The world's number one ranked Europe sailor, Sari Multala (FIN) has opened the series in the way she intends to continue, ahead. With a bullet and two seconds, her consistency is already evident. Some good opening results for world ranked number 22, Manon Borsi (FRA), who is just 3 points adrift of the leader.
|Europe||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Points||Position|
|MULTALA SARI||FIN 7||2||2||1||5||1|
|BORSI MANON||FRA 3||3||1||4||8||2|
|MIN DEZILLIE||BEL 1||1||5||5||11||3|
|ABRAHAMSEN TRINE JULIE||DEN 11||5||4||6||15||4|
|ROUILLE BLANDIN||FRA 8||7||6||3||16||5|
The 78 strong Laser fleet is being led by world ranked number 2, Kalle Suneson (SWE), after 3 races. With an opening 10th place, Kalle pulled himself up to post a 2nd and 4th, giving him a reasonable margin over the chasing Mate Arapov (CRO). However, at this early stage there is of course all to play for. Anders Nyholm (DEN), world ranked 29th, will be pleased with his third overall performance to date.
|Laser||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Points||Position|
|KARL SUNESON||SWE 175302||10||2||4||16||1|
|MATE ARAPOV||CRO 172583||12||10||3||25||2|
|ANDERS NYHOLM||DEN 173367||6||18||2||26||3|
|NEGRI DIEGO||ITA 169102||22||6||1||29||4|
|BERGMANS PHILIPPE||BEL 174401||13||12||9||34||5|
Another Crotian sailor, Viali Nenad, is looking strong in the Finn fleet, no doubt to the consternation of world ranked number 1 Emilios Papathanasio, who is current fifth overall after two races. Nenad is currently ranked 25th in the world.
A relatively small 20-boat, 9 nation fleet, will give some of the lower ranked sailors an opportunity to gain valuable ranking points.
|Finn||Race 1||Race 2||Points||Position|
|NENAD VIALI||CRO 14||1||4||5||1|
|RAFAEL TRUJILLED||ESP 100||3||3||6||2|
|MISURA MARIN||CRO 25||8||1||9||3|
|GASPER VINCEC||SLO 5||7||2||9||4|
|PAPATHANASIOU EMILIOS||GRE 6||2||8||10||5|
Excellent consistency for Sven Karsenbarg and Mischa Heemskerk (NED) sees them with a clear 6-point margin after three races. World ranking leaders, Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher (AUT) sit in fourth place. A pleasing result in this 22 boat fleet for local sailors Dimitrios Theodorakis and Antonis Bougiouris (GRE) who are ranked 58th in the world, and on equal points with Hagara/Steinacher. This duo are clearly showing some good form, as they first entered the world rankings in July 2002, ranked 100, taking just over 6 months to move up to their current position.
|Tornado||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Points||Position|
|SVEN KARSENBARC/MISCHA HEEMSKERK||NED 111||1||2||1||4||1|
|OLIVIER BACKES/LAURENT VOIRON||FRA 277||2||5||3||10||2|
|FERNANDO ECHAVARRI/ANTON PAZ||ESP 1||4||3||4||11||3|
|ROMAN HAGARA/HANS-PETER STEINACHER||AUT 380||9||1||5||15||4|
|DIMITRIOS THEODORAKIS/ANTONIS BOUGIOURIS||GRE 1||3||6||6||15||5|
470 - Men and Women
Not surprisingly, local boys Andreas Kosmatopolous and Konstantinos Trigonis are sailing to form, and despite no wins, their consistency leaves them ahead of the more variable placings of the rest of the fleet. Croatian brothers Tomislav and Petar Cupca, ranked number 23 in the world lie in second, but on equal points with the third placed sailors Panayotis Kambouridis and Angelos Lemanis (GRE).
