RICHARD, NEUGODNIKOV and SIMONCELLI all finished the day with a 3-2 record, whilst Denmark's Peter WIBROE is 2-3. Christopher RAST (SUI), in only his second ISAF Graded Match Racing event, is bottom of the leaderboard after ending the day 0-5.
Today should see the other group start their round robin flights. Last year's winner of the Cento Cup, Paolo CIAN (ITA) will be looking for a similar result to propel him back into the top ten of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings. Johnie BERNTSSON (SWE) and Andrew ARBUZOV (RUS), both in the top 20 of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings, will provide stiff competition, as will Australian Match Racing Champion, Michael DUNSTAN (AUS). As well as CIAN the home fans will have Roberto FERRARESE to cheer on, whilst 2000 Olympic gold medallist in the Finn, Iain PERCY (GBR), is here competing in only his third ISAF Graded Match Racing event.
Results After Five Flights
1. Seve JARVIN (AUS) 4-1
2. Mathieu RICHARD (FRA) 3-2
2. Eugeny NEUGODNIKOV (RUS) 3-2
2. Matteo SIMONCELLI (ITA) 3-2
5. Peter WIBROE (DEN) 2-3
6. Christopher RAST (SUI) 0-5