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15 September 2004, 05:16 pm
Day Three - First Offshore Finishes
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VIP IMS World Championship

The third competition day of VIP IMS 600 World Championships ended early in the morning at 3 a.m. After the first two races member of Sailing Club of Rijeka Darko Hajdinjak, holds excellent third place.
In the first race to Rovinj, corrected time winner was boat Igienstudio Shaula (Roberto FARAESE). First favorite Matteo Ivaldi aboard (MAN) was victorious in the second race(Cres - Rovinj - Cres).

In boath races Darko HAJDINJAK was an excellent third. "We very pleased, it could not be better" - told us clearly exhausted Rajko KujUndzic, Karuba's tactician emerging first in the Press Centre.

Weather conditions were perfect at the championship for the first offshore races. A southerly wind of 10-12 knots for the race to Rovinj, later increasing to 16 knots. After turn at islet St. Catherine to Brioni boats had a wind of 26 knots, the breeze having increased by 10 knots. Right after boats left Brioni, "fresh storm" from Italy, it briefly showered regatta for 15 minutes. The first three skippers reached Cres between 3 a.m. - 4 a.m. acquiring virtualy calm morning in the Marina, with everyobdy awaiting tonight's truffle party.

There are two windward/leeward races planned for tomorrow, and VIP sailor's party at night.

You can find results of first two races and overall rankings in our attachment.

You can find additional information about VIP IMS 600 World Championships, including full results on the event website at the address below.
Event Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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