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18 July 2012, 10:09 am
Perfect Dominican Conditions For 50th Optimist Worlds
Glorious opening dayfor all sailors
Glorious opening dayfor all sailors

IODA Optimist World Championship
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

230 sailors from 52 countries have began sailing at the 2012 IODA Optimist World Championship as the regatta celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Today was the first racing day and the weather was perfect for sailing - 8-10 knots, warm and sunny, stable breeze.

After the opening day Yokoyamaelisa Yukie (SIN) holds the lead following a second in Race 1 and a first in Race 2.

Compatriot Juin Jie Neo Samuel sits in second place on 4 points. With the fleet split into four further race wins on the opening day went to Romain Screve (USA), Paula Igual Garcia (ESP), Sven Stevanovic (CRO) and Jessica Kai Ling Goh (SIN).

Racing continues for the competitors today.

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Sally Burnett (As Amended by ISAF)
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