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24 July 2013, 09:44 am
Singaporean Optimist Power Continues To Prevail At Optimist Worlds
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Optimist World Championship 2013
Lake Garda, Italy

With two days until the conclusion of the Optimist World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy, the overwhelming power of Singapore is confirmed with four athletes in the top six.
After the lay day it was unfortunate that the Race Committee could only manage one race for each of the four fleets, due to the weather conditions.

The southerly wind arrived later than usual but with a steady 10-12 knots for the first group of starts. But as these first four races progressed it continually decreased. Towards the end of these first races the strong westerly wind arrived and all fleets were instructed to quickly head for shore.

Singaporean Loh Jia Yi, with a scoreline of 1-1-1-2-3-2 recorded a 23rd on Tuesday but continues to lead, five points ahead of Germany's Nils Sternbeck. Sternbeck scored a good second, and third overall is Swiss Damian Suri, who finished fifth.

Nipping at the heels of the top three are the trio of Singapore with Edward Tan, fourth just one point from the podium, followed by teammates Han Bertha and Koh Kun.

If the wind conditions are more stable on Wednesday, the Race Committee hope to complete three races.

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