Alessandra SENSINI won convincingly followed by LEI SHAN Lee, leaving the fleet well behind and proving their ability to perform well in the tricky conditions. Faustine MERRET (FRA).
Meanwhile on the men´s course, the blue group started first at 1:40 going for a double outer loop, followed by the yellow group at 1:50 sailing the double inner loop. The men´s course had similar conditions to the women´s but towards the last leg a failing breeze and shifty north westerly wind made racing rather difficult.
In the blue group Julien BONTEMPS (FRA) won, followed byDominic TIDEY (GBR) and HO CHI Ho (HKG).
The yellow group was won by Maksim OBEREMKO (UKR), second was Stephane JAOUEN (FRA) and third was Peter WELLS (USA), who moved up from forth place as Canadian Kevin STITTLE was called OCS after finishing third.
Afterwards the wind died on the men´s course to under 5 knots which made racing impossible therefore they were sent onshore to wait for more wind. The women on the yellow course faced steady 8 knots breeze and started the second race.
Both of the men fleets were sent out to the yellow course after the women's second race finished, in order to try to get a second race completed, but due to the lack of wind racing was cancelled at 5 PM.
Today´s racing is scheduled for 11:00 so stay tuned for more exciting tales from the 2003 European Championships at the beautiful Bay of Mondello.
Men (After One Race)
|1||UKR - 19||Oberemko, Maksim||1.00 Point|
|2||FRA - 29||Jaouen, Stephane||2.00 Points|
|3||USA - 2||Wells, Peter||3.00 Points|
|4||NZL - 1||Tobin, Jon-Paul||4.00 Points|
|5||GRE - 1||Kaklamanakis, Nikos||5.00 Points|
|6||FRA - 91||Le Gal, Nicolas||6.00 Points|
|7||ISR - 18||Fridman, Gal||7.00 Points|
|8||POL - 126||Miarczynski, Przemyslaw||8.00 Points|
|9||FRA - 8||Huguet, Nicolas||9.00 Points|
|10||NED - 77||Van Dijk||10.00 Points|
|1||FRA - 6||Bontemps, Julien||1.00 Point|
|2||GBR - 7||Tidey, Dominic||2.00 Points|
|3||HKG - 6||Ho, Chi Ho||3.00 Points|
|4||GRE - 8||Kokalanis, Bryon||4.00 Points|
|5||ESP - 7||Pastor, Ivan||5.00 Points|
|6||ISR - 1||Chabner, Alex||6.00 Points|
|7||FRA - 7||Guyader, Alexander||7.00 Points|
|8||POR - 75||Rodriguez, Joao||8.00 Points|
|9||ARG - 6||Benitez, Martin||9.00 Points|
|10||FRA - 178||Beudou, Nicolas||10.00 Points|
Women (After 2 Races)
|1||FRA - 9||Merret, Faustine||3.00 Points|
|2||ITA - 25||Sensini, Alessandra||5.00 Points|
|3||GER - 82||Lux, Amelie||9.00 Points|
|4||HKG - 1||Lee, Lai Shan||11.00 Points|
|5||FRA - 35||Mailhos, Jeanne||11.00 Points|
|6||FRA - 24||Vidal, Lise||20.00 Points|
|7||GBR - 1||Sturges, Natasha||26.00 Points|
|8||BUL - 14||Konstantinova, Irina||29.00 Points|
|9||ITA - 46||Tartaglini, Flavia||30.00 Points|
|10||GBR - 94||Show, Bryony||31.00 Points|