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10 July 2007, 01:30 pm
Day 8: Morning Report
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ISAF Sailing World Championships 2007
Cascais, Portugal

Racing is back underway on day eight of the ISAF Sailing World Championships with the many of the fleets already out on the water and racing in Cascais, Portugal. Today's main focus is the Laser and Laser Radial Medal Races, scheduled for 15:00 and 16:30 local time.
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All racing was abandoned yesterday because of huge winds sweeping across the bay, meaning the World Champions in the Star and Tornado were crowned without a Medal Race. Find out more here.

Today it is the turn of the Lasers for their Medal Races and this time it looks as if the wind will co-operate. Tom SLINGSBY (AUS) is the heavy favourite going into the Laser Medal Race at 13:00, with a 12-point overall lead meaning any finish of sixth or better will guarantee him the title. The Laser Radial Medal Race at 16:30 is far tighter. Any of the ten competitors could still theoretically win the title and just eight points cover the top six. Petra NIEMANN (GER) currently stands in pole position.

Away from the Medal Races they is a massive battle for Olympic qualification amongst the remaining Laser and Laser Radials, with 29 and 19 national spots up for grabs respectively.

Racing has already started in the 49er, RS:X, Yngling and Lasers not competing in the Medal Races.

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, Tom SLINGSBY leads going into today's Laser Medal Race:© PTVela2007/JFF
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