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13 September 2007, 01:48 pm
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Image of Damien SEGUIN at Paralympic Games
It was a great day for Paralympic Champion Damien SEGUIN

IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship 2007
Rochester, New York, USA

It was a great day for the reigning Paralympic Champions at the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships, with both Damien SEGUIN (FRA) and Dror COHEN (ISR) holding the leaderboard top spots.
Another three races were completed in Rochester across all three fleets, meaning the first discard comes into play.

SEGUIN continues to be the standout performer in the 2.4 Metre fleet, adding another two bullets to his score yesterday. A tenth in race 7 was his first slip up of the championships, but he immediately discarded it to lie on a very impressive eight-point score with two days of racing remaining. Bruce MILLER (CAN) holds on to second place, nine points behind SEGUIN, whilst Thierry SCHMITTER (NED) moves up to third with 3,5,2 scores. It was also a good day for defending champion Heiko KRÖGER (GER) who posted all top five finishes to move up the leaderboard to fifth overall.

In the SKUD18 fleet, Karen MITCHELL and JP CREIGNOU (USA) lead by four points after 2,1,7 scores for the day. Scott WITMAN and Julia DORSETT (USA) also hold on to second place, just one point ahead of Carl-Gustaf FRESK and Annika LINDGREN (SWE).

A great day for Dror COHEN's (ISR) Sonar team leaves them top of the leaderboard with a five-point advantage. The Paralympic gold medallists from Athens posted 7,3,1 scores whilst the other leading crews all struggled for consistency. Paul CALLAHAN, Tom BROWN and Roger CLEWORTH (USA) move up into second place overall, just ahead of Jens KROKER's German team and defending champions John ROBERTSON, Hannah STODEL and Stephen THOMAS (GBR).

Two days of racing remain in Rochester, with three races scheduled per day across all three events.

You can view footage of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship online at

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