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3 June 2011, 04:18 pm
Italians Continue To Lead Platu 25 Worlds
German Team Falkone
German Team Falkone

Platu 25 World Championship
Ghmunden-Traunsee Lake, Austria

The fourth day of the Platu 25 Worlds on Lake Traunsee in Austria was characterized by a very light and fluky wind, accompanied by rain. Only one race could be finished.
The Spanish teas could not repeat their second day performance with the day belonging to the Germans and Italians with Euk II still in the lead.

The Race Committee decided to leave the for the race area earlier, in search for a decent breeze. And they were right as a north westerly wind of around 6-8 knots welcomed the 46 boats strong fleet on the Lake waters. Yet, the breeze was particularly unstable and the Committee had to give a second start because the wind shifted hugely.

The only race of the day was won by the German boat Falkone, helmed by Falko Knabe followed by the Austrians on White Pearl skippered by Michael Farthofer and third was another local team Damaris helmed by Guenther Prummer. To be noted that almost all the Spanish crews were victim of an opaque strategy, as on the first upwind leg they opted for the left side of the race area, that proved to be the wrong one.

After several attempts the Committee launched a second start, but then the wind being too unstable to guarantee a fair race, had to give up.

After the fourth day of racing the overall ranking has changed, except for the Italians on Euz II Monella Viziata led by Sandro Montefusco who are still leading with a good eight point advantage on the second placed Kyra helmed by Lars Baher and ten on third Falkone helmed by Falko Knabe. The Iberians have thus left podium positions Marc de Antonio's Bribon Movistar is now fourth and Italian Nanuk, helmed by Luigi Ravioli with Lorenzo Bressani calling tactics, is fifth.

Top Five After Seven Races:
1 - EUZ II MONELLA VIZIATA 4-2-4-2-10-21-8 - 30 points
2 - KYRA 1-5-20-3-7-15-7 - 38 points
3 - FALKONE 2-24-1-17-8-11-1 - 40 points

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Carla Anselmi
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