5.5 Metre World Championship
23 Sep 14
Two great races were completed on the second day of the 5.5m World Championship 2014 in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany.
"A very well organized event" Andreadis said at the end of the day "it is important for sailing in Italy to have races in different venues from the usual ones. It is a very tough championship with so many good sailors, world and olympic champions".
In a warm summer day, once again a westerly wind blew over the race area allowing two more races to be completed with about 8 knots for the first race, 12 knots dropping to 6 knots by the end of the day.
In the first race of the day, James Howells (USA) crossed the fiinishing line in first position, anyway the American Marvin Beckmann in still the leader of the overall results. European Champion Ante Razmilovich is now second overall tie on points with Andreadis.
Racing resumes on Friday at 12:00 local time.
1. The Martian (USA) - Marvin Beckmann - 24pts
2. Swedish Blue (HKG) - Ante Razmilovic - 40pts
3. Efyra III (GRE) - George Andreadis - 40pts