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25 July 2001, 11:48 am
Grimaldi Holds Lead Into Day Three.
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J24 World Championships
Osaka

In lighter winds than Monday, Juan Grimaldi (ARG) of the 'MAPFRE YORK' team managed to stay ahead of the 'SIESTA COSMOS' team by finishing with a first and third to the Japanese team's two second place finishes.
The lighter winds caused some headaches for a number of teams with a large number of protest flags being seen after the windward mark. Hugo Ottaway on AUS155 found himself looking for a way to patch his boat after taking a hit from Team 'SOKOKUMARU'. Although unable to finish the race, AUS 155 bounced back with a 10th place finish in the second race of the day.

The International Jury spent a long evening sorting out a record setting 16 protests. Arbitration continues to be be a effective tool sorting a number of protests including a six boat incident.

Wednesday weather forecast will bring more record temperatures with consistent light south westerly sea breeze.

Results:

1. ARG MAPFRE YORK
2. JPN SIESTA COSMOS
3. JPN SLED
4. AUS SANTA MIRACLE
5. JPN MAKI Jr. UKON

Ken Toyosaki/News Editor
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