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9 September 2011, 09:50 am
Italian Domination As Leaderboard Closes Ranks At The Star Europeans
Diego Negri & Enrico Voltolini
Diego Negri & Enrico Voltolini (ITA) Lead The Way

Star European Championship
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

The weather gods finally allowed a full day of racing at the Star European Championship at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay, Ireland as a moderate westerly breeze allowed Principal Race Officer David Lovegrove and his team to deliver three races.
With their form unchanged since Sunday, Italians Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini extended their overall lead in the 26-boat fleet, counting one win plus a third place while discarding their eighth place in race six.

Polish 2008 World champion and past Finn Olympic Gold medallist Mateusz Kusznierewicz with Dominik Zycki also showed good pace, with a fifth place and a win yesterday while discarding a ninth in the hunt for the overall lead. Canada's Richard Clarke with Tyler Bjorn also moved up a place to third overnight as the final two races are slated for Friday - weather permitting.

In local interest, a slip in form for Peter O'Leary and David Burrows saw the Cork/Dublin pair drop to fifth place while Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks failed to find their form today.

Provisional overall standings after six races

1. Diego Negri & Enrico Voltolini (ITA)
2. Mateusz Kusznierewicz Dominik Zycki (POL)
3. Richard Clarke & Tyler Bjorn (CAN)
4. Guillaume Florent & Pascal Rambeau (FRA)
5. Peter O'Leary & David Burrows (IRL)
6. Afonso Domingos & Frederico Melo (POR)

Updates and results will be posted daily at: http://www.rsgyc.ie/stareuro2011/

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Sonja Lee
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