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19 July 2013, 11:09 am
Singapore's Loh Jia Yi Leads At Optimist Worlds
Koh Yi Kun (SIN)
Koh Yi Kun (SIN) hot on the heels of his teammates

Optimist World Championship 2013
Lake Garda, Italy

Another beautiful, but long day of racing, confirming the strength of the Singaporean team at the 51st Optimist World Championship.
It was the second day of racing in the Optimist World Championship in Riva del Garda with highly variable conditions. In the first race the wind settled at 8-10 knots, allowing the lighter sailors to do well after the medium-strong wind of yesterday. By mid-afternoon, after an enforced break waiting for a steady breeze to return, the Race Committee was able to complete another four races, one for each fleet.

Singapore continues to dominate in the overall standings with two sailors in the top three overall: three wins and a second to SIN 115, Loh Jia Yi, who maintains the championship lead. Fast behind him Nils Sternbeck (GER) posted two wins after a fourth and second on day one.

In third place is Edward Tan of Singapore with two thirds on day one and a first and an eighth on day two. Italian sailor Dimitri Peroni was second in the third race, he slipped to nineteenth in the last race in the lighter breeze. It was a good day for GBR sailor, David Labrouche, with a second and ninth which leaves him two points behind Peroni.

In the girl's ranking Maria Bover Guerrero (ESP) is ruling (5-8-12-12 to date), second is Ceci Wollman (Bermuda, excellent second in the first race of the day) and in third is Jana Germans (SLO), third overall in the race 3.

It will be interesting to see how the overall rankings change after the discards come into play. There is one more day of fleet racing on Friday before a break for the Team Racing Championship.

Results after four races

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