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16 March 2007, 03:52 pm
Ideal Conditions On Lake Garda
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Expert Olympic Garda 2007
Riva Del Garda, Italy

Terrific conditions have made for an exciting start to the ISAF Grade 2 Expert Olympic Garda, with the top stars marking their mark on Lake Garda. Amongstr the home crews, Gabrio ZANDONA and Andrea TRANI (ITA) recorded their fifth and sixth bullets of the Men's 470 series today, to take firm control of the leaderboard top spot.
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The southerly Ora breeze has provided near-perfect conditions over the six race courses out of Trentino and Veneto, with the third day of racing today. ZANDONA and TRANI have found their top form and lead by 11 points, whilst in the Women's 470 their team mates Giulia CONTI and Giovanna MICOL (ITA) lie four points behind the impressive Paoli Vesna DEKLEVA and Klara MAUCEC (SLO). Italy also leads in the small 49er and Tornado fleets, courtesy of, respectively, Giuseppe ANGILELLA and Pietro ZUCCHETTI (ITA) and Vincenzo SORRENTINO and Giorgio COLOMBO (ITA).

In the Laser, Athens Olympic bronze medallist Vasilij ZBOGAR (SLO) has fallen back to second place after Marc DE HAAS (NED) posted scores of 3,2,1 today, whilst world #1 Evi VAN ACKER (BEL) is utterly dominating the Laser Radial fleet, with bullets in all eight races so far. Another world #1, Hamish PEPPER (NZL) leads the Star fleet with crew Brad NICHOL (USA). Gasper VINCEC (SLO) adds to the impressive Slovenian performance by holding the top spot in the Finn fleet.

After four races in the Men's RS:X Aron GADORFALVI (HUN) leads from Riccardo BELLI DELL'ISCA (ITA). Amongst the women, reigning ISAF Youth Worlds Champion Laura LINARES (ITA) leads.

Marzia Busana (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Evi VAN ACKER is dominating the Laser Radial competition:©
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