The first day of racing started with light and shifty wind conditions. The Race Committee postponed the start of Race 1 on the water until the conditions improved.
Seven of the 48 Tornados that started the light SE 6-8 knots wind race were OCSs including 2004 Olympic silver medallists (USA) John LOVELL & Charlie OGLETREE (USA) and Aaron McINTOSH & Bruce KENDALL (NZL).
The Austrian team opened a comfortable distance to cross the line in first followed by REVIL and ESPAGNON.
The south easterly breeze picked up and the Tornados started Race 2 with a 10-12 knots breeze and gusts reaching 14 knots. After a clean start the fleet divided itself to both sides of the course.
Once again, the leader, Darren BUNDOCK and Glenn ASHBY (AUS), opened a good distance. Behind them the Greek team of Iordanis PASCHALADIS and Constantinos TRIGONIS and Johannes POLGAR and Florian SPALTEHOLZ (GER) were closely fighting for the second position.
On the second downwind the jib of BUNDOCK and ASHBY down and the lead they had wasn't enough to keep them ahead of second placed Johannes POLGAR and Florian SPALTEHOLZ (GER). The Germans took the bullet, followed by BUNDOCK and ASHBY.
Winners of Race 1, Roman HAGARA and Hans Peter STEINACHER, crossed the line in eighth.
Top Ten Results After Two Races
|1||FRA||Xavier REVIL||Christophe ESPAGNON||2||5||7|
|2||AUS||Darren BUNDOCK||Glenn ASHBY||6||2||8|
|3||AUT||Roman HAGARA||Hans Peter STEINACHER||1||8||9|
|4||GER||Johannes POLGAR||Florian SPALTEHOLZ||15||1||16|
|5||NED||Mitch BOOTH||Pim NIEUWENHIS||4||12||16|
|6||PUR||Enrique FIGUEROA||Jorge HERNANDEZ||3||18||21|
|7||GER||Roland GAEBLER||Gunnar STRUCKMANN||12||10||22|
|8||ESP||Fernando ECHAVARRI||Anton PAZ||11||13||24|
|9||ITA||Francesco MARCOLINI||Edoardo BIANCHI||20||6||26|
|10||ESP||Javier PADRON||Antonio CUEVAS MONS||23||4||27|
For a complete list of all the news about the HSBC Tornado World Champonship 2006 CLICK HERE.