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5 January 2011, 05:24 pm
Another Great Day At The 29er Worlds
29er World Championships
Action from the first day of racing

29er World Championship 2011
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Perfect conditions made for high high adrenaline entertainment on day 2 of the 29er Worlds of the coast of Mar del Plata, Argentina
Race Officials started at 11am and got three quality races in before the strong winds forecasted for the day arrived. As it was competitors had to deal with 16 knots at the start of the day which grew to 20+ knots during the day with waves to match making for an exciting day.

The Argentine teams of Belen Tavella/Franco Greggi and Pepe Bettini/Fernando Gwozdz remain tied after the 6 race series with 6 points each. These two teams have not had the opportunity to race each other as they have been on separate courses each day, with the qualifying determined by the standings.

Gonzalo Pollitzer/Jose Maria Diez, an Argentine team that reunited for this event, had a strong day of 1-3-2 moving them to third in the standings with 9 points. The French team of Gael Jeffrezic/Julien Bloyet are the top foreign team and the top youth team sitting in 5th followed by Australians Byron White/Ash Rooklyn in 6th with Spanish brothers Florian and Lucas Trittel in 7th. The top female team is held by Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thursgard Olsen who are 17th out of the 60 boat fleet.

The return to Club Nautico Mar del Plata was hectic with a rescue underway at the harbor entrance causing the sailors a delay in returning to shore but with event photographer Matias Capizzano jumping in the water to save someone who had fallen out of a boat and was in need of assistance. We're happy to report that everyone returned safely to shore including the swimmers, with camera equipment and photos saved as well.

Racing continues on Wednesday, January 5 with one more day of the qualifying series followed by three days of the final series.

Live reports and daily results: www.29erworlds.org

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Jerelyn Biehl (As Amended By ISAF)
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