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27 July 2011, 09:39 am
Brazilians Sparkle At Lightning Worlds
Thomas Sumner, Felipe Brito, Fillipe Gil - Getting the Gun on Race 4!
Thomas Sumner, Felipe Brito, Fillipe Gil - Getting the Gun on Race 4

International Lightning Class World Championship
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The third day of the International Lightning Class Association World Championship was dominated by the Brazilian Team of Thomas Sumner, Felipe Brito and Fillipe Gil who won both races.
They convincingly won the first race by over one minute. Winds were from the East/Northeast at 9-11 kts and built to about 12-14 kts as the day went on. Unlike the past two days, the water was relatively flat with no waves or chop.

The Brazilian Team of Claus Biekarck, Gunner Ficker and Marcelo Batista da Silva continue to sail well and took a 4, 2. They are tied for first with the Chilean Team of Tito Gonzalez sailing with his son, Diego and Cristian Herman who had a 2, 3 on day three. Both have 17 total points.

The American team of David Starck, his wife Jody and Ian Jones were consistent with a 3, 5 and are in third overall with 25 total points. Team Sumner is on their heels in fourth place with 26 total points. Felipe Robles, Pablo Lorca and Andres Guevara from Chile are in fifth place with 27 points.

Racing continues tomorrow with an 11:00 local time warning. Follow live text coverage of racing at
Laura Jeffers
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