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14 March 2005, 11:12 am
Light Winds on Day Two
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Barcelona Olympic Sailing Week 2005
Barcelona, Spain

The second day of competition at the PHARO Barcelona Olympic Sailing week started with delay in some of the areas of the regatta due to light winds. When leaving the port, sailors found that the sailing conditions were very different compared to the first day of racing.
The Race Committee started to lay the courses for a southeast wind at (80º) that later rotated to the right varying its intensity continuously. It was only at the end of the regatta that it surpassed 8 knots, and the Race Committee was able to finally follow a stable course and complete races for all classes.

In the Laser Radial Class, the Italian representative in the Europe in Athens, Larissa NEVIEROV, moved to the top of the leaderboard after adding two firsts to her three second places from day one. The Spanish sailor, Alicia CEBRIAN who led overnight after winning all three of the races on day one moves down to second overall just two points behind Nevierov. In third place is Lucia REYES, also from Spain.

The Laser class is also led by an Italian and again it is an Olympian from Athens. Diego NEGRI has so far put in a very consisten performance and leads by three points from Allan JULIE who represented the Seychelles at the Olympic Sailing Competition. This very international fleet sees Greek sailor Adonis BOUGIOURIS in third place but on equal points with Giorgio POGGI (ITA).

It may not be much of a surpise that the Finn class is also currently led by an Olympic athlete and it is silver medallist Rafael TRUJILLO (ESP) who tops the table, despite an OCS in race four. This field is dominated by Trujillo and second placed Guillaume FLORENT (FRA) who also competed in Athens.

The men's 470 fleet have completed six races and the leaderboard sees two Italian teams at the top. Olympian Gabrio ZANDONA, sailing with new crew Francesco DELLA TORRE (ITA) lead from their countrymen Enrico FONDA and Pietro ZUCCHETTI. Fonda and Zucchetti are on equal points with Sven and Kalle COSTER (NED) but both teams have a hefty discard - and OCS and DNF respectively.

The women's 470 is the smallest with just eight teams but there are familiar names at the top of the leaderboard after six races. Natalia VIA-DUFRESNE, the 2004 silver medallist has teamed up with Laia TUTZÓ (ESP) and the pair have a clean sweep of six bullets. In second place are Austrians Sylvia VOGL and Carolina FLATSCHER who are ranked at number 18 in the world but did not compete in Athens.

In the Tornado fleet Fernando ECHAVARRI and Anton PAZ (ESP) have almost acheived a similar feat, except for their second in race four, and lead the class ahead of Russian team Andrey KIRILYUK and Valery USHKOV.

In the 49er fleet Alberto PADRÓN and Javier DE LA PLAZA (ESP), are leading from Pietro and Gianfranco SIBELLO (ITA) with Paul MEILHAT and Mathieu BOURDAIS (FRA) in third.

Racing continues until 15 March.

Event Media (As Amended by ISAF)
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