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9 August 2001, 03:53 pm
Gold and Silver Fleets Decided
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Mistral European Championships

Yesterday at the Mistral European Championships was a frustrating one for organisers and competitors alike as the wind was light and fickle all day, causing several races to be abandoned.

In the end only one counting race was completed for the Mistral Men's fleet. With none completed for the Women.

Consequently today, the planned lay day, the women are racing, along with the Youths and Juniors. The men have had 5 races in total which was enough to divide them into Gold and Silver fleets, so they have the luxury not afforded to the Women, Youths and Juniors, of a rest day.

Today the wind has filled in to 8-10 knots and the Women, Youths and Juniors are out on the water racing. The forecast for tommorrow is for the local 'Mistral' wind to build from 15 to 30 through the day. The plan therefore is to get the Youths and Juniors out on the water early for a 9am start. Tommorrow will be the first day of racing for the Men in the Gold and Silver Fleets. The forecast is the 'Mistral' wind to continue for the rest of the week until the event concludes on Sunday

Julien Bontemps (FRA) from Marseille, where the event is being held, leads the event going into the Gold Fleet, second is Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) and third Gal Fridman (ISR).

Results Overall Men After Qualifying Rounds, 5 races, 1 discard:

1. Julien Bontemps (FRA) 4 pts
2. Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) 6 pts
3. Gal Fridman (ISR) 13 pts
4. Joao Rodrigues (POR) 14 pts
5. Alexander Guyader (FRA) 16 pts
6. Nicolas Huget (FRA) 16 pts
7. Ricardo Santos (BRA) 17 pts
8. Nick Dempsey (GBR) 20 pts
9. Olivier Guide (FRA) 22 pts
10. Piotr Myszka (POL) 23 pts

Results Overall Women, 4 races, 1 discard:

1. Alessandra Sensini (ITA) 4 pts
2. Lise Vidal (FRA) 5 pts
3. Lai Shan Lee (HKG) 12 pts
4. Natasha Sturges (GBR) 14 pts
5. Eugenie Raffin (FRA) 15 pts
6. Amelie Lux (GER) 17 pts
7. Anna Graczyk (POL) 20 pts
8. Synthia Gros (FRA) 20 pts
9. Angeliki Skarlatou (GRE) 21 pts
10. Sandrine Nuvolone (FRA) 25 pts

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