Kooijman played the small shift perfect and soon was on top of the 66-boat fleet. By winning the first race he made it four in a row. It was however Lorenzo BRESSANI who did a good job by finishing fifth. A good result in the second race of the day would mean he would be the new champion.
In Race two the wind was getting a bit stronger so several boats changed to their jibs.
It was the Japanese boat Santa of Takagi who had a good start and passed the first mark in front. He fought a battle with Andrea CASALE'S Fiamma gialla. Casale was eventually the stongest, finishing first.
Bressani took third place, ensuring emphatically that he was crowned victor of the 2003 World Championships with a race to spare. The race for second will be a very close one. Four boats will be competing for the silver medals today.
Overall Top Ten (After 8 Races)
|2||BRA||Mauricio Santa Cruz||67||2||5||7||2||4||6||9||35|