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12 July 2011, 03:18 pm
Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) And Mateo Sanz (ESP) Shine In The RS:X
Spain's Mateo Sanz
Spain's Mateo Sanz

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2011
Zadar, Croatia

Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) and Spain's Mateo Sanz won both of their races today in the RS:X Boys and Girls at the 41st ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Zadar, Croatia.
The RS:X Boys and Girls sailed two races on day four to catch up with races lost over the opening three days due to light winds whilst the rest of the fleets enjoyed a day of rest.

Kaewduang-Ngam won both of her races and has closed the gap on RS:X Girls leader Veronica Fanciulli (ITA) to two points. In Race 5 the Thai girl opened up a 58 second lead at the windward mark. She was able to relax throughout the remainder of the race and comprehensively took the race victory. And it was business as usual for her as she won Race 6 by a health margin.

The Thai RS:X sailor said, "The wind here is quite light, just like Thailand and I am really satisfied with my work today."

Fanciulli finished second in both of her races today and retains her lead on eight points. Kaewduang-Ngam is second on ten points and Israel's Naomi Cohen had a good day finishing third and fourth and sits third overall with 15 points.

In the RS:X Boys Spain's Mateo Sanz had a perfect day claiming the race win in both of the races but Korea's Cho Wonwoo, who finished ninth and fourth in today's racing, retains his lead overall on nine points points.

The Spaniard said, "I am very happy because I have improved my results after winning both races today and I was trying to get on the podium so I am happy.

"Today was the best day of the championship for wind. The wind was around 8-9 knots and I am very good in this wind so I benefit from the conditions."


Wonwoo leads on nine points, Sanz sits second on 12 points and Pawel Tarnowski, who finished third and 11th today, is third overall on 18 points.

It will be business as usual tomorrow as all the fleets hit the water for more racing. Racing is due to start at 12:00 local time.

Full results can be viewed here.

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