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14 June 2001, 10:12 am
Thompson leads after four races
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Melges 24 National Championships (GBR)

Light winds dominate the Melges 24 National Championships (GBR) taking place in Guernsey

Today (13 June) was another very light airs day with only two of the scheduled three races completed. In the first race of the day the breeze flicked hard right at the top of each beat and with a strong tide running those in the know made every effort to take what little tidal advantage was on offer. Keith Musto, always one to watch in the light airs, won by a comfortably margin followed across the line by Southampton University's Neil Harrison and Paul Brotherton helming for Ed Leask.

Race two was even more tricky with the first beat proving to be a right hand benefit and the wind shifting 180 degrees three quarters of the way down the first run leaving the boats beating in to what became the finish
line. Having taken full advantage of the paying right hand side up the first beat Jamie Lee, helming for Richard Thompson, hung on to his lead despite the massive shift with Neil Harrison and Paul Brotherton again taking second and third place.

Going into day four Jamie Lee has a comfortable 16 point lead but with a major change in weather expected for the final two days the championship remains open.

Results:

Position Sail No. Name Owner Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total Points
1 GBR 437 BLACK SEAL THOMPSON 5.7 3 11.7 0 20.4
2 GBR 359 MUSTGO MUSTO 11.7 13 0 11.7 36.4
3 USA 353 MAD CAP FREYTAG 3 0 19 15 37
4 GBR 407 RACKETEER LEASK 10 22 5.7 5.7 43.4
5 GBR 410 FIVER BISHOP 22 19 3 3 47
6 GBR 454 GUL BUDD 8 5.7 22 13 48.7
7 GBR 486 XCELLENT POLLARD 20 10 10 10 50
8 GBR 484 THE NEW BARBARIANS SIMPSON 0 14 14 26 54
9 GBR516 CLAPPED OUT TOY BOY CLEAVER 15 16 13 21 65
10 GBR 326 HAPPY HOUR HUGHES 19 11.7 8 27 65.7

Fiona Brown/News Editor
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