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12 August 2005, 09:31 am
A Great Day For Zofia KLEPACKA (POL)
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Mistral Youth & Junior World Championship 2005
Sopot, Poland

Athletes from Poland, Israel and France take the first three places in the mens and womens Youth results. 2003 and 2004 Raceboard Masters World Champion Paco WIRZ (ITA) is once again leading.
269 athletes (186 Mistral - 90 under 17 in which 18 under 15, 96 under 20 in which 26 women, 45 Alhoa, 28 Raceboard) are competing from the Sopot Windsurfing Club in Poland for the Mistral Youth, Mistral Junior and Raceboard World Championship titles.

After the gales of the previous day things finally got under way today for the athletes. The weather conditions allowed three out of the twelve races programed to go ahead, allowing the athletes to complete a total of five races and discard their worst result.

In the Mistral Junior (under 17) Boys fleet Alejandro RIVERA from Spain takes lead in the classification but on equal points with Charles-Elie NAYRAL (FRA). One point behind this pair is Richard HAMILTON (GBR).

In the Mistral Junior Girls fleet Moana DELLE (GER) leads by six points and is counting two firsts and two seconds. Six points behind her is Maja DZIARNOWSKA (POL) who has also sailed a very consistent series. Third overall is Martina FISCO (ITA) who had her worst race of the series in race five, finishing a discardable twelfth.

In the Mistral Youth Boys category (under 20) Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Champion 2005 Lucasi GRODZICKI from Poland takes the lead with Shahar ZUBARO (ISR) behind him. Pierre le COQ (FRA), silver medallist at the YouthWorlds is in third place.

Poland, Israel and France also take the first three places in the girls event with four times ISAF Youth Worlds gold medallist Zofia KLEPAKA (POL) leading with five bullets from five races. Maayan DAVIDOVICH (ISR) is in second place with Anne Sophie LA PAGE (FRA), 2005 ISAF Youth Worlds silver medallist in third. 2004 Mistral Junior World Champion, Laura LINARES from Italy is in seventh place overall after choosing to race against athletes older than her giving up her chance to defend her title.

The Raceboard World Championship is led by Patrik POLLAK (SLO) who has sailed a dominant series, winning all five races so far. Behing him is multiple Raceboard Masters World Champion Paco WIRZ from Italy on nine points and Victor AYVAZAN (RUS) on thirteen.

2004 Olympic silver medallist Nikos KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE) presented the new Mistral One Design board, with interesting changes in its look and its technique thanks to the production by Cobra.

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