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13 April 2006, 03:19 pm
Asians Continue To Dominate
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Optimist South American Championship 2006
Cartagena, Colombia

In the light winds of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Asian sailors continue to dominate the Optimist South American Championship with Singapore and Malaysia holding five of the top ten positions between them.
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With eight of twelve races sailed Timothy SEET (SIN) and his compatriot Sean LEE (SINB) are battling it out for the lead separated by five points. But the two Malaysians, Rufina TAN and Faizani BIN YAHAYA have moved into third and fourt,h as the early leader Griselda KHNG (SIN) had a poor day ending with an OCS.

Best hopes for an American recovery come from Ecuadoreans Jonathan MARTINETTI and 2004 champion Edgar DIMINICH.

Today the individual championship is suspended to hold the South American Team Racing Championship which is, perhaps fortunately, confined to South American teams. Open teams take part in the Copa de Naciones.

International Optimist Dinghy Association (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Action from Cartagena:© www.suropti2006.com
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