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30 July 2005, 10:18 am
Day Two Sees Perfect Sailing Conditions
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Optimist World Championship 2005
Lake Silvaplana, Engadin, Switzerland

Winds were perhaps a little heavier than on day one and gusts of up to 20 knots were reported and the first discards had a dramatic effect.
With six races sailed the first discard is taken and has a radical effect on the leaderboard. Jianan WU (CHN) leads by a single point from Tina LUTZ of Germany with Matthew SCOTT of Trinidad in third place. WU is a somewhat unexpected leader having placed 74th last year but

LUTZ, as best girl and twelfth overall in 2004, is no surprise. It is ten years since a girl won the event in the person of Lisa WESTERHOF (NED) . SCOTT who placed seventh last year after just nine months of sailing continues to show his natural talent.

Behind the leading trio lie Paolo CATTANEO (ITA), Daniela ZIMMERMAN (PER) and Jorge Martinez Doreste (ESP).

Reigning champion Wei NI (CHN) has now discarded yesterday's measurement disqualification but an uncharacteristic 30th in race six leaves him back in eleventh place.

Early evening saw an brief shower and there are rumours of further rain and lighter winds today.

Event Media. Image, Close Racing at the Opti Worlds: © Tim Wilkes
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