Over in the 12-boat women's fleet, reigning world champions and 2002 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year winners Sofia Bekatorou and Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE) surprisingly lie in 4th, behind the third and second placed British crews. Out in the lead are world ranked number 10, Ingrid Petitjean and Nadege Douroux (FRA), who also lie 7th overall (as the men and women are racing together).
|470 Overall||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Points||Position|
|ANDREAS KOSMATOPOULOS/KOSMATOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS||GRE 131||4||2||2||8||1|
|TOMISLAV BASIC/BASIC PETAR||CRO 81||3||10||1||14||2|
|PANAYOTIS KAMBOURIDIS/KAMBOURIDIS ANGELOS||GRE 165||2||7||5||14||3|
|SVEN COSTER/COSTER KALLE||NED 1||6||9||4||19||4|
|TOMAZ COPI/COPI DAVO||SLO 441||1||12||10||23||5|
Nikos Kaklamanakis, currently ranked 9th in the world, has opened the series with a bullet, which is clearly how he would like to continue, especially when sailing on home waters. However, world ranked number 4, Nick Dempsey (GBR) is close behind him.
Alessandra Sensini (ITA), who is currently ranked 12th in the world, leads the women's fleet after one race.
|Mistral Overall||Race 1||Points||Position|
|N. KAKLAMANAKIS (M)||GRE 1||1||1||1|
|NICK DEMPSEY (M)||GBR 21||2||2||2|
|BYRON KOKALANIS (M)||GRE 8||3||3||3|
|ANDREAS KARIOLOU (M)||CYP 601||4||4||4|
|GEORGE FRAGOS (M)||GRE 22||5||5||5|
Having hot-footed it over from Puerto Sherry, Cadiz, where last week they were training for the 2003 ISAF World Sailing Championships, reigning World Champions and world ranking leaders, Iker Martinez and Xavier Fernandez (ESP) have posted a commanding 1, 2 and 3 placing to lead the 49er fleet.
A superb result for Kevin Orlandi and Nicolas Cau, who sit in second overall. Not bad for this duo who are ranked 96th in the world.
|49er||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Points||Position|
|IKER MARTINEZ/XAVIER FERNANDEZ||ESP 1||1||2||3||6||1|
|KEVIN ORLANDI/NICOLAS CAU||FRA 777||4||3||4||11||2|
|JONATAN PERSSON/THOMAS IVERJEN||DEN 21||5||1||8||14||3|
|SANTIAGO LOPEZ-VAZQUEZ/JAVIER DE LA PLAZA||ESP 4||2||5||11||18||4|
|PIETRO SIBELLO/GIANFRANCO SIBELLO||ITA 6||6||12||1||19||5|
A small nine boat, three nation fleet for the Stars, which sees Francesco Bruni and Antar Vigna (ITA) leading after 2 races. The duo are not currently ranked, so if their results keep pace they will make their first entry on the next world ranking release on 6 May. Francesco Bruni, has proved his skill across the classes as he is also currently ranked 48th in the 49er and previously has sailed a Laser at elite level.
|Star||Race 1||Race 2||Check Penalty||Points||Position|
|FR. BRUNI/ANTAR VIGNA||ITA 11||2||1||0||3||1|
|L. PELEKANAKIS/G. KONTOGOURIS||GRE 7089||5||2||0||7||2|
|K. MANTHOS/K. EXARCHOS||GRE 7915||3||4||0||7||3|
|PAOLO SEMERATO/ANDREA MICHELI||ITA 7961||1||3||5||9||4|
|TH. TSOUFLAS/IAK. LOUDAROS||GRE 7873||7||5||0||12||5|
With 2nd places in the first two races of the series, Ekaterina Skudina, Tatiana Lartseva and Ekaterina Kovalenko (RUS), sit just 1 point ahead of the chasing ex-Europe sailor Shirley Robertson, with crew Sarah Ayton and Inga Leask (GBR). World ranking leasders Monica Azon, Laia Tutzo and Julia Garcia (ESP) despite an opening bullet then placed 7th, to leave them third overall.
|Yngling||Race 1||Race 2||Points||Position|
|SKUDINA EKATERINA/LARTSEVA TATIANA/KOVALENKO EKATERINA||RUS 7||2||2||4||1|
|MONICA AZON CANALDA/JULIE GARCIA/LAIA TUZJO||ESP 3||1||7||8||3|
|CALLIGARIS CHIARA/SIFANNO SABRINA/CARCASOLE YLENA||ITA 13||6||3||9||4|
|CONTI GIULIA/BARONI ANGELA/MARENZI ALESSANDRA||ITA 14||3||6||9||5|