sailed in the Finn class the leader is Spanish sailor Alex Muscat followed by Ukrainian sailor Andril Gusenko and Briton George Harry in third place overall.

French team Julie D'Ortolli and Noé Delpech lead the 49er standings after the two races sailed. The Spanish Paz brothers sit in second place closely followed by Spanish youth sailor Diego Botin with crew Yago López.

The 49erFX brings Denmark to the top of the leader board Ida Marie Baad and Marie Thusgaard followed by Johanna Sommarlund and Sofie Düring from Sweden.

In Laser Standard Polish sailor Jonasz Stelmaszy leads the fleet with a fifth and two third places after the opening day. Norwegian sailor Mathias Mollat is second with just one point difference and third place overall is Poland's Piasecki.

Great Britain's Alison Young leads the Laser Radial fleet followed by Celine Therese Herud from Norway by just two points and Alizée Gadel (FRA) is in third. In the Laser, Sweden's Marcus Magnusso occupies top spot followed by Polish competitor Adrian Raczkowski in second place and Spanish sailor Borja Mas in third place overall.

Poland's Agnieszca Skrzypulec and Natalia Wojcik lead the Women's 470 fleet and Kevin Pepponet and Julien Lebrun (FRA) have the advantage in the men's fleet.

Full results
Palamos Christmas Race
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