Behind DRAPER and HISCOCKS, fellow Brits Stevie MORRISON and Ben RHODES also scored two bullets to lie second overall, tied on points with fellow double race winners Pietro SIBELLO and Gianfranco SIBELLO (ITA). Two bullets also went to the American team of Morgan LARSON and Pete SPAULDING, who lie seventh, behind three teams tied on eight points in fourth, Olympic silver medallists Rodion LUKA and George LEONCHUK (UKR), Nico DELLE KARTH and Niko RESCH (AUT) and Allan NØRREGAARD and Jonatan PERSSON (DEN).
Olympic Champions Iker MARTINEZ and Xabier FERNANDEZ (ESP) are in tenth place after an inconsistent start with a bullet a second, a third and a seventh place.
The eight race qualifying series is scheduled for the first two days of the Championship. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will then host the final series where the 2005 European Champion will be decided.
Whilst the 49er fleets managed to complete all four scheduled races, the 29er blue fleet had to abandon the final race of the day. The race has been rescheduled for this morning before the fleets are again divided up for races five to eight. Finland's Silja LEHTINEN and Lauri LEHTINEN share the lead with Britain's Ed CHAPMAN and Tom PEEL, with Dylan FLETCHER and Nick HOLLIS (GBR) occupying third place.
Less wind is predicted for today's races, approximately 5-8 m/s from a westerly direction.
Top Ten After Four Races
|1||GBR||Chris DRAPER||Simon HISCOCKS||1||2||2||1||6|
|2||GBR||Stevie MORRISON||Ben RHODES||2||3||1||1||7|
|3||ITA||Pietro SIBELLO||Gianfranco SIBELLO||3||1||2||1||7|
|4||UKR||Rodion LUKA||George LEONCHUK||2||3||1||2||8|
|4||AUT||Nico DELLE KARTH||Niko RESCH||3||1||2||2||8|
|4||DEN||Allan NØRREGAARD||Jonatan PERSSON||3||1||2||2||8|
|7||USA||Morgan LARSON||Pete SPAULDING||1||4||3||1||9|
|8||GER||Jan Peter PECKOLT||Hannes PECKOLT||3||1||4||2||10|
|9||POL||Marcin CZAJKOWSKI||Krzysztof KIERKOWSKI||1||4||3||4||12|
|10||ESP||Iker MARTINEZ||Xabier FERNANDEZ||2||7||1||3||13|