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7 September 2007, 11:09 am
EDLER Claims Win for Denmark
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Action from Helsinki

Baltic Match Race 2007
Helsinki, Finland

The ISAF Grade 2 Baltic Match Race took place in Helsinki Finland from 24 to 28 August, hosted by the NJK Match Race centre. AFter three days of racing, Mads ELDER from Denmark defeated Victor LANIER (FRA) in the final to take the title.
The regatta started on Friday morning with skippers meeting, after which the sailing part started. There was light breeze on friday and nine flights were sailed.

On Saturday the wind increased suprisingly much and the last flights were sailed without spinnaker. Due to strong wind, a small amount of flights were left for Sunday. This exciting sailing day ended with a crew dinner at the club house and continued to late evening.

Sunday started an hour earlier than the other days and the wind speed was approximately 8 knots. After that the Round Robin was sailed, the day continued with semifinals and finals. In the first semi-finals 23 year old Mads EBLER (DEN), currently ranked at # 21 in the world sailed agaist Anders WILLIM (GER) who is ranked just one place above him at # 20. The other semi-final was between world #24 Victor LANIER (FRA) against Laurie JURY (NZL) ranked at # 73.

EBLER and LANIER advanced to the finals, whilst JURY and WILLIM sailed a match against each other for bronze. EBLER and LANIER sailed first to win two matches.

Niklas Lindqvist (As Amended By ISAF)
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