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12 July 2007, 09:20 am
Day 10: Morning Report
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007
Cascais, Portugal

Just two days of racing remain at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal. Today it is the turn of the windsurfers to grab the limelight with their two Medal Races to decide the 2007 RS:X World Champions.
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In the women's Medal Race, scheduled for a 15:00 local time start, it a battle between youth and experience as 21 year old Zofia KLEPACKA (POL) starts with an 11-point lead over Kiwi windsurfing legend Barbara KENDALL (NZL). Despite being OCS in yesterday's opening race, KLEPACKA stormed back through the fleet to post a second place finish, a score she repeated in the day's second race, putting her in pole position for the World title.

The men's race is scheduled for a 16:30 start. Ricardo SANTOS (BRA) leads by eight points from world #1 Przemyslaw MIARCZYNSKI (POL). All the eyes from the host nation will be firmly fixed on home favourite Joao RODRIGUES (POR) who is nine points off the leads in fourth overall.

Like yesterday it's a calm start in Cascais today, with a northwesterly expected to build through the day up to around 10 knots for the women's Medal Race and closer to 15 for the men. On race areas 2 and 3 the remaining windsurfers who did not make the Medal Races will battle it out for the 25 (men) and 20 (women) national qualification spots for the Beijing Olympic Games.

It's a big day in the 49er and 470 fleets, with the last of the gold fleet races to decide tomorrow's line ups for the final three Medal Races of the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

You can watch the Medal Races live on Sail.TV, who are also showing daily highlights from Cascais.

There is also live online tracking of the Medal Races at

Read our fleet by fleet reports by clicking on the links below:

Finn - Tornado - Yngling - Star - 49er - 470s - Lasers - RS:Xs

Men's 470
Women's 470
Laser Radial
Men's RS:X
Women's RS:X

About The 2007 ISAF Worlds

Over 1,300 sailors from 76 nations are competing at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships, from 28 June-13 July in Cascais, Portugal. 'The Wind Is Calling' is the official motto for the 2007 Worlds. The Championships are the principal qualification regatta for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, with 75% of all national places to be decided.

Watch the Medal Races live on Sail.TV

For all the news on the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007 CLICK HERE.

ISAF. Image, The windsurfers are centrestage in Cascais today:© PTVela2007/JFF
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