ISAF Grade 2 Travemünder Woche winners Andrey KIRILYUK and Valery USHKOV (RUS) are tied on points with BUNDOCK and WORRALL with finishes of 15, 8 and 6 in the opening trio of races. Two points back, Olympic silver medallists John LOVELL and Charlie OGLETREE (USA) complete the top three.
Olympic Champions Roman HAGARA and Hans Peter STEINACHER (AUT) got their Championship off to the perfect start with a bullet in race one but have since struggled with a 19th and a DNF putting them 29th overall. Conversely last year's top European team Mitch BOOTH and Herbert DERCKSEN (NED) suffered with an OCS in race one but have since finished fifth and scored a bullet to lift them up to 24th overall. Today's other bullet went to Roland GAEBLER and Gunnar STRUCKMANN (GER) who lie tenth overall.
Their were early problems for World Champions Fernando ECHAVARRI and Anton PAZ (ESP) after they fell to 29th in race one. However today the pair have found their form with a second and a third place lifting them to fourth overall, just five points behind BUNDOCK and WORRALL. After further three points back, France's winners of the ISAF Grade 1 Semaine Olympique Française Xavier REVIL and Christophe ESPAGNON complete the top five.
Ten races are scheduled for the Championship with one discard to come into consideration after race six. Racing began yesterday and continues through until Saturday with two races scheduled per day and a lay day on Thursday.
Top Ten After Three Races
|1||AUS||Darren BUNDOCK||Aaron WORRALL||23||4||2||29|
|2||RUS||Andrey KIRILYUK||Valery USHKOV||15||8||6||29|
|3||USA||John LOVELL||Charlie OGLETREE||10||16||5||31|
|4||ESP||Fernando ECHAVARRI||Anton PAZ||29||2||3||34|
|5||FRA||Xavier REVIL||Christophe ESPAGNON||18||3||16||37|
|6||ITA||Vincenzo SORRENTINO||Giorgio COLOMBO||8||13||17||38|
|7||SWE||Karl SUNESSON||Erik ANDERSSON||14||11||13||38|
|8||FRA||Francois MORVAN||Matthieu VANDAME||5||7||28||40|
|9||FRA||Yann GUICHARD||Alexandre GUYADER||26||12||4||42|
|10||GER||Roland GAEBLER||Gunnar STRUCKMANN||20||1||22||43|