In the breeze that had become fickle in both direction and strength, positions were ever changing in the remainder of the race. Going into the final run, the lead had been taken over by Bostjan ANTONCIC (SLO), followed by Sergey PICHUGUIN (UKR) and Winkler.
The battle between the front two on the final beat was ferocious to say the least, with Pitchugin fighting and gaining inch by inch. At the finish, he won by a whisker.
George WOSSALA (HUN) describes the second race of the day:
"We started on the right hand side and led the fleet for a short period of time. There was a very lucky situation on the first upwind leg, where everybody thought they had to choose the shore, but the left hand side was much more positive than the other. In the meantime a wind came from east, so we pulled out there, that's how we've got the leader position
The second upwind wasn't really good, as we pulled the eastern side together with Pitchugin, and it did not work. Maschkiwitz, Winkler and Auteried left us both there on the way to north, while they received a 20-30 degree strengthening wind. So we felt back into sixth place, and climbed back from here.
It was a very interesting, and varied race, and third position makes me really happy."
Overall Top Ten (After Four Races)
|1||GER||Heiko Winkler||Stefan Wenzel||Jens Niemann||6||1||1||3||1|
|2||UKR||Sergey Pichuguin||Sergey Timokhov||Dimitryi Yarovoy||7||2||2||1||2|
|3||AUT||Carl Auteried||Martin Kendler||Udo Moser||17||4||5||4||4|
|4||GER||Thomas Maschkiwitz||Christoph Saurbier||Knut Seelig||26||5||4||11||6|
|5||SLO||Bostjan Antoncic||Zeljko Perovic||Gennadij Strakh||29||6||6||2||15|
|6||HUN||Wossala George Wossala||Laszlo Kovasci||Peter Nemeth||30||8||13||6||3|
|7||AUT||Thomas Jakobowitz||Volker Moser||Christian Panek||35||11||7||5||12|
|8||HUN||Farkas Litkey||Gábor Bánkuti||István Rutai||47||14||15||13||5|
|9||HUN||MADARASZ Tamas||HAINZMANN Akos||SABJAN Zoltan||51||12||10||16||13|
|10||HUN||SZEKELY Antal||RACZ Laszlo||KRUSS Erno||52||7||9||18||18|