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8 August 2001, 12:54 pm
Sensini (ITA) Leads The Women
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Mistral European Championships

Racing conditions yesterday on Day 2 of The Mistral European Championships in Marseille, France were good with a 14-16 knot breeze, and moderate swell.

Now four races of the men's qualifying series have been completed, with two more left before they are divided into Gold and Silver fleets for the finals. The top 42 will make the Gold fleet. The women race as one fleet throughout.

Miarczynski (POL) continues to lead Group A with another win yesterday. Moving up to second is Britain's 2000 Olympic representative Nick Dempsey, who had a good day with a 6 and a 1. Third in Group A lies Rodrigues (POR) who was World Champion in 1995.

In Group B leading is Bontemps (FRA) with the best overall score line of the championships so far posting a 1,1,4,1 he is looking strong. Second is fellow French Man Alexander Guyader. Alexander is one of three brothers who are all fairing very well at these championships. The three brothers are Olivier, Alexander and Nicolas born 1980,1981 and 1982 repsectively. Olivier lies in 6 overall in Group A, and Nicolas is 9 overall in Group B. A talented family indeed! Third in Group B is Gal Fridman (ISR) Bronze medallist at the 1996 Olympics.

In the women's fleet. Alessandra Sensini (ITA), 2000 World and Olympic Champion leads from Lise Vidal (FRA) who is sailing in her home country, and her home town of Marseille. In position 3 is Lai Shan Lee (HKG) 1996 Olympic Champion.

Results, 4 races, 1 discard:

Men, Group A

1. Przemyslaw Miarczynski POL 3 pts
2. Nick Dempsey GBR 9 pts
3. Joao Rodrigues POR 9 pts
4. Nicolas Huget FRA 11 pts
5. Dominic Tidey GBR 15 pts
6. Olivier Guyader FRA 16 pts
7. Alexander Baronjan GER 16 pts
8. Piotr Myszka POL 21 pts
9. Nicolas Bedou FRA 26 pts
10. Maxim Oberemko UKR 27 pts

Men, Group B

1. Julien Bontemps FRA 3 pts
2. Alexander Guyader FRA10 pts
3. Gal Fridman ISR 12 pts
4. Ricardo Santos BRA 15 pts
5. Olivier Guide FRA16 pts
6. Jorge Maciel ESP 17 pts
7. Fabrice Hassen FRA 19 pts
8. Kenjo Motokazu JPN 23 pts
9. Nicolas Guyader FRA 26 pts
10. Stephane Jaouen FRA 28 pts


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

Full results available from the event website:
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