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4 July 2001, 11:16 am
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Snipe Junior World Championships

After day 1 was blown out, day 2 brought NE breezes from 6-12 knots in choppy seas left over from the cold front the day before at Mentor Harbor Yachting Club, Mentor, Ohio.
Race one found Spaniards Raul de Valenzuela/Jose la Torre Martinez and Americans Bryan Lake/Graham Biehl trading the top position during the race with Lake/Biehl pulling away for the last beat to win the race.

Race 2 was lighter with the prevalent chop. 2 boats were called over early but returned to start properly. Argentines Emanuel Botello/Mariano Zarza led the majority of the race but fellow countrymen Adolfo Benavidez/Federico Pierson passed them on the final beat to win the race. Americans Dave Hochart/Piet VanOs pulled to 3rd the last race with Americans Lee Sackett/Drew Hamilton in 4th.

The third race had oscillating shifts, which challenged all the sailors. Brazilians Marcos Mascarenhas/Pedro Tinoco do Amarag started at the boat and never looked back. With the wind dropping, they increased their lead until the finish. Spaniards Valenzuela/Martinez held on to second the entire race but Americans Lake/Biehl came from 7th to finish 3rd.

Results, top 5:

1. ARG Benavidez/Pierson 9.75
2. ARG Botello/Zarza 13
3. USA Lake/Biehl 13.75
4. USA Hochart/VanOs 14
5. BRA Mascarenhas/Tinoco 14.75

